I looked up the map from the FCC. I think I know where they are located.
I moved the outside antenna and pointed it south and actually tuned it in on the computer. A capture is currently in progress.
UPDATE: file in the mail
Tropo from Chicago will do that- there are 4 co-channels down here on the same freqs as WISC, WMTV, WBUW, and WHA. We were getting South Bend and Grand Rapids this morning, so you could've been getting ours.
Tropo is a blast when you want to dx, but a total pain when you want to watch something on a local station.
KOW's co-channels are down in Champaign, and waaay up in northern Michigan, so they might not be much of a problem.
The tropo can affect different freqs at different times, so it's a total crap shoot. If it was "blowing in" from the southeast, it could tank 3, 15, 21, & 57, but 27
The best way to combat this is with a more directional antenna that will ignore off-target signals.
Just wondering if folks here are able to receive any Rockford TV stations in the city of Madison, and if so, what equipment you needed to do so.
I got to thinking about this because the Bears preseason football games are on WIFR and it would've been nice to see them.
Not sure I'll be able to pull in WIFR -- I'm on the north side of a hill, so my view to the south is a little blocked -- but was wondering what my odds are before I blow any money on a better antenna than the $15 set-top antenna I bought from Radio Shack that works fine for the Madison locals.