Originally Posted by Jon_J
I just got a Channel Master 4221 and have it in my attic. I have it aligned at almost 31 degrees of true north.
This is the direction given at TVfool for WHOI (ch. 19) for my address.
I am getting somewhat better reception on all digital channels and almost no ghosts on analog channels, then I had with my 3 different youtube built antennas.
My question is, are the local Peoria stations going to increase, or improve the digital signal after the transition next February?
I'm using a Digital Stream DTX9900 converter box for below meter readings.
As long as I get a signal strength of over 38-40% for WHOI-DT (ch.19.1) I have a good picture.
I usually get 45-50% for WHOI-DT on good days/nights.
For WEEK-DT (ch 25.1) all I need is about 26% or higher to get a good picture.
During the morning and day, I get 60-70% for WEEK-DT, and it always drops to 30-55% range at night.
Why the difference in these two channels? (WHOI goes black at 39% and lower, while WEEK can go all the way down to 26% and still show a complete good picture).
Tonight during the storm at 9:00 PM, I completely lost WHOI-DT (meter jumping between 6% and 20%). I switched on my other TV (analog) and ch. 19 appeared fine, no ghosts, no snow.
Then WEEK-DT went off with very low meter reading, 0-5% (no picture)
I again went to my other trusty analog TV and ch 25 had a stationary "NBC" peacock graphic, so apparently it was temporarily off the air.
I'm just hoping after the transition that these local channels will be more reliable during inclement weather.
I haven't had any problems with WMBD-DT (31.1), MyTV (39.1), or PBS (47.1)
These three stations are all 85% to 92% most any day or night.
BTW, I'm constantly improving my antenna system, I ran new rg6 cable and have 2 splitters among 3 TVs. (splitters are the 5 - 1000 mhz range with no open ports). According to TVfool, I'm only 6-7 miles from all the local towers except WYZZ ch. 43