Here in Albuquerque, we only get E--skip propications as for tropo ducting which is very rare. So that's mean only on VHF low band ch. 2 to ch. 6 "54 to 88 MHz" Let's hope it's good start for the this year season!
Hi all, hoping some folks could give me some thoughts on a reception issue I'm having. I live out in Cedar Crest, down by the highway, so I'm in a challenging area of OTA reception. I've got an Antennas Direct DBe4 (65 mile rated UHF bowtie) on the roof with a preamp (due to a long cable run to the TV), and I manage to pull in the following:
- KOB-DT ch. 4.1, 4.2 (I can get this solid as a rock, even without the preamp)
- KYNM-LD ch. 30.1, 30.2, 30.3, 30.4, 30,5, 30.6
- KLUZ-DT ch. 41.1, 41,2, 41,3 41,4 (intermittent, very sensitive to antenna pointing)
- KTEL-HD ch. 47.1 (intermittent, very sensitive to antenna pointing)
- KASY-DT ch. 50.1 (not as strong as KOB, but still pretty solid with the preamp)
Based on the transmitter information I've been able to find online (TVFool among others), it seems that if I can get KOB, I should be able to get KASA, KNME, and KWBQ (they all have seem to be proximate in location, power, and frequency), but I get essentially no signal for any of those stations (measured using a Toshiba with a detailed signal meter function). I've tried some obvious things like adjusting antenna azimuth and elevation and raising the antenna (another 5ft is all that was practical without constructing a temporary mast).
Is there a reason for this that y'all can think of? Some difference between the KOB and the other stations that I might be able to use as the basis for adjusting something (or justification for giving up <g>)?
Thanks in advance,