Originally Posted by digiblur
I get confused with who is where...too much forum reading
Yes! I got you and "OTAhead" confused.
There's nothing special about a DTV antenna... nothing makes it HDTV. Just like back in the day there was no difference about an antenna that made it a Color TV antenna. You can make an antenna out of coat hangers.
Oh yes I remember back in the 60's making coat hanger antennas, and tagged and draped with aluminum foil. I figured when all this DTV change starting being talked about that antenna manufacturers would try and scam people into thinking they needed a "special antenna". More powerful/larger perhaps, but that's it.
Does anyone know of a site that lists stations' power output? I seem to remember someone on this thread saying WAFB had only 9kw. But here
it says 46kw (ERP)...(5.5kw at the top, but 45kw at the bottom. ??) WBRZ it says only 30kw! If that ERP data is correct it says WGMB is 1000kw which I guess explains why that's only 1 of 2 I can receive. But the other I can receive is LPB which is only 20kw. Apparently that's due to them being UHF, where WBRZ, and AFB are VHF. But WVLA is UHF and according to that FCC site, 1000kw
! So it doesn't make any sense why I can't receive it. There's two areas for "ERP" on each page so maybe I'm not looking at the right ones. But both say "digital".