Originally Posted by Country_Boy
I gave up on WMYT. The signal comes in great for a few weeks a year, then it's gone again. My brother in law lives almost 20 miles away in Alexander and receives it just fine. I am assuming that the place I live is too close to being in line with WHKY's signal. know it doesn't take much for these digital signals to get a little flaky. Their old analog signal came in really strong.
I know I can't be the only person who can't get this station. It looks like SOMEBODY would figure something out.
Of course, if there aren't that many of us who can't get it, it would not be worth it to put out money for a fix. If that is the case, just tell us we are S.O.L. and we will be done with it.
Given that the FCC doesn't care a bit about your reception, you will have to give up, or, try some adventurous ploys.
If you want an adventure, try this: Set up a (single) bowtie . It would have a 300 Ohm twinlead terminated by a balun before being connected to your receiver. Aim the bowtie at the transmitter in Gaston County. Punch up WMYT on your TV. Wrap an inch wide strip of aluminum foil around the twinlead half way between the antenna and the balun.. Move the foil up toward the antenna in increments. If you get lucky, you will find a "sweet spot", and reception. If not, try a two inch foil strip and repeat. If not successful, turn the antenna slightly, and start again.An adventure in patience, but might work for you.. If you lose patience, stop. There is another ploy, which I will describe if you like.