Originally Posted by tylerSC
Reception conditions are very good tonight, as I am getting 9.1, 9.5, and 18.1 at 100%. Normally don't see these during the day except 9.5 some at one or two bars.
My experience, living here inside of Mecklenburg where there is apparently plenty of multipath, that it's also signal quality that determines if you can receive a station or not. My primary antenna for picking up WSOC only gets it between 87% to 95% signal strength, but it's rock solid even through storms. WSOC also can be picked up by my DB8 at 100%, but the SQ is really bad. So while the meter says 100%, it will abruptly drop because the way I have this antenna pointed, it also picks up a lot of the, presumably, multipath with it.
Interestingly, I don't have an amp on the WSOC antenna (home built, connected by twin lead instead of coax). If I added one, I could probably bump it up to 100%, but I don't see the need. Oddly, it doesn't really receive WAXN that well, but since I don't watch this station, I haven't tried to improve it.