Originally Posted by kenvt
The problem with using pure digital is that whenever the digital cuts out in a weaker area, you hear NOTHING. I can't use the HD2 channels in my town (28 miles from Boston) because they constantly cut out. The digital signal has less range than the analog.
I'm actually 30 miles from boston but I can get hd2 stations w/ this radio. Granted yes there are some drops here and there. I think it's better at night...it's actually gotten to the point where I know where the drops are within town. I can be a red light and not get reception...turn around and drive say 80 feet in a parking lot and park and then they'll show up fine.
For boston I think wzlx and wbcn work pretty well. I actually can get whjy from ri... I'm also starting to think that they might turn off the hd2 portions sometimes...just like not all have the text on the tracks. I'm going to probably change a bit of the sparkplugs for the am portion and get a new antenna later in the year. I've received these as being the furthest for the FM band
wpro which is nearly 39 miles from me, wcrb which is 46 miles from me, wwli which is 37 miles from me,
wpro (33 miles), whjj (33 miles) these are nearly on the boarderline of reception, I got a bit of wbur once which was nearly 42 miles....
As the channels increase I'm sure about of hd2 and hd3 (more?) content will increase.