I'm south of DC in the Hybla Valley/Mt Vernon area and I'm hoping someone can help me with an OTA issue. Channel 48 (NBC 4.1) is something of a nemisis over the years. I'm using a homemade bow tie antenna (4 bay, 9.5" whiskers, w/solid reflectors that I made tuned to #48 even, and it's so forward gained that LOS side stations are lost) and everything comes in clear, most at 100% (per my TV signal meter)... except #48/4.1 that I usually get 76-82% on my television's signal rating.
82% wouldn't be so bad if it were steady, but air traffic to National Airport throws the signal off as each plane passes, serious casuing drop outs down into the 40's.
Why does this one station come in weaker and problematic when far lesser signals (per TV Fool) come in perfect? Anyone else have
or noticed #48 being tricky?
I'm considering a, full sized and tuned to #48, Yagi for grins and giggles to see what's the best I can get then find/make a jointenna. But not if I have too!
My TV Fool results...
Anyone else in the same area with a perfect NBC 4.1? What antenna are you using?
Any and all help appreciated!!