Originally Posted by andyross63
The WOCK's were also missing from Comcast. They are back, but one has a big text message saying the broadcaster is having problems. Not certain if that's Comcast or WOCK (which I can never really pick up with an antenna.)
Is it an outdoor antenna? If not, then don't expect to pick it up with rabbit ears. My Aunt Dawn barely picks up WLS-TV on RF 7 with her rabbit ears, but doesn't pick up WBBM-TV with the same rabbit ears.
If your antenna is an outdoor antenna, is it the old fashioned all channel element antenna? If so, then is there a pre-amp on the antenna? You typically don't need a preamp for Chicago stations, but for WOCK-CD, you need a pre-amp and an antenna that is optimized for VHF-Lo. For me in Gary, IN, I only get WOCK-CD if I have a pre-amp on my antenna, or it doesn't come in, except for tropo. I used to use an all channel VHF/UHF/FM combo antenna, but switched to separate VHF & UHF antennas back in December (bought them in November, but installed them in December), & was surprised to get WOCK-CD with the Antennacraft CS600, when my area recommends a large directional antenna for that station. For UHF, I use the Winegard HD9032, & for pre-amp, the RCA TVPRAMP1R model. If WOCK-CD weren't at 300 watts (or 810 watts under an STA), more people could pick up the station with the right antenna. My last antenna picked up WBBM-TV when they were on RF 3 at 2.8kw.