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Sorry to wake this thread from the dead, but I felt people in the Eugene area with TVGOS devices might want to know.
I realize this is an old thread, but I wanted to see if there was any updated information on channels in my area.
We bought a GE 'enhanced' HDTV antenna and after setting it up, I'm only getting two channels. ABC and Live Well Network. I'm wondering if I'm just doing it wrong or something else is up?
We do have an HD TV but new to the whole HD channel over air thing.. Always used cable.
Any tips/advice would be great!
You are only getting one broadcast stream, KEZI 9.1/9.2 (real channel 9) - Live Well is the secondary channel.
If you are somewhere in the metro area, you should also get CBS/This on 13.1/13.2 (real channel 13), NBC/CW on 16.1/16.2 (real channel 17), PBS on 28.1/.28.2/28.3 (real channel 28), and Fox/MyNetwork on 34.1/34.2 (real channel 31).
Check http://www.tvfool.com for directions from your location. 9 & 16 are on the Coburg Hills, and the others are on Blanton Heights.
I live near the McKenzie-Willamette Medical Center in Springfield.
what is the reason behind only getting those two channels? just my location or antenna? I'm I pretty much screwed on any other channel?
thanks for the reply
edit: I checked out that link you gave. Trouble is, i'm not sure what I'm looking at or how to use the information =/
Wait a minute - is your TV still set up to scan cable channels? That might cause you to only get KEZI...
As soon as I read this my eyes bugged out and I immediately went to my TV and looked for that. I'm such a newb lol. THAT was the problem. It was set for cable the whole time.
There's about 11 channels now! Oddly though, there is 3 that show the same programing just different channels =/
Simple fix, but I don't think I would have figured it out without your help. So a big thanks!
In reference to your "odd" issue, you must be referring to PBS - they have a translator that has about as strong a signal as their main transmitter at my place. Plus they are the only one with a ."3" subchannel.
I found when I started out with a bowtie style antenna with an amplifier, the amp didn't help one bit. From what you are describing you really could use a directional antenna. Doesn't need to be huge either. The one I built is about 12" long and 8" wide using pvc for the boom and some copper tubing I have from a refrigerator water dispenser (wasn't easy to straighten, but I managed anyways). You can use aluminum tubing or even metal coat hanger. Beings I am new here, not sure if I am allowed to post a picture of it beside a ruler for comparison. I should still take a picture and post it on one of the picture sites and find a way to share it with anyone who requests it, but pretty sure I read that isn't allowed.
Right now I am only getting 16 channels. The time of day really changes how many will be available, but just off the top of my head:
KEZI-HD, KEZI-SD, KMTR, 3 channels of OPB, 3 Christian channels and I believe one News channel and ABC, not sure about FOX, doesn't seem like I've ever gotten that one, but working on it. I'll do another scan, but I've noticed when the sun is out such as it is now, I get less channels.
Will update when I get all 21 again. I experiment with antenna's I've been making, thus the several scan's.
4 more I can't get in right now, but as I said before, the sun and weather over-all really messes things up. My son however gets 21, but I made a 11 array yagi yesterday and his room is upstairs which really helps.
Edited by HostileHST - 1/25/14 at 12:11pm