Thanks much snowdog 88, Bismarck440, jkeldo, and nsa1062 (hope I didn't miss anyone), gives me stuff to look at. Something I didn't think of, I had installed a Roku stick in my TV's HDMI port maybe a year ago, and more recently a Chromecast dongle as well as a FireTV stick. I don't want to pull those tonight, but I just got in back of the TV, seen the splitter to the TV and the OTA DVR/DVD burner/ATSC tuner combo. Made sure everything was tight, and I forgot I had an inline amp plugged in right there as well, and made sure that was working. What I been trying was the Philps DVR maybe 10 years old as it always seems to be a little more sensitive than the TV tuner, and if the TV won't get the channel, the DVR prolly will.
Tried again, did a re-scan, and 8 was trying, but too pixelated, still no 19 or 43, but all the others well, even PBS 49. I then tried the TV itself, scanned, and said it picked up 57 channels. Did get 8 a little better, but still dropouts, and a pixelated 19 and 43, so getting somewhere.
Upstairs where my bowtie antenna is, there is nothing electrical going on as far a bulbs/appliaves/dimmers, etc, unless neighbors have something in their house across the driveway, and all the electric comes into my house a few feet away. I knew about the AM radio thing, but the AM noise level is very high all around the house, all rooms, upstairs and basement. I have 3 PC's going full time, plus a wifi router, security cameras, etc. I do have aluminum siding.
The coax I have is old, and prolly not the good one, and the way it's fed thru the house I can't access it all. But again, it worked good enough till recently. Still, no matter what's interfering, other than blockage of the 8, 19 and 43 signals outside somewhere, why am I getting stations like 49 rock solid, which I hear someone as far NW as I am may have problems getting it on a roof antenna. Also 17 and 47, both Akron? I may try to combine a VHF antenna in the mix, I didn't know 43 shares 10 with 19 until I just looked it up. I didn't think that would be possible mapping to 2 different channel numbers. But no use putting any real money into this, as I plan on moving this fall. I'll try to work with what I have here, again thanks all.
Last edited by dannykewl; 06-06-2019 at 12:38 AM.