Wakey, wakey, eggs and bac-ey!
Is nobody in the Flint-Saginaw-Bay City DMA alive out there, except for me?
I'm up in Sanford, and I've got all the OTA local channels locked and working pretty well, with the exception of WJRT-12 VHF, which is only about 39 miles away from me. I want to dump Dish Network and go OTA, plus some streaming. I'm using a separate Y10-7-13 VHF antenna for 12 and that's up about 35', into a uvsj with a HDB91x UHF antenna (91xg clone) into the other side of the uvsj. That runs down to an FM filter, and then into a Kitztech kt-200-coax amplifier. Without that amp, I lose half the stations. Here's my TvFool: http://www.tvfool.com/?option=com_wr...8e03701cb62a56
though my signals are probably far less than what that shows, due to the heavy tree cover this time of year. Channel 5 and 19 are by FAR my strongest signals, I wish all were as good as these two.
I'm in the woods, and surrounded by 85-90' trees, including pines. I have no hope
of getting above or around the trees anywhere on my property. I have very
strong FM stations fairly close, in fact WPRJ is only about 6 miles away, and is pretty much at the exact opposite
magnetic heading that my VHF antenna is pointed at. So that station is trouble for sure without that FM filter, as my antenna is probably picking that up from the back and it's a harmonic for VHF 12.
still is going on with my reception of VHF 12 (even with the FM filter), and I'm just not sure what it is. It's NOT 100% of the time, it doesn't seem to happen only when the trees move in the breeze, and I just am not sure what's left to try. The video and audio breaks up and pixelates at random. My TIVO Roamio basics diagnostics, shows RS Uncorrected errors, and that climbs higher at these times. My LG tv set (which runs off the same antennas, split through a high quality 2-way splitter) shows the "quality" jumping up and down from 100% to maybe 45%, then maybe 14%, then back up to 100% at the same time that the Tivo is showing errors and pixelating. However, the "strength" never varies more than 3 points up or down at this same time. This could go on for hours, or suddenly quit for a while.
Yesterday (Friday 8/7) was pretty bad, but then the rain started later in the evening, and the problem settled down and got better as the night went along and the signal level came up 5-8 points. It just beats me as to what's going on here. I'd think if it was some sort of multipath, that it wouldn't be quite so intermittent.
Anybody have any ideas? I did try TWO FM filters in series, but it didn't seem to make a difference. I thought about some sort of electrical issue, but if it's that, I don't know what could be doing it, and why it would be intermittent. I don't have access to a spectrum analyzer that could check this, though I wish I did.