Originally Posted by ansky212
It's too bad there is no way WTNH could get onto Rattlesnake Mountain. That way people could orient their antenna in one direction to pick up everything.
In the years leading up to the analog to digital transition, I think that the owner of the candelabra tower in Farmington invited all Connecticut TV stations to mount their broadcast antennas on that tower. Some declined because it would mean that they would be paying rent and they preferred to stay on their own towers.
There was room for Channel 8. The candelabra tower can hold six antennas at the top because two antennas can be stacked on top of each other in each of the three holders. To get the maximum height, Channel 61's digital antenna was originally stacked on top of its analog antenna (that has not been in use since analog was shut off in 2009).
Channel 8 wanted to put up a tower in Middletown around 1960 to get better coverage in Greater Hartford, but that plan never happened. With broadcasters wanting their signals to reach mobile devices in the future through multiple towers and single frequency networks, I wonder if Channel 8 will eventually find it necessary to have a broadcast antenna in the Hartford area to remain competitive.
After re-scanning my TiVo Roamio Vox, Channel 57 no longer comes in. This is not too surprising given that WGBY is now on VHF 13. I would watch 57 instead of 24 because WGBY has a less irritating channel ID bug than CPTV. Now I watch the PBS YouTube stream where there are no ID bugs.
The only VHF channel that has ever come in without problems in East Windsor is WWLP's 22 on VHF 11. Channel 8/59 on VHF 10 came in when I first hooked up the TiVo in January, but more often than not is a black screen now.