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FYI... conditions seem to be getting back to more typical levels. OTA reception today was the best I've seen in a long time! The Walnut Grove VHF stations, KVIE 9, virtual 6, and KXTV 10 were coming in solid all day. They've been pretty much in and out for the past couple of months. KMAX 21, virtual 31, and KOVR 25, virtual 13, were stronger than normal, but KQCA 46, virtual 58, was in and out, right at the cliff edge. Sometimes it's really strong, but not today.
I also received some repeat stations that I haven't seen for months:
KCBA 13, virtual 35, from Salinas Fremont Peak (but there was no sign of KSBW on RF 8)
KNVN 24, virtual 24, from Chico, transmitting from 175 miles away in the hills east of Red Bluff, had a nice 20 dB SNR signal this afternoon
KTFK 26, virtual 64, from Walnut Grove (usually below the cliff edge) was coming in fairly well all day with occasional break up.
KCRA 35, virtual 3, also from Walnut Grove broke through a few times. (I normally can't receive it due to the signal on channel 35 from KGO)
I also received two new low power stations for the first time:
KFTY 2, virtual 45, transmitting from Mt. St. Helena north of Napa
KFMY 6, virtual 6, from Petaluma transmitting from Sonoma Mt.