The only thing I can think of as a possibility is TOPOGRAPHY. I "technically" live on top of a hill or more on the upper part of a mountain(I am sort of guessing here. But this region of the country, believe it or not, is made up of hills, mountains, valleys[City of New Castle, if you are familiar with it, is actually "built" in a valley and the surrounding hills]. I don't know where to find a topographical map on the web(someone may know) that may give you an idea of the layout of the land.
That is one possibility. Another one might be you are in an area with SEVERE multipath. How close are you too YTown? Are you on the East(more towards PA. Say like Hubbard, OH?) or are you on the west, north(Niles, OH) or South of YTown?
I am not familiar with your Hughes HD receiver(or whatever is in you LCD, which my guess is probably NEW), but my LG receiver is pretty strong. I've had the Sylvania SRZ3000(SWEET CHEAP Tuner for those who just want OTA. Very Nice for the price. Not all the bells and whistles like the LG and others though), the LG LST-3510 DVD Player/HD tuner(Nice, but a little pricey in my mind.) and the old Zenith HDV420(TERRIBLE IMHO. HAD FOR 5 DAYS AND DUMPED IT) and the LG LST-4200A was the strongest without question.
From what I understand it does handle multipath pretty well(not great though, and the new 5th gen chips in the new LG receivers coming out in early 2005 are SUPPOSED to be the "Holy Grail" of solving multipath problems for people in those type of areas. But until they are tested en masse by people, it is still "Speculation". People may wind up with a case of the "Supposed to's" with regards of this chip if it does not live up to it's advanced billing) and that "MAY BE" your problem.
But if it never existed before, then maybe there is a loose connection along the way. Was your set-up ever struck by lightening in the past few weeks?
Check your connections. See if there is anything out of the ordinary. Did you "change" your set-up(antenna connection) prior to you "losing" KDKA?
These things may be the culprit.
I am going to post this in the YOUNGSTOWN, OH OTA thread as well. I think it belongs there, and it is probably more suited to be in that thread.
We can carry on the disscussion there. Here is the link to that thread:https://www.avsforum.com/forum/show...157#post4565157