Originally Posted by languy99
well I might have to go back to my original set up, I got all three markets with drop on every couple of minutes on only a few channels. Might have to stick with that and call it good. I used it the way it was for 2 years and it looks like I had the best I could get from the start.
I'll offer the caution that today and the next few days are likely going to have affected TV reception, what with the predicted Tropospheric Ducting accompanying our Michigan heat wave. Perhaps best to wait the weather out before drawing any final conclusions.
I'm over in Northeastern Kent County (Greenville mailing address), and ran my almost-every-morning TV scan (I'm such a geek!) just after 7am. I was a bit surprised with my results:
* My local, reliable NBC (WOOD 8--RF7) was missing in action.
* I was receiving two South Bend stations (WNDU and WNIT) with few breakups, which do show up occasionally.
* I had WXYZ Detroit for a solid 30 seconds before it started hiccupping lots. That's a rare one for me!
Where's your VHF dipole with your latest set-up? I've been recommending to friends with their Clearstreams to follow the available suggestion from the manufacturer to separately zip tie the dipole to the mast in the optimal direction, which often differs from the UHF section.
I just adjusted my dipole last evening to face directly at Lansing WILX 10--RF10, with good results both then and this morning (although that's likely contributing to WOOD 8 not being found). Although, with seeing your TVFool, the dipole likely isn't high enough gain to help you with WILX 10--even if you have it centered to the exact degree needed SW from your place. All in all, the dipole is doing okay for me, as last evening I was locking in 6 VHF signals.