Originally Posted by 4:3 Toshiba
I just updated my true location, but it's amazing you can get these stations. Heck, I can't even get Linville, although it used to come in faintly in the analog days. There was a time when I picked up WXII from eastern Cleveland County (again, back in the old analog days).
You live in pretty country. I used to take 801 past the Red Pig BBQ on my way to Winston-Salem. Beautiful highway for sure.
Yes, I get WUNE Linville 24/7 with no problem. I've got two antennas in the attic, one facing east towards the GSO channels (gets WXII (NBC) and WUNL (PBS) off its side). This antenna is designed to be just as effective off its back side. So since WUNE is west of me, this allows me to get WUNE with no issues at all. My 2nd antenna faces half way between CLT and Dallas (S-SW), so that easily allows for the CLT channels. I think if I placed my CLT antenna more towards Concord, it would help stabilize it for WUNG, but I really have no need to do that since I get two other PBS channels so well.
I moved to Davie County over 2 years ago. I call Mocksville the little "Mayberry" of the Piedmont Triad....lol. I am about a mile off US Hwy158 (to the east of Mocksville). So I am within an easy drive of Winston-Salem, but have the country "feel" of Davie County. And of course, elevated areas out here are well within reach of CLT networks as we are really (geographically) closer to Charlotte versus some of the outlying areas of the so called CLT DMA.
As for WXII, I think (many years ago) some Charlotte market viewers would tune into WXII (NBC) as Channel 36 (forgot the former call sign) had very poor signal reach within the CLT market. And it's funny when I think about the history of TV going back to the early 1950's (before my time), I believe the television market in the GSO-WS market was actually bigger than CLT with two major networks on air (WFMY and WXII) when WBTV still operated as the single network for Charlotte. Of course, times do change through the decades and CLT has had a population explosion, especially in the past 30 years in a way the Triad has not seen, certainly not on that level. I really like certain things about Charlotte, but the traffic can be a nightmare, particularly during rush hour commutes.
As they say, you can the good with the bad any where you live. But I am happy where I'm located.