There will be reports of very long distances of one time reception of a station due to tropospheric ducting. Maybe a refinement of the question to eliminate transitory conditions would be "What is the most distant DTV station you can receive on a fairly regular basis?" I'll answer my own question.
Although those long distance's of one time receptions are very interesting, your refinement of my question is exactly what i was trying to ask.
Originally Posted by img eL /forum/post/12948602
What's the furthest OTA HD signal u ever picked up? What did u pick it up with? What Antenna, Tuner, Software etc.
Originally Posted by img eL /forum/post/13005478
MClever, what make is your digital tuner in your HP?
Originally Posted by goldrich /forum/post/12962451
Last summer I installed a simple UHF antenna setup for a friend of mine in a rural area southeast of Quincy, IL (pic attached). The antenna was purchased several years ago at Radio Shack (old model #) and the preamp is the CM 7777. Using the RCA ATSC11 set-top-box with this setup, about 90%of the time he can receive the main network affiliate stations from St. Louis, MO @ 99-107 miles. I could never do this consistently from my metro location in Indianapolis.
As a DTV DXer, and primarily using the RCA ATSC11 (STB), furthest catches from my Indy location:
Via E-skip - KOTA-DT-2, Rapid City, SD @ 922 miles (seen 4 times)
Via tropo - WIVB-DT-39, Buffalo, NY @ 432 miles
Screen shots of these and others, plus the UHF stack array and highband VHF antenna setup, included in a slideshow via the link below.