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Hi Everyone I have a Dtc-100 and a Radio Shack Outdoor Uhf/vhf Antenna


I am trying to get in ABC, and NBC OTA (there digital channels).


I am getting a signal strenth of 34 on ABC, and the station is about 25 miles away. I get picture and very minor chops, overall pretty good for being such a low number. Almost looks perfect.


Now on my local channel. NBC. The tower is no farther than 2 miles away. I worte them and asked what theyre broadcasting at, and they replied


Theyre broadcasting at 13 watts E.R.P.
 

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ERP=Effective Radiated Power That is the output power of the transmitter minus transmission line losses plus transmitting antenna gain.

If all they have is 13 watts they probably do not have much more than a DTV exciter. This is the piece of equipment that generates the DTV signal that is normally amplified many fold to make the transmitter output power. A strong signal on a DTC-100 will give a signal strength reading in the low 90s.


You should be able to get good signal strength at 25 miles if you can get your antenna above surrounding obstructions as much as possible.
 
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