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You can also go to bsexton.addr.com/tvdb.html for distance, bearing and estimated field strength information. There was another site that created a graphic map display as well but I cannot find the link at the moment.


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I haven't gotten my HDTV yet but will purchase one probably in October. I'm considering dumping my cable and going with DISH or DirecTV along with an OTA antenna for local and HDTV feeds. I've already visited WWW.antennaweb.org and have researched 3 or 4 antennas to possibly audition.


Anyway, what I'd like to find out is the actual location of each of the stations' broadcast towers so I can figure out the range of antenna to get. Is there anyplace on the web that you can get this info? I can envision a site where you type in the station call letters and get the antenna location and the station's broadcast signal strength. I've been to 3 of the station's web sites and none of them provide this info so I presume the others will also be a lost cause.


The stations are located in the Sacramento/Stockton, Ca. area and also the PBS station, KRCB, in Santa Rosa.


Thanks for any help.


Steve


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Take a look at this site. You should find the information you are looking for.


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Thanks Chip, that's exactly what I needed.


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The bsexton site is a favorite of mine. For finding DTV stations, you need to change the Status Filter from "LIC" to "none", as most digital stations don't have final licensing approval from the FCC. It's also a good idea to change the radius to something less than 150 miles, as you're going to get a listing for everything, including low-power translater, within the radius you enter.


You'll get a listing for every transmitter within the radius, its distance, and heading (true North, not magnetic North). It's better to enter your actual longitude and latitude rather than zip code, to get the most accurate results. Clicking on a channel number gives you the location of the transmitter, as well as additional info such as Effective Radiated Power (ERP) than they've applied for (which may be more than what they're presently transmitting), the antenna Height Above Average Terrain (HAAT) in meters, and the antenna Radiative Center Above Mean Sea Level (RCAMSL), essentially the altitude of the antenna, in meters.


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Wheaton,


That link is for analog stations is it not?

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Originally posted by Akenyon:
There was another site that created a graphic map display as well but I cannot find the link at the moment.
I just spent some time looking through my links and I could not find it either. I think it is a site on some antenna retailer's page. The graphic was very nice.


Does anyone have this site? You type in your address and it gives the Long. and Lat. of your address on a graphical map with the Long. and Lat. of the broadcast antennas around you. I think it also suggests which antenna you should buy.


Anyone?


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