The only basic cable channels that I know on OTA are ......QVC, Daystar, HSN, The cool tv,.... and the PBS & ION sub channels for kids.Are there any interesting stations coming from areas other than Sutro and Walnut? I miss History, Discovery and the like from when I was getting free cable a year or so ago but I don't suppose those types are OTA.
For an installation like that you'll need at least RG-11 coax and hardline would be better. RG-6 has too much loss even using a preamp.Hope to get some time this week to play with new antennas and mounting, will report back any interesting results. BTW I am building a cabin in west Marin which will be a big challenge for OTA with Mt. Tam looming large. Have a tree guy out there now climbing 200 ft. redwoods, yesterday we talked about putting an antenna on a pole rising above the trees. He says it's doable, will be my best chance at getting something.
Hard line is coaxial cable but has a solid aluminum outer shield. It often has special construction for lower loss and is available in large diameters. It's bendable but not really flexible. It can sometimes be found surplus or for free from CATV installations in miscellaneous lengths. I got some old Trilogy MC2 cable from a friend. I had a hard time finding connectors for it. I have 430' of it I'm using with my TV antennas.What is a 'hard line' in place of coax?
TVFool has apparently updated their database. It's now showing K03HY and KTVJ 4 in the results. The latest update must show KTVJ as being on the air, as it's listed in the OTA listing not just the pending list.
For quite a while it's been showing KPIX's translator on channel 42 on Mt. Vaca as being on the air, too. Does anyone up in the Napa Valley see a signal from it?
http://tvbythenumbers.zap2it.com/2014/04/03/two-new-broadcast-networks-escape-grit-to-launch-this-summer/250840/I just checked on my slingbox and it's still there along with the rest of the 66.x channels.
From "[HDTV-in-SFbay] Flurry of OTA MultiChannels"Two New Broadcast Networks to Launch This Summer:
ESCAPE to be First-Ever Broadcast Network for Women,
GRIT to Target Men
Both "Escape" and "GRIT" are Live 12:45 PM 8/12/2014Looks like Univision has been busy with their two Transmitters KDTV virtual 14/ RF 51 on Mount Allison and KFSF on Sutro Tower virtual 66/ RF 34:
14.1 – Univision HD
14.2 – UniMas HD
14.3 – getTV SD
14.4 – Escape SD
66.1 – UniMas HD
66.2 – Univision HD
66.3 – Bounce SD
66.4 – Grit SD
The Dot 3's and 4's are in English and you may have to use RF numbers to tune the last ones as they are working on the PSIP tables it seems for at least Escape and Grit.
Noticed that Bounce was playing the Blues Brothers Movie last night too so no lack of entertainment either!
Thanks Chuck.Hard line is coaxial cable but has a solid aluminum outer shield. It often has special construction for lower loss and is available in large diameters. It's bendable but not really flexible. It can sometimes be found surplus or for free from CATV installations in miscellaneous lengths. I got some old Trilogy MC2 cable from a friend. I had a hard time finding connectors for it. I have 430' of it I'm using with my TV antennas.
Here's a brochure of their latest version.
Their smallest offering of 1/2" cable has 1.8 dB loss per hundred feet at channel 51.