I am conducting a survey for HD enthusiasts in the greater Philadelphia area, concerning the quality of reception for our local PBS digital station, WHYY-DT. In a nutshell, the station is broadcasting at very low power, and has no immediate plans to increase this power due to economic and market concerns.
However, the core argument for the station is that for folks who can receive the station's current analog signal, about 80% can ALSO receive the digital station without problems. Based on antedotal evidence over the past 12 months I believe that their premise is wrong; that the actual number is well below 50%.
Since their analog reception area should be at least a radius of 40 miles (local conditions non-withstanding), I'm trying to collect hard data to try to persuade WHYY-DT to increase their transmitting power as soon as possible.
Here's what I need from folks living OVER 15 MILES and UNDER 40 MILES from the Roxborough transmitting towers (please limit your responses to a quick answer to these three questions):
1) Where do you live?
2) How any miles do you live from the towers (if you know)
3) Describe your AVERAGE reception of WHYY-DT using these letter grades (A and B mean acceptable reception, C and below do not)
A -> Perfect reception virtually all of the time
B -> OK reception most (or all) of the time
C -> Off/on reception most (or all) of the time
D -> Mostly no reception most (or all) of the time
E -> Can't pick up the station at all most (or all) of the time.
I'm trying to get 100-150 responses. I need help here folks!
(P.S. my response)
1) Downingtown PA
2) 25 miles
[This message has been edited by briandx (edited 08-30-2001).]