[mythtv-users] OT - Antenna tuning/aiming
myth at dermanouelian.com
Sun Nov 5 18:14:07 UTC 2006
On Nov 5, 2006, at 8:53 AM, Brad Fuller wrote:
> Brian Wood wrote:
>>> I think my only problem is that most of the stations I want are at
>>> 306deg, but 2 of them are at 356deg. The 2 at 356 are only 16miles
>>> While the others are at most 46miles. I suppose I should point the
>>> antenna at the 306deg since the 356deg are so much closer.
>> Sounds like a good plan. Remember that a signal out of the rated
>> beamwidth will still be picked up, it will just be down by more than
>> 3db., which at 16 miles range will be a minor factor.
>> You're more likely to have problems with reflections off mountains
>> etc, which can cause real problems with digital signals. Don't be
>> surprised if the best reception is significantly off what would
>> intuitively seem to be the correct direction.
> My problem station is KNTV (11-1). It is the only one that doesn't
> come in. It worked better if I skewed the antenna 45degrees. The
> stations didn't seem to be effected much.
I have the same exact problem. I've resigned myself to removing that
channel and recording it off DirecTV instead.
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