[mythtv-users] OT - Antenna tuning/aiming
myth at dermanouelian.com
Mon Nov 6 05:12:42 UTC 2006
On Nov 5, 2006, at 11:47 AM, Joe Votour wrote:
>> On Nov 5, 2006, at 11:03 AM, Brad Fuller wrote:
>>> Brad DerManouelian wrote:
>>>> On Nov 5, 2006, at 8:53 AM, Brad Fuller wrote:
>>>>> 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
>>>> channel and recording it off DirecTV instead.
>>> Where are you located? I'm south of Hwy85/Hwy17
>> I'm in the southern part of SF between Glen Park and Excelsior. I'm
>> south of Diamond Heights, so I don't think the hill is getting in the
>> way. I suspect KNTV's broadcast signal just sucks. It's worse in the
>> fog (I live right on the edge of the fog, so some days I get it
>> better than others). We're heading into rainy season now so I'll see
>> if that has any effect.
> I'm in Fremont,and have no problems with KNTV. My problem is
> mainly with
> KPIX/CBS (5.1) and KGO/ABC (7.x).
> I find that where I am, everything except for FOX (KTVU) is
> basically hit
> or miss (luckily more hit than miss). Granted, I have some trees
> in front
> of my apartment (but the antenna is high up, I live on the second
> One thing to consider is that if you believe antennaweb.org, KNTV
> is not
> actually UHF, it is VHF. That might have something to do with it.
> I'm using a SquareShooter 2000 pointed in a direction that is roughly
> towards the Sutro Tower and Mt. San Bruno and receive most of those
> channels quite well.
> -- Joe
That makes sense since Fremont is a lot closer to San Jose than I am.
That's where KTVU broadcasts from. I had issues with KPIX and KGO but
some better antenna placement (and actually crossing and touching the
2 antennae) has made a world of difference. This is with a table-top
radio shack antenna. Nothing fancy mounted on the house.
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