[mythtv] DVB Driver for the pcHDTV HD-3000

Jarod Wilson jarod at wilsonet.com
Wed Feb 2 20:33:14 EST 2005

On Feb 2, 2005, at 08:08, Taylor Jacob wrote:

> Quoting Brandon Beattie <brandon+myth at linuxis.us>:
>>> A 6-footer is squat. You still have plenty of room for improvement 
>>> in the
>>> antenna area. For example, I have a 12ft yagi boom antenna on my 
>>> rooftop
>> with
>>> a 10ft mast. (And all-RG6-QS cabling and a signal amp). I get 
>>> everything
>>> quite nicely now, even in less-than-stellar weather conditions 
>>> (Seattle
>>> area).
>> Just curious, how many miles away from the towers are you that you 
>> still
>> get good signal?  I'm wondering how far ATSC can be receieved from.
> It depends on your antenna and terrain.. There is no single answer.. 
> Someone in
> the plains might easily be able to get a station 80 miles away.. 
> Someone in the
> mountains, or in a dense urban environment might not be able to get a 
> usable
> signal from a transmitter 5 miles away..

That's what I was going to say. Terrain makes a huge difference. 
Seattle qualifies as a dense urban area, plus lots of trees, hills, 
moisture, etc., to cause multipath issues, so me being able to get FOX 
from about 35 miles out is fairly impressive. If I lived in eastern 
Washington trying to pull stations from Spokane, I could probably go 
without a signal amp using my same antenna and be able to get 
everything from over 100 miles out (which I've heard of people doing).

Jarod C. Wilson, RHCE
jarod at wilsonet.com
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