[mythtv-users] Post Transistion Problems

Brad Fuller bradallenfuller at gmail.com
Wed Jun 17 07:06:50 UTC 2009

On Tue, Jun 16, 2009 at 11:50 PM, Jonny B <jon.the.wise.gdrive at gmail.com>wrote:

> So, I bought my digital tuners back in april of '08 in preparation for
> the digital transition. I made one of them bowtie antennas that use
> coat hangers and a 2x4 (I used 12 gauge copper romex, but I digress).
> Up until Friday, I was able to tune all my local stations in HD, but
> post transition, I am unable to tune KVIE or KXTV (6.1 and 10.1). I am
> located in sacramento, ca. After searching around for a while, I've
> discovered that both of these stations moved their digital stations to
> VHF frequencies (9 and 10 respectively) on friday. So, now I'm at an
> impasse. I've emailed both complaining about the confusion this
> causes, and the fact that people buying "HD" antennas are going to be
> unable to tune stations because "HD" antennas that I've seen are only
> UHF. Has anybody else encountered this, and if so, what kind of
> solutions can you provide for me to be able to tune the high VHF
> frequencies? Thanks.

You can purchase a VHF antenna that is geared toward the high end of the VHF
spectrum only. You can then join the VHF signal with your UHF antenna using
a VHF/UHF joiner. You can also make your own antenna. There are several
examples on the web. Here's some:


Brad Fuller
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