[mythtv-users] Post Transistion Problems

Jon Bishop jon.the.wise.gdrive at gmail.com
Wed Jun 17 14:22:12 UTC 2009

On Jun 17, 2009, at 12:06 AM, Brad Fuller wrote:

> 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:
> http://www.arrl.org/tis/info/pdf/9304054.pdf
> http://nsayer.blogspot.com/2008/12/building-vhf-tv-dipole.html:

Perfect! The Balun I am using already has separate inputs for UHF and  
VHF, so the second link there is perfect, I just need to get some  
copper pipe. Thank you!


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