[mythtv-users] channels missing in the SF bay area

RAM ram at bca.com
Sat Jun 20 03:40:38 UTC 2009

Marco Nelissen wrote:
> On Fri, Jun 19, 2009 at 4:53 PM, Brad Fuller<bradallenfuller at gmail.com> wrote:
>> On Fri, Jun 19, 2009 at 4:17 PM, Josh Mastronarde <jmastron at gmail.com>
>> wrote:
>>> On Fri, Jun 19, 2009 at 3:48 PM, Marco Nelissen<marco.nelissen at gmail.com>
>>> wrote:
>>>> Really? I'll have to check I still have proper reception of all
>>>> channels then, since my antenna is UHF only. Though flipping through
>>>> channels yesterday I'm pretty sure I still got channel 7 (assuming you
>>>> mean KGO/ABC).
>>> As I understand it, most "UHF" antennas can handle the "VHF high" band
>>> (channels 7-13), albeit not as well as a specifically tuned antenna.
>>> It's "VHF low" (2-6) that require the largest and most directional
>>> antennas.
>> I imagine some on the upper channels of the higher band could pickup
>> depending on one's particular issues. But, 7 is near the end. My UHF-only
>> antenna (square shooter) doesn't pick it up. I'm LOS about 45miles.
> Sure enough, when I checked earlier, I couldn't get a lock on 7,
> however now I can, barely.
> Could it be because the sun is right in the direction the signal is
> coming from in the late afternoon?
> Looking at antennaweb.org, it seems KGO is the only station of the
> ones I watch that moved to VHF. Guess I'll need a new antenna just for
> that :(
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May be due to antenna work.  During daytime hours all the stations on 
Sutro Tower are running at reduced power and on auxiliary antennas.  
They will be doing this on and off till maybe October (so they plan 
currently) as all the stations replace their analog antennas with 
digital up top.


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