Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: OTtAwa (Byward Market); Sony Bravia KDL46SL140; Mini State HDMS9100
To recap my situation: I’m in a condo on the 12th floor in the market, facing north. I can receive all of the CF stations with a paperclip, but I was getting nothing from HC with an indoor antenna. I tried other options including the Terk SS clone. That got me City-TV 17.1 for couple of weeks, but then would not pick it up again.
I finally invested in the mini state (actually there’s nothing mini about it including the price or the size) on sale from the Source. Now I am able to pick up all 6 digital channels available in Ottawa, including the elusive 66.1 and there’s also a significant improvement in the analogue signals from HC.
I had almost given up on this one too, but was finally able to find the “sweet spot” in my condo. Although from a décor point of view, the spot isn’t very sweet at all. I like the fact that I can rotate the antenna remotely and I need to depending on the station.
One question I have is whether this antenna might be overkill come next September? I mean in post transition will the digital stations increase their ERP and HAAT as per the IC database? And if that’s the case, perhaps I will be able to receive all channels with a smaller antenna.
On the other hand, if that is the case, may be I’ll have more flexibility as to where I could place the mini state, somewhere more discreet.