Originally Posted by STU593
What do you think?
[Just realized ... Looks like you're only about 3 miles from Herbert's Corner Transmitter!
That could cause issues. Those signals coming in very strong.]
Yes - the Winegard HD8200U VHF/UHF/FM combo monster is large, and might be overkill for your stated goals. (rotor definitely required I think - to make this unit / this large antenna worth it ...)
The reason I mention the large Winegard combo antenna is: - your location seems to be in a good spot, geographically, to receive signals furthur away from the U.S. (PBS Digital OTA - awsome. FM radio out of North NY State)
"Half way between Metcalfe and Greely Ontario" -you're just South East of Manotick, and Herbert's Corner's Transmitters. This means with a really good antenna and rotor, you could point your antenna Southwards - and take advantage of the rear rejection
/ front to back ratio
of the antenna to cut down the nearby "Ottawa" stations - to help you receive furthur away U.S. stuff to the South if you want to try to.
I mention an antenna with possible long range FM reception
because I know of a few good FM Radio stations out of Northern New York state.
esp. Classic FM
WJNY-FM 90.9 in Watertown,
WUNY-FM 89.5 in Utica
WCNY-FM 91.3 in Syracuse
I pick up WJNY FM 90.9 in the CAR
along the hwy 401 and usually up hwy 416 to near Kemptville.
There might also be the possibility for HD Radio
- digital FM radio
- reception of these stations. You need a special radio for that.
Not a sure thing ... depends ...
But it is not hard for me to imagine ... given your location ... the possibility to pick up good stuff - TV and FM from the U.S. too - with a good setup.
STU593 - did you have any luck picking up anything from the U.S. with your previous setup ? Any interest receiving stuff from the U.S. ?
I don't want to give you any false hopes of reception ... reliable reception OTA depends on alot of things ...