Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Ottawa, Billings area, I have an outside antenna on the roof of my house! And it's not that GREAT.
Still no HD reception with VHF/UHF/FM splitter
I installed the UHF/VHF/FM splitter yesterday, and it seems to have improved the reception of WNPI station slightly (just a lot more flashing antenna locations.) The only difference is that I can move the antenna in a much wider angles (from 135 to 190), and I still keep getting only a flashy HDTV signal. Most of the time I only get the one flashing signal bar, with a few burst of full signal.
I tried at several times in the day and at night, for several hours, at times only moving the antenna slightly, one degree at a time, from 100 all the way to 200, a very long process. My HDTV indicator is on for most of these locations, indicating to me that the receiver is receiving something, but its never strong enough (I guess) to stay fully on, to receive the HD station.
I also tried to bypass the pre-amp, and when I did this, it completly killed most of the UHF stations, and the VHF were barelly receivable (full of snow). And no more HDTV indicator for channel 23 WNPI.
I now feel I'm facing a huge roadblock, and can not move forward, unless I moved south of Ottawa. The Ottawa valley seems to be a death trap for any HD signal from the US. People that might have success around here, are outside the Ottawa metro area, in the southern region, which is on a higher plateau. Being on this higher plateau, might be the simple reason why people in this forum had sucess with HD.
The only hope, it seems for me at this time, is in waiting for this fall's arrival of CBC HD in Ottawa. Unless anyone, in this forum, can suggest me anything else to try.
I had hope to get at least one HD station from the US, but all this entire costly test has proven, is that I cannot get one, at this moment.
Maybe the future will be clearer.
Last edited by mxg123; 2006-07-16 at 01:02 PM.