First off; A Big Huge Thank You to all who replied with input to my earlier questions in other threads - you know who you are cause your always posting!!
Got the cm4221 today - thanks
Had no chance to mount on chimney so tried a quick test - just couldn't wait
- antenna sitting on roof (bungalo) leaning against chimney @ about 45 degree incline, bottom edge of reflector almost touching the aluminum eavestrough
- antenna pointing ~ 180 degrees - estimate ~ slightly west of Buffalo
- feed into 25' of rg59, then into ~20' rg6 (exising run from satellite), then into ~25' rg59, all but one connection using cheap-o connectors
- receiver = Samsung T451
results until I get a chance to get on the roof...
channel received : mapped to : strength (bars out of 10)
WGRZ-HD : 2.1 : 7~8
WGRZ-SD : 2.2 : 7
WIVB-HD : 4.1 : 4~6 intermittant
SD-RADAR : 4.2 : 6
WNLO-SD : 4.3 : 6
CBLT-DT : 5.1 : 10
WIVB-HD : 23.1 : 6
SD RADAR : 23.2 : 6 same as 4.2 ?????
WNLO-SD : 23.3 : 4~6
CBLFT-D : 25.1 : 10
WNED-HD : 43.1 : 6
WNED-SD : 43.2 : 6
WNED-TH : 43.3 : 5~6
DTV (CTV??) : 40.1 : 10; had to add manually/not autodetected
not sure what the true broadcast channels are since I haven't figured out out to disable re-mapping on the T451, if it is even possible. Maybe I'll get used to it (remapping) by the time the CRTC shutsdown analogue.... i.e. when hell freezes over....... lets hope they don't take DT with it!!
Now to convince my neighbours that the missing (but modified) part of their chain-link fence, thats for some reason sitting on my roof, is not actually used for listening in on their conversations/contacting aliens/etc............
!! All-in-all, I'm pumped-up pleased !!
Will post results when I get the gear intalled correctly but might be a quite a while yet.
p.s. hope this helps any others starting out - reading other DHCer's posted results is actually quite helpful