Join Date: Apr 2003
Location: Gatineau and Ottawa
QC - Hull, Aylmer, Gatineau, Southern Outaouais - OTA
I would like to see a laymen discussion about using omni-directional antennas in Ottawa. Since most of us are less than 20km from both towers it should be possible to receive the majority of the channels without resorting to analyzing TVFOOL output. Also, for OTA to be attractive now that cable and satellite are entrenched in the city I think there needs to be a simple low cost solution. At least enough to whet our appetite for more elaborate setups. IMO a switch-box is not user friendly especially if you have kids or a spouse to train.
A few questions I have.
What are the better omni models out there for this environment? Indoor or outdoor.
What will be lost without VHF-LO capabilities in Ottawa?
With an omni will analog stations have strong ghosts?
What simple DIY omnis exist?
In two years what will be appropriate?