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post #781 of 1893 (permalink) Old 2009-11-14, 06:58 PM
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Just use the Search This Thread tool to the upper right beside Thread Tools and put in Welland as your search term to see exactly what others are getting.

Also please take some time to explore this site because there are channel lists like the following in which to look up stations:

List of OTA TV Stations In the Toronto & Hamilton Area



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post #782 of 1893 (permalink) Old 2009-11-16, 09:49 AM
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Hi all,

Can I have the user from Welland tell me what they have found to be the best place to point there antennas?

EX: 135 degrees, 116 degrees.

Thanks

P.S. i'm looking for the most channels I can get with one directional antenna.

I have an delfi that's about 112 feet long.
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post #783 of 1893 (permalink) Old 2009-11-16, 01:05 PM
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Actually there's a perfect tool to use for aiming, hackitz - see Post #10 in the OTA FAQ for step-by-step instructions on how to generate your own TVFool report, then post it here.



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post #784 of 1893 (permalink) Old 2009-11-16, 07:17 PM
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Wink 112 feet ?

hackitz,... that's a very long antenna
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hackitz,... here's my best guess : you would either need a rotor or a ganged array of 4 antennas in order to get coverage from all of these broadcast tower areas.

Toronto 340-350 deg
Hamilton 290-300 deg
Buffalo 105-115 deg
Erie PA 220-230 deg
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Thanks Guy's, I guess I'll leave it the way it is now, I'm not sure if adding more antennas is worth it.

My thinking is yes you have more channels but would they not all be showing the same stuff? How many other shows than prime time can you get.

Thanks for the tvfool suggestion, that's where I found to use 116 degrees.
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Not a hockey fan, eh?



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post #788 of 1893 (permalink) Old 2009-11-18, 05:32 PM
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Greetings Hackitz,

I'm from Welland, but not sure if I'm who you were addressing.
FWIW, what follows are my co-ords from Thorold Rd & First Ave.

(going clockwise, beginning around 3 o'clock) ...

For Grand Island (ch 15, 17, 23, 29) ......................... use 080°
For Pavilion (Ch 51) ............................................... use 100°

For Sheldon (Ch 49) .............................................. use 120°
For Buffalo (Ch 2, 4, 7) .......................................... use 135°

For Jamestown (Ch 26) .......................................... use 180°
For Erie (Ch 12, 24, 35, 54) .................................... use 225°

For Hamilton (Ch 11, 36, 45) ................................... use 300°
For Toronto (Ch 5, 9, 19, 25, 41, 44, 47, 52, 57, 69) ... use 345°

Hope this helps,
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If you're using a fully hacked CM4221HD, then a 105-115 deg. aim should bring in all of Grand Island and Buffalo stations if you have enough antenna height. The beamwidth of a 4228 antenna would be too narrow/too directional.

A fully hacked 4221 should give a wider [+50deg.] beamwidth to cover all Buffalo and Grand Island tower locations.
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Small correction ...

For Grand Island (ch 15, 17, 23, 29) ......................... use 090°
For Pavilion (Ch 51) ............................................... use 105°

Sorry guys ,
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WNLO has definitely dropped in strength for me.

I'm near Lake/Lakeshore.
WNLO is back up for me (80%).

Now that I know we are neighbors, my 4228 is pointed directly at the 3 apartments on Lake for south Buffalo. Do they block your reception and how do your signals of WGRZ, WIVB and WKBW compare? Mine are 70, 80 and 90%. WGRZ is rock solid at 70% and the others fluctuate between 80-100%.
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I'm actually just east of Lake/Lakeshore, so the buildings are not in my way.

Checking tonight, I'm getting 77, 77 and 70 for WGRZ, WIVB and WKBW respectively. All 3 are pretty solid for me and have been pretty reliable for a while now.

WNLO seems to be unstable again tonight.

I'm only using a homemade McClapp 4 bay with no reflector, at about a 12 foot height, so I'm not expecting miracles, but I'm still puzzled by WNLO, especially since it has only become unstable in the last month or so.
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WNLO seems to be unstable again tonight.
It is stable now at my location now. But considering they are 1 000 000 w the signal strength is 75% and WUTV and WNED are close to 100%. It does not seem right.
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It is a possibilty that WNLO may be broadcasting more directional than WUTV & WNED.
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WNLO is always 100% for my location, and presently is. WNED is rarely less than 100%. WUTV runs about 40%- but always locked.

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