What locations have you tried, basement, 1st floor, 2nd floor, attic, outside?I have tried many different locations with the Dipole FM Antenna. I still can only pick up TVO Channel 9.
Hello, JohnI have a cottage on the north west side of the Georgian Bay Penninsule, near Lafontaine Beach.
My struggle is the CHCH repeater which sits on the same tower as the Global TV antenna.
The rabbitears.info report shows CHCH with real channel 23 and virtual channel 67.1Doing some googling, I found some sites where it shows CHCH-DT-3 as having a virtual channel of 67.1. Is that just old and now replaced by 23.1?
What type of combiner are you using, a UVSJ UHF-VHF combiner or a splitter in reverse.Both antennas feed into a combiner and then CM7778.
CHCH is transmitting on real UHF channel 23, so the best antenna for it would be a UHF antenna that has good gain at the low end of the UHF band. It must be aimed at the CHCH transmitter.I thought I would register something for CHCH. Would an antenna with a different frequency profile be a better choice?
Using a splitter in reverse can sometime cause a reception problem. In your case, the VHF antenna and the UHF antenna are both picking up CHCH. The CHCH signal from the VHF antenna will interfere with the CHCH signal from the UHF antenna if it isn't perfectly in phase. To test the theory, connect just the UHF antenna directly to the 7778 without the splitter and see if it makes CHCH better. It it doesn't, then you need a better antenna for CHCH.I am using a splitter in reverse to combine the two antennas ahead of the cm7778.
It is true that the folded dipole isn't picking up much from CHCH, but it doesn't take much out of phase signal to mess up a good signal. My crystal ball isn't good enough to predict the results of the test. You just have to try it before you can eliminate that possibility, otherwise you will never know. You need to do it before going to another antenna for CHCH or another method of combining. But, it's your antenna system and your decision.I'd be surprised if the vhf antenna is picking up as it is a folded dipole tuned to CKVR and pointed 90 degrees relative to the uhf antenna. Anything is worth a shot, but it is a matter of finding a combined.
Here is a photo of my setup. Window is facing North. I am able to get 100l% on channel 9 and 27% on channels 2 and 4.
There is a test that you can do that is very inexpensive. You can buy an RTLSDR dongle and learn to use the free spectrum analyzer software for it to see what your channels 2 and 4 look like at your location.27% is just not quite enough to view channels 2 and 4. Signal is trying to come through. Screen is mostly black but you can see some color trying to come through.