Hello, ILoveCBET; welcome to the forum. Thank you for the signal report. Here is a report from rabbitears.info that should be more up to date. I don't have your exact address, but based the report on my estimate of your location:
https://www.channelmaster.com/Digital_HDTV_Outdoor_TV_Antenna_p/cm-4228hd.htm- I have a Channel Master EXTREMEtenna 80 (or a prior model of this if one exists; it's about 10 yrs old and I can't remember the exact model but it looks the same.)
I'm glad you found something useful in my post. I also learn when I'm helping someone; it forces me to research to give an intelligent answer.:smileThank you Rabbit73 for the super thorough response! I'm a highly educated person and work in a technical field yet I feel like I need to earn a degree to understand all of this! Yikes. If there's a Dummies guide on all of this, please point me to it!
TV Fool used to be the go-to site for a signal report. Their reports now have errors because they are using a defective database to generate reports. They have a very small staff that isn't able to keep up with the changes, especially now with Repack by the FCC. However, I still find their reports useful. Your TV Fool report enabled me to estimate your location with sufficient accuracy to generate a rabbitears.info report without asking you to give me your exact location in a PM for privacy. I still sometimes ask for an address in a PM so that I can look at the satellite view of a poster's location to make a more accurate analysis of a reception problem.I don't understand why TV Fool (I ran it right before I submitted my question here) and Rabbitears gave different results. (I reran Rabbitears w/ my exact location and it gave the same results as yours.) Is one better than the other?
Not necessarily. There are many factors that affect reception of a channel.If the ChannelMaster antenna doesn't perform well with VHF, wouldn't other VHF channels also have issues? It's served me really well for all other channels except the 38.X group on occasion and some Toledo channels (which are bonus anyway.)
It absolutely is an issue. The best reception of a channel is when the proper antenna is aimed directly at the transmitter. Note how directional the UHF antenna pattern is, but that might not indicate the VHF pattern for CBET:I do have it pointed basically towards the north and CBET is almost exactly east of me so that could be the issue but what perplexes me is why it isn't always the issue then?
That is just a way to search through the FCC maze of documents. I prefer to start with the channel I'm interested in by clicking on it in the rabbitears report.What does this tell me: https://www.rabbitears.info/tvq.php?...&facid=9015500
Here is another primer that you might find useful, but it isn't quite as accurate as hdtvprimer:I'm a highly educated person and work in a technical field yet I feel like I need to earn a degree to understand all of this! Yikes. If there's a Dummies guide on all of this, please point me to it!
Hi Ken,I'm in Ann Arbor, with an outdoor directional VHF/UHF antenna, and have not been able to receive CBET for about a week. I sent them an email asking if the new antenna/transmission line project is complete.