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Old 14-Mar-2014, 1:06 AM   #1
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Discouraged by instability of channels

I'm on the West Island of Montreal, Beaconsfield (Canada). It was SO EXCITING to go cableless with an antenna 2 years ago. I picked up 15 stunning quality channels. Trouble started very soon after. The channels would come and go. For no obvious reason, any given moment, I would have any number of channels from 0 to 15 in any random combination. Often, the higher numbers would be first to go but I could have further-away US channels and not have the local ones. The installer changed antennas. I have changed the height of the antenna many times. I have theories about the lake in front of the house, the moon, etc. Winter seems especially bad (I spend a part of my winter in Florida). No US stations, just 3 local ones. What irks me is that the channels always come back, whenever they feel like it. What can explain this kind of on-and-off behavior? I'm adding a couple of pics of my setup. Also, my antenna is not grounded (planning to do it when snow melts).
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