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Old 2-Jun-2014, 1:46 PM   #1
sippinhenn
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Having trouble getting ABC (and other VHFs)

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I am on the 3rd floor of an apartment complex. I am able to get all of the UHF channels no problem. Here is my antenna: http://www.radioshack.com/product/in...tent=CT2032189

I am running this on Samsung 6350

Any ideas as to why I can only pickup UHF? I tried moving the "bunny ears" in all different directions, but it wouldn't pick up channel 9.
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Old 2-Jun-2014, 3:43 PM   #2
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You may need to adjust the telescoping rods while looking at your signal meter, if it is in fact, even being recognized in a scan.

Having a SE facing window, would also help, as would a larger antenna.
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Old 2-Jun-2014, 6:52 PM   #3
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Your reception location has Tv stations to the , South East , North East , North , West.

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The following information is about VHF channels.

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Main Group of Tv Stations are to , South East.

KLRN , Real VHF high band Digital channel 9 , (virt) virtual number 9.1 , PBS Networks.

KSAT-Tv , Real VHF high band Digital channel 12 , (virt) virtual number 12.1 , ABC and Me-Tv.

KBNB-LD , Real VHF high band Digital channel 10 , (virt) virtual number 10.2 , The programing is Infomercials , The transmitter may or may not be transmitting.

KQVE-LD , A religion Tv station , Might be transmitting on UHF band Analog channel 46 ?? , or , VHF high band Digital channel 13 ??

KCWX , Real VHF low band Digital channel 5 , (virt) virtual number 2.1 , MyNetwork and This Tv.
KCWX has a construction permit to transmit on VHF high band Digital channel 8 , the transmitter has not been built.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/KCWX.

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Tv Stations to the North East.

KFLZ-LP , Is a Religion Tv station , Might be transmitting on VHF high band Analog channel 7 ?? , or , VHF low band Digital channel 6 ??.


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The Tv reception is Strong Signal Strength at your reception location.

A amplified antenna is Not Required.

Use a Non amplified Indoor antenna such as a.

http://www.radioshack.com , model 1501874 , catalog number 15-1874.

Or

Channel Master CM4010 indoor antenna.

Summit Source , number AN4010.

http://www.summitsource.com.

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Answer the following questions.

Does the apartment have a ~ South East ~ , facing window or balcony??

What directions do the windows and balconies face??

What is the building construction??

Wood with wood or vinyl siding??

Metal siding??

Metal roof??

Metal Foil Covered Insulation.??

Concrete and Steal??

What is the top floor of building??

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If the the apartment has a ~ South East ~ facing window or balcony , put the , Non Amplified , 15-1874 antenna or CM4010 antenna , in/at the ~ South East ~ facing window/balcony.

Aim the , 15-1874 antenna or CM4010 antenna , at about 130 degree magnetic compass direction.

Here is how to aim indoor and outdoor antennas , http://www.kyes.com/antenna/pointing/pointing.html.

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Digital Tv Tuners can develop - Digital Glitches - that are not cleared out with simple channel scans.

To clear tuner do Double Rescan.

http://www.wchstv.com/DoubleReScanAlert.pdf.

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As always , trees and tree leaves , plants and plant leaves , have a Negative Effect on Broadcast Tv Reception and so do buildings and other obstructions including your own building.

The Best Practice for Reliable Reception is to Install Antenna at a Location that has the Least Amount to No Amount of Obstructions of Any Type or Kind in the Directions of Reception Including Your Own Building.

The Main Group of Tv Stations are to the , South East.

Other Tv Stations are to the , North East , North , West.

Last edited by teleview; 4-Jun-2014 at 11:39 PM. Reason: Clarify information and typos.
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Old 2-Jun-2014, 8:06 PM   #4
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I would try this antenna
http://www.radioshack.com/product/in...uctId=28452486
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