Bad signal strength: Over-the-air

This will just be a short little rant about how bad the Over-the-air DTV signal is at my place of residence. Living in the Chicago suburbs I was hoping for far better reception of channels. The HDTV + (basic) Digital Antenna are placed on the lower level of a 2-level home. The Antenna is stacked on 4 empty retail boxes and near  window.  Here’s a list of the broadcast channels I can actually watch:





A few other foreign language channels were also picked up. When I tried adjusting the Digital antenna for maximum signal strength (50-65 in my case) I actually ended up losing some of the channels listed above after I “re-scanned”. That made little sense to me, and made me a little mad too. I was lucky enough to recover the lost channels after adjusting the antenna.  To my surprise, I can’t even get a faint signal from either the local CBS or NBC channels. Investing in a higher quality digital antenna may help things but that’s something that can wait.




Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s