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Austin, TX 78728
I currently have a SS-2000 which is mounted on the roof of my house. It works perfectly for the most part getting strong steady signals on all the English networks (ABC, CBS, NBC, PBS). I'm getting spotty reception on the FOX channel (KTBC-DT 7.1) which is the only VHF signal I care about. I know that the SS-2000 is UHF only (regardless of the fact that the packaging says it does both). Interestingly enough, I do get reception for FOX it's just not consistently stable. Prior to the official switch to DTV the signal was strong and steady. I'm guessing that the antenna is at fault, so I've come here to look for a recommendation for a new one.
Problem is that I really like the SS-2000's small compact size and the fact that it gets stellar reception of all but one of my channels...so I'm kind of hesitant to give it up completely for one channel. So I'm looking for recommendations as to solutions that may work for me.
Thanks for the reply.
I set up this antenna quite a while ago using compass guidance from AntennaWeb. And yes, for the majority of channels I'm within 12 miles of transmitters. The majority are at 213 and 214 on the compass. Fox being the oddball at 209.
The antenna is connected to a Dish Vip622 satellite receiver, which is where I'm getting the signal strength from. It hovers around 75-78% then might drop to mid 60's then sometimes will drop to 0. Sometimes dropping from the 70% straight down to 0 then back up. All other channels are in the upper 90's
I guess what worries me is that the SS-2000 is now marketed as a UHF only antenna so I'm not sure that there is a coincidence that the only channel I'm having problems with is a VHF channel.
um thanks...I think.
I didn't give a lot of info in my initial inquiry because I'm not asking for troubleshooting (i.e. point the antenna in the direction of the transmitter). I was asking for a recommendation on a new or additional antenna that would help stabilize the one VHF channel I receive. My apologies if this wasn't clear in my first post.
I know and have checked the connections on everything including plugging it into the ATSC tuner on a HDTV. Keep in mind that all other channels (UHF) are solid and are up in the upper 90%'s.
You might try the HD-1080. While this antenna does not have the enclosed box look of the SS-2000 it is still very compact and appealling.
Without giving away too much, their may be a new option on the market soon.
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