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Thursday, June 04, 2009

DTV Transition - the OTA MAP

So lets say you are going to try getting your $40 coupon and free HD over the air. Right

Seriously, it is a great option for city people, but DUH, they already have Cable. For places like lets say Portland New Hampshire... options are based in distance an intervening mountains.

What to do? Try... and here is how you find out some basics on channel range. Visit http://www.fcc.gov/mb/engineering/maps and type in your Zip code.

Aim your antenna based on the directions shown in the map and tweak from there. I have it working and found that the test antenna UHF directional worked fine in the attic ( protected from the outdoor weather).

Tell me your story if you have one.