blueridgehunter said:I have found the best is to get direct tv take a spare receiver to camp and not worry about the antenna!
Mt Pocono blocks me from Scranton/WilkesBarre stations but we have line of sight to the water gap and bring in Philadelphia stations from a good 75 miles. At first all I got was NBC but when I scanned I saw signals that would not lock in. Adding an amplifier solved that.DennyF said:Anyone still getting TV signals via an antenna, must be fairly close to the source of the signal these days?
We used to get two Buffalo TV stations (about 100 air miles) at camp (NW Tioga), then that went away with the advent of digital broadcast. I had even bought a new antenna just a few years before that happened and reception was usually pretty good, then Poof! Get nothing now.
Ridge to the NE blocks the signal from Elmira, another ridge to the SW blocks the PBS channel from State College. The Buffalo channels came in because of the terrain, as there was nothing blocking those signals.
But now they're too weak to make it (digital broadcast doesn't have the reach of analog broadcast), plus those stations redirected their broadcast to be stronger in western NY.