KGTV Down via OTA?

Discussion in 'KGTV (ABC)' started by bookertdub, Jan 12, 2017.

  1. bookertdub

    bookertdub Member

    I dunno what it is but I can never get KGTV at all via OTA lately. I've done multiple rescans over the past week. It's an attic antenna, and I can get every local San Diego station with the exception of KGTV and XETV. If my memory serves me right, KFMB, KGTV, and KPBS are all located on Mount Soledad. About a month ago, I got all 3 of those stations just fine. But KGTV doesn't seem to want come back on after multiple tv rescans within the past week or so. In the attachment is the TV fool report.

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  2. DRB

    DRB Member

    KPBS broadcasts from Mt Miguel, only KFMB and KGTV are from Mt Soledad (La Jolla)
    In RB for me, I get a straight shot with my 4bay UHF oudoor antenna to Mt Miguel, but 8&10 have to bounce over hills.
    However with a preamp at the antenna I get KFMB well (95-100%) but KGTV is weaker (75-80%) but still solid, without the preamp I can't get KGTV.
    I get XETV due south pretty well with the preamp too.
  3. bookertdub

    bookertdub Member

    I should have clarified in my previous post that XETV isn't something I really care about. I did buy a VHF signal booster (although that says it's rated for indoor tv antennas) that is attached to the coaxial cord that feeds to my tv. What preamp do you use DRB?
  4. DRB

    DRB Member

    I use a low noise preamp with my UHF antenna it mounts right on the antenna since thats important for low noise.
    I got it years ago at Frys, I think it was Channel Master brand.
    A preamp is different from a "signal booster" since a preamp is much lower noise, to avoid amplifying noise which would swamp the signal.
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  5. Mike Mantle

    Mike Mantle Member

    Booker, what is your location? It's possible that you were right on the edge signal-wise for KGTV and that something has changed.

    If it were me, I'd focus on what may have changed. Did your attic antenna move a bit? Did something get placed on the roof or did a tree grow in front of it in the direction of Soledad? Did a connector come loose or become corroded? Did a mouse (or other) in the attic bite into the feedline? Id' be looking for something that changed.
  6. AMoore10

    AMoore10 New Member

    Booker, are you still having issues receiving KGTV?
  7. bookertdub

    bookertdub Member

    I'm not having the issues quite as much. A couple of weeks ago KGTV's Facebook page said their engineers were doing some work on the signal from the transmitter. Seems like since then, I'm not getting the dropouts nearly as much. And I'd say it's a much more consistent signal. Thanks for asking though.
  8. bookertdub

    bookertdub Member

    Finally figured out how to find the signal strength on my Samsung TV for individual channels. This is what's showing up on my end KGTV.JPG

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