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Intermittent reception with DTV converter box

I live in a rural area approx. 60 miles from the city that I receive TV stations from. I live on the top of a hill and previously used an aerial antenna with decent results. I have purchased DTV converter boxes for my TVs since none are new. My problem is that there are two of the local stations that only come in part of the time. The display on the TV screen says "No Signal." This is intermittant and I haven't been able to determine what the common demoninator is (weather, rain, etc.) I haven't had any luck with searching on other websites.

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Hello,

I install at least 2-3 antennas a week. While Analog stations were no big deal when it came to reception, Digital signals are very directional, and can be very fickle about reception sometimes. Digital is "all or nothing," meaning that if you get enough signal to get a picture, then great, but if you don't, it won't allow you to even try to make the picture.

My suggestion is to first try a 15-25 dB amplifier (with an FM trap) on the antenna. Use it first in-line, immediately following the antenna, before it is fed to any TV's. If that doesn't help, try re-aiming the antenna directly toward the city from which your signals are being broadcast. You'd be suprised how little you have to turn it to make a big difference.

Give these two things a shot. Hope this helps you...

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