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Old 02-27-17, 10:59 AM
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Oh, San Diego... good F'n luck... all the mesas tend to block RF signals, such as TV and cell... and you're in a valley, that doesn't help.

You need a tall antenna, ideally with a powered amp near the antenna... to overcome line losses going down the cable. If the amp is at the bottom, all you are doing is amplifing the noise.

There is a reason cable TV is so popular in San Diego... too bad the choices of providers is so poor, and dictated by that stupid north/south of the river rule... which kills competition.

The other issue is station location... a couple stations are located in Kearney Mesa, but they may be broadcasting from a different mountain top, one station is at 94 and 15, plus chan 6 comes from Mexico, (XETV) and any other station is broadcast from LA... good luck getting those. So your antenna has to point in different directions. See the problem now?
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