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Old 02-24-2012, 08:34 PM
 
Location: Missoula
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Question Any tips on how to pick up ABC, FOX, & PBS w/antenna in Missoula

So here's the skinny:

I live in Missoula, in the South Hills, on Whitaker Drive. I've been getting basic cable so i could get all the locals, but i'm tired of paying for tv since all i watch is mainly locals anyway.

So i got me one of them antennas for $30 at Wal-Mart, got a digital converter box for free from a friend, and hooked everything up. I get CBS & NBC and two other channels but haven't figgered out how to get PBS & ABC.

i really gotta get PBS b/c i love their documentaries & news programs. I love the picture quality on the channels i do get but if i don't get those two channels i'm going to seriously have to consider keeping cable. And i don't wanna do that b/c the picture quality is better with OTA, and i don't wanna pay anymore.

Anyone have any tips on how to get those channels? Like where is best to point antenna, etc?
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Old 02-24-2012, 11:11 PM
 
Location: Philly...but not for long...
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Sounds like a job for Radio Shack. I guess the first question I will ask is PBS digital yet? In Philly it took a few channels a while to catch on. They were busy battling Concast, COMCAST, for channel space...blah blah blah...

Depending on the digital receiver you have, age wise, it may not be set up to get all of the reception as well.

Now Radio PriceShock, (Shack)will have everything you need. But it'll cost ya...maybe.

I guess the old days of tin foil extensions are gone....

Last edited by gfunkerror; 02-24-2012 at 11:12 PM.. Reason: sarcastic works better if spelled out
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Old 02-28-2012, 10:47 AM
 
Location: Montana
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If you get a directional antenna, aim it at Snowbowl. I think most of the local TV transmitters are up there on TV mountain.
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Old 03-07-2012, 10:17 PM
 
Location: Philly...but not for long...
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Originally Posted by JohnDavidStutts View Post
So here's the skinny:

I live in Missoula, in the South Hills, on Whitaker Drive. I've been getting basic cable so i could get all the locals, but i'm tired of paying for tv since all i watch is mainly locals anyway.

So i got me one of them antennas for $30 at Wal-Mart, got a digital converter box for free from a friend, and hooked everything up. I get CBS & NBC and two other channels but haven't figgered out how to get PBS & ABC.

i really gotta get PBS b/c i love their documentaries & news programs. I love the picture quality on the channels i do get but if i don't get those two channels i'm going to seriously have to consider keeping cable. And i don't wanna do that b/c the picture quality is better with OTA, and i don't wanna pay anymore.

Anyone have any tips on how to get those channels? Like where is best to point antenna, etc?
Any resolution?
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Old 03-09-2012, 08:34 AM
 
Location: West Texas
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If you go to AntennaWeb - Home, and enter your zip code/address, it should provide you with enough information regarding the location of broadcast towers, and types of antenna best suited for you.
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