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Old 04-19-2010, 03:17 PM
 
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Im in Bethlehem. Has anyone in the area dropped cable? If so what type of antenna are you using and what channels do you get? Would I be better off getting on antenna for the roof or rabbit ears for each tv?
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Old 04-19-2010, 03:40 PM
 
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I'd like to do it, but was under the impression that South Mountain blocks out the Philly channels, and NYC is too far, so you'd only get channel 69 and PBS. But I could be wrong.
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Old 04-19-2010, 03:58 PM
 
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We got by with an antenna for several years. It was an internal one (got it at Radio Shack), so you couldn't even see it. We were able to get about 6 channels including channel 69 and most of the Philly ones. We switched to cable before the digital signal came out so I don't know how well it would do now.
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Old 04-19-2010, 04:08 PM
 
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This may help
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Old 04-21-2010, 06:06 AM
 
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You probably won't be getting as many different stations as you used to via antenna. The digital signals have nowhere as much reach as the old analog signals did. Although you may be getting more "stations within a station"- such as the Accuweather channel on 69 and a few from 39, don't expect to get any Philly stations. I live just below south mountain, and the only Philly station that antennaweb say that I might get is 6-and that is with an amplified antenna.

Years ago a friend of mine lived on top of a very high hill near Neffs. With just a set of rabbit ears, we were able to get 29 different stations, all NY/Philly, Lancaster, Scranton/WB. If you could get that many stations, you wouldn't even need cable.
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Old 04-21-2010, 03:24 PM
 
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Thanks all for the info, looks like we are stuck with cable
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Old 05-04-2010, 04:12 PM
 
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Live in Bethlehem and receive pretty many stations with a antenna mounted in the Attic on that was outside should have something like 50% more strength.If your looking for all the channels of cable well your out of luck but if you don't need much you will get used to the limit channels you have. Channel 6 is hit or miss but here is a list of what i receive.
KYW-TV PHILADELPHIA, PA 41 Miles 169°
03-1 26.1 KYW-DT CBS "CBS 3"
WPVI-TV PHILADELPHIA, PA 41 Miles 168°
06-1 6.3 WPVI-HD ABC "6 ABC"
06-2 6.4 WPVIHD2 Live Well HD
06-3 6.5 WPVI-WX AccuWeather "Action News Now"

WCAU PHILADELPHIA, PA 41 Miles 168°
10-1 34.3 WCAU-DT NBC "NBC10"
10-2 34.4 NBCPlus Weather "NBC Plus"
10-3 34.5 USports Universal Sports

15‑1 (23) WLYH-TV CW LANCASTER PA 62 246°

WPHL-TV PHILADELPHIA, PA 41 Miles 168°
17-1 17.3 WPHL-DT MyN "MyPHL17"
17-2 17.4 ThisTV This TV

WTXF-TV PHILADELPHIA, PA 41 Miles 168°
29-1 42.3 WTXFDT FOX "Fox 29"

WYBE PHILADELPHIA, PA 41 Miles 168°
35-1 35.1 MiND Independent "MiND: Media Independence"
35-2 35.2 glbMiND Independent "Global MiND"
35-3 35.3 MiNDMHz MHz World View
35-4 35.4 MiNDtst [Blank]

WLVT-TV ALLENTOWN, PA 5 Miles 212°
39-1 39.5 WLVT-DT PBS "PBS 39"
39-3 39.3 V-Me V-Me
39-4 39.4 Create PBS Create

WGTW-TV BURLINGTON, NJ 41 Miles 168°
48-1 27.3 WGTW-D1 TBN
48-2 27.4 WGTW-D2 Church Channel
48-3 27.5 WGTW-D3 JCTV
48-4 27.6 WGTW-D4 Enlace USA
48-5 27.7 WGTW-D5 Smile of a Child

W17DC-D MORRISTOWN, NJ 47 Miles 76°
55-1 17.3 Independent

WPSG PHILADELPHIA, PA 41 Miles 168°
57-1 32.1 WPSG-DT CW "The CW Philly"

WBPH-TV BETHLEHEM, PA 5 Miles 211°
60-1 9.3 WBPH-D1 Religious "WBPH"
60-2 9.4 WBPH-D2 [Blank]

WPPX-TV WILMINGTON, DE 41 Miles 168°
61-1 31.3 ION ION
61-2 31.4 qubo Qubo
61-3 31.5 IONLife ION Life
61-4 31.6 Worship Worship.Net

WUVP-DT VINELAND, NJ 41 Miles 168°
65-1 29.1 WUVP-DT Univision "Univision 65"
65-2 29.2 WFPA-CA TeleFutura

WFMZ-TV ALLENTOWN, PA 5 Miles 212°
69-1 46.3 WFMZ-HD Independent "WFMZ 69"
69-2 46.4 WFMZ-AW Weather "69 Accuweather Channel"
69-3 46.5 WFMZ-A RTV

If you had a outside and rotatable antenna I'm sure you could receive even more.
A good site to look things up is:
RabbitEars.Info
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Old 05-05-2010, 11:02 AM
 
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I never had a problem with 3,6,10,16,22,29,46,and 69 when i was on antenna, and that was the antenna that came with the tv, mounted on top of it. Thing have since gone all digital, so I have no idea what you'd get these days. I just use Hulu now.

p.s. I lived on top of a hill in Bethlehem township

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