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Location: Huntington, WV, United States

I'm a 37 year-old guy from Huntington, WV.

Wednesday, August 01, 2007

Digital and analog TV reception in Huntington, WV: August 2007

Here are the analog and digital television stations that I can currently receive using a rather basic set-top VHF-UHF antenna in Huntington, WV as of August 2007:
  • 3-WSAZ (NBC), Analog. The signal is very clear.
  • 3.1-WSAZ (NBC), Digital, High Def when available, essentially rebroadcasts channel 3. Gets perfect reception 99% of the time.
  • 3.2-MyZ (My Network TV), Digital, Standard Def. Great reception.
  • 8-WCHS (ABC), Analog. Rather weak signal. Antenna manipulation is usually needed to make the programs watchable.
  • 9.1-WSWP (PBS), Digital. Standard Def. Good signal. It is the digital version of the main WV PBS feed. Identical content to 33.1.
  • 9.2-Create, Digital. Standard Def. Shows mainly cooking and DIY programs from PBS. Identical to 33.2.
  • 9.3-WSWP HD. Comes from a national feed of HD TV format shows. Shows tend to be heavily repeated, but are usually visually appealing. The exact same feed can also be found on 33.3 and 33.4.
  • 11-WVAH (FOX), Analog. Same as WCHS in the signal department, but a tad bit worse. It can take a few minutes to get your picture set to a tolerable level.
  • 13-WOWK (CBS), Analog. Good reception most of the time.
  • 13.1-WOWK (CBS), Digital, High Def when available, essentially rebroadcasts channel 13. This channel sometimes requires the antenna to be moved around a bit to get the best reception. It has a great picture for HD, but when showing standard definition programs, there is a weird offset with an overhang from the right side of the picture on the left side of the screen. The channel is also prone to skitching out during any sort of cloudy weather event.
  • 13.2-Digital, Standard def live transmission of WOWK's Doppler radar. Also showed some alternative games in SD during March Madness. As with 13.1, sometimes requires some antenna tweaking. since it is just a weather map, however, perfect reception is not exactly necessary.
  • 17-Home Shopping Network, Analog.
  • 30-WQCW (The CW), Analog. Very weak signal, requires extensive antenna manipulation. Even then, the signal is barely watchable and is only tolerable for sports and rasslin'.
  • 33-WPBY (PBS), Analog. Usually has very good to excellent reception.
  • 33.1-WPBY (PBS), Digital, Standard Def. This channel is the same as 9.1.
  • 33.2-Create, Digital, Standard Def, Same as 9.2
  • 33.3-WPBY HD, same as 9.3 and 33.4
  • 33.4-WBPY HD, same as 9.3 and 33.3
  • 44.1-WTSF (Daystar) Digital, Standard Def. Christian channel. Is affiliated with channel 61.
  • 61-WTSF (Daystar) Analog Christian channel.

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