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Can't get channel 2 WBBM Chicago

Discussion in 'Old VOOM "In Your Area" Forum Archive' started by DMARR35, Apr 4, 2005.

  1. DMARR35

    DMARR35 Thread Starter New Member

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    I can't get channel 2 Chicago .We tried every direction all other stations are fine.Channel 2 I am told is a VHF station. They installed a square shooter ant.Can anyone help I talked to VOOM and they gave me the ok but the installer say's the only antenna that may work is 8 feet long.Can I install a inside antenna myself or does anyone from Chicago have any ideas I live in Homer Glen,IL..Thank You
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  2. jnardone

    jnardone Active SatelliteGuys Member

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    I think the square shooter is UHF only. Is channel 2 the digital channel or do they broadcast the digital signal for analog channel 2 on a different RF? Check antennaweb.org to find out the correct RF. If the RF is channel 2 then you will need a VHF antenna that will be about 8 feet long. In NYC where I am, only one digital channel was broadcasting on a VHF and that was on RF channel 12 which is the shortest "arm" on a VHF antenna but it is still about 3 ft. If you find out that you only need to pick up one VHF channel and not all the VHFs that are broadcasting analog then you can look for a "cut antenna" which is an antenna designed to pick up only one VHF channel.
  3. philhu

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    antennacentral.com has a vhf wbbm special antenna for chicago people
  4. DMARR35

    DMARR35 Thread Starter New Member

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    Thank You

    Thanks I'm Going To Try To Get The Install Approved For A V4 Mkii With A Uhf/vhf Combiner.

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