Local channel, bad pickup.

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I have been a "cord cutter" for about 4-5 years now. I was getting my local channels from NBC and CBS. Don't find much to look at on ABC, but it was there. Finances have changed in the last year or so and I was having problems with pickup of my local ota channels. NBC would break up and I would loose the recording. Antenna was changed last year, so not the problem. So, thinking(bad idea)that services like Dish would have a better connection to local channel pickup, I went with Dish. That same NBC station is having slight break up problems also. No where as bad as my OTA antenna pickup, but it does show up. I read somewhere that Dish picks up local channels through fiber optic cables and there should be no loss of signal. It looks like that is not the case. So, how does Dish receive local channels so they can send them up to the satellites?
 

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It entirely depends on what the station provides, some are fiber, some are picked OTA by antenna.
 

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I have one OTA station I want to get and it usually comes in except at certain times. Most often it seems to be near sunset on a hot humid night. To make matters worse it's broadcasting on low VHF 2.

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I have one OTA station I want to get and it usually comes in except at certain times. Most often it seems to be near sunset on a hot humid night. To make matters worse it's broadcasting on low VHF 2.

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What channel is that Spock? VHF 2 is a very difficult station to receive, partially because most VHF antennas these days are for Hi VHF, channels 7-13.
 

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WDPN out of Philidelphia. It doesn't help anything I have a mountain in the way. And I notice it's worse during seasons with leaves on the trees


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