HD HomeRun Channel Scans


My home is located at an elevation of 315 feet above sea level near the geological center of San Francisco, California, 3/4 mile east of Sutro Tower.  My antennas are mounted at various heights from 20 to 40 feet above ground level. To see photos of my antennas, visit my antenna page.

NOTE: While HD Home Run receiver scans are working properly, the software that saves the scan lists has become very intermittent lately.  However, the feed to the Rabbitears site is still working fine.  For the most up-to-date information, view the Rabbitears charts.

In the scan lists you'll find the frequency and channel number shown, and "Lock" followed by "8vsb" if over the air TV reception is found on the channel.  This is followed by the Signal Strength (ss), the Siqnal to Noise Quality (snq) and Signal Error Quality (seq).  The value of "seq" is based on the number of uncorrectable digital errors detected.  Next is the unique TSID assigned to each station by the FCC, which is transmitted by the station along with the PSIP information showing program channels, virtual channels and the identification of each virtual channel.

If there is a lock but no TSID or PSIP information is shown, the signal was not strong enough or did not have sufficient quality for the information to be detected by the tuner.

Channel charts and maps showing the stations received by my receivers are available at the Rabbit Ears website.  The scans are sent to the Rabbit Ears site: http://www.rabbitears.info/ and are displayed on charts and on maps on the "Live Bandscan" pages.

Note: The chart updates for my channel 0 and channel 1 are updated infrequently, while the charts for channels 2 and 3 are updated several times each hour.


Channel 0:
Ability LP345 Log Periodic at 350 degrees

Channel 0 local scan

Channel 0 Rabbit Ears chart


Channel 1:
Antennas Direct SR-15 at 200 degrees

Channel 1 local scan

Channel 1 Rabbit Ears chart


Channel 2:
UHF Antennas Direct 91XG at 190 degrees

Channel 2 local scan

Channel 2 Rabbit Ears chart


Channel 3:
Winegard HD8200U
The HD8200U is on a rotor, so it can be pointed in any direction.
It is normally pointed at 190 degrees or 350 degrees for best
coverage of Bay Area stations.

Channel 3 local scan

Channel 3 Rabbit Ears chart


Channel 4:
Various antennas
Switched input - used for experimenting and testing
-- All band Winegard HD8200U on rotor
-- UHF Antennas Direct 91XG at 190 degrees
-- Antennas Direct SR-15 at 200 degrees
-- Channel Master CM4228 at 220 degrees
-- Channel Master CM4228 with Clearstream 5 at 245 degrees
-- Ability LP345 Log Periodic at 350 degrees

Channel 4 local scan

This receiver is not available on Rabbit Ears charts

Maps on the Rabbit Ears Website:

See maps showing the signal paths from all of the participating receivers across the country at http://www.rabbitears.info/all_tuners

Maximum Signals Received:

A report taken from all of my Channel Scans that shows maximum signals received over time for each channel can be found in my Reception History.

Station Lists:

For a list of all stations within 100 miles of San Francisco showing full details on transmitter, virtual and repack channels, call letters, programming, city of license, transmitter location, power, antenna height and more, check out my DTV Channel Lists.

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