HD HomeRun Channel Scans

RECEPTION REPORTS FROM LARRY'S HD HOME RUN RECEIVERS


Below you'll find links to the results of live channel scans of my two HD Home Run receivers.  Each receiver has two inputs, so I am able to monitor four antennas.  The results, shown below, show the signals received by each receiver.

The channels on my HD Home Run receivers are labeled 0 though 3.  The antennas on Channel 0 are on a rotor, so the signals shown there will, of course, vary a lot depending on where the antennas are pointed.  The other antennas are all locked down, so readings will be similar for every scan, but will show changing conditions.

I am located at an elevation of 315 feet above sea level near the geological center of San Francisco, California.  To see photos of my antennas, visit my antenna page.  For a list of the stations within 100 miles of this location check out my DTV-HDTV Channel Lists.

DECIPHERING LOCAL SCANS:
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In the local scans for each channel 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. The HDHR tuners are not as good as some of the tuners in my home TV receivers in rejecting multipath, so I am often able to watch channels that do not appear here with PSIP information.

RABBITEARS MAPS:
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The scans from my receivers are also sent to the Rabbit Ears website: http://www.rabbitears.info/ for their "Live Bandscan" pages.  Maps are available at Rabbit Ears. You'll find links to the maps below.


Channel 0:
Antennas Direct 91XG/Antennacraft Y-10-7-13 -
on a rotor, so direction will vary.

Channel 0 local scan

Channel 0 Rabbit Ears chart

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Channel 1:
Channel Master CM4228 on Chimney -
pointing in the direction of 220 degrees.

Channel 1 local scan

Channel 1 Rabbit Ears chart

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Channel 2:
Antennas Direct C5/Channel Master CM-4228
Pointing at 250 degrees

Channel 2 local scan

Channel 2 Rabbit Ears chart

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Channel 3:
Switched input - used for experimenting and testing -
Normal Setting: Antennas Direct SR-15 at 345 degrees
Other possible settings:
--Channel Master CM4228 on Chimney (same as channel 1)
--Antennas Direct C5/Channel Master CM4228 at 250 degrees (same as channel 2)
--LP345 Log Periodic at 50 degrees (same as channel 4)
--Lava OmniPro HD-8008 omni-directional antenna

Channel 3 local scan

Channel 3 Rabbit Ears chart

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Channel 4:
Ability LP345 Log Periodic -
pointing in the direction of 50 degrees.

Channel 4 local scan

Channel 4 Rabbit Ears chart

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Maps on the Rabbit Ears Website:

See maps showing the signal paths from my receivers and all of the participating receivers across the country:

United States: http://www.rabbitears.info/all_tuners

Maximum Signals Received:

A report from all of my Channel Scans showing maximum signals received over time:  Reception History



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