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Software to help fine tune OTA HD?

Discussion in 'Local Reception' started by DustoMan, Oct 15, 2008.

  1. DustoMan

    DustoMan Godfather

    Jul 16, 2005
    I'm wondering if there's software out there that I can use on my computer that shows ATSC signal strength so I can make sure I have my antenna pointed in the optimal direction. The tuning bars in Vista Media Center don't really tell me a whole lot and don't seem to refresh very fast. Does anyone know of something I can use?
  2. rhambling

    rhambling Godfather

    Dec 19, 2007
    search for a off-air signal meter.
  3. scooper

    scooper Hall Of Fame

    Apr 22, 2002
    Youngsville NC
    There's some good websites - the best one currently available is www.tvfool.com

    You can start with your address (or Lat/Long) and it will give direction and anticipated signal strength for each station. And it uses the same models as the FCC, with perhaps a more pessismistic set of parameters.

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