Testing TV antenna signal
Back in the CB days I bought a SWR meter so I could 'tune' my CB antenna. Can I use it to view signal strength for OTA TV signals?
When the OTA signals went digital, I installed an antenna in my attic so I could view local channels.....Off provider.
Much better HD reception on both audio and video than from provider!
Of the dozen or so local OTA stations, most all are on one tower about 15mi away and all 'look down' on my location.
Bougth a Tivo to record those signals and had a problem yesterday. The signal from the local Fox station kept pixelating and the recorded program was unwatchable....NASCAR race.
The Tivo has a signal-strength meter for all signals received and it kept going from 0 to 80+ on that one station only.
The day was VERY windy, but unless there was a problem at the tower, that shouldn't matter.....right?
My antenna is not amplified, so that could be a problem on that one station, or maybe going through the Tivo degraded the signal strength enough to cause the pixelating?
Anyway, I'm curious if my SWR meter is of any use with this problem?