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About Antennas

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A Basic List of Channels

Connect Converter

Connecting Converter to TV and VCR

Converter Manuals

DTV Quarterly Activity Station Reports

For more information, check www.kmos.org or call our main office during business hours (800-753-3436)

If you have trouble picking up channel 6, follow these steps:

* point your antenna towards Syracuse, MO;
* use the largest UHF/VHF antenna rated for long distances;
* mount it as high as possible;
* use an amplifier mounted on the antenna;
* a rotor device will allow you turn it to each of the stations you want, so that you can get the best reception for all stations. Some viewers have mounted two separate antennas - and attach them to the same television/receiver with a combiner.

KMOS Coverage Area - Grade B approximation.
Map of KMOS coverage

Other issues include:
* Ensuring that none of the antenna elements are broken, and that all the wiring is well-connected;
* That you use a coaxial cable and not a flat ribbon with 2 wires. The latter allows interference from electrical lines in your house;
* The antenna should be firmly mounted, if it blows in the wind, the signal will be affected;
* Digital signals in the UHF range are highly directional and don't travel well over hills or around buildings or trees.
* When moving the antenna to tune the signal, be sure to give the receiver 30 seconds or so to register the signal;
* The 'cliff effect' means that you either get a good picture, or no picture - there is no static in-between. You might have a signal that is just barely strong enough, but moving the antenna slightly will cause it to disappear.

To see more information about antennas and the stations you might receive, visit www.antennapoint.com , www.antennaweb.org or www.tvfool.com

Do you have cable or satellite?
If you receive KMOS through a pay service, like cable or satellite, then they are responsible for installing the equipment to deliver KMOS (and other broadcast stations) to you. If you do have trouble, please contact your provider. KMOS has contacted many of the cable systems, and will work with others who have yet to complete the transition.

Let us know if you have any questions or comments regarding the transition, but be sure to check out some of these resources for more details.

We are happy to help answer your questions about the transition, so don't hesitate to contact us.