I'm having a nightmare...
I move to the wide open spaces and have the run of channels 2 through 83 with only one 24/7 local. 500 mile tropo is a daily occurrence. DX antennas are plentiful. I have the keys to the TV DX candy store. And then...
Channels 70 through 83 are swiped for cell phones.
New local TV stations begin operation.
100 KW FM (4 miles from the house) goes on air.
A Cell Site is built less than a mile from the house.
More local stations are running 24/7.
Lightning strikes wipe out pre-amps, VCRs, TVs, etc.
Channels 52 through 69 are swiped for cell phones, etc.
Format change-over to DTV.
Ice storm wipes out antennas.
All local stations now running 24/7.
Several battles with local power company over noisy power lines.
Local cell site begins 4G LTE (700+ MHz) operation. (Big QRM)
Canadian and Mexican analogs are going or gone.
Good DX antennas are getting hard to find.
I'm not an FM DXer but even I notice the FM band is getting over-crowded
FCC proposes taking channels 30? through 51 for more cell / data expansion.
FCC proposes repacking all of OTA TV into channels 2 through 30?
Oh, and let's switch to another DTV format while we're at it.
... The sad part is, my nightmare is real.
73, Ed NN2E
Owner / Operator - Murphy's Law Test Site & Thunderstorm Proving Grounds
Last edited by NN2E; 12-01-2016 at 02:57 PM.
"You Might Be a Redneck If...
Your TV is on 24/7.
Your TV has been permanently on for over a decade.
The only time your TV is off is during a power outage.
Your TV gets 512 channels, but you go outside to use the bathroom.
Your new TV is sitting on top of your old TV.
Your TV costs more than all of your other furniture.
Your deer-stand has a TV antenna on it.
Your cable provider has no idea that you exist."