If you're an over-the-air television viewer and having trouble picking up the Heat vs. Mavericks NBA showdown this week, the problem could be due to an antenna change at WTVD.
WTVD is in the process of replacing their current horizontal antenna with a circular polarized antenna, which general manager John Idler says will have double the power for over-the-air viewers.
“It will mean an improved signal for viewers, and we'll also be able to reach more of them," Idler said.
Maintenance workers took down the old antenna yesterday, but work on the new antenna won't be completed for about a week. In the interim, the station is using an auxiliary antenna to broadcast its signal.
Idler says viewers could have some reception problems, but they really shouldn't notice much of a difference this week. As of Wednesday, Idler said the station had only received three emails from viewers with minor issues in outlying areas.
The phone number to reach the station’s Durham office is (919) 683-1111. ABC11 can be viewed on over-the-air channels 11.1, 11.2, 11.3.
The change does not affect cable and satellite viewers.