Size Matters

Yes, the TV saga continues. You see, we gave up cable/satellite TV years ago and now rely on our roof antennae for our TV programs. There are quite a lot of them, although if you remove the Spanish, religious, and shopping networks, the number is reduced by 25-30%.

Having inherited our son’s 49.5″ TV (he upgraded to a 50″) we quickly attached it to our antennae then scanned for channels.

60 channels popped up but not any of the 5 PBS channels (yes, I am a This Old House and Antiques Roadshow junkie).

The next morning, I climbed onto the roof and checked out the antennae splitter we use and found this:


Now, we should all remember from Sesame Street that one of this things is not like the other. The smaller hole keeps the connection to the antennae wire snug whereas the broken plastic guide allows for anarchy. But to test my theory, I switched the cables and did another channel search. Instead of 60 we now picked up 92 channels, including PBS.

I also ordered a new splitter and installed it. Now both TVs have the same number of channels and I’m back to watching 3 of them:D.

Until next time!

About Linda Andrews

Linda Andrews lives with her husband and three children in Phoenix, Arizona. When she announced to her family that her paranormal romance was to be published, her sister pronounce: "What else would she write? She’s never been normal." All kidding aside, writing has become a surprising passion. So just how did a scientist start to write paranormal romances? What other option is there when you’re married to romantic man and live in a haunted house? If you’ve enjoyed her stories or want to share your own paranormal experience feel free to email the author at She’d love to hear from you.
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