Know someone who wants to know what to do about the Digital TV Conversion?
Update #2: They're out of coupons.
Update #3: Posts in this series now have easy-to-remember TinyURLs:
tinyURL.com/dtv-pdx This post.
tinyURL.com/dtv-qanda Q&A on DTV conversion.
tinyURL.com/dtv-ready How to tell if your TV set is digital-ready.
DIGITAL TV CONVERSION
Thanks to The Consumerist blog for this diagram.
If your set is NOT digital-ready, AND you don't have cable or satellite, you'll need a converter.
Many Portland stations will change their channel assignments. Click on this chart of Portland-area stations, sorted by their network, to see it in a new window or tab with greater clarity.
Since the list above shows every VHF station in Metro Portland will also have a UHF channel, you can go UHF-only, and therefore a VHF antenna isn't needed.
Below, please find a model antenna made for less than $10 in materials. Specifics on antenna design will follow over the next few days.