I use an OTA quad tuner to get my local affiliates. I have 2 different towers I can pickup for the same NBC affiliate (WGAL):
Real Channel 35 is the closer and more reliable signal; and
Real Channel 8 is the main tower signal but farther away.
When I run a manual scan, unless I'm having a problem with the signal on Channel 35, the tuner will always pickup channel 35. However, occasionally I'm having issues where Channel 35 goes blank and when I do a rescan, I then pickup Channel 8. However, Channel 8 is not always consistently strong enough, especially in the mornings when my wife is trying to watch the Today Show.
I'd like to be able to have both channels in my guide, the stronger Channel 35 linked to my normal virtual channel 8-1, and then have the Real Channel 8 mapped to an adjoining unassigned channel, say 9-1 with the same guide. That way if she can't get it on one channel, she can easily switch over to the other.
Unfortunately when I do the channel scan on the HDHomerun admin page, it won't display both real channels, it only shows the virtual channel. I can manually tune to Real Channel 8 using a tuning app on my phone and I can see it's using the right channel due to the MHZ it displays, but how can I do this in Channels? Any suggestion on how I can do what I am suggesting above? And unfortunately, our NBC doesn't have a ATSC 3.0 channel yet, so that's not an option.
Thanks for any suggestions.