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post #1 of 4 Old 04-17-2002, 07:24 AM - Thread Starter
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Bare with me, I'm new to the HD OTA stuff...
Last night I was surfing and a new channel popped up on 80-3, which wasn't present the day before. It was a travelogue show on rome and while I was watching it, the picture broke down and the channel switched to 16-3, another previously unknown channel. I've been actively searching for upcoming channel on TitanTV and saw nothing about this one. The only logo I saw was NJN for awhile.

Anyone know how I can find any info on this/these channels?

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You were probably experiencing tropospheric ducting, a station from far away bouncing around in the atmosphere, 80-3 is the channel used for the pbs feed and is passed along with the mapped channel by some PBS stations around the country.

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You are watching WHRO-DT (Norfolk, Hampton) channel 16. It is the national PBS demo loop.


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Could have been the tropo and another station overriding the signal of the local PBS.

The tropo forecast and convective inhibition were prime for you to receive some distant stations.
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