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post #9391 of 9405 Old 11-23-2014, 12:48 PM
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Fourth of July 1987 I had no early plans, so I took a small JVC portable AM/FM/TV receiver to near the top of Sweat Mountain in Marietta, GA. It's not a high peak, but does have a good elevation. This was back when the Today Show was still just 2 hours, ending at 9 am. Checking around the lo-VHF dial on a rotary tuner, I noticed the closing credits of the Today Show being aired on channel 4. With no such channel 4 in the Atlanta area, I started thinking about which station it could be. TV was faster than my brain, and I witnessed several commercials for Los Angeles businesses and street addresses only found in LA. Then at noon Atlanta time, a brief KNBC channel 4 Los Angeles ID. This was on the simple built-in rabbit ears.

I've done a considerable amount of AM dxing in my youth and shortwave listening, but to receive long distance tv reception just seems more fun, for me.

Back to the Vegas Valley, I noticed yesterday that Daystar on KLVD 23.1 was missing for a brief time, then popped back as normal. Today KLVD is showing Daystar on both 23.1 (720p) and 23.2 (480i). This is the first for a dot 2 for them. Is this just a quirk, or something waiting in the wings to launch. Nationally, Daystar has resisted adding sub-channels to their O&O stations.

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Back to the Vegas Valley, I noticed yesterday that Daystar on KLVD 23.1 was missing for a brief time, then popped back as normal. Today KLVD is showing Daystar on both 23.1 (720p) and 23.2 (480i). This is the first for a dot 2 for them. Is this just a quirk, or something waiting in the wings to launch. Nationally, Daystar has resisted adding sub-channels to their O&O stations.
sounds like they are. A few days ago in Minneapolis they did the same thing (go HD on the main station)
Also Daystar does have subchannels on their O&O. They're few and far between but they do. In Mpls -2 is HmongUSA (-3 is now the SD counterpart).
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This was in the late 1970s. I was living outside of Rochester NY. It was probably around 12:30-1:00am. I was flipping around the dial and saw The Tonight Show in progress. I knew it wasn't a local station. I don't remember any specifics, but my mind thinks it was skip out of maybe Ohio. Found color bars on one or two other channels. That was my first and only TV DX.
FM wise, same location, one day I was rolling around the dial and found rock where it shouldn't be. Full strength signal from WFLA in Tampa FL. It lasted about 10 or 15 minutes. Not sure of the antenna, but it might have been the old twin lead dipoles that came with receivers of the day. Somewhere I have that on tape.
AM wise the usual skip but I had the reverse experience. I had a DJ friend at WKBW 1520 in Buffalo. Clear channel, North and South, 50,000 Watts. I went to visit him. It was 1:30 or 2:00am when he got a request call from someone in Florida. It was cool to know there was a DXr down there, and that "KB" was rocking Florida.

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17.7 CAR2NS appears to have replaced its constant repeat of cartoons. Last night was mixed with Beverly Hillbillies & Weird Al music videos. Currently this morning I notice mostly holiday theme music and animation. Also a large banner stating Happy Holidays from Keen 17.7.
PBJ 47.2 still going strong. But noticed this morning a large banner for station i.d. stating Happy Holidays from 47.7.
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17.7 CAR2NS appears to have replaced its constant repeat of cartoons. Last night was mixed with Beverly Hillbillies & Weird Al music videos. Currently this morning I notice mostly holiday theme music and animation. Also a large banner stating Happy Holidays from Keen 17.7.
PBJ 47.2 still going strong. But noticed this morning a large banner for station i.d. stating Happy Holidays from 47.7.
KGNG programs KEEN 17.7, and KGNG has been known to program one of their own channels close to Christmas with plenty of public domain seasonal fare. Perhaps they are shifting that material over to Car2ns on 17.7 KEEN. Any channel that airs Weird Al videos can't be all bad, IMO.

I've suggested in the past that KGNG program a KEEN 17.76 sub-channel the week of the 4th of July with holiday related programming. Patriotic movies and such.

Usually KGNG will air generic ID's (non specific sub-channel reference) when a sudden change occurs, such as the recent re-addition of PBJ on 47.2. It only causes confusion when an inappropriate sub-channel ID is provided.

Sitting in black this Tueday morning is Aviva on KGNG 47.7.

For the past several weekday I've noticed that KVVU 5.1 has had very frequent hiccups while airing Cops Reloaded. It only happens on 5.1 and not on 5.2 weather, so I have rulled out reception issues.

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KGNG programs KEEN 17.7, and KGNG has been known to program one of their own channels close to Christmas with plenty of public domain seasonal fare. Perhaps they are shifting that material over to Car2ns on 17.7 KEEN. Any channel that airs Weird Al videos can't be all bad, IMO.

I've suggested in the past that KGNG program a KEEN 17.76 sub-channel the week of the 4th of July with holiday related programming. Patriotic movies and such.

Usually KGNG will air generic ID's (non specific sub-channel reference) when a sudden change occurs, such as the recent re-addition of PBJ on 47.2. It only causes confusion when an inappropriate sub-channel ID is provided.

Sitting in black this Tueday morning is Aviva on KGNG 47.7.

For the past several weekday I've noticed that KVVU 5.1 has had very frequent hiccups while airing Cops Reloaded. It only happens on 5.1 and not on 5.2 weather, so I have rulled out reception issues.
A video of Weird Al "Christmas at Ground Zero" was really funny. That was on last night.
And like 5.1 and 5.2, channels 8.1, 8.2 and 8.3 kept going out on me last night.
And yes, it appears 47.7 is still blank. Watching OTA here in the valley is worse than playing slot machines. Never know what's going to show up or disappear.
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The PSIP for KEEN 17.7 Car2ns has morphed into "XMAS", reflecting the current programming.

Tuesday evening primetime finds the three sub-channels of KMCC-34 hiding from view.

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Wednesday absentee list:
KHMP 18.4 rf 18.4 Tuff
KEGS 30.1 rf 24.1 colorbars (soon to be Rev'n)
KMCC 34.1 rf 32.1 MundoFox
KMCC 34.2 rf 32.2 The Cool
KMCC 34.3 rf 32.3 The Cool
KGNG 47.7 rf 48.7 Aviva

Why must we have:
KVMY 3.1 rf 2.1 simulcast of KSNV 21.1 rf 22.1
KTNV 13.2 rf 13.2 SD simulcast of 13.1
KHMP 18.3 rf 18.3 simulcast of 18.2
KHDF 19.2 rf 19.2 for lease billboard
KHDF 19.3 rf 19.3 for lease billboard
KHDF 19.4 rf 19.4 for lease billboard
KLVD 23.2 rf 23.2 SD simulcast of 23.1
KEGS 30.1 rf 24.1 colorbars/blank (soon to be Rev'n)
KNBX 31.1 rf 14.1 colorbars
KGNG 47.8 rf 48.8 simulcast of KNBX 31.2

PSIP errors:
KHDF 19.1 shows wrong time & prevents some devices from receiving 19.2, 19.3, & 19.4
KLVD 23.1 shows wrong time and wrong date
KEGS rf 24.2 shows wrong time
KELV 27.1 shows wrong time
KVPX 28.1 shows wrong time
KNBX 31.1 shows wrong time and wrong date (Apr 3, 2009)
K43FO 43.1 shows wrong time
KGNG 47.2 shows "Micasa" instead of "PBJ"
KLSV 50.1 shows "LATV Feed"

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NO TROLL HERE!!! But if the new ATSC broadcast standard is implemented in two years, we will all need a convertor box, or we need to buy a new TV for OTA. The tuners in our current HDTVs and in our convertor boxes will be rendered useless.

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NO TROLL HERE!!! But if the new ATSC broadcast standard is implemented in two years, we will all need a convertor box, or we need to buy a new TV for OTA. The tuners in our current HDTVs and in our convertor boxes will be rendered useless.
Thanks, OTA Junkie. I didn't realize this was in the works. I just read an article on this and not happy that our tv's will once again be junk.
This is the link for what I just read, for those not in the know: http://www.current.org/2014/11/evolu...cast-standard/
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I notice that 47.7 has returned back to our screens. Also, wondering if anyone else is seeing same problem as I regarding tv info. When i press the info button on my remote to get program info, quite a few channels only show DTV program, not actual program name.
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Yep CigarTimeRon. And If you go to paragraph 11 it talks about two way capability to let broadcasters track who is watching. Big Brother continues to grow.
Broadcasters must be angry about all this. They not only have to deal with the expense of the re-pack, and then on top of that their going to get the expense of converting to 3.0. I wonder if all this is an attempt to kill Over The Air broadcasting? Maybe the hope is broadcasters might just give up and take the auction money.
I do like that through antenna giveaways an other educational initiatives, a considerable amount of the huge uneducated population might realize there is free TV out there. The more the merrier.
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Luken's REV'N network launches Monday at 2pm Vegas time. Their website proclaims that the network will air locally on KEGS 30.4 virtual and rf 24.4. Apparently the colorbars/blank screen will remain on 30.1. It should be noted that Vegas may not see the network launch on Monday, but could be a late entry affiliate.

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Friday morning Mako's KEGS disappeared from their rf positions (24.2 and 24.3) of the past several days. Then a few minutes past 11 am the LPTV showed its' face back on channel 30, their virtual display spot. Here's the run down of their offerings:

30.1 colorbars
30.2 Almavision
30.3 Son Life Broadcasting
30.4 Rev'n (starts Monday at 2pm Vegas time...maybe)
30.5 colorbars
30.6 colorbars

So what might materialize on 30.1, 30.5, and 30.6?

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Friday morning Mako's KEGS disappeared from their rf positions (24.2 and 24.3) of the past several days. Then a few minutes past 11 am the LPTV showed its' face back on channel 30, their virtual display spot. Here's the run down of their offerings:

30.1 colorbars
30.2 Almavision
30.3 Son Life Broadcasting
30.4 Rev'n (starts Monday at 2pm Vegas time...maybe)
30.5 colorbars
30.6 colorbars

So what might materialize on 30.1, 30.5, and 30.6?
KEGS should be carrying REVN starting Monday as scheduled.
I am a Mako contract engineer in Sacramento, and according to the powers that be.. the stations slated to have REV'N will start Monday.
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