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No difference in signal for me, but I am in Spanish Fort only a few miles from the tower.

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7 years ago, WFGX made its appearance in the Mobile Area for first time after nearly 23 years after moving the coverage to Baldwin County.

MyNetworkTV was shown on Television in Mobile for first time after nearly 4 years.

Before it was shown in Mobile, the residents has to rely on tape trading of shows which was only aired on WFGX excluding the shows from The WB/Kids WB until fall 2001 and other shows.

If anything Pokemom cartoon/anime-related in the Mobile area until WBPG (now WFNA) was first launched, there was either legal VHS tapes (including the first three films, The First Movie, 2000, and 3), VHS tape trading (like you record your favorite shows or episodes on the VHS player), or travelling outside of Mobile area to watch it on other The WB affiliates.

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The problems over at WPMI are getting so bad that Greg Peterson is having to apologize during the newscast about the "technical upgrades" that are underway.

They have to be doing some kind of hubbing. It would make sense if they are having to beam the signal back and forth from Mobile to Pensacola and back to the tower. Lots of room for error.
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My Dish receiver registers all the WALA channels at a 75 out of100. I get 100 on all the other locals. It was 75 before they added the 4th sub channel.
The number of subchannels a station runs shouldn't affect the signal strength at all. The other poster was asking about picture quality.

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The problems over at WPMI are getting so bad that Greg Peterson is having to apologize during the newscast about the "technical upgrades" that are underway.

They have to be doing some kind of hubbing. It would make sense if they are having to beam the signal back and forth from Mobile to Pensacola and back to the tower. Lots of room for error.
I saw that tonight, meanwhile he looked kind of like Max Headroom with all the glitches and dropouts as he did the apology.

One thing that has improved tonight was the audio level was back up close to where it used to be. It's no longer super quiet like WEAR's audio.

As long as I've had DirecTV, I've also had a problem with the picture "jerking back and forth" at random while watching NBC programming on the DVR. I even posted a video about it years ago on YouTube but no one had a solution. Ever since the behind-the-scenes changes, though, that issue has ceased. So I can handle the glitches and momentary dropouts if it means the herky-jerky back and forth issue is fixed.
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The problems over at WPMI are getting so bad that Greg Peterson is having to apologize during the newscast about the "technical upgrades" that are underway.
It bugs me when a station is having OTA signal problems and doesn't use their website, Facebook, Twitter or a crawl to notify their viewers and keep them updated. They are sure to use all those tools when they are having a retransmission dispute with Dish, DirecTV or a cable company. Lightning and equipment failures happen, just keep us informed.

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It bugs me when a station is having OTA signal problems and doesn't use their website, Facebook, Twitter or a crawl to notify their viewers and keep them updated. They are sure to use all those tools when they are having a retransmission dispute with Dish, DirecTV or a cable company. Lightning and equipment failures happen, just keep us informed.
You would think that they would have a "Technical Difficulties" slide for stuff like these. But it's probably automated, so the randomness still happens because there's no one to control it, and when it breaks, there's no one to flip the switch to fix it!
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WPMI Signal Level: 100% Signal Quality: 100% , but screen blank, this morning, guess they're still having trouble.

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What bugs me is when the station runs a weather crawl across the bottom of the screen or a radar in the lower corner at the same time that the network is furnishing program info on the current program in the same space and you cannot even read the network info, which in many cases is relevant to the current program.

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Finally up and running in my new location in West Mobile...near Airport and Snow. The difference in reception from my prior location off Sollie Road is night and day. Not only am I getting all of the locals (including the ever-troublesome WALA), but I'm getting all 3 Biloxi stations and even semi-reliable reception of WHLT in Hattiesburg! I may have been atmospherically blessed, but the tvfool map shows me in dark blue for them.

This is with a moderately sized outdoor antenna...I can't wait until I get the permanent one hooked up!
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I keep waiting for at least some of the locals to be added to the OTT services, such as Playstation Vue, Directvnow, Slingtv, etc.

As far as I know, none of these services offer any Mobile-Pensacola network stations. That seems odd in that Mobile is the 60th TV market.

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Still getting Hattiesburg stations, and now WDAM is even coming in strong!

WXXV is a little intermittent probably from interference from WFBD. Unfortunately, WXXVs picture quality is garbage, while WDAM and WLOX have no problem streaming 2 HD channels and another in SD.
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I keep waiting for at least some of the locals to be added to the OTT services, such as Playstation Vue, Directvnow, Slingtv, etc.

As far as I know, none of these services offer any Mobile-Pensacola network stations. That seems odd in that Mobile is the 60th TV market.
I believe Sinclair has signed a deal that would make all of their Network affiliates available on YouTube's platform eventually. Not sure if WPMI and WJTC would be included since they're only operated by Sinclair and not owned directly.

Since Nexstar owns WKRG and WFNA, it would be a large deal when it would happen. Maybe a bright side to most of our stations being owned by mega-companies.
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