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post #631 of 6026 Old 02-15-2004, 09:29 AM
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I emailed Derick at WMC regarding when/if they would be carried by Time Warner Cable. Derick said they were working on a contract and should be on cable shortly.
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This is more weirdness...............

I could get all memphis OTA except WMC. I have my OTA antenna diplexed with sat feed into e86.

I just now went and unhooked the sat feed that went into the diplexer and instantally I got a picture and have signal strenth of 65-70 where before I unhooked diplexer I had 22.

It seems to me that the frequency used for 52 is subjuect to odd happenings when split, or diplexed, or ran through surge suppresor. I guess it could also be an E86 issue..........any other E86 users having this issue??

I've seen things you wouldn't believe. Attack ships on fire off the shoulder of Orion. I watched C-beams glitter in the dark near the Tannhauser gate.
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Getting daytona 500 badly on 52 but they have it on one of the pax channels and am picking it up fine
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Hello-

This is my first post. I have recently joined the HD ranks and I'm very happy so far! I have one question though....I have a Channel Guard 4221 antenna mounted on my roof feeding directly (no diplexer) into my Dish Network 811 HD receiver. I get the 4 PAX channels, WMC-nbc, WPTY-abc, and WLMT--upn no problem with a good 70-90% signal strength just outside of Memphis here in Southaven, MS. I just got the antenna up yesterday, and my problem is with WREG-cbs...is this station having problems? I thought this was the most reliable station around, and most of the time I can't get it because its at 49% signal strength, although I was getting it briefly this morning at 70-80%. I have my antenna supposedly pointed directly at their tower, so I'm wondering if I'm doing something wrong or if this station is just having problems on their end. Any help would be appreciated! Thanks!

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I had extermely good results untill about the last 50 laps, and started having severe breakups...........makes me wonder if my E86 was heating up.

Was to busy watching Jr win to try and find a fan to cool it down, just switched to SD and it looked lousy compared to the HD.

I've seen things you wouldn't believe. Attack ships on fire off the shoulder of Orion. I watched C-beams glitter in the dark near the Tannhauser gate.
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dirk1843,

I believe the breakup problems were coming from NBC national....even when the screen was blacking out, my receiver was still saying I was getting a 16x9 signal.....just didn't have anything to show. Other than that I think they did a decent job. One look at the SD signal was all it took to drive it home....NASCAR is an ideal sport for HD.

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Every time I checked it today WMC-DT was off air....

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I also noticed around the last 50 laps that the screen would go blank or half of the screen would be blank, pixelation, and so on. I also think it was a national problem. I haven't checked yet but I was still showing that sound "should've" been coming thru. Usually when the signal locally breaks up I can tell on my Yamaha reciever that shows 2 speakers. They were on the whole time even when the picture went blank.
I checked and was getting a signal of 65-72 pretty much the whole time. I just checked it during the news and was getting 90-100%. Anyone have an idea why this was happening?

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Well, I guess no one wanted to answer my question

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I've been getting WREG pegged at 100 for quite a while now. Some other people here live in Southaven and should be able to help you out.

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Kevin no know issues with CBS.

You may find that it is a weather issue, or even an equipment related issue as I have had.

I've seen things you wouldn't believe. Attack ships on fire off the shoulder of Orion. I watched C-beams glitter in the dark near the Tannhauser gate.
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What I can't figure out is why I can get the rest of the channels (pax, nbc, abc, upn) at 70-90%, yet even rotating my antenna and pointing it directly at the cbs tower, which is supposedly the best one and is the closest to me, I can never get better than 49%, and thats not even consistant...it jumps from 0-49%. I've gotten it a time or two briefly at eighty something percent, but most of the time nothing. My antenna is roof mounted and wired directly to my receiver, no diplexer. Any ideas on what the deal is??? It is really irritating that I can't get this channel! Also, which channel is cbs...sometimes I get the 49% on 28, sometimes I get it on 3?

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3 and 28 are the same thing. 28 is designated as the digital channel for WREG. What shows up on 3-1 and 3-2 will also show up on 28-1 and 28-2. If you are still having problems, what you might want to do is email the engineer at WREG at ron.walter@wreg.com He might be able to help you out.

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Thanks, I wrote him...guess we'll see what happens. I live just barely across the state line in MS, and almost into Walls, so I have to point my antenna to 45 degrees to get CBS....I'm wondering if there isn't something off in the distance that I'm not aware off blocking the signal?

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How close are you to the towers??

At 60+ miles I have no trouble with CBS. I wonder if it is a multipath issue.

You might try a an antenna with less gain and/or more directional.

I am not familar with that particualr anteanna.

Tell us alittle more about it.

I've seen things you wouldn't believe. Attack ships on fire off the shoulder of Orion. I watched C-beams glitter in the dark near the Tannhauser gate.
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The antenna is a Channel Master 4221/3021 medium range (45 miles) UHF directional antenna, its 4"x20"x36" and has 4 bays and 16 elements. I have it mounted on my roof, and directly connected to my Dish Network 811 HD receiver, no diplexer. The cbs tower is the closest to me at 19 miles, but I only get 49% signal, even when I rotate the antenna. The other Memphis stations/towers are actually further from me, but I get all of them....upn, pax, nbc, and abc at 70-90%. I just can't figure out why I can't get cbs...it just doesn't make any sense to me, and they haven't replied to my email. Any help you can give me would be appreciated!

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You may have just happened to get your antenna in a null for WREG. You could try moving the antenna a few inches forward or back, even up or down, could make the difference. Take a look at these links:

http://www.kyes.com/antenna/propagation.html
http://www.hdtvprimer.com/ANTENNAS/siting.html
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Kevin,
I don't know if I mentioned it when I answered your question at HTF, but it may be your 811. There are some tuner sensitivity issues being talked about in the HDTV Hardware section.

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Kevin,

I'm in Gtown with a 4228.....no problems at all with WREG. WREG, WPTY, and WLMT (not hi-def just digital) are very consistent on my end. WMC has been spotty but is gettting better (although I do experience an audio sync problem.)

Sorry I missed your post earlier - got tunnel vision on the Daytona 500!

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Is there a local Channel Master retailer here in Memphis?
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I don't know if there is a local Channel Master dealer or not, I bought mine off the internet at solidsignal.com. I still haven't heard from wreg, I'm wondering if maybe I'm in a dead spot for their signal...I REALLY don't want to move my antenna, so I'm thinking about maybe a second antenna for just that channel. I suppose it could be the 811 receiver, but I get all the rest of the channels no problem...and if it is the receiver, then its all 811 receivers because this is my second one. The first one had problems with the component output so I had it replaced, but it didn't get wreg either. The only problem I have with the channels I do get is nbc...often the audio is out of sync and doesn't match the lips of the people, that and the sound often sounds like its coming out of an echo box!

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The only problem I have with the channels I do get is nbc...often the audio is out of sync and doesn't match the lips of the people, that and the sound often sounds like its coming out of an echo box!

Thats normal for WMC. Although I've never seen an audio problem on Leno.

There is a guy on here with the user name SolidSignal. He is from that company. Send him a PM and see what he has to say.

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Well, I guess I was just in a void for WREG. Today I went a got a small amplified indoor antenna and I get WREG with it just fine at over 80%. I spliced both antenna feeds together with a spliter and plugged it into my receiver and now I get all the channels. WMC doesn't like my new small antenna, so I have to turn the small one off when not watching WREG, but I can live with that, at least I get them all now! Thanks to everyone for your help!

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What happens when you have both antennas being used at the same time? Are you able to pick up both WREG and WMC pretty good?

I had to buy a smaller antenna to get WMC almost exclusively. I have 2 antennas, a big one in the attic and a smaller one as far away from it as possible and I am not having any problems. Have you tried using both antennas at the same time?

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No, the WRC signal goes in the toilet when I switch the small antenna's amp on...the rest of the channels seem to be ok with it as long as the gain is low, but WRC hates it regardless, so I leave it switched off unless I'm watching WREG. The two antennas are pretty far apart, the large one is on my roof at the other end of the house, and the small one is on top of my television. Its not the most ideal situation to have to switch the amp on when watching WREG and off when I'm not, but I can live with it and at least I have it now! I get all the stations now pretty decently...WREG 77%, WPTY 90%, WLMT 84%, PAXX 71%, and WMC 67%...of course these vary, but this is what they are at as I write this.

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I talked to a contact at WMC today, confirmed what I thought I already knew. They are indeed having trouble with their transmission facilities for HD. They are waiting on getting a skilled HD Tech to come in to fix among other things the audio sync issues, which is why i'm sure they aren't talking to the public (i.e. replying to email).
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Thanks for the info. Personally I think it would have been best for them to say they are having audio problems. But like you said, we all knew what it was.

Your user name reminded me of something I wanted to ask. Does anyone else who uses Tivo have this problem? I record Reba, What I like about you, and Grounded for life on Friday nights from WLMT. I am using an s-video out cable. On only these shows there is a yellow tint. Everything else I watch looks fine. Does anyone else have this problem?

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...the rest of the channels seem to be ok with it as long as the gain is low, but WRC hates it regardless, so I leave it switched off unless I'm watching WREG...

If switching the amp off/on is a hassle, get a wireless AC outlet control.
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Getting a strong NBC (52-2) test signal right now.
Signal is in the 60's, higher from them, that I've had in a while.
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Wow, actually getting SNL, but obviously not in HD.
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