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post #4351 of 4538 Old 10-27-2010, 02:02 PM
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Probably cable leakage from a nearby cable system. Does the nearby system have KDKA on 2?

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well, I'm feeling pretty silly about now.

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Anyone know what happened to the business channel on 16.2? It has been MIA for the past 3 or 4 days.
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I think I might have solved the case of the missing CMG-TV subchannel.

Ion Buying WQEX Pittsburgh for $3 Million

This is something they should have done long ago and would finally give them an OTA presence here in the largest market they don't have one. It's been a long and windy road to get one, as trying to get an affiliate of Ion's predecessor Pax, involving 16 and 40, fell through back in the late 90s.
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About a week and a half ago we had a big change in the air mass over the Pittsburgh/Western PA region. So is anyone else having TV reception problems?

I suppose I should point out all the signals I receive at my location are via 2-edge diffraction (strong broadcast stations like KDKA, WTAE, WPGH, etc.) or by Tropo (weak broadcast stations like WTRF).

As for me, my viewing has been dependent not on what shows I want to watch, but on what stations I can receive depending on the time of day; how high the sun is; the air temperature, etc, etc.
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A little late to reply but I'm having trouble with KDKA for the last 3 weeks.
The signal strength has dropped to almost nothing since then. I get alot of pixelation too. All my other stations are fine though.....

I hope they haven't cut back on their signal strength intentionally....

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Weigel Broadcasting of Chicago, part owner of THIS, will be launching Me-TV (Memorable Entertainment Television) nationwide December 8. Me-TV has been airing on subchannels on Weigel stations in Chicago and Milwaukee for several years.

It'll be interesting to see if WTAE picks it up, since being an affiliate of THIS it would have first right of refusal.

Weigel Broadcasting Inc. Announces the National Launch of its Classic TV Network, 'Me-TV'
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I can't believe that I can only get WTAE this morning. all other channels seem to be not coming in.

Anyone else having weird issues this week?

Joe, from North Hills, Bellevue

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EDIT: Well now I seem to be getting everything. So who knows....
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WPCB is now broadcasting an HD signal on 40-1 and have started an SD channel on 40-3.
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hi I'm experimenting with OTA HD channels.

I'm in Pittsburgh near Oakland, using rabbit ears & get all channels ok (ABC, CBS, NBC, PBS) but struggle to get WPGH 43 (FOX 53.1) Its 4.3 miles away according to antennaweb. Anyone have ideas how to fix this ? Thanks
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I'm a mile away in the North Hills and I struggle as well.
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Antennaweb is not terribly accurate. Use TVFool.com instead. Be sure to use your complete address for best results.

A different style of indoor antenna may be in order. A loop/rabbit ears combo is the first thing to try, as they are very cheap. A Terk HDTVi would be the next thing to try.
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has anyone heard about when ion is suppose to take over wqex
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The FCC has to approve the sale of WQEX to Ion. Once they give the OK, it'll take a day, a week, a month, who knows for the switch to be final.
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Speaking of the FCC, has anyone heard anything about KDKA's translator in Morgantown? It's been almost two years since they applied (July of 2009).
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Speaking of the FCC, has anyone heard anything about KDKA's translator in Morgantown? It's been almost two years since they applied (July of 2009).
After a year in waiting I gave up on them to do this. I'm still hoping to see something but I'd bet it has something to do with market based funding. Since then I put up the old UHF/VHF antenna and pointed it south toward WDTV CH5 Clarksburg, WV and started watching CBS from there. I have only seen KDKA 3 or 4 times since they went digital.

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After a year in waiting I gave up on them to do this. I'm still hoping to see something but I'd bet it has something to do with market based funding. Since then I put up the old UHF/VHF antenna and pointed it south toward WDTV CH5 Clarksburg, WV and started watching CBS from there. I have only seen KDKA 3 or 4 times since they went digital.

Do you also receive WBOY and WVFX?

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Do you also receive WBOY and WVFX?

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I get WBOY 90% of the time using a higher mounted VHF 10 element yagi antenna. I have had very little luck in getting WVFX Fox, about as good as trying to get KDKA. I was hoping to get WVFX because Fox Network is a tough one to get where I am located.

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Back on November 28, I mentioned that Weigel Broadcasting was launching another retro TV network and Pittsburgh will be getting it...at the cost of another retro TV network.

Me-TV will replace RTV at 11-2 effective June 13: http://www.pittsburghlive.com/x/pitt.../s_730137.html.
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Back on November 28, I mentioned that Weigel Broadcasting was launching another retro TV network and Pittsburgh will be getting it...at the cost of another retro TV network.

Me-TV will replace RTV at 11-2 effective June 13: http://www.pittsburghlive.com/x/pitt.../s_730137.html.

ty for the info that is a total shock cause they havent done much to get affliates like antenna tv has and i thought for sure antenna tv would be first in pittsburgh market but getting back to rtv i am thinking its not the last we heard of them they can get on one of the other channel like 22 or 53 they both can have another subchannel so i wouldnt worry just yet we might lose rtv temp but im sure they will be back
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ty for the info that is a total shock cause they havent done much to get affliates like antenna tv has and i thought for sure antenna tv would be first in pittsburgh market but getting back to rtv i am thinking its not the last we heard of them they can get on one of the other channel like 22 or 53 they both can have another subchannel so i wouldnt worry just yet we might lose rtv temp but im sure they will be back

Seriously? No sentences or paragraphs?

Hint: You might find sentences useful when attempting to communicate with humans.

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ty for the info that is a total shock cause they havent done much to get affliates like antenna tv has

What? Antenna TV has very few affiliates outside of those owned or operated by its parent company, Tribune, just like MeTV.

Announced MeTV affiliates not owned by Weigel:
WCCB Charlotte
WOLO Columbia
WFXB Myrtle Beach
WFXS Wausau
WPXI Pittsburgh
K46KA Pahrump

Total: 6

Announced Antenna TV affiliates not owned by Tribune/Local TV:
KGMC Fresno
WDRB Louisville
KWKB Cedar Rapids
WNMN Saranac Lake (Burlington)
WJFW Wausau
KWWT Odessa
WZMQ Marquette
K26GS/K07XL Harrison

Total: 8

Not a huge difference, really.

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Seriously? No sentences or paragraphs?

Hint: You might find sentences useful when attempting to communicate with humans.

Edit: looking at you posting history, it appears that you have yet to post using sentences. Please be courteous to everyone on AVS and start using sentences!

ok whatever u say didnt kow you were a teacher.thought this was a forum not school
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ok whatever u say didnt kow you were a teacher.thought this was a forum not school

If you wish to correspond with technical people, you'll need to loose the attitude and the terrible lack of communications skills you have exhibited. If you want to converse like a slacker, text someone or go hang out with people who think that acting the fool is actually cool.
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If you wish to correspond with technical people, you'll need to loose the attitude and the terrible lack of communications skills you have exhibited. If you want to converse like a slacker, text someone or go hang out with people who think that acting the fool is actually cool.

i dont have an attitude,as far as technical people whats technical about talking about station swapping among other things.
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I think I might have solved the case of the missing CMG-TV subchannel.

Ion Buying WQEX Pittsburgh for $3 Million

This is something they should have done long ago and would finally give them an OTA presence here in the largest market they don't have one. It's been a long and windy road to get one, as trying to get an affiliate of Ion's predecessor Pax, involving 16 and 40, fell through back in the late 90s.

Does anybody have any NEW info on ION?
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Does anybody have any NEW info on ION?
Just got off the phone with someone at wqed. She said ion wont be on til september30th.That is when the shopnbc contract runs out.
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Does anybody have any NEW info on ION?

The call letters have changed as 16-1 is now showing up as "WINP-DT," the ones ION planned to use.
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My apologizes if this is posted in the wrong forum but I couldn't find a Uniontown thread.

I just heard from a friend and saw online in a newspaper article that Atlantic Broadband has switched to 100% digital in the Uniontown area.

Does anybody know more about this?

The article says people were given a STB for analog TVs and I am wondering does that mean, they are giving people their channels in ClearQAM and just blocking them out with traps if you are to not get them?

I ask because I hope when they convert in the Johnstown area they don't require a converter box on every single TV as I have 3 QAM TVs and only one analog.

Is the STB free, as I could obviously use that on the 1 analog TV.
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Just got off the phone with someone at wqed. She said ion wont be on til september30th.That is when the shopnbc contract runs out.

Thanks for the information hooviebaby on Ion network. I just checked TitanTv listings and they already list Ion as active in the Pittsburgh market. I guess they jumped the gun. It would have been nice to see something different on 16 instead of that boring jewelry channel.What a waste of a good signal!
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Thanks for the information hooviebaby on Ion network. I just checked TitanTv listings and they already list Ion as active in the Pittsburgh market. I guess they jumped the gun. It would have been nice to see something different on 16 instead of that boring jewelry channel.What a waste of a good signal!

your welcome dxernut/i have more info.It says on wikipedia it may be on before september30th.It lists shop nbc on.1 but ion on .2qubo on .3 and ion life on .4 ,so i guess keep checking.
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