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Has anyone lost ch 22 (RF 42)? I always received it reliably, but at random it disappeared...
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I just ran across H&I (Heroes and Icons) on 19-2. When did they launch?
19-2?? OTA?? its 35-3 actually (2-3 Virtual)

Been on for some time...love the Star Trek evenings
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WQED moving to low-VHF: http://www.post-gazette.com/ae/tv-ra...s/201702100128

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Trip, from the article:
"In exchange for the payout, WQED will move to a lower broadcast frequency, likely in two to three years. The change will be almost entirely behind the scenes. The station will stay at Channel 13 on the broadcast spectrum and the move will not affect broadcast quality or availability, though over-the-air users may have to re-scan their televisions."

I'm a little confused by the quote, to say the least.

Are they going to LO-VHF? Wouldn't that require a new antenna for lots of folks?

As usual, I'm not understanding......
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Trip, from the article:
"In exchange for the payout, WQED will move to a lower broadcast frequency, likely in two to three years. The change will be almost entirely behind the scenes. The station will stay at Channel 13 on the broadcast spectrum and the move will not affect broadcast quality or availability, though over-the-air users may have to re-scan their televisions."

I'm a little confused by the quote, to say the least.

Are they going to LO-VHF? Wouldn't that require a new antenna for lots of folks?

As usual, I'm not understanding......
Yes, it's very obviously a quote from a non-engineer.

The only way WQED could have been paid while still staying on the air is moving to low-VHF. Therefore, they have to be moving to low-VHF as a result of this announcement.

My guess is that they're referencing the virtual channel (13-1) which will not change, and noting that the predicted service area is the same. As such, nobody is predicted to lose service. However, in practice, that does mean new antennas will be needed for viewers who did not keep their low-VHF antennas after 2009 or bought antennas after that time.

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Yes, it's very obviously a quote from a non-engineer.

The only way WQED could have been paid while still staying on the air is moving to low-VHF. Therefore, they have to be moving to low-VHF as a result of this announcement.

My guess is that they're referencing the virtual channel (13-1) which will not change, and noting that the predicted service area is the same. As such, nobody is predicted to lose service. However, in practice, that does mean new antennas will be needed for viewers who did not keep their low-VHF antennas after 2009 or bought antennas after that time.

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As always, thanks Trip.
I'm in Indiana, but was confused by the article.
My usual procrastination may work in my favor, with an old wind-catching Winegard (including Lo-VHF) still doing its thing!
I sure hope my area in Indiana doesn't have to go the Lo-VHF route for the poor souls who bought Hi-VHF antennas not all that long ago......
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Does any indoor antenna sold in the last 10 years even work on low VHF?

They will have a lot of unhappy (ex-) viewers

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As always, thanks Trip.
I'm in Indiana, but was confused by the article.
My usual procrastination may work in my favor, with an old wind-catching Winegard (including Lo-VHF) still doing its thing!
I sure hope my area in Indiana doesn't have to go the Lo-VHF route for the poor souls who bought Hi-VHF antennas not all that long ago......
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Less than 10% of the opening bid of $102M to move to low-V. Gives a good idea of how much the prices fell.

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Does any indoor antenna sold in the last 10 years even work on low VHF?
The ones with rabbit ears on them should work about as well as rabbit ears ever did. Otherwise, I don't think so.

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