Originally Posted by n9yty
OK, got the CM4228 on the roof on a small tripod mount with a 10' mast.
What's curious is that 13-1/13-2 is so spotty. Makes me wonder if they are on reduced power or something.
Also, my Samsung DirecTV box *STILL* won't get UPN-16. It mus really hate something in the PSIP data. An engineer friend from Milwaukee brought down a sencore receiver which pulled it right in.
WREX-DT is at relatively low power, 55 kilowatts, with a whopping 1 megawatt
coming by next summer. The station should be an absolute freaking blowtorch
at that point, and when it moves back to 13 after analog shutdown. As it is,
I have no trouble pulling it in here in DeKalb, with my ChannelMaster 4228
turned east to pick up Chicago stations. Speaking of blowtorches...if the FCC
allows WTVO after analog shutdown to go to 1 mw, it will be a monster. 1 mw
at channel 16 goes farther than 1 mw at channel 54, where WREX-DT is now.
As it stands, WTVO-DT can frequently be picked up in the southern suburbs
of Chicago, and on my antenna...even when pointed east...it pegs my signal
Also, I have heard reports that particular box, and DirecTV HD boxes also
can't pull in 16.1...I've seen the latter first hand. I personally think that is
a receiver problem. But I've notified the engineer tonight about both issues
again. In either case...WTVO-DT is currently the strongest Rockford DTV
signal as of right now, and by a mile. It rivals WREX-TV analog's monster