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post #61 of 6624 Old 04-15-2004, 07:45 PM
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Sounds a lot like what I was told (except the WNCF part) over a year ago.
Sorry if I am cynical but WSFA has been saying that their facility is almost complete and they will be on the air shortly since 11-02. Hope they mean it this time. Stan
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Nothing has changed on the FCC website, so this might finally be the real thing. If it's going to happen it should be in the next few days.
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Maybe WSFA will finally come through. Also, I haven't gotten anything from APT in a while. Are they still working on their problem?
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Anybody getting APT in this area?
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APT still have not fixed their tower.
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Thanks. At least we still have WNCF.
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Since Saturday is the 24th, the last day of WSFA's extension, I wonder if they're going live.

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Getting test signal now. Three channels. 12-1 HD, 12-2 SD, and 12-3 Radar. Looks like they are gonna cut the bits down on the HD channel. But getting good strong signal up here.
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Is it still on the air? I just entered 12-1 (even tried 14-1 but didn't get anything.
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8:50 p.m. a test pattern on 12-1.
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Getting good signals on 12-1 12-2 and 12-3, looks like they finally did it, hopefully we'll start getting some programming soon.
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Still not getting anything. My antenna is still oriented toward B'ham but Antennaweb.org shows WSFA as the same compass orientation as WNCF.
I get a strong signal from WNCF and it is at relatively low power and WSFA is supposed to be full power (not sure about the test signal-they may not go full power until they start regular broadcasts). I'll keep trying.
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I can get WSFA but not WNCF for several weeks now.
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I can get WSFA but not WNCF for several weeks now.

I am getting a strong, consistent signal from WNCF and last night was getting CBS and NBC from B'ham.
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Anybody getting anything on WSFA?

Any news about WAIQ?

Guess I'll have to start bugging Voom to add WSFA to the map. Oh joy.(said in my least enthusiastic voice)

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As of this morning I was still getting test pattern on 12-1 and 12-2. Yesterday religious programming very pixelated w/o audio playing on 12-3. I would imagine that we might see some programming over 12-1 this week as they should be playing with the equipment getting everything fine tuned.
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I entered 12-1 and got nothing. I entered 14-1 and am getting a test pattern now on 3 channels (or sub channels). They show in my guide as 12-1,12-2,12-3. Looks like WSFA has finally come through. Could this put some pressure on WAKA? (yea right!). Now if WAIQ could get their problem fixed. Seems like it is always a good news/bad news scenario here in central AL. But I will be happy with ABC and NBC HD (Olympics) for now
and try not to complain too much (WAKA has been pretty clear about their plans or non-plans for HD).

(I just checked the signal strength on 12-1 and I the "meter" on my receiver shows 100%.)
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It may very well put pressure on them as fall rolls around. I can't believe they would continue to hold out now that all their competitors in the market have HD up and running, FOX going live w/ 720p this fall puts them in last place locally. Hopefully this will give them the kick in the pants they need to start it up.
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The test programs they run every now and then on channel 12-3 I get no sound. JFYI if they are reading these post.
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I e-mailed Hoyt Andres and asked him when we could expect full time broadcasting. He replied that they had temporary authority from the FCC to test their digital signal and are waiting for them to give them approval to broadcast programming. He didn't give a time frame.
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According to the FCC filing, they were delayed orginally due to bad equipment, now that they are on they will test for approx 3 weeks starting at 10% of full power and work there way up. Once they are done they will await for approval to broadcast from the FCC. Where they are at in the testing I don't know. Those who know more about that maybe can add some info, it's possible they did some testing before we knew about the signal. It looks like it might be 3 weeks at most before they go live.
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According to the FCC filing, they were delayed orginally due to bad equipment, now that they are on they will test for approx 3 weeks starting at 10% of full power and work there way up. Once they are done they will await for approval to broadcast from the FCC. Where they are at in the testing I don't know. Those who know more about that maybe can add some info, it's possible they did some testing before we knew about the signal. It looks like it might be 3 weeks at most before they go live.

I guess now that we've waited this long, we can wait a little longer (at least they are testing so programming is imminent). Since we are recieving a lower power signal we shouln't, hopefull, have any reception problems with WSFA once they go full power.
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I just got an email from the friend that works at WSFA asking about how the color bars look.

Since I'm on Voom and can't get WSFA until its mapped, I'd like to ask anyone else who can get WSFA to tell me how it looks so I can pass it along.

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I just got an email from the friend that works at WSFA asking about how the color bars look.

Since I'm on Voom and can't get WSFA until its mapped, I'd like to ask anyone else who can get WSFA to tell me how it looks so I can pass it along.

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Hi Jim, Not sure exactly what he wants to know but they look like color bars. The right colors seem to be there. Are you getting WNCF yet with
the VOOM hardware? Stan
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Stan:

WNCF mapped about a week before WAIQ toasted their transmitter. WNCF looks fine during primetime. Can't say much about SD during non prime time as it appears stretched.

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The colors look fine, tell them to run some programs and I'll be able to give better feed back..LOL. It looks good on my set as far as color bars go.
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Will do. lol

By the way, are the color bars such that you can check your TV's color decoder setting? Is it transmitting at 420,720 or 1080?

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1080 on 12-1, 480p on 12-2 and 3, 12-2 you can check the color and everything on 12-2. 12-1 is just the color bars from top to bottom.
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PBS is back up and running tonight
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color bars look good. 100% signal up here in Holtville/Slapout area.
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