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post #5131 of 5454 Old 11-04-2011, 04:37 PM
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From all I've read in the past about modifying an all-channel antenna to VHF-Hi + UHF, it's not a good idea unless you live in a strong signal area, where it probably wouldn't matter anyway.

If the excessive size is an issue, best to just replace it with a new, smaller antenna.
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Looks like KRBK has cut the power on RF21. Haven't had a signal for 2 days now. From what I see in the updates, looks like no towers for us in the south. Guess I will wait and see.
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Looks like KRBK has cut the power on RF21. Haven't had a signal for 2 days now. From what I see in the updates, looks like no towers for us in the south. Guess I will wait and see.

There's a coverage mat on their website, showing what the coverage will be once all 5 towers are operational and the new SFN is at full power.
Click here.
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I wonder if channel 21 in Harrison will interfere with the southern part of their coverage area...
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I wonder if channel 21 in Harrison will interfere with the southern part of their coverage area...

No. When complete the entire SFN will be on RF 49 (49.1).
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What NFL game is being shown on 49 today? I saw for awhile it was Chicago/Detroit but then changed to San Fran or something.
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There's a coverage mat on their website, showing what the coverage will be once all 5 towers are operational and the new SFN is at full power.
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RF 21 is still up for me in downtown.
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RF 21 is still up for me in downtown.

They're in the middle of upgrading the transmitter on E. Division.
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This one is a little more recent.
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This one is a little more recent.

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Bear in mind that antenna pointing is critical for viewers outside the immediate Springfield metro area (particlarly in the south).

I am in the "immediate Springfield metro area" (just south of the city limits) with an antenna and preamp in the attic, pointed toward Fordland, and I get frequent dropouts in the signal. I rarely watch Fox, but if I did it would be really annoying.
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I am in the "immediate Springfield metro area" (just south of the city limits) with an antenna and preamp in the attic, pointed toward Fordland,

KBRK doesn't transmit from Fordland...

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KBRK doesn't transmit from Fordland...

I am aware of that, but I see how my post could be confusing. The KRBK info implied that those in the Springfield metro area don't need to aim the antenna toward the KOLR tower on Division.

It looks like I would need to add a second antenna aimed north to get consistent reception on KRBK. I'm not really interested in doing that.
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Two crappy network affiliates in Springfield.
A CBS on weak VHF that's unwatchable with lightning in the area.
A FOX that's not receivable in much of the Southern part of the DMA, including all of the Northern Arkansas.
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This one is a little more recent.

Thanks Chuck, looks like I grabbed the wrong link when I posted that.

I rescanned my tvs yesterday and am locking KRBK 49-1 two times here between Chesapeake and Halltown.

The stronger of the 2 signals is running about 65% Q (and that compares to upper 80s-low 90s I see on 3, 21, 27 & 33), but pic is steady, no pixelation.

I guess I am picking it up from 2 different transmitter locations?
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Thanks Chuck, looks like I grabbed the wrong link when I posted that.

I rescanned my tvs yesterday and am locking KRBK 49-1 two times here between Chesapeake and Halltown.

The stronger of the 2 signals is running about 65% Q (and that compares to upper 80s-low 90s I see on 3, 21, 27 & 33), but pic is steady, no pixelation.

I guess I am picking it up from 2 different transmitter locations?

Sounds like it. I envy you - where I'm at even with an outside antenna on a 15 foot pole I get a big zero.
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Sounds like it. I envy you - where I'm at even with an outside antenna on a 15 foot pole I get a big zero.

Hopefully whatever tweaks that are still to be made will get you some signal, there's no good excuse for not adequately serving a big part of the DMA.

I have a CM 4228 (aimed towards Fordland) about 35' in the air, going into a CM 7777 preamp, feeding 4 tvs.
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The last update on 11/19 said 2-3 weeks and the Polk tower should be up and operational. It's been over 2 weeks, I hope it gets turned on before Sunday for NFL. I had been getting 49 but lately it's been too weak to even tune in on Media Center. Maybe because it's been storming constantly.
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I doubt anybody will be climbing towers in this weather.
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one of the 49-1 signals has been remapped back to 8-1 with a slide telling viewers to tune to 49.1 to watch KRBK, and to rescan.
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one of the 49-1 signals has been remapped back to 8-1 with a slide telling viewers to tune to 49.1 to watch KRBK, and to rescan.

Sounds like they may have shut down the temporary RF 21 channel.
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Halfway through Person of Interest, KOLR became unwatchable. Dropouts and blocky. Nice.

8-1 has appeared. No video or audio though.
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Halfway through Person of Interest, KOLR became unwatchable. Dropouts and blocky. Nice.

8-1 has appeared. No video or audio though.

Must be your antenna. Clear as a bell here - about 20 miles south of Fordland.
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Halfway through Person of Interest, KOLR became unwatchable. Dropouts and blocky. Nice.

KOLR has been unwatchable for years. I just note since they switched to digital, it just became worse.

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8-1 has appeared. No video or audio though.

Its airing INSP religion crap at the moment.
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I live in Springfield and wondering if anyone in town can pick up a Reto TV, This TV, Antenna TV, or Me TV stations in Springfield?
i am trying to find out before i buy rooftop Antenna'''
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I live in Springfield and wondering if anyone in town can pick up a Reto TV, This TV, Antenna TV, or Me TV stations in Springfield?
i am trying to find out before i buy rooftop Antenna'''

Go to http://www.rabbitears.info/market.php
Go to market #83, the "Expand/contract All" to see what is available.act address

Then, match your exact address TVFool with the potential channels to see what might be possible for YOUR particular location.
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I live in Springfield and wondering if anyone in town can pick up a Reto TV, This TV, Antenna TV, or Me TV stations in Springfield?
i am trying to find out before i buy rooftop Antenna'''

According to this coverage map, it is not likely receivable in Springfield, at least not reliably.
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ok what about Daystar 31-1 it shows on Wikipedia
that there sub channel 31-2 show RTN RETRO TV is this true anf if so can this channel be picked up from Branson to Springfield?
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ok what about Daystar 31-1 it shows on Wikipedia
that there sub channel 31-2 show RTN RETRO TV is this true anf if so can this channel be picked up from Branson to Springfield?

Channel 31.1 is transmitted from Taneyville, Missouri.
AFAIK there is no 31.2 for that station.
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Here is the latest update on KRBK on facebook.
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