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post #721 of 17224 Old 11-18-2003, 06:48 AM
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Thanks GT ... but I'm hoping the range extends another 20-25 miles east or I'm out of luck.
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That sucks...I guess I have to hope for my friendly cable company to provide NBC-DT for me.

...Oh wait, I'm serviced by Cablevision...I'm SOOL!

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Keith, Charlie, I dont think you will have any luck if you are east of say, Elwood, Commack or Brentwood.

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I'm in Kings Park, Just East of Elwood, and north of Brentwood,
I have good UHF Antenna & Amp with Rotor, so I have my fingers crossed WNBC-DT is my only hope, since WVIT-DT in CT is
still not on the air

My UHF Antenna picks up analog ch. 18 from NYC, and
thats at low power...

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So, George, I'm looking at the GE Building from about four blocks south and one block west and I see two transmitters of some kind near the Doplar radar globe and a set of five over the "E" of the big "GE" sign. Which one is it?
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Pictures from top the GE Building ( Summer 2002 )

Here is the Link to the 8 pictures:

http://www.knip2.com/nbc

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Man, I haven't been up there in years. You have to go through the mens room in the Rainbow Room for access to the microwave rooms and roof...lol.
I'll see what I can do...
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Hi George - I've taken a look at your topo map and I'm between 5 to 10 miles south of the most southern point - on the Jersey coast(Ocean Twsp.). While I know this is only a conservative estimate of the coverage area, I find it a little tough to accept as I receive 2-1, 5-1, and 7-1 at 100% signal strength on my E-86 with an attic installed Yagi. On the other hand it may just be hopeful thinking on my part.
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[quote]Originally posted by Keith
[b]Pictures from top the GE Building ( Summer 2002 )

Staten Island looks like it's a field goal kick between the goal posts of the ESB and CN antennas which should mean a good signal from NBC.
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Question about WPIX: 8 pm 11/18. Is anyone have severe problems with their signal??? E* 6000 says 80%. but can't lock audio and major freeze/blocks all the time. (it's the gilmore girls)

I've got to get this fixed before Angel tomorrow @ 9. People are coming over!!!

All other locals ala OTA/DTV are perfect above 80% too.

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Question about WPIX: 8 pm 11/18. Is anyone have severe problems with their signal??? E* 6000 says 80%. but can't lock audio and major freeze/blocks all the time. (it's the gilmore girls)

I've got to get this fixed before Angel tomorrow @ 9. People are coming over!!!

All other locals ala OTA/DTV are perfect above 80% too.

Yes, I already spoke to WPIX Engineering about this. They made some changes on Thursday of last week. Not sure if this will be fixed by Tomorrow Angel/Smallville.

Call WPIX Engineering and ask for Nick Doshie at 212-949-1100. Or try to speak with Rich or someone else in engineering.

When I call it seems like i'm the only one calling to complain. I can't do this alone guys, we need to all chip in.
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same erratic sign. here. I'm calling if it helps. thanks bud

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Yes, I already spoke to WPIX Engineering about this. They made some changes on Thursday of last week. Not sure if this will be fixed by Tomorrow Angel/Smallville.

Call WPIX Engineering and ask for Nick Doshie at 212-949-1100. Or try to speak with Rich or someone else in engineering.

When I call it seems like i'm the only one calling to complain. I can't do this alone guys, we need to all chip in.


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George - thanks for your map and info. Looks like it will be iffy in the Morristown area. Oh well, only time will tell.

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same erratic sign. here. I'm calling if it helps. thanks bud

john

great going. maybe if we get enough people to call, the WB engineers will get their act together and stop making changes to how they transmit their signal everyweek.

freakin annoying, the WB just cost me like $500.
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Same here. Ill call in the morning.

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same erratic sign. here. I'm calling if it helps. thanks bud

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hey all, ok I spoke to Nick at WPIX got his direct # from the receptionist, I called about 5 times trying to get him directly. He seemed like a nice guy and apologized for the inconvinience. He stated that they had a problem w/verizon ans it should be cleared up this a.m. I told him I was stopping at home around 2 and would take a look he asked if I could call him and let him know. as I'm looking at WPIX-DT right now it looks a lot better then yesterday.I'm going to call him and let him know this.

I invited him to avs and he said he was familiar and reads the posts from time to time. I also reinterated some people where disapointed in the power of the WB right now. he said they can't go to full power till they get to the combiner and move to ther digi ch 33 early next year. thanks

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Yes, I already spoke to WPIX Engineering about this. They made some changes on Thursday of last week. Not sure if this will be fixed by Tomorrow Angel/Smallville.

Call WPIX Engineering and ask for Nick Doshie at 212-949-1100. Or try to speak with Rich or someone else in engineering.

When I call it seems like i'm the only one calling to complain. I can't do this alone guys, we need to all chip in.


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And with the weather being what it is, no way I'm getting WPIX out here tonight for Angel.
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Called today, Nick said that they seem to have fixed it, it was a transport problem. Checked it out on my CRT projector... cool... sharon osborne has a talk show... No hits, no blocks, no errors.

Go Team Angel!!!!

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kaiming, what type of antenna are you using?
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I'm using a rooftop ant. that a neighbor gave to me. Generic old VHF/UHF. Location 11216.

If anyone wants to watch Angel tonite LMK. We have 8" CRT projector here. Having people over is the best way I know not to feel terrible about not being able to record or timeshift.

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Keith, Charlie, I dont think you will have any luck if you are east of say, Elwood, Commack or Brentwood.

Selfishly, I like that description better than the map. I'm just east of the map (Huntington Station, right near Rte 110 & Jerich Tpke) and west of Elwood. I'm getting ABC at 100%, but rarely get PIX (it might be more than rarely, but I rarely try to get PIX).

Getting NBC, now that they have more on than Leno would be a very nice early Christmas present.
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thanks for helping me get this WPIX-DT situation under control guys. i honestly didn't notice there was a problem until this week because i work nights, and record all of my WB shows. when I get home, i assume it's the recording that's screwed up. whoever watches the WB, if you see a problem either let me know or just give the Engineers at the WB a ring, they are nice people.

**NOW** onto Smallville tonight.
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....give the Engineers at the WB a ring, they are nice people.

Interesting you should mention that about WPIX's broadcast engineers. As just another ordinary viewer, I've called engineers at almost all of the major NYC stations and found all of them to be friendly, engaging, informative and, as you say, just "nice people." That's a far different experience than what you get calling alot of other representatives at outfits in New York.
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It was a pleasure for me and I learned a bit. Nick and I conversed a bit and I asked him why did the virtual id's changed, he didn't realize that another engineer changed something and he couldn't beleive I was now getting the WB from ch 12 all the way to 12.06. he said he'd check into that. its great helping another hd'er in the pursuit of a happy smile

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thanks for helping me get this WPIX-DT situation under control guys. i honestly didn't notice there was a problem until this week because i work nights, and record all of my WB shows. when I get home, i assume it's the recording that's screwed up. whoever watches the WB, if you see a problem either let me know or just give the Engineers at the WB a ring, they are nice people.

**NOW** onto Smallville tonight.


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im live in brooklyn to but I have a indoor antenna. I get the wpix, but it has audio drops and it pixelates on me every second. But my signal strength comes in strong with my samsung. Location is 11226
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anyone notice cbs and abc signal jumping up and down at the moment? I got it down to 20% and lots of break ups....hope it's just the rain and it will be back intime for the Victoria secret show....report if you have any problem
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ABC and FOX were fine here, as usual, while WCBS went black. Fortunately I can pick up Philly CBS and am happily watching (and recording) Victoria's Secret right now. I posted a new thread about this on the Local HDTV forum.

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It was a pleasure for me and I learned a bit. Nick and I conversed a bit and I asked him why did the virtual id's changed, he didn't realize that another engineer changed something and he couldn't beleive I was now getting the WB from ch 12 all the way to 12.06. he said he'd check into that. its great helping another hd'er in the pursuit of a happy smile

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looks like the stuttering issue has cropped up again. it seems like every wednesday night, this issue repeats itself. i'm gonna check again in the morning, and if it's the same problem i will call Nick back and pinpoint why this keeps happening.
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anyone notice cbs and abc signal jumping up and down at the moment? I got it down to 20% and lots of break ups....hope it's just the rain and it will be back intime for the Victoria secret show....report if you have any problem

That's strange. Out in the boondocks of LI, I found it strange the in spite of the rain, I had BETTER signal on CBS and ABC than normal (FOX is always the same for me) and it stayed there all night. I thought it was a Tropo effect, but saw nothing on the Hepburn web site.

Anyone else confirm in LI?

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I had a couple of dropouts on CBS last night but not enough to force me to switch to SD DirecTV. Signal strength was higher than I would have expected given the weather. Perhaps it was the wind (moving my antenna around) more than anything else that caused the minor problems I did see.
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