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post #18211 of 18222 Old 08-13-2015, 12:18 PM
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dstoffa, Please forgive me for being so dense on this matter, but I am not sure what you are saying. Does WLNY still broadcast an OTA signal (an if so what channel is it on) or is it only a cable channel now?
WLNY programming was broadcast on two frequencies, with towers in different locations.

The "main" stick was (and still is) out in Suffolk County. This transmitter covers Suffolk and southern Connecticut / Rhode Island. The "translator" was in Nassau County, and provided coverage to Nassau County and New York City.

When CBS bought WLNY, they had no need for the translator (or couldn't keep it, since they owned WCBS-DT), and sold it.

Yes. WLNY still broadcasts OTA (RF 47, Virtual 55), but the transmitter is out in Suffolk Country, and is difficult to impossible to receive in NYC, let alone anywhere north of town.

If you can pick up WMUN-CD (RF 45), then before the sale, you could have watched WLNY on that station. This was the "translator".

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Anyone know what happened Sinovision English on WMBC (63.3)? It seems that this and some other channel 63 subchannels stopped broadcasting recently.
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Anyone know what happened Sinovision English on WMBC (63.3)? It seems that this and some other channel 63 subchannels stopped broadcasting recently.
The Sinovision channels are now being carried over WASA-LD Port Jervis (RF 25/Virtual 24-3 and 24-4). Presumably, the monster signal this LD transmits will provide OTA viewers and MSTV headends alike, especially situated east of Manhattan, with a greater opportunity to receive these broadcast ethnic diginets.
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WLNY programming was broadcast on two frequencies, with towers in different locations.

The "main" stick was (and still is) out in Suffolk County. This transmitter covers Suffolk and southern Connecticut / Rhode Island. The "translator" was in Nassau County, and provided coverage to Nassau County and New York City.

When CBS bought WLNY, they had no need for the translator (or couldn't keep it, since they owned WCBS-DT), and sold it.

Yes. WLNY still broadcasts OTA (RF 47, Virtual 55), but the transmitter is out in Suffolk Country, and is difficult to impossible to receive in NYC, let alone anywhere north of town.

If you can pick up WMUN-CD (RF 45), then before the sale, you could have watched WLNY on that station. This was the "translator".

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/WLNY-TV
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/WMUN-CD

Just to say I live in murray hill in a 30+ floor apt building I live 8 floors up. I have a CM4221-HD on my balcony.
I have a pole in a bucket and then the ant is fixed on to the pole. With this i'm able to pick up everything
2.1 / 2.2 / 4.1 / 4.2 / 5.1 / 5.2 / 7.1 / 7.2 / 7.3 / 9.1 / 9.3 / 11.1 / 11.2 / 11.3 / 13.1 / 13.2 / 21.1 / 21.2 / 21.3 / 31.1 / 31.2 / 33.1 / 33.2 / 33.3 / 41.3 / 41.4 / 55.1 / 58.1 / 68.3 / 68.4

so yes u can get 55.1 in nyc
its just odd that i was picking it up one night then it went away now its back for some reason its getting a low signal of 33 but i just watched some stuff on it for like 30 mins
33.3 is a test channel just bars

29 channels + 1 test channel
I only listed English channels that i pick up
if you need a run down of the list of channels i can write the names of them aswell

If i was to count all the non English channels the list would be like 70 channels total

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so yes u can get 55.1 in nyc
its just odd that i was picking it up one night then it went away now its back for some reason its getting a low signal of 33 but i just watched some stuff on it for like 30 mins
Not impossible, but you are probably the exception and not the rule.

When I was in college, buddies of mine had an east-facing dorm room 14 floors up, and were able to pick up tv55 with a simple Radio Shack dipole UHF antenna stuck out that east facing window... It was a way for us to watch Star Trek: TNG, since they showed it every night back in the early 90's.
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Not impossible, but you are probably the exception and not the rule.

When I was in college, buddies of mine had an east-facing dorm room 14 floors up, and were able to pick up tv55 with a simple Radio Shack dipole UHF antenna stuck out that east facing window... It was a way for us to watch Star Trek: TNG, since they showed it every night back in the early 90's.

I'm wondering if i can improve the signal it self for that channels
my wife wants to watch BB on thursday and cbs has football lol

I think that CBS might be boosting the signal just for thurday i just wonder

well my signal is bouncing from 17 to 33 now so no clue what is going on my wife would love to see BB tomorrow lol

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I'm wondering if i can improve the signal it self for that channels
my wife wants to watch BB on thursday and cbs has football lol
Tell your wife the show will air after the news at 11:30.
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Tell your wife the show will air after the news at 11:30.
its more about the LIVE of BB that she wants to see
i know i know soooo stupid
FEED IS LIVE IN MY APT ANYWAY
I GOT 50 LEVEL AND ITS ON RIGHT NOW
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Apologies if this has been asked and answered a million times (this thread is loooooooooonnnnngggggggg). I just cut the proverbial cord to cable here in Passaic County, NJ (Cablevision). I'm looking for antenna recommendations for my area. I picked up a Mohu leaf pretty cheaply but it doesn't bring in WABC. From what i've read, i need an antenna that brings in VHF as well as UHF. Any suggestions? The other NY OTA stations come in great with the leaf but given the choice between ABC and CW...i'll take ABC. I'm looking for an indoor antenna too. Thanks!
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Apologies if this has been asked and answered a million times (this thread is loooooooooonnnnngggggggg). I just cut the proverbial cord to cable here in Passaic County, NJ (Cablevision). I'm looking for antenna recommendations for my area. I picked up a Mohu leaf pretty cheaply but it doesn't bring in WABC. From what i've read, i need an antenna that brings in VHF as well as UHF. Any suggestions? The other NY OTA stations come in great with the leaf but given the choice between ABC and CW...i'll take ABC. I'm looking for an indoor antenna too. Thanks!
im in passaic county and ill tell you, if you want to get vhf channels indoors and depending where you are, then you need rabbit ears in the perfect spot and super glue it so it doesnt move.

we need your tvfool.com report to offer any guidance. put your exact address, it wont show when you post the link.

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im in passaic county and ill tell you, if you want to get vhf channels indoors and depending where you are, then you need rabbit ears in the perfect spot and super glue it so it doesnt move.

we need your tvfool.com report to offer any guidance. put your exact address, it wont show when you post the link.
Thanks for the quick response. here is the TVFool report: http://www.tvfool.com/?option=com_wr...8e034de87465c1
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Thanks for the quick response. here is the TVFool report: http://www.tvfool.com/?option=com_wr...8e034de87465c1
our tvfool results are almost identical, with only a 3 mile difference. the same direction and everything. the big difference is that you have yours plotted at 13 feet antenna height and mine at 40 feet.

here is mine if you want to compare: http://www.tvfool.com/?option=com_wr...f1f0f7894dc857

when i did this 5 years ago, i could not for the life of me get reliable signal indoors for the VHF channels. I settled with an Antennas Direct C5 VHF only antenna joined with a DB4 UHF antenna on the roof strapped to the chimney. not one problem since. later down the road i joined a third, lo-VHF antenna in the attic for MeTV but thats not necessary for you for ABC and the higher VHF stations.

you're only option for indoors is to join that leaf with rabbit ears and find a spot that will work, but i have a feeling that leaf is not going to hold up well with interference from a snowy, icy winter. or get outdoor antennas like mentioned above or the antenna direct C2V and place it indoors and deal with the look of it.

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