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post #271 of 10000 Old 08-25-2005, 02:24 PM
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man, what kind of setup do you have? I have 2 4228 with a preamp pointed straight at fox in lafayette from opelousas and barely get them, how in the heck are you getting houston and new orleans??


Atmospheric bounce. Doesn't happen all the time, but for a couple of days a week, I get Houston really good, and my CM 4228 is pointing away from it (but the sheild is removed)
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Is everyone else getting a green picture from KLFY for the football game?


yea I did, looked like the Jets colors were bleeding onto everything, but then the commercials had the same thing.
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Atmospheric bounce. Doesn't happen all the time, but for a couple of days a week, I get Houston really good, and my CM 4228 is pointing away from it (but the sheild is removed)

Yea. Last night I was getting the following Houston HD channels just fine.
CBS, ABC, FOX, WB, UPN.
Pretty much everything but NBC.
If I could just make them stay locked in all the time I would be one happy camper.
People near Houston have it so good.
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I spoke by email with John Scott, Chief Engineer at KPLC. I emailed him to see what happened to the missing NBC HD programming. He told me their decoder got hit by lightning and was out for repair. In addition to getting that one repaired they are buying a spare so future down time will be minimal. He also said that DT-2 would become the NBC weather channel and sure enough it showed up yesterday. Pretty cool. Oh yeah, NBC will be broadcasting Notre Dame home games in HD this season. WhoooHoooo!!!!!!!!!!
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Has anybody been able to get in touch with WGMB (baton Rouge FOX Station) to find out where they stand with there digital broadcast. I've called some many time the buttons on my phone are worn out, and have yet to get a live person on the phone to answer that simple question.

I've been scanning everyday, have have everything pointed right at them, but still no signal. Really would like to watch the Saints in HD, and since the local FOX (KADN) isn't broadcasting in real HD, WGMB is my only hope.
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Well after having a tree in front of my house removed ( Not for TV reasons), the NBC station from Lake Charles KPLC is now up in HD. I was able to watch Jay Leno and Conan all night long in HD. I thought it would never happen, but I am glad because it seems KBTV 4 in Beaumont will be a long time in going HD.
I just have a small non powered yagi style antenna from radio shack on my chimney.
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How is the reception of KPLCHD? What is the location? Nothing listed on Antennaweb? What about KADN? Any help appreciated.
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How is the reception of KPLCHD? What is the location? Nothing listed on Antennaweb? What about KADN? Any help appreciated.


KPLC comes in pretty good for me. I'm in Scoot, on the west side of Lafayette, usng a CM 4228 (without the sheild) about 26' in the air. No tress to speak of.

Signal is strong, and the quality is good... Can't say the same for KADN. KADN does not seem to be broadcasting in HD, but it does fill up the HDTV screen. Other than that, the difference between cable and the HD siganl is not noticable.
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Will be putting up a CM 4228 this weekend. TV will be delivered friday. Hoping to "borrow some knowledge" and take a shortcut. I'm in Youngsville. Looks like the KATC & KLFY antennas are north of me but I see others are picking up KLPC AND BR stations. Looking to do the same. Do you think setting it up in the attic will work with LC and BR stations? No trees. Can put the antenna about 18 feet up. Any help will be greatly appreciated.
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Will be putting up a CM 4228 this weekend. TV will be delivered friday. Hoping to "borrow some knowledge" and take a shortcut. I'm in Youngsville. Looks like the KATC & KLFY antennas are north of me but I see others are picking up KLPC AND BR stations. Looking to do the same. Do you think setting it up in the attic will work with LC and BR stations? No trees. Can put the antenna about 18 feet up. Any help will be greatly appreciated.

I started out in the attic, with a CM 3018, but didn't get anything distant so I moved to pole on the outside of the house.

Ralph Electronics has a telescopic pole that goes up to 30' for something like $40 or $50.

I actually have both antennas, the CM3018 and a CM4228, both pointing east at the moment to get the Baton Rouge signals in real strong. So far, only one (WBRZ) but hoping for some more to come online with a digital signal soon. I get them pretty well with the analog signals.

Here's the trick I learned from jfklennon, one of the posters here, the CM 4228 has a screen or shield on the back of it. I did some reading on this shield and found that it is to prevent the signal from passing through and then bouncing back off of an object behind it. Like the attic walls, or even your roof.

This bounce back creates the shadowing effect.

But in my case, high in the air, above the roof, and with no trees to speak off, I took the shield off. Aimed it at Baton Rouge, and still receive signals from behind it coming in from Lake Charles. But with the shield on, Lake Charles drops, and KADN comes in really bad (it's located to the west of me as well).

I even pick up Houston when the air is just right, all from the back side of the CM4228 (with the shield off).

Give it some thought.
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I started out in the attic, with a CM 3018, but didn't get anything distant so I moved to pole on the outside of the house.

Ralph Electronics has a telescopic pole that goes up to 30' for something like $40 or $50.

I actually have both antennas, the CM3018 and a CM4228, both pointing east at the moment to get the Baton Rouge signals in real strong. So far, only one (WBRZ) but hoping for some more to come online with a digital signal soon. I get them pretty well with the analog signals.

Here's the trick I learned from jfklennon, one of the posters here, the CM 4228 has a screen or shield on the back of it. I did some reading on this shield and found that it is to prevent the signal from passing through and then bouncing back off of an object behind it. Like the attic walls, or even your roof.

This bounce back creates the shadowing effect.

But in my case, high in the air, above the roof, and with no trees to speak off, I took the shield off. Aimed it at Baton Rouge, and still receive signals from behind it coming in from Lake Charles. But with the shield on, Lake Charles drops, and KADN comes in really bad (it's located to the west of me as well).

I even pick up Houston when the air is just right, all from the back side of the CM4228 (with the shield off).

Give it some thought.

Picked up a cm 4221 and have it up on pole about 20 feet. Catching KLFY and WBRZ w/out difficulty. can't see WVLA, KADN, KATC, KPLC. Are they VHF? Where did you pick up the cm 3018? Try any other VHF antennas?
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QUICK! did channels 10 15 and 24 lose hd after the storm? I cant catch any of them and am not sure if it is due to the storm or my antenna?
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im not even catching 15 analog
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I know I'm not getting any signal at all from 56-1(10klfy). That is the only channel from lafayette that reaches this far. They must have received some damage.
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looks like fox is back up.
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with a cm4221 and and caught only KLFY & WBRZ. Now in the attic I get KATC, KADN, LPBs. No KLFY (probably storm related according to post) or WBRZ? Too hot up there to F'ing with the antenna. Consensus is KLFY messed up with storm?
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Until Hurricane Rita hit, I was catching KLFY-DT in Lafayette. As of today, still no signal. Anyone else getting the same?
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I just tried. I still can not get any signal at all. I was really hoping on watching NCIS in HD tonight. I will see if I can send them an email. I haven't been lucking contacting them in the past.
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all the lafayette digital stations are up again except klfy

also is anyone interested in buying a cm 4228, I had 2 up and it really didnt help me any plus the storm bent my antenna so It was probably too heavy.
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KLFY back on-air

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Just in time for Yes Dear and Still Standing. Getting a good signal here. about 72 percent. Thanks for the update jfklennon
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I know this is off thread, but I need an answer. I have been transferred to Houston and need to head over there to find a place to live.

Is I-10 open?

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Getting a little popping noises and in the audio. Picture is good
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I know this is off thread, but I need an answer. I have been transferred to Houston and need to head over there to find a place to live.

Is I-10 open?

Hope the following answers your questions;
State officials expected to reopen Interstate 10 through Lake Charles by late Tuesday.

Motorists will not be allowed to exit in Lake Charles, but through traffic on coast-to-coast highway will be allowed for the first time since Hurricane Rita came ashore Saturday morning.

The I-10 bridge over the Calcasieu River suffered superficial damage after being rammed by a runaway barge during the height of the storm. Repairs were expected to be finished Tuesday, said Gordon Nelson of the state Department of Transportation and Development.

I-10 is still closed through New Orleans but states east of Mississippi are accessible via Interstate 12 between Baton Rouge and Slidell.

Repairs resumed on the I-10 twin span bridge across Lake Ponchartrain between New Orleans and Slidell, Nelson said Tuesday. Work was suspended last week as Rita approached the Louisiana coast. Portions of the twin span bridge were destroyed when the eye of Hurricane Katrina passed of it on Aug. 29. For other specific areas of the state that might be closed, check the Louisiana State Police site below:

http://www.lsp.org/roadandincident.nsf
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Sounds like they fixed the audio problem they had last night(on KLFY)
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how much you want for the 4228? how high you got htat thing? might be moving further west? Let me know.
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how much you want for the 4228? how high you got htat thing? might be moving further west? Let me know.

I guess around 40 dollars... it is around 60 dollars brand new. It was probably around 35 feet in the air.
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Has anybody been able to get in touch with WGMB (baton Rouge FOX Station) to find out where they stand with there digital broadcast. I've called some many time the buttons on my phone are worn out, and have yet to get a live person on the phone to answer that simple question.

I've been scanning everyday, have have everything pointed right at them, but still no signal. Really would like to watch the Saints in HD, and since the local FOX (KADN) isn't broadcasting in real HD, WGMB is my only hope.

How is KADN not real HD?

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How is KADN not real HD?

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The Picutre quality is no where near that of KLFY and KATC. Now the term "real HD" my not by the best way to but it, but the bottom line is that it picture is not as sharp as the other local broadcast.

The storm knocked my antena pole down, so it will be next weekend before I can get it all back up and running, so if there has been any change, I wouldn't know.
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The Picutre quality is no where near that of KLFY and KATC. Now the term "real HD" my not by the best way to but it, but the bottom line is that it picture is not as sharp as the other local broadcast.

The storm knocked my antena pole down, so it will be next weekend before I can get it all back up and running, so if there has been any change, I wouldn't know.

It doesn't look as good, but I think it's a network problem.

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