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post #9991 of 10003 Old 09-24-2014, 10:33 AM
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POOR KLFY has signal issues thanks to the FCC. It and adj channel WAFB9 were full power under the analog rules...and had no problems but DTN interference curves were made assuming a 30ft high rcv antenna....and thus KLFY and WAFB were HIGHLY neutered in digital ERP....and any tropo that causes a cochannel to show up or impulse noise close to the rcving end will cause signal drop outs, etc....the FCC really needs to increase VHF hi (AND LOW) ERPs to a decent levels and throw out their idiotic interference level ideas for adj channels (but then anything -15dbC or higher inside the desired channel causes drop outs...one of the BIG problems with ATSC TV)....KPLC is running 65KW and actually has better coverage than their analog signal did...but KLFY is no where near that ERP (only 20KW).....WAFB is even worse (5.5!) and does not cover all of the Baton Rouge area (and its closer to BTR than KLFY is to LFT)...
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If the connections seem ok then likely it is the power supply going south.....it looks like the specs are 12V DC...I take it there is no way to check the PS with the antenna connected (via a T or a specially cut piece of coax which would give you access to the center conductor for VOM testing)?? personally, I would go with an outside antenna and a CM7777 amp...you would be amazed at the extra signal you will get...with a 20ft high mounted VU90 (like the CM3016), it was picking up Houston stations 90+ air miles away!Of course no reason to have a lowband antenna right now...but that change after the repacking depending on the market
OK thanks, I actually have a CM 3671 w/CM 7777 that is used for DXing. It's been so long since I actually had a closeup look at the 7777-is there a way to connect an additional coax to feed my non-DXing TV from the 7777?
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OK thanks, I actually have a CM 3671 w/CM 7777 that is used for DXing. It's been so long since I actually had a closeup look at the 7777-is there a way to connect an additional coax to feed my non-DXing TV from the 7777?
Ahh if you mean is there a way to connect a second TV to the 3671/7777 setup, yes....merely install a coaxial splitter (rated at 50-900MHz) between the "DX" TV and the Power Supply that feeds the 7777...then use the splitter to feed a coax run to the other TV as well as the current coax to the "DX" TV...you will only lose 3db in signal levels....
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Just wanted to report KLFY is back to normal for me. Nothing I did...
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Maybe KLFY was having issues...

KAOB 27.2's channel is screwed up (it always seems to be one thing or another)...they are running some John Wayne movies (Chisum is one) and the audio is HORRIBLE! When it has played before, it was ok...but the last two showings (including today) has hum and LOW audio level...the local spots have been better overall....but then the other subchannels have audio levels issues......

You would THINK someone would fix the issues (aspect ratio on 27.2 and the audio issues as well as leveling ALL the sub-channels audio)....its not that HARD....
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Kfdm 6.1

Still seeing a LONG lag in decode on 6.1 when tuning to it...takes longer than 4.x or 12.x for the channel to pop up...wonder what is going on??

Also anyone catch that LONG dead air during the Cowboys game today?? With less than 2 mins left in the 2nd quarter they went to black and stayed there for what seems like 5+ minutes..and then 6.2 ran a promo for 6.1...about programming on Monday but the voice over said "Later today on KFDM" HUH???? Someone in Master Control was not watching what they were doing it would seem....(yeah I know the promo was probably loaded wrong into the server or automation...still..............)
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Still seeing a LONG lag in decode on 6.1 when tuning to it...takes longer than 4.x or 12.x for the channel to pop up...wonder what is going on??

Also anyone catch that LONG dead air during the Cowboys game today?? With less than 2 mins left in the 2nd quarter they went to black and stayed there for what seems like 5+ minutes..and then 6.2 ran a promo for 6.1...about programming on Monday but the voice over said "Later today on KFDM" HUH???? Someone in Master Control was not watching what they were doing it would seem....(yeah I know the promo was probably loaded wrong into the server or automation...still..............)
I don't see a long decode delay here in Anahuac.


I stopped at KFDM yesterday to visit and found out that the dead air was caused by sun spots. CBS was supposed to program the satellite system to use the backup satellite during the time that the main CBS satellite signal was out during the sun spot activity. But they forgot to do so. And, of course, the backup satellite receiver was on the wrong channel (different football game).


KFDM and the CW cross promote all day long, so it is not unusual for a promo to talk about the other channel. All the promos (commercials for TV shows) are produced so they can run on either station thus saving server disk space. So, I doubt that this was an error at all.


BTW: All Sinclair stations, including KFDM/CW are programmed by Sinclair Corporate computers "somewhere out there" (I forget the exact location, but you can bet that it's not Beaumont, Texas).

Remember that all above information (except for the sun spot problem) is how things were done when I was still working there. Your mileage may vary.


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Good to see you again Richard...the lag I see does not happen all the time...need to track it more but I see it as much as a 3 second delay before the screen shows anything...weird...I'll do some more noting..

In other notes:
The FCC issued its 3rd NPRM in the LPTV transition to digital...Amazingly, they "conclude" to put off the required move from September 1, 2015 to a later date but still require the Class As to move...also the sharing plan (yeah that will work well) would only "guarantee" a LPTV to have enough b/w in such arrangements for a SD channel..lovely...

Someone really threw the money around evidently....
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Wow, the Trinity River sends Dallas' waste waters down and now they send the Ebola infected things down here..

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KEBQ showing same thing 4.2 is!

KEBQ LP9 is showing the same football game that is on Bounce on 4.2..UTEP vs UTSA.......

Wonder how they pulled that off..I have seen 9 cut away for some non commercial ads at times while the game is still on 4.2...so I am beginning to wonder....
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What happened to OTAhead? Haven't seen a post since August. As busy as this place once was...seems to be on life support now.
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Christmas and the Holidays happened. That and nothing really new has come about ota channels in our area.
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MMM let's see....

12.1 a few nights ago was broadcasting MeTV (but not the same feed as 12.4 was showing!!!!) A text msg to one of the 12 engineers cleared that up but I wonder how long that HAD been going on

12.5 seems to be locking up more often..right now, it is stuck on a slide before the beginning of Family Guy....good work guys

22 is showing more black than anything...Black SCREEN that is.....it swapped Soul of the South back to 9 (who watches that .....seriously, NOONE except US knows 9 even exists!)...and the Spanish programming on 22 is not even interesting....the license (if you can call it that) is still in limbo...for those not in the know, 22 claimed and filed for a digital license in 2012....and got a license to cover (that means they built the digital plant and it was on the air!)....1st lie...but they never have...still in analog (and a horrible analog too)....then they tried to renew the DIGITAL license...and got caught....they are now asking for a STA to keep the analog on the air (though it should not have been since 2012!!!) and claims they "forgot"...and was going to renew the digital at the "new" tower site....which I think was proposed to be 4s old tower...and I bet Sinclair doesnt know about that (lie #2 or 3 depending on how you look at it)...and they ID improperly...(only as KUMY...not KUMY-LP, which is not a legal ID or transmission..no analog license exists...nor KUMY-LD as they are not digital!!)...really painted themselves into a corner here...expect a fine from the FCC..

27?? dont get me started...audio all over the place on all subchannels....27.2 still SQUEEZING sides in on 4x3 so you have to make the TV go WIDE to see it in proper aspect....and that makes all the other channels look wide or fat!!! The terrible audio is.....terrible.....If the owner (and I never can spell his name right) wants to run a TV station, GEESH man, get it right..its NOT THAT HARD to set audio levels...whoever is doing local spots needs to be shot....a DVD they play MAY have somewhat ok audio but the 1st spot set they go too is MUFFLED and DISTORTED..In fact, 27.2 showed "Its a Wonderful Life" before NBC did..as well as "Miracle on 34th Street" AND "the Santa Clause" but they did NOT have permission from the owners to do so...and the audio on all three was low with the highs rolled off....One day they are going to get a BIG fine (not from the FCC but from the movie owners!)

In the time I typed the above, I just flipped back to 12.5..the static slide saying "this program contains some material....." Bla bla bla..the one before Family Guy and American Dad get shown...sure enough, its still there....and the episode would be over in 2 minutes anyway...so they wasted 30 mins (how many spots did they not run??)....wow.....

I remember in the 70s and 80s...the engineers and MC ops took pride in the on air signals...now, noone seems to give a s.......I bet Harold and Charlie are spinning in their graves..

Time to pack up and move....this market is headed downhill fast (radio was 1st---now TV)
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