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post #10051 of 10076 Old 10-31-2015, 11:26 AM
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What has happened to KAOB-LD in Vidor, Texas?

All channels 27.1 - 27.6 went completely off air two days ago.
I've got an XG-91 on a rotor at 23 feet and a preamplifier so it's not my stuff that's at fault.

Are they shut down forever? Down for repairs?
If you were talking about last Sunday during the heavy rain storm, YES the tower lost power and there is no backup gen set....so thats probably what happened/
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KAOB, I was talking about several weeks or more ago, they were completely off the air for several weeks, not hours or days, weeks. I know because I rescanned several times a day looking for it.
I'm glad they are back but I wish they would carry Retro in place of maybe 27.2 which seems to be something they just made up from scratch at home.
I hope KAOB can get things sorted out and up the power soon.

Comet is coming in great on 4.3 and that's really great because I love scifi, especially the corny stuff.
It is coming in at 480i but yesterday it was in 16:9. It looks decent enough and considering most of the stuff is older, that's fine. 720 would be nice but I'm not holding my breath.

Getting AntennaTV here would be awesome!

And please, keep COZI ! They did knock it down from 720 but oh well.. At least we still have it. Maybe they can improve the quality on MeTV now that they took bandwidth away from COZI?

It's great getting all these channels, it's almost like we're clawing our way out of the sticks and into the modern world.
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It's great getting all these channels, it's almost like we're clawing our way out of the sticks and into the modern world.
Using retro shows from the 60s to do it.
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Could someone please tell me what programming is airing on KAOB-LD's various channels? I'm hearing Biz TV is on 27-5 but I feel like if PBJ was gone, Dee Ann would have said something.

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Klfy 10.2

OK after months of seeing only a "SIGN OFF" screen of KLFY 10.2, last night I ran a scan and PSIP came up with 10.2 as GET TV. Also 10.3 shows as Ion, yet there was no pic on either. Possible future stations coming soon?
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OK after months of seeing only a "SIGN OFF" screen of KLFY 10.2, last night I ran a scan and PSIP came up with 10.2 as GET TV. Also 10.3 shows as Ion, yet there was no pic on either. Possible future stations coming soon?
10-3 is Ion as of last week. Should be there (picture and sound)
10-2 showed up yesterday
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KAOB will be partially repaired this weekend. The bad amp module will be bypassed so power will be upped from current 60 wattsto,almost 400. Also a possible change in programming on 27.6...Tiff may go away to be replaced by............ :stuck_out_tongue_closed_eyes:
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An attempt was made to increase power on kaob but was unsuccessful. Will try again this weekend. Meanwhile 27.6 has changed from TUFF to Retro TV! With Mystery Science Theater 3000
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Trip, 27.1 is Heartland TV, 27.2 is The Vidor channel with various movies and other programming, 27.3 is Family TV channel from Luken, 27.4 is Spanish religious from Houston, 27.5 is PB&J and 27. 6 is now Retro TV

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I sure wish that they could bump up the signal on KAOB a bit. I barely keep it in the 70 range out here in Nederland. Most the time I use an amplifier and it might go to 73,but it is never consistent.
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I sure wish that they could bump up the signal on KAOB a bit. I barely keep it in the 70 range out here in Nederland. Most the time I use an amplifier and it might go to 73,but it is never consistent.
Gonna try to increase it to 330 watts soon Should help you out in MC Mike.......

Retro may not last though....a lot of folks called complaining about TUFF going away....so Joe may put it back on...,
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I saw that KEBQ is carrying Tuff TV now.
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Its supposed to be BUT:

1) KEBQ is off the air (26V power supply in xmtr is broke...and Gershon wont spend the money to fix or replace it)...note its back!!
2) TUFF usually wants to be on a digital signal...and KEBQ is analog
3) KEBQ doesnt get out of downtown BMT even when it IS on

Oh well...

BTW anyone interested in a digital carrying Antenna TV along with a scrolling "trading post" channel?? How much would you pay for an ad on such (ad running for 30secs at a time and depending on the load, as much as several times an hour)?? Think $20 would be fair or ????
How about an OTA PBS signal...with Lamar TV throw in and maybe even Lamar sports??? Think it could be viable??

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More OTA channels would be great!
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10-3 is Ion as of last week. Should be there (picture and sound)
10-2 showed up yesterday
Anyone have any idea when KLFY will turn on 10.2 Get TV?
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Is it just me, or does the audio on KADN 15.2 sound muffled? I can't compare it to 46.1, as that signal keeps more or less breaking up. I've compared the audio to 33.1 out of Baton Rouge during network programming, and KLAF's audio sounds quite subpar.
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Is it just me, or does the audio on KADN 15.2 sound muffled? I can't compare it to 46.1, as that signal keeps more or less breaking up. I've compared the audio to 33.1 out of Baton Rouge during network programming, and KLAF's audio sounds quite subpar.
I noticed lower volume on 15.1 than other channels. KADN has had other problems like picture artifacts-freezing picture during NFL games etc. Now I noticed that Charter cable must be using the Baton Rouge Fox affiliate instead of KADN. During a commercial break in the Wildcard playoff game this weekend, there was reference to the Fox 44 WBMG websight on screen.
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For the first time since either last March or April all 6 KAOB channels are coming in loud and clear! I'm guessing whatever issue they were having is fixed? Anyways it's good to have Heartland and now Retro TV back.
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For the first time since either last March or April all 6 KAOB channels are coming in loud and clear! I'm guessing whatever issue they were having is fixed? Anyways it's good to have Heartland and now Retro TV back.
Cobwebs must have blown out of the antenna

Nothing has changed...still running very low power...but hope to get it back up soon...Note 27.5 has changed to REVN as Luken decided to dupe a lot of programming on FAM and PB&J....was not KAOBs decision...soooo 27.5 was changed to REVN.......Tuff is missed on 27.6 though...

Will update when we get the power up to 350 watts from the current low power..how long before its 2000 again is anyone's guess
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Hopefully it's back up soon. I enjoy the Luken programming!
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Hopefully it's back up soon. I enjoy the Luken programming!
Just finished the "surgery"...wattmeter is showing 250+ watts to the antenna now (online PA module is still sick and only doing 340 instead of 1 KW)..up from the measly 60 or so...Enjoy the more powerful 27!!!....(hopefully the other 1KW amp will be fixed soon along with this sick one and we can get her back to full 2 KW)
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Awesome! I noticed it was up most of the afternoon yesterday. It was down when I did a check after the Super Bowl. I will do a rescan when I get home this evening.
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Awesome! I noticed it was up most of the afternoon yesterday. It was down when I did a check after the Super Bowl. I will do a rescan when I get home this evening.
Did the repair at 11PM after the Super Bowl.....still doing the power this AM.....and holding!! Whew!! glad it worked this time. Last time it DIED....and I had to put it all back to the original setup to get back to 60 watts....
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Did the repair at 11PM after the Super Bowl.....still doing the power this AM.....and holding!! Whew!! glad it worked this time. Last time it DIED....and I had to put it all back to the original setup to get back to 60 watts....
So anyone picking up 27 better?? Signal reports would be appreciated....still doing 250watts..hope to repair the bad PA soon...

BTW KIPS and KOPS-LDs (6 and 50) are being sold....FCC Daily Digest shows Abraham is selling them to a Omega Media out of Pasadena...probably go religious....

Anyone else notice any new signals in the area?? There is supposed to be a LD on the S Vidor tower off Boondocks (formerly Jap Rd)......but I havent found anything yet to show what channel or if its on the air..MAY make a visit to it over the weekend if I can...
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I haven't been able to pick up 27 all week here in Groves.
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Still coming in between 64 - 70 in Nederland and it has frequent breakups and jittery and freezing screens. Not worth watching. Need about 7- 10 more points in strength to prevent reception breakups . Still no PSIP data or even channel i.d. designation . All I get is 27-1, 27-2, 27-3 , etc. Still don't know what each channel is now, except Retro which has a screen bug telling me in the corner.
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