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After watching "24 live another day" I came to another possible reason KCSM dropped MHz.

I see a board of directors meeting for the College of San Mateo.

One person stands up and says "We are showing WHAT on our TV station"?

The body count on 24 is huge but there is little blood and guts and the fights end quickly.

MHz International Mystery shows lots of blood and guts and much more violence, especially the Scandinavian programs.

One series appeared to be just violence after violence.

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But the real reason is ANY MONEY spent on the TV station cannot be used for their students. They want that amount to get to zero quickly.

They build KCSM for their students, today the Internet is a much better method.

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KPIX translator in Monterey?

TVGuide.com has started listed KPIX 5.1 CBS when I do a search on zip 93933 (Marina, CA, just north of Monterey). I don't think they have done this in past. Has KPIX put up a translator in the Monterey area?

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KPIX translator in Monterey?

TVGuide.com has started listed KPIX 5.1 CBS when I do a search on zip 93933 (Marina, CA, just north of Monterey). I don't think they have done this in past. Has KPIX put up a translator in the Monterey area?

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I tried to enter 93933 into:

http://www.tvguide.com/listings/

The webpage would not accept the change.

It is unlikely as Marina is market 102 which is KION-TV CBS territory.

http://www.rabbitears.info/market.php


Use :

Zap2It TV LISTINGS
http://tvlistings.zap2it.com/tvlisti....do?aid=zap2it

or

TitanTV
http://www.titantv.com/

They both do a great job, TVGuide is now in Canada and they just are out of sync with the real world.

I use the same listings as Zap2It which cost me $25 / Year to schedule automatically the captures I wish. Well, with some errors as KQED Inc. is listing all the programs on KQET (KQED+) as HD and I just opened a ticket to get that changed. How can a program made in 1955 be HD?

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KPIX translator in Monterey?

TVGuide.com has started listed KPIX 5.1 CBS when I do a search on zip 93933 (Marina, CA, just north of Monterey). I don't think they have done this in past. Has KPIX put up a translator in the Monterey area?

Chuck
No KPIX translator in the Monterey area.
KPIX reception there may not be possible due to local co-channel usage.
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How can a program made in 1955 be HD?

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But 1955 programs now are "ghost-free"
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But 1955 programs now are "ghost-free"
Sherlock Holmes: Season 1, Episode 5

The Case of the Belligerent Ghost (15 Nov. 1954)

There are several more.


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No KPIX translator in the Monterey area.
KPIX reception there may not be possible due to local co-channel usage.
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Sometime in the next year KTVU has to build out their 2009 construction permit for converting K29AB to digital or take the analog station off the air in a little more than a year from now. If it goes off the air it may be easier to receive KPIX in the far south.

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Audio problems on 3-1, for old mono speaker tvs.... have been fixed.
So the left audio channel is working now...
K03HY RF-3 (3-1)
Thanks. I should have fixed this earlier. I now the OMI networked TV stations more to make sure they look good. I live five miles north of Santa Rosa and don't have access to Cable, DSL, and most TV stations don't come in. I have T1 for my internet access. I had a cellular antenna up high in a redwood tree to get internet at one time. I thought to myself, I wonder if that will pick up my station. I hooked the antenna up to my TV, and would you guess that the only TV station it picks up is KFTY-LD RF 2 / Virtual 45. Now, I watch God TV every evening. We're going to put Daystar on our stations. The mux I ordered from Anywave has been excessively delayed, but to get a jump on things I'll put Daystar temporarily on the .3 channel. Please do let me know how well K03HY-D is doing signal-wise in San Francisco. It looks to me that it is tough to receive it further south than the San Fran and Oakland airports. I did also improve the uplink. Our uplink is licensed for about 90 watts input power. I had only been inputting 20 watts. I put in a new amplifier and have it at 50 watts. I'll crank up the power more, since I noticed a few glitches Wednesday morning when there was rain in Santa Rosa.

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Please do let me know how well K03HY-D is doing signal-wise in San Francisco.
I can't comment on that but I have had enough time now to comment on KFTY-LD. It's in here better than 99% of the time. It does vary a lot but about 22 dB SNR is average. I've seen it as high as 28 dB on occasions. The repositioning of the K03HY antenna has lessened the interference to KCSO to the point where it never overrides KCSO anymore.

My new TV Fool list shows that K02QX is predicted to have a 9 dB higher SNR than KFTY so they'll probably interfere with each other. That will be less of an issue when KFTY moves as it is predicted to be weaker. Any idea when K02QX will be on?

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If it goes off the air it may be easier to receive KPIX in the far south.

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It will only be "easier" in places like Gilroy, & Morgan Hill.

I'm not so sure about the Monterey Market gaining anything because of it.
I sampled signals from Soledad, Salinas, & Aromas and found a similar pattern.

KICU from Monument peak (and the Monument peak stations) are difficult, but possible.
The only "Bay Area" tv tower farm areas that work there would be Loma Prieta & Monument Peak locations.
I have never seen any trace of Sutro tower there, except KGO 7 from Aromas (Near the fire station).
I have seen better results with KSBY-6 coming in down there.
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KPIX-5 (RF-29) service to the Monterey area.
Comparing apples to apples.

Larry Kennys' location represents close proximity to Sutro tower.
I do not recall Larry ever getting Mt. Toro or Fremont Peak stations in San Francisco.

So my reception sampling experience on the Salinas valley floor .... is exactly the same as Larrys (reverse location)
Nothing from Sutro tower reaches ..... the Salinas valley floor towns.

You need some serious elevation ... mountain top location ....... for any chance of reception of KPIX and reliable everyday service.
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"Gavilan College" .... Gilroy

My reference location for...... "End of the Line" .... ........for Sutro Tower
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It will only be "easier" in places like Gilroy, & Morgan Hill.
Yes, that's what I meant. Morgan Hill has an overlap between Sutro and Fremont Peak. Too many mountains to receive Sutro in Monterey or Salinas.

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Larry Kennys' location represents close proximity to Sutro tower.
I do not recall Larry ever getting Mt. Toro or Fremont Peak stations in San Francisco.

So my reception sampling experience on the Salinas valley floor .... is exactly the same as Larrys (reverse location)
Nothing from Sutro tower reaches ..... the Salinas valley floor towns.
I have never received a signal from either Mt. Toro or Fremont Peak here in San Francisco. My antennas are at 345 feet ASL but I have a hill two blocks away that's about 40 feet higher than my antennas in that general direction to the Southeast, so I'm sure that helps block signals from that direction. I do receive the stations from the South Bay - 1, 14, 36, 48 and 54 - okay, but I don't see the translators for KTVU and KGO and I don't receive the analog station that's on channel 6.

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I kindly request your input.

In Morgan Hill, in a rather tough reception location. I believe I shared my TV Fool report, but here it is again:

http://www.tvfool.com/?option=com_wr...ec2f44cdac3547

I had been using two antennas:

1. ClearStream 4 pointing at approximately 315 degrees true and
2. RCA ANT 751 aimed at approximately 170 degrees true

The only reason I have the 2nd antenna (RCA) is to get channel 8's NBC, and the ABC (8.2) is certainly nice also. Seems like overkill though...

Just yesterday I took-down the C4 and replaced it with a DB4e. By most accounts, the C4 is a great little antenna, and it did well for us, but FOX and CBS (2.1 and 5.1) were never very reliable. I am now seeing improved SNR's with the DB4e. It still seems to have its moments with those two channels though...

That said, I noticed that I am getting channel 8 with the DB4e (RCA antenna not connected). The SNR is around 20 to 21, and breaks-up occaissionaly though. So, finally my question...

What modification can I do the DB4e to help better secure channel 8, allowing me to ditch the RCA antenna, and essentially use one, a modified DB4e? Maybe a "simple" dipole? I was thinking such and even have some copper pipe here too...

I had been using the RCA preamp with its dual inputs, so with only one antenna input, there is much more preamp selection too. I had a new CM-7777 in the garage that I am now able to use, and I am...

Thanks for any input you might have.

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