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post #11401 of 11417 Old 10-28-2014, 04:26 PM
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I am on RF 44 and it's come back now. I tried RF 48 and got nothing. I get a signal strength of around 61, which is still weak. It was around 50 before when I was getting nothing. But it's stable now.


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I am on RF 44 and it's come back now. I tried RF 48 and got nothing. I get a signal strength of around 61, which is still weak. It was around 50 before when I was getting nothing. But it's stable now.

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All the Sutro stations show a dip, KCSM the most.

Did Sutro have a brownout?

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All the Sutro stations show a dip, KCSM the most.

Did Sutro have a brownout?

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Spoke too soon, completely lost the signal. Signal strength zero. Off to the local watering hole to watch the game......
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At least there is a watering hole to back in to...

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I don't know if there are any analogs still on in Sacramento.

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A quick check done on 10/18 in Roseville, .... I still see analog channel 6 showing a character generated flashing text message.
not sure where or what station that is.

Analog 6 is still on in the bay area.
(Checked about two months ago,) 23 was still analog here in Hayward . (After switching KRCB off)
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All the Sutro stations show a dip, KCSM the most.

Did Sutro have a brownout?

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I checked the graphs at toast0's garage and there certainly was a problem around 4 pm.

http://ruka.org/~toast/atscdata/char...A00-07%3A00&e=

I watched the 4 pm news on KGO and the signal was better than average. I checked KPIX just before 4 pm and it was coming in. I can't imagine what happened.

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Edit: Upon closer examination, there appears to have been a drop in signal strength between 4 and 6 pm. It even affected KKPX but not KNTV.

http://ruka.org/~toast/atscdata/char...A00-07%3A00&e=

This was probably just an atmospheric condition thing to the south bay and nothing to do with the transmitter power which is why I saw nothing here.

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A quick check done on 10/18 in Roseville, .... I still see analog channel 6 showing a character generated flashing text message.
not sure where or what station that is.
KEFM on the Sutter Buttes, another one of those FM stations.


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Analog 6 is still on in the bay area.
(Checked about two months ago,) 23 was still analog here in Hayward . (After switching KRCB off)
KBFK, another FM station. 23 is KMUV Salinas.

I was aware of another analog signal on channel 22. It never has any modulation, just blank carriers. I figured it was something in Sacramento but the FCC database doesn't show any analog stations on 22 near Sacramento. Turns out it is K22HB in Mammoth Lakes. Was I surprised! I didn't think it was possible to receive anything from the east side of the Sierras but its transmitter is at 7900'.

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Are you sure about K22HB? Their license has expired and was not renewed. It was licensed on the roof of building in Mammoth Lakes. A few checks of the site showed no transmitter or antenna.

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fox shows the w.s. in 720p only I see lots blur and grainy pq on my Samsung led, anyone agree that 1080p is better for sports? let's go giants bring it home tonite.
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Over the air there are two choices, 720P and 1080I. On my TV they pretty much look the same.

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Over the air there are two choices, 720P and 1080I. On my TV they pretty much look the same.
Then you will not want an UHDTV set. ($25,000.00)

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Today K22HB filed to renew the license. It was to be filed by June 1st. Sightly late in filing. They also own K49KS-D Santa Rosa.
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Today K22HB filed to renew the license. It was to be filed by June 1st. Sightly late in filing. They also own K49KS-D Santa Rosa.
Where did you find that? A CDBS search doesn't show it.

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Are you sure about K22HB? Their license has expired and was not renewed. It was licensed on the roof of building in Mammoth Lakes. A few checks of the site showed no transmitter or antenna.

Process of elimination. The other analog channel 22's are too far and this signal peaks in exactly the right direction.

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brttl20141028abq303ek22hb128743txaccepted for filing10/30/2014
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hey chuck you said that you make your own balun for 91xg, is it optimize only for UHF, unlike the 91xg balun that is wideband. i took off balun on 91xg and looks like it needs to be soldered on? Can you explain what you did dude, txs. hope your at sfgiants parade 😂
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He made a coax balun which is inherently a narrow band balun, just like the standard UHF PCB balun that has been in use for a while. However, he could tune it for a specific frequency if he chose to do so.

If you want a wideband balun, just remove the PCB and install a standard wire-wound balun. That's what was standard on the driven element for our Yagi series up until 3 or 4 or 5 years ago.

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