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post #11611 of 11621 Old 12-24-2014, 03:39 PM
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I've been seeing exceptional conditions to Salinas on and off today. Tonight I received KYMB on RF 27 for the first time.
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We just had 5 minutes of extreme wind here. 2:25pm
It may reach you shortly.

Salinas reception was enhanced here yesterday. But nothing extreme or exceptional.
RF 27 Advances to KTSF 26 here.
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Now a test of your antenna repairs.

We just had 5 minutes of extreme wind here. 2:25pm
It may reach you shortly.
Wind issues vary dramatically with location. In most cases the high winds I get are southerly and associated with storms. The Sierra Foothills don't get the northwest and north winds as much as the Bay Area or the west side of the Sacramento Valley and certainly not like the East Bay hills. Today my local forecast is winds northwest at 8 mph.

You may remember a big north wind event a few years ago in November that blew down thousands of trees in the eastern Sierra with 100mph+ winds. I had winds around 40mph during that event which was as high as I have seen from the north.

When I see a forecast with wind gusts approaching 50mph I crank down the 72' tower and tie off the boom of the lowest ham antenna to keep the wind from turning the mast in the rotor. The 55' tower with the main TV antennas comes down half way to increase its wind load rating.

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Kscz-ld

KSCZ-LD supposedly came on the air in July transmitting from a site a little east of Morgan Hill on channel 20. It should be easy to receive from the Morgan Hill/Gilroy area. Has anyone ever seen this station? I wonder if it's another LP DTV phantom station?

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A friend of mine who visited the area in early 2013 drove up to the tower and saw it transmitting an incredibly weak signal with no PSIP and nothing but black video with static in it. I've attached the picture he sent me, and the link to the TSReader data is below.

http://www.rabbitears.info/screencap...167279-0_0.htm

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K03HY channel 3 from Mt. Tamalpais is back on the air.
There's no PSIP information though and I'm not getting any picture.

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K03HY channel 3 from Mt. Tamalpais is back on the air.
It seems like on .... at a reduced power here.
Not like before.
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It seems like on .... at a reduced power here.
Not like before.
I just updated my post above. The signal strength is normal here, but they're not sending out any PSIP information. On my receivers I'm not getting any picture, just a black screen.

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I just updated my post above. The signal strength is normal here, but they're not sending out any PSIP information. On my receivers I'm not getting any picture, just a black screen.

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I will know soon..... will have a spectrum analyzer in a few short weeks (2015)
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I will know soon..... will have a spectrum analyzer in a few short weeks (2015)
Oh no, more almost black thumbnails posted.


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Yep, K03HY is back on at the previous strength. KCSO dropped from SNR 31 dB to 15 dB when I'm pointed at it. It's amazing that a station 115 miles away can cause that much interference to one only 14 miles away.

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Your favorite thumbnail ? ..... the noise floor ? LOL
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