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Decades is up and running on KOVR 13.2. Everything looks okay to me.

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Please send me a PM and a suggestion where to put it online.

Youtube.

Someone posted the introduction to all the major Bay Area stations newscasts from 1989.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xMNCeydoftY

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I got it uploaded but cannot figure out how to add it. Same for KGO HDTV Test Pattern, there are lots more online.

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KGO HDTV Test Pattern from before Analog Shutdown, NO audio.

(This is a very low quality you tube version, original .ts is 40 MB.)

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I got it uploaded but cannot figure out how to add it. Same for KGO HDTV Test Pattern, there are lots more online.

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Hahaha... notice at the end KNTV "full of ghost" images.
I don't think anyone had an antenna pointed at San Jose just for KNTV

Heres the

I just hit the "share" box/icon below the video, then just copy that code in the share box (short url) posted as text here.

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Oh, do they have CMC on 28-3 now? I always used to
watch it on channel 26 at 4pm weekdays...

I used to watch "CoolTV" (now it is on 68.2)
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CMC has been on bay area tv channel 26 @ 4pm ... "for decades" I can recall it on back as far as 1986
Fast forward to 2015 ..> now its 24 hours a day ... on channel 28-3
Zuus country (also a music channel) .... is on 28-15
plus the cool tv .... on 68-2
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Thanks for sharing all of the neat old station test patterns and the Bay Area news opens. They were neat to watch.

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Here's that test pattern (1080i version). Right click and then "View Image" to see full size.



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HD MPEG-2 Test Patterns http://www.w6rz.net
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Decades is up and running on KOVR 13.2. Everything looks okay to me.

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Great, you know I don't get KOVR reliably, it could
months for the idiots at KPIX to show me "Family
Affair"...

Maybe I SHOULD get a CM4228 (but my CM4224
never did me any real good get UHF from Walnut
Grove)...

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Great, you know I don't get KOVR reliably, it could
months for the idiots at KPIX to show me "Family
Affair"...

The official launch of Decades isn't until May. They're doing something they're calling "Countdown to Decades" which I guess is going to run until then.

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The official launch of Decades isn't until May. They're doing something they're calling "Countdown to Decades" which I guess is going to run until then.
Their website (www.decades.com) has a PDF schedule of the "Binge" programming they're doing until the official launch.

No sign of it on KPIX yet, though.
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Seeing signal surges on KCBA (RF13) & KSBW (RF8) in waves now ....,. up up up , then down,down down,..... then up, up, up + and up ....and so on.
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Will Larry ever get a lock on RF 13 ?
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Will Larry ever get a lock on RF 13 ?
I sure hope so! Signals got up to 14.2 dB on RF 13 during one of the good periods a couple weeks ago, but it never got strong enough to produce any PSIP information. It seems like the RF 13 signal is up when the Sacramento/Stockton stations are up, so I suspect that I'm seeing KTVN 2 from Reno.

I have pretty much the same situation for KSPX 29 (RF48) from Walnut Grove. I still haven't received a picture on that ION station either.

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I have pretty much the same situation for KSPX 29 (RF48) from Walnut Grove. I still haven't received a picture on that ION station either.

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Don't you have the same problem with KSPX as you do with KCRA? Co-channel interference? The KTVU translator is on RF 48 in Fremont. The second problem is that the KSPX antenna is side mounted on the east side of the tower. I wonder how much that blocks the signal in your direction? The third problem is that they have a directional antenna with a big null to SF. Looks to be about 72 KW in your direction and 1000KW in my direction. This must all conspire to make it rather difficult for you to ever see it.

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Don't you have the same problem with KSPX as you do with KCRA? Co-channel interference? The KTVU translator is on RF 48 in Fremont. The second problem is that the KSPX antenna is side mounted on the east side of the tower. I wonder how much that blocks the signal in your direction? The third problem is that they have a directional antenna with a big null to SF. Looks to be about 72 KW in your direction and 1000KW in my direction. This must all conspire to make it rather difficult for you to ever see it.
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KTVU could be keeping me from seeing KSPX, but I don't know. I never got the station before the KTVU translator came on the air. KCRA was always solid at 20 dB or higher all the time before KGO's translator came on the air, so with that one I know what's happening. KCRA still makes it over the background noise and is viewable occasionally, it's just not strong like it used to be.

Despite the big null toward SF and just 72 KW, I have seen the KSPX signal get up to 14 dB. Close, but no cigar, just like the station I'm seeing on channel 13. Do you think I'm right thinking it's KTVN from Reno I'm seeing on 13?

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Despite the big null toward SF and just 72 KW, I have seen the KSPX signal get up to 14 dB. Close, but no cigar, just like the station I'm seeing on channel 13. Do you think I'm right thinking it's KTVN from Reno I'm seeing on 13?
I think you're seeing KCBA and the reason you never see KSBW is that adjacent KGO is too strong. From the signals I captured at you place I see that KNTV is quite a bit weaker so maybe KCBA is possible.

I just returned from my friend's place in Walnut Creek where I brought my antennas and spectrum analyzer. He has a great shot in the Reno direction and there was not a trace of anything on RF13. Seems unlikely you'd being seeing any signal from it over another range of hills.

I going to post about that trip.

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Well, one of these days I'll hopefully know what station I am receiving on RF 13. One disadvantage of digital is that you can't see what the weak stations are. With analog you could make out the ID through the snow.

I don't get KSBW because we have KDTS 52 from Mt. Diablo on channel 8 here.

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