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post #991 of 9290 Old 04-11-2005, 01:33 PM
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I have been having PSIP trouble with WNCT.
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I have as well, jspENC... Probably due to the experimentation with 9.2. That's my guess.

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9-2 looks dim by the way too.
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Originally posted by Ken12
I am not doing Dolby 5.1 yet we don' have the equipment to receive it from ABC . The end of this year or the first part of next year ABC will be upgrading there satellite system (They are starting on the west coast and working east) When they get to us it is our plan to be able to pass through network in 5.1

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Ok Ken,
When you can turn it on I am all ready to go!
Is there a way you can turn on center channel audio and surround audio during programs? So far no stations I can get have been able to do this, but the engineer at WWAY says he is trying to figure it out. He says that this is all new to him since he ran a MONO station before digital came in. He worked on it once before, but kind of fouled things up a bit!
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Originally posted by jspENC
9-2 looks dim by the way too.

*LOL*

You noticed that too, eh?

Actually, this morning around 9 or so, somebody was working on the display. I saw the computer desktop and they were playing with the display drivers for the VIPIR radar. I noticed around my lunch at 3 or so, that it was still the same image we were used to, but tonight it is dimmer.

My understanding is that stations that mulitcast sometimes re-encode their second channel so that it doesn't need as much bandwith thus preserving that for the main channel. I believe Ken12 has made reference to this when I've asked about how ABC 11 in RDU has 3 channels when ABC News Now was going plus the primary HD and tertiary local newschannel.

If you noticed on the VIPIR display prior to tonight there was a lot of artifacting when the met was zooming in to a particular area or when 9 was looping the display. I never noticed if affecting 9.1. However, I am not seeing the artifacting on 9.2 now.

My belief is that they are re-encoding or compressing 9.2 for a smoother image with little to no effect on 9.1. Makes that Eyewitness News 9 Newschannel that's coming sound a little closer than we may have initially thought.

But like most things, we shall see...

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At least we know that they have taken into consideration the picture quality for our Vipir channel.
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True, jspENC...

Hopefully, it won't stay that dim; it's a wee bit muted for my tastes.

WTVD's subchannels aren't that dim anymore, nor is WRAZ's 50.3. Both of those station's seemed to have much dimmer subchannels a few months ago. Maybe they are utilizing new compression technology like what Ken12 was talking about a few months ago.

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This morning I am getting Richmonds dt 54 -NBC 12 WWBT very strong. It is 3 channels one a widescreen labeled NBC 12-1 a standard labeled NBC 12-2 and Radar labled NBC 12-3, and this station runs the NWS radio continuously.
Just incredible how far away they are!
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anyone here know how to combine two indoor antennas together?
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Sorry, not my area of expertise... Maybe someone can tell me too. I've done some reading on the web about it, but it confuses the heck out of me!

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I would say to combine antennas, to just get a splitter and use it in reverse. Or if it has twin lead use a two way combiner with the screws and then run a line of coax into the receiver.
That is the only way I know how.
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If you are aiming them in different directions, you would want to separate them vertically about 4 feet. This will help the two structures not build one large underperforming antenna.

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Eastern- on the web site that fox eng posted a few pages back---- there are some very good links to using and building dual antennas- if you want to try- it - I have not done this so this is only from what I have read---- It is important to keep the wiring of the two anennas the same length- as JSP said I would think a splitter used backwards would work in an indoor sit.
You puppy chew up your antenna- grin---- last week end I used 4 cubic yards of dirt to fill in holes that my puppies have dug--- they loved the fresh dirt--- dug it back out as fast as I could put it in ---LOL---
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Checking around on the web today and found that warren electronics has the Channel Master 4221 Bowtie ant. on sale for $20.00
Here is the link...http://www.warrenelectronics.com/antennas/4221.htm
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Really good prices------!!
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I think WFXI may be on the air!? Griff can you check it from your end. Here is a link to the info I found, click on it and then scroll to the bottom of the page...

http://www.fcc.gov/fcc-bin/tvq?call=WFXI
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jspENC,

If it is, I'm not getting any signal in Greenville... I wouldn't expect to, but it'd be nice to at least see the signal light flashing.

Eh, what the heck am I saying... *LOL*

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Here is the service area, and Swansboro is included...http://www.fcc.gov/fcc-bin/FMTV-serv...DS1056236.html

Of course this is low power but it is a start anyway I guess...
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Are you receiving a signal, jspENC?

It's been a while since I looked at the FCC records... I can't remember if that special temporary authority is new or not.

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No, you're right... That is new... Previously, it was a construction permit.

Well, they did say they were trying to get on air by the end of April. Maybe it will pop up soon; even with that extension they recently got. Maybe that extension is for WYDO.

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The temp authority is new, I've been watching for it. I am not getting a signal, but I need to turn my antenna and today is just too windy! Wheeew!
I am just glad to see they have taken a first step to dtv and hope it won't be the last! LMAO!!
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Awesome! Maybe they aren't trying to drag it out till the end of analog broadcasting. Maybe WFXI will be up by the end of April.

Let us know when you get a signal/picture... I want to update my web page, but I think I'll hold off until you guys start seeing something. *LOL*

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Griff will have the best chance of seeing something, but I will try tomorrow and see if I get anything at all. It should be channel 24 from what the permit says.
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I am going to use an indoor ant. now and see if something happens... lol
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Cool... I can't wait to hear what Griff has to say! He'll be one happy camper unless WFXI is just SD. Then again, he might be just as happy that they are FINALLY on the air- if that's the case...

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I beleive the NAB is having a big conference this week. WFXI may not come on until next week or after. That's if the engineers are at the NAB convention with other station personnel.

I know there is a big conference going on in the Bahamas this weekend too that a lot of the meterologists are going to.

Maybe the FCC just updated their records for WFXI's upcoming sign on... Let us know if you get anything though...

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From the map, it looks like they may have put put up a low power station on their microwave tower at the studio. If so, I doubt it will make it to Greenville or much less New Bern. Looks like it is to cover city of license and that would be Morehead City. Looks like it is about 130 ft high (44 meters) and will be only 5 kWs. Not a power house at all. If you live in the right spot in Morehead City you might be able to see something and the cable headend should have a view to it as well and not much more.

Looks like it has been accepted at the FCC but they haven't acted on it yet so WFI doesn't have authority to use it yet.

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Thanx foxeng... You always come to the rescue when we have questions!

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Well that leaves me out!
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hey jspENC,

Maybe you will have the good news when they sign on! Keep checking every day!!! *LOL*

I always do a rescan periodically just in case I can pick up something new which never happens anymore.

Ever since I rearranged my living room, my reception blows in the worst kind of way! I can't use my dish contraption antenna so I can barely even get WCTI anymore... I have use my RCA Amplified antenna and move it across the room. I really wish WCTI had a translator station or something like WNCT does down in Morehead City- only digital! *LOL*

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