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I need some advice.

I live in Viera and just went OTA with an antenna mounted in my attic. I am hooked up to a Tivo Roamio. I get channless 6-1, and 9-1 great but WESH 2-1 only occasionally. According to the Tivo WESH's strength is in the 30's while the other stations are in the 70's.

Would an amplifier solve the problem with WESH and if so which one would be a good buy and get the job done.

Thanks in Advance for your guidance
You might have to fiddle with your antenna to pick it up. I can pick it up if I point it NW and I am just south of you. What kind of antenna did you go with, as some work a little better than others to pick up stubborn stations like WESH.

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I need some advice.

I live in Viera and just went OTA with an antenna mounted in my attic. I am hooked up to a Tivo Roamio. I get channless 6-1, and 9-1 great but WESH 2-1 only occasionally. According to the Tivo WESH's strength is in the 30's while the other stations are in the 70's.

Would an amplifier solve the problem with WESH and if so which one would be a good buy and get the job done.

Thanks in Advance for your guidance
Gonna need to know more about your antenna. Make, model, length of RG-6, preamp make and model. etc

WESH is VHF (actual channel is 11). So, if you're working with a UHF-only antenna, there's your problem. Also helps to have your TVFool report link so we can see what's in every direction. Need to know your structure... single family home, apartment and roof composition.

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New subchannels

On channel 43 (RF 43)
Escape seems interesting.
Bounce is already on 65.3, so it's redundant.
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Picked up that new 43.4 last evening. It looked like all ESCAPE pre-launch promos when I tuned in. That signal is in and out for me down here in Davenport.

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Smile

Also I forgot to mention Grit tv on 9.3 ( RF 39 )
Looks like they will all start on Aug 18.
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WESH NBC with Winegard Freevision

Hey All!

I am looking for help. My fiance and I recently cut the cord when we moved in together. I bought a Winegard Freevision antenna and we use a Roku with Netflix among others that gets us all we need.

The one issue I am having is that I cannot seem to get NBC (for Sunday Night Football) no matter what I try. I have used 5(!) different antennas and none have picked it up. Looking for any advice you have.

I am in Hunters Creek - Can't attach the link to TVFool since I am new . It appears that NBC is in the same direction and same signal strength as all the networks. What am I missing?

We are in an apartment so I am just looking for an antenna I can use indoors without major mounting.

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I bought a Winegard Freevision antenna and we use a Roku with Netflix among others that gets us all we need.

The one issue I am having is that I cannot seem to get NBC (for Sunday Night Football) no matter what I try. I have used 5(!) different antennas and none have picked it up. Looking for any advice you have.
WESH 2 is problematic because it's on VHF, RF channel 11. You need rabbit ears to be placed parallel to the floor and perpendicular to the signal direction and 28 inches tip to tip. http://www.kyes.com/antenna/rabbitear.html

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The FreeVision receives VHF better off the back than the front. Try facing it backwards to see if that helps for WESH.
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Wow, I am SURPRISED that no one has mentioned this yet.

Retro TV (RTV) has found a 3rd home in Orlando, FL!

It is now available on WRCF-CD 29-1. Source: http://www.tvnewscheck.com/article/7...wrcfcd-orlando

If you check out the latest Retro TV schedule, they have added Mystery Science Theater 3000 (yes, the old Comedy Central-era eps!, per TitanTV listings), old-school Doctor Who, and will soon add the classic NBC soap opera The Doctors.

And yes, there are still cartoons on Saturday Morning on Retro TV!

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On channel 43 (RF 43)
Escape seems interesting.
Bounce is already on 65.3, so it's redundant.
Bounce TV will be moving to to 43.3 so it will be gone from 65.3 They are moving them to all the Univision owned channels. 65.3 will need something for 65.3 maybe we will get Cozi TV in Orlando now.
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Anyone in the west orlando area closer to clermont/groveland have a setup that is able to get CBS/FOX from the following markets:
  • Orlando (Bithlo) - These are UHF
  • Tampa (Riverview) - These are high-VHF
  • Gainsville-High Spring (Newberry) and Ocala-Gainsville (E-Williston) - These are UHF

Noticed these markets sometimes have different NFL games on Sunday.

Here is the direction and distance:
FOX:
WTVT-DT
205deg
60miles (Tampa)

WOGX-DT
329deg
60miles (Ocala)

WOFL
90deg
45miles (Bithlo)


CBS:
WTSP
206deg
60miles (Tampa)

WGFL-DT
327deg
83miles (Gainsville)

WKMG-DT
90deg
46miles (Bithlo)

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I live in the Davenport area, almost equidistant from both Orlando and Tampa signals. With my indoor antennas, I mostly get Orlando signals, but can sometimes get the Tampa signals. What's odd is that this northeastern corner of Polk County is considered part of the Tampa market, so cable and satellite in this area all get fed Tampa channels. (Brighthouse gives us one Orlando signal, WFTV, ABC - but it's only in SD.)

I get WKMG, CBS out of Orlando, fairly regularly on the antenna. It has a habit of winking in and out at times, but mostly it's reliable. When we first moved here in 2010, Channel 10 out of Tampa was still a bad signal and we never got even a sniff of it, but they moved the tower to Riverview like all of the other Tampa stations and now I can get them on antenna once in awhile, but of course more reliably on the cable.

So I guess I have the optimal situation for a football fan - the antenna gets once city and the cable gets the other - and the games do occasionally differ.

Same with FOX. I can easily get 35 from Orlando on the antenna, and then get 13 from Tampa on the cable, and occasionally their games differ too.

The irony here is that I don't really care all that much about football. Figures, right?

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Just found out that WKMG 6.2 is now running COZI TV instead of LiveWell. Good move.

But why, oh why do these stations choose to muck with the aspect ratios on their subchannels. Most of these old classic TV channels should be 4:3 in the center of today's 16:9 screens. The new GritTV is all stretched funny, and now COZI is letterboxed inside another letterbox!

I swear, these stations need some better engineers, or managers who will let the engineers do what's correct.

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As of around Nov 1 2014 I am showing 0 signal strength for WESH 2. Same is true for multiple tv's signal and windows media center. It used to register around 50 and was usually tunable.
I tried switching antenna but no change. I live in Satellite Beach 32937. Anyone else see this problem?
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I'm in Melbourne and I can tune it in fine with pretty good signal strength. Did you change anything around that time and did you rescan?

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No signal on WESH 2

Thanks Nayan for the response, it's good to know that people monitor this forum. I have done a rescan on 2 sets and it picks up no signal at all on ch 2. If I tune it manually it shows 0 signal strength which is strange as it ought to register something. I even tried using a different antenna. This started around Nov 1 (there were storms during that time and I thought it would be the usual temporary outage). Same is true for a tuner I have hooked up to my PC using Windows Media Center. I did not change anything either with the antenna or sets or PC when it started not coming in. All other Orlando stations are fine.

Any other thoughts???

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WESH is on RF channel 11, which is VHF. All of the other channels are UHF. For the 2nd antenna, was it a UHF only? The VHF components are the larger spans that spread out horizontal to the ground. I am assuming your original antenna is both UHF and VHF?
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I would normally say to check all connections, etc. but it sounds like you've already done that. The only thing I can think of is maybe your antenna cable got zapped just enough (I remember the storms) to mess it up. If you have (or can get) another cable I would try running it straight from your antenna to your TV and see if that's the issue.

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WESH reception

The second antenna that I tried was the same as my original (Mohu Leaf Ultimate does VHF and UHF). I thought like you guys that maybe the first antenna was zapped. But alas the result was the same.
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Maybe something happened to their repeater? That's the only thing I can think of since you checked and double-checked everything.

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There's zero chance he can pick up any of WESH's UHF translators. It's either VHF-11 or nothing.

Expecting a Leaf, which is more than half blind on VHF, to pick up a VHF signal from over 40 miles away, is an invitation to failure which, apparently, has been accepted. Use an appropriate antenna located in an appropriate location and it should work fine.
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Wrong tree..maybe

Hey I don't think it is some of the common sense thoughts posted here. I just switched TV and the new one won't pick up wesh, while the old one on the same antenna still picks it up great. I have a message into wesh..will see if they have any idea. I am trying to reach Sony tv to see if there is some setting I need to change. If I figure it out, will post back
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Thanks for the post Bigmccc. The reception thing is a mystery to me. I hope that Sony can provide some insight. Let us know what they say.
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