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post #2911 of 3332 Old 08-18-2011, 08:36 PM
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Same thing goes for me up here, I was going nuts running around checking cables, connections, etc. Glad I checked this board 'cause I was ready to call the antenna guy (not cheap!) And yes,I know about WCJB (ABC) in G'ville but it's an iffy signal here.
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The Antenna TV network sub channel starts Monday 9/5/11 in Orlando. According to this it is replacing retro on WRDQ 27.2.

http://blogs.orlandosentinel.com/ent...from-wrdq.html

http://www.antennatv.tv/

http://affiliate.zap2it.com/tvlistin...?aid=antennatv

It's better than the current RTV line-up, that's for sure, but I find MeTV to be more to my taste and liking.

MeTV goes back deeper into the '60s. AntennaTV seems to concentrate on the '70s. That's a generalization, I realize, but that's the impression.

Obviously MeTV has '70s shows with Mary Tyler Moore, Streets Of San Francisco, Cannon, Hawaii Five-O, but they really dig out the '60s classics like Dick Van Dyke, Perry Mason, Dobie Gillis, Hillbillies/Petticoat Junction, Twelve O'Clock High, Combat, The Untouchables - and even back to some '50s with early Gunsmoke half-hours.

Antenna TV's schedule looks more '70s based to me with the All In The Family and Three's Company stables of shows.

But thanks for the tip. I can actually receive 27 some of the time here in the Davenport area.

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Anybody notice an increase in TX power on WUCF ? A while back they said they were going to raise it. Just wondering.....
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Does anyone make an inexpensive ATSC meter? I need something for around the house.
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What kind of a meter are you looking for?

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What kind of a meter are you looking for?
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I think I am just looking for signal strength. Something I can go to the end of each cable run, dial up a channel and have a repeatable measurement.

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Re-evaluate "inexpensive".
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For that sort of thing, I use a Sencore SLM-1456CM, which was recommended to me by ProjectSHO89. It has a spectrum analyzer and will provide SNR readings among other things, but mine cost me just under $600 on eBay. Friends of mine have gotten them (or lesser models) for less than that, but right now I don't see any on eBay except the 1454 which guesses at the SNR instead of using an actual demodulator like the 1456 does.

Not nearly as convenient, but my HDHomeRun has a signal meter whose values correspond almost directly to the SNR and other numbers provided by my Sencore. The problem is that you need a computer and a wired network connection available to use it, but it is significantly cheaper than the Sencore.

Some of the USB tuners might be decent too in terms of meters, but I haven't personally found one with the kind of signal meter I would need to recommend it for something like this.

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The bigger interest for me is what becomes of the WMFE transfer and also if as it stands now if the current WMFE license holder is even fulfilling their licensing requirements since July 1st.

I've been wondering myself...obviously they are just broadcasting the one available programming stream they have left (V-me) to keep the license and their cable/satellite slots active. But as a basically passive repeater now, no local programming, no E/I (well, there may be a few V-me shows that qualify), they are hardly serving the public interest. (Not that I consider the proposed Daystar programming to "serve the public interest" in any way, shape or form, either...but I digress...) I guess they can get away with it long enough to consummate the sale to Daystar, but I thought it would be wrapped up by now (it HAS been about 3 months, no?).
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For that sort of thing, I use a Sencore SLM-1456CM, which was recommended to me by ProjectSHO89.
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Thanks. USB Tuner and net book would make a lot of sese if you there was access to any of the signal info. I dont see anything like that in WMC.

Thanks again.
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http://www.hauppauge.com/site/suppor...l_monitor.html

Given the right tuner, the info is available. This works with my PCI based ATSC tuner.
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I've been wondering myself...obviously they are just broadcasting the one available programming stream they have left (V-me) to keep the license and their cable/satellite slots active. But as a basically passive repeater now, no local programming, no E/I (well, there may be a few V-me shows that qualify), they are hardly serving the public interest. (Not that I consider the proposed Daystar programming to "serve the public interest" in any way, shape or form, either...but I digress...) I guess they can get away with it long enough to consummate the sale to Daystar, but I thought it would be wrapped up by now (it HAS been about 3 months, no?).

I know that Bright House has removed this station, and replaced that channel with a slate directing viewers to various forms of WBCC (WUCF-TV Ha Ha). Has Comcast or others also removed WMFE?

It seems silly to run the transmitter just to get slots, especially since the largest cable company has dumped them off their system. Did they not claim to not have the money to operate this television station? If so, the more honest thing for them to do at this point is to apply for a silent STA.
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Update today on WMFE:

http://blogs.orlandosentinel.com/ent...e-through.html

Nothing about how the current owner is still meeting their licensing requirements by broadcasting only VME. Nothing about how dish network is still obligated to provide WMFE in HD instead of the new PBS WUCF in HD. Nothing about Centurylink PrismTV (their version of Uverse) not having WUCF at all in SD or HD, etc, etc, etc.


I would love to see the FCC pull this license for failure to serve the public interest as a public trustee.

Let Daystar try to compete for the non-commercial assignment alongside of locals like Valencia and UCF. In that case, UCF has a very good chance of taking the license.

At that point, WMFE could either sell the transmitter to UCF at fire-sale prices or just eat the loss. Since UCF is the second largest school in the state, and does not hold a television license, like the remaining top state schools, they would clearly have a good chance of winning.
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Hi Guys, I need help installing In-ceiling speakers that require extra Bracing. Can anyone recommend me to a good installer?
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welcome back, tropo... we've missed you...

WJTC digital ch. 45 from Pensacola last night... 385 miles...
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Anyone who might have been missing RTV in Orlando, look for a press release in the next few days...

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It's WSWF-LD 10, it's already airing RTV programming.

Reception hint: turn your antenna towards the Lovelace Gas Service tower in East Orlando on SR 50. Perfect reception in Lake Mary with an RS-VU190XR antenna.

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It's WSWF-LD 10, it's already airing RTV programming.

Er, that's news to me. And I work for RTV.

If that is the case, and I can find no evidence to support it so far, looks like a C&D needs to go out...

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Actually watching WSWF-LP, It is not RTV, it appears to be a mix of A1 programming and public domain programs (probably sourced from a DVD bargain bin at Walmart) as an episode of the original Dragnet came on at 9:55 PM.

They are branded as WSWF Orlando "Classic TV" in a station ID graphic.

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So...who is going to run the RTV service in Orlando?
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I'm not allowed to say anything until the press release goes out, which should be tomorrow morning.

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I know it was submitted, but doesn't seem to have been published anywhere yet for some reason. I'm seeking permission to post the press release directly here, and will do so as soon as I have that permission.

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Gotta be WMFE -24. Didn't their other plan fall through?

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WMFE is non-commercial, so not them. But yes, the sale to Daystar was canceled. Here's hoping it can wind up in the hands of someone like WBCC.

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WMFE is non-commercial, so not them. But yes, the sale to Daystar was canceled. Here's hoping it can wind up in the hands of someone like WBCC.

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RTV posted the information via their Facebook page on Tuesday with a launch date of April 1st.
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Can you link their Facebook page?

I tried and it looked like a dead page.
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We are pleased to announce WKMG in Orlando, FL as RTV's newest affiliate! On April 1, WKMG will begin broadcasting RTV's programming over-the-air on digital channel 6.2, Comcast channel 220, Bright House digital channel 1061 and Florida Cable channel 14.12.
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Okay, here's the full press release.

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LUKEN COMMUNICATIONS ANNOUNCES WKMG AS NEW RTV AFFILIATE IN ORLANDO, FLORIDA

Chattanooga, Tenn. (March 26, 2012) - Luken Communications, LLC, a nationwide broadcast company offering free-to-air networks including Retro Television (RTV), is pleased to announce WKMG in Orlando, FL as its newest affiliate for RTV. WKMG is owned and operated by Post-Newsweek Stations, Inc., a division of the Washington Post Company. On April 1, WKMG will begin broadcasting RTV’s programming over-the-air on digital channel 6.2, Comcast channel 220, Bright House digital channel 1061 and Florida Cable channel 14.12.

“We are very excited to bring RTV to Central Florida. This channel is unique in that it will allow families to gather around the television and watch great family programming anytime of the day and night,” said Skip Valet, Vice President and General Manager for WKMG. “We are proud to introduce these classics to a whole new audience, and, for those who remember these shows, it will be exciting to enjoy them all over again.”

Matt Winn, Vice President of Luken Communications says, “We are delighted to work with WKMG Local 6 and Post-Newsweek Stations, Inc. to bring the best in classic television back to Orlando.” Winn adds, “WKMG is the perfect addition to our Luken family of over 300 affiliates nationwide and we could not be more pleased.”

RTV, launched in 2005, was one of the first digital broadcast networks. Today, RTV, a subsidiary of Luken Communications, LLC, is a sister network to My Family Television, TUFF TV, PBJ, The Nashville Network, My Car TV and Frost Great Outdoors. Luken Communications offers diverse, family friendly programming on its networks reaching approximately 80 percent of all U.S. households via a blend of over-the-air, cable and satellite television.

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