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post #541 of 6822 Old 05-24-2002, 08:59 AM
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Originally posted by drguava
I live in weston and I installed a Sensar GS 2000 the readings I am getting on my DTC 100 are as follows:

8-1 65%
9-1 55%
18-1 70%
19-1 68%
22-1 76%
28-1 65%

My question is there any way that I can improve the strenght specially for ABC channel 9-1.

The antenna is installed outdoors in the back of my house.

Is there anybody else living in Weston that maybe is using a different antenna and getting better results.

It seems that with ABC channel 9-1 the picture is find but the is low compare to other stations.

Any help is greatly appreciated.

Thanks

I am located at Federal Hwy and E26th St in Ft. Lauderdale and am getting higher signal readings with the exception of one station:

8-1 65% 94
9-1 55% 76
18-1 70% 76
19-1 68% 64
22-1 76% 50
28-1 65% 87

I am using two outdoor antenna mounted on the roof:
1. 3677 Channel Master Crossfire UHF\\VHF http://www.channelmaster.com/pages/c1.htm
2. 3023 Channel Master Diamond Quantum UHF YAGI http://www.channelmaster.com/pages/u1.htm
and a Channel Master 0538 2-Way Joiner/Splitter UHF/VHF/FM (75 Ohm)http://www.channelmaster.com/pages/cjs1.htm to combine the two signals. The Channel Master products were purchased from Stark Electronics http://www.starkelectronic.com/ who provided excellent advise and service. The antenna are aimed according to the coordinates suggested by Antenna Web http://www.antennaweb.org/antennaweb/
Here are pictures of what this all looks like.
http://home.attbi.com/~discodol/af2.JPG
http://home.attbi.com/~discodol/af3.jpg
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I am curious how I can improve the 50 reading I am getting for channel 22-1?

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I am also using a GS 2000 with a Mits HD5.
I get 100 for both 8-1 and 9-1.
I am south of you by 10 miles or so?
I forgot the other readings, but 22-1 is also at 100.
28-1 I think is about 65.

I had a terk and the amplifier gave me grief, especially in UHF.
So I exchanged it for a GS2000, and got similiar or better results.
I do know that even it is a half directional antenna, it does need some kind of pointing, so you are not in the null sections.

I turned off the amplifier and rotated it for best picture, then turned on the amp.

Remember, numbers are just relative gain feedback numbers.
And, I believe 100 is when the amplifiers are in limiting, which produces the best noise free picture.
On my system, somewhere between 30 - 50 is where my sensitivity is, and is where pixilation starts.

Hope this helps a little.
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Looks like WFLX is on holiday. Anyone getting their signal?

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I guess WFLX was getting my vibe. They came on sometime after 6 PM.

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Hi
I am replacing my terk 55 antenna with a standard outdoor antenna to be put in my attic. My uhf loop attached to tv worked better than terk. I live just south of Griffin Rd and just east of 441. If new antenna is pointed at antenna farm in north Dade, will I be able to get all digital stations both now existing and on drawing boards for South Fl? Do any particular antennas work best?
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Originally posted by bernster2001
Hi
I am replacing my terk 55 antenna with a standard outdoor antenna to be put in my attic. My uhf loop attached to tv worked better than terk. I live just south of Griffin Rd and just east of 441. If new antenna is pointed at antenna farm in north Dade, will I be able to get all digital stations both now existing and on drawing boards for South Fl? Do any particular antennas work best?
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try this.
www.titantv.com
it will give you a better idea on the antenna you need.
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I have been told, and experienced that the Terk amplifier is a very poor UHF amp. This is why it only works well with VHF.
I found my indoor RCA amplified antenna worked better than the Terk.

I got a GS2000, and so far works great down here.

Now we need to wait for NBC to go digital, and we can get them all.
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Bernie,

Also look at www.antennaweb.org
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You'll be prompted to enter your street address and it will generate a map centered on your home with directional radials toward all the TV stations in your area.

HiDefDave
 

WPTV/WFLX West Palm Beach, FL

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I tried the Terk 55 as well with poor results. I then installed a big ugly antenna from Radio Shack in my attic. I can now pickup all the channels without an amplifier and it cost less ($65), but it sure looks ugly, good thing it is in the attic where no one can see it.
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falcon,

Are you able to pick up WPBF channel 16?

If so, what model is your antenna?

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Spoke to an engineer at WTVJ. She said they expect to be up by the end of the year, hopefully this year.
She said everything is ironed out with the FCC and "things are going smoothly".

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Is ch 16 up and testing.
If so when are they up?
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WSCV-DT (Telemundo affiliate) is broadcasting a signal on Channel 52.

No picture or sound yet.

http://www.wscv.com/

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Does anyone know the zipcode for channel 29-1 FOX ?
Need it for guide updates as my second zip.
Using Mits HD5.
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Channel 52.2 Telemondo! Strong signal but no sound. There is a picture but it is forbidden for Hardrock to see it.
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Originally posted by mmburke
Spoke to an engineer at WTVJ. She said they expect to be up by the end of the year, hopefully this year.
She said everything is ironed out with the FCC and "things are going smoothly".

Someone in Miami was admonished by the F.C.C.
I'm not going to name any names but their initials are NBC

"everything is ironed out with the FCC"
Let's try "The F.C.C. ironed out WTVJ".

"Things are going smothly"
That's what happens when the F.C.C. steam roller comes rolling through the door.
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Originally posted by friendlytrader
Channel 52.2 Telemondo! Strong signal but no sound. There is a picture but it is forbidden for Hardrock to see it.

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Originally posted by spicyfood


Someone in Miami was admonished by the F.C.C.
I'm not going to name any names but their initials are NBC

"everything is ironed out with the FCC"
Let's try "The F.C.C. ironed out WTVJ".

"Things are going smothly"
That's what happens when the F.C.C. steam roller comes rolling through the door.

Rod,

Welcome back. Nice to see you're alive. AND YOU BROUGHT YOUR ALTER EGO TOO.

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I thought the plan was to be up in September 02, but now they are saying by the end of this year.
Ironed out?
Yea, maybe, but it seems that we may have lost the fall season in NBC HD!
Programming is another issue.
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George,

That information is erroneous.

See the following post:

http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showt...dt#post1108959

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Here is an email I received from WTVJ today:

I just received your E-mail from NBC 6 viewer mial. NBC 6 is trying very hard to provide a quality signal to all our viewers in the South Florida area. Unfortunately, our HDTV signal originally assigned to WTVJ, is located away from a large number of our viewing audience. We are trying to move our channel assignment to the North Dade antennae farm where the other stations in S. Florida are located. Unfortunately this has not been an easy task. We may have worked out a solution which is being analyzed by the FCC right now. If they were to agree with our proposal, we could have a signal on the air by early 2003.
We here at WTVJ are working toward a long term solution and not the quick fix. When we moved to our new digital facility in Miramar, Florida, we were looking towards the future and HDTV. Being owned and operated by NBC, their is no one more frustrated about our HDTV signal than we are here at WTVJ.

Any questions you may have please feel free to call. I hope you will remain a loyal NBC viewer until we make it to our digital transmitter

Steven Kaplan
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Office: (954) 622-6502 Dial Comm: *590
Fax: (954) 622-6682
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[quote]Originally posted by holtwm
[b]Here is an email I received from WTVJ today:

IF If they were to agree with our proposal, we could have a signal on the air by early 2003.


There goes the fall season

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I don't understand why the FCC cannot approve their request for a new channel assignment based on the fact that NBC actually HAS high definition programming to show. I just called the FCC's Office of Engineering and Technology, and they said we could write to Jeffery Goldthorp, Chief of the Network Technology Division, regarding the channel assignments. His address is:

445 12th Street SW
Washington, DC 20554

I will be sending this dude a few lines to find out how they expect the (bleep) DTV transition to move forward when they take MONTHS to make a decision on anything.
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As quoted:
I hope you will remain a loyal NBC viewer until we make it to our digital transmitter

Loyal ???

NBC is the last station to go Digital.
They consistently delay, and blame the FCC.
Maybe the FCC is slow as **** but, if they a few phone calls every month, they would get faster action.
This problem has litterally taken years.
First the channel number, now the move, it is all related.

Sept has moved to Nov.
Now, NBC has another "excuse" to go to the beginning of next year.

They were #1, and were the first with color, but all that has faded.
They are using old data that says they are on top.

Right now NBC is all talk, without results.

What are they doing to push the FCC?
It sounds like lawyers, not engineers, are doing the requests.
They like delays, it creates more work and then they can charge more dollars.
They don't want a decision, because then they will stop invoicing.

Looks like NBC will go some digital and HD without South Florida this fall!
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Originally posted by holtwm
Here is an email I received from WTVJ today:



Being owned and operated by NBC, their is no one more frustrated about our HDTV signal than we are here at WTVJ.



Steven Kaplan
WTVJ/NBC 6
Director of Operations
Office: (954) 622-6502 Dial Comm: *590
Fax: (954) 622-6682
steven.kaplan@nbc.com

Their Director of Operations can't even write in English, and you expect WTVJ to make a technological advancement?
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Don't know why NBC (WTVJ) can't go out on a temporary low power until FCC gives them approvals.
This way they can start setting up.
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Anybody else lose WPLG today? Their signal was screwed up this morning (weird vertical lines all across the screen), then suddenly they disappeared late this afternoon. I have been completely unable to reach a live body at any of their phone numbers.
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Anybody else lose WPLG today? Their signal was screwed up this morning (weird vertical lines all across the screen), then suddenly they disappeared late this afternoon. I have been completely unable to reach a live body at any of their phone numbers.


No screen or signal meter activity for DT channel at this time.

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Thanks for checking, Bill. For a moment there I thought it was just me. I should've known better, considering WPLG's track record. The last time they were off the air for several days I called their engineering dept. only to be told that they "didn't think anyone would notice" considering "there aren't many people in this area with HDTV's".
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Originally posted by George33027
Don't know why NBC (WTVJ) can't go out on a temporary low power until FCC gives them approvals.
This way they can start setting up.

From what I've seen over the past three years, many TV stations apparently didn't take the DTV transition very seriously. It seems to me that any station that fully embraced the transition would've put into place contingency plans to deal with the sort of issue WTVJ is currently experiencing.
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