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A few REAL ?s:

1) Why was there nothing about repairs/tech problems on WFOR website?

2) Why is WFOR and CBS HQ so tight liped for information?

fact: I called WFOR three times got only an operator

fact: No email replies from WFOR or CBS HQ. I did get THREE email replies from WPEC.

3) Why are some recieving CBS and others get nothing? Technical reply please...

4) Who is this "hardrock"?

5) I tried to semi-apologize to MR Bob Ross.

fact: Only to have pictures of fishes from a certain Coral Springs resident. The "new" bra was sincere.

fact: the post was the removed for no reason!

6) Why not wait til fall season for these "repairs". These are first run. The new fall shows can be caught next summer!

7) Why does W4 assume i know what goes on over there? I do not have any affiliation with channel 4!

fact: I complained numerious times about not recieving Price is Right(TM). Mr. 4 assumed a knew about tower work. I have no telepathic abilities.

8) Why is Hardock in daily communication witb CBS and w4? If so why did w4 not drop other AVSers a line??

9) My PM is open to everyone including Bob Ross. Just a random thought.
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A few REAL ?s:

1) Why was there nothing about repairs/tech problems on WFOR website?

2) Why is WFOR and CBS HQ so tight liped for information?

fact: I called WFOR three times got only an operator

fact: No email replies from WFOR or CBS HQ. I did get THREE email replies from WPEC.

3) Why are some recieving CBS and others get nothing? Technical reply please...

4) Who is this "hardrock"?

5) I tried to semi-apologize to MR Bob Ross.

fact: Only to have pictures of fishes from a certain Coral Springs resident. The "new" bra was sincere.

fact: the post was the removed for no reason!

6) Why not wait til fall season for these "repairs". These are first run. The new fall shows can be caught next summer!

7) Why does W4 assume i know what goes on over there? I do not have any affiliation with channel 4!

fact: I complained numerious times about not recieving Price is Right(TM). Mr. 4 assumed a knew about tower work. I have no telepathic abilities.

8) Why is Hardock in daily communication witb CBS and w4? If so why did w4 not drop other AVSers a line??

9) My PM is open to everyone including Bob Ross. Just a random thought.
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A few REAL ?s:

1) Why was there nothing about repairs/tech problems on WFOR website?

2) Why is WFOR and CBS HQ so tight liped for information?

fact: I called WFOR three times got only an operator

fact: No email replies from WFOR or CBS HQ. I did get THREE email replies from WPEC.

3) Why are some recieving CBS and others get nothing? Technical reply please...

4) Who is this "hardrock"?

5) I tried to semi-apologize to MR Bob Ross.

fact: Only to have pictures of fishes from a certain Coral Springs resident. The "new" bra was sincere.

fact: the post was the removed for no reason!

6) Why not wait til fall season for these "repairs". These are first run. The new fall shows can be caught next summer!

7) Why does W4 assume i know what goes on over there? I do not have any affiliation with channel 4!

fact: I complained numerious times about not recieving Price is Right(TM). Mr. 4 assumed a knew about tower work. I have no telepathic abilities.

8) Why is Hardock in daily communication witb CBS and w4? If so why did w4 not drop other AVSers a line??

9) My PM is open to everyone including Bob Ross. Just a random thought.
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A few REAL ?s:

1) Why was there nothing about repairs/tech problems on WFOR website?

2) Why is WFOR and CBS HQ so tight liped for information?

fact: I called WFOR three times got only an operator

fact: No email replies from WFOR or CBS HQ. I did get THREE email replies from WPEC.

3) Why are some recieving CBS and others get nothing? Technical reply please...

4) Who is this "hardrock"?

5) I tried to semi-apologize to MR Bob Ross.

fact: Only to have pictures of fishes from a certain Coral Springs resident. The "new" bra was sincere.

fact: the post was the removed for no reason!

6) Why not wait til fall season for these "repairs". These are first run. The new fall shows can be caught next summer!

7) Why does W4 assume i know what goes on over there? I do not have any affiliation with channel 4!

fact: I complained numerious times about not recieving Price is Right(TM). Mr. 4 assumed a knew about tower work. I have no telepathic abilities.

8) Why is Hardock in daily communication witb CBS and w4? If so why did w4 not drop other AVSers a line??

9) My PM is open to everyone including Bob Ross. Just a random thought.
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A few REAL ?s:

1) Why was there nothing about repairs/tech problems on WFOR website?

2) Why is WFOR and CBS HQ so tight liped for information?

fact: I called WFOR three times got only an operator

fact: No email replies from WFOR or CBS HQ. I did get THREE email replies from WPEC.

3) Why are some recieving CBS and others get nothing? Technical reply please...

4) Who is this "hardrock"?

5) I tried to semi-apologize to MR Bob Ross.

fact: Only to have pictures of fishes from a certain Coral Springs resident. The "new" bra was sincere.

fact: the post was the removed for no reason!

6) Why not wait til fall season for these "repairs". These are first run. The new fall shows can be caught next summer!

7) Why does W4 assume i know what goes on over there? I do not have any affiliation with channel 4!

fact: I complained numerious times about not recieving Price is Right(TM). Mr. 4 assumed a knew about tower work. I have no telepathic abilities.

8) Why is Hardock in daily communication witb CBS and w4? If so why did w4 not drop other AVSers a line??

9) My PM is open to everyone including Bob Ross. Just a random thought.
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What happened? 404 warning. Please keep only one.
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Hi All,

Here is the antenna going up. It was mounted at 1:15 today. (yes that is a tower worker leaning out to the antenna)




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Thanks for the info. Does that mean you will crank back up the power soon?

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Originally posted by fecund:
Thanks for the info. Does that mean you will crank back up the power soon?


I''ve been off line for a couple of weeks. so I do not know what power they are running on the temp antenna. They may have needed to backoff because of the tower workers. Anyway here is part of a note from my engineer who is on site to help the WFOR people.

...Tomorrow through Friday is de-rigging of the antenna, boom and gin pole. Then the transmission line from the top of the tower to the antenna will be installed and the line will be tested....

Full power on the "REAL" antenna is a couple of weeks +/-

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Bob Ross,

Thank you for your involvement and feedback. Miami should be ready to roll ahead of the HD college football season. Looks like a good Fall for Florida football fans!

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Bob Ross,
Thanks for keeping us up to date on the progress of the antenna work at WFOR.
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No thanks! His info late and very spotty. I will congratulate HBO and Showtime instead!
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Since you read this thread daily how could you possibly NOT know of WFOR's tower work?! w4guy stated that it would happen this summer back in April ferchissakes! Pay attention man! (And get a grip. It's only television.)

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Dave,

I do not speak Dave or CBS. I am a viewer. If i "knew" about this kind of stress, i would have joined the ranks of the RCMP!! You are wrong again. Resolution is life...owning an antenna is one step closer to god....yes, higher is better.

A few thoughts which provide the usual stress. And because i am fair i will use lists to reduce yours....

1) Palm beach county does not count! Period.

2) Since when is tower work done at night?

3) How can anyone get 100 reading on LP signal?

4) HOW CAN ANYONE get 100 with LP/4??? Something fishy(TM).

5) Weird things are going on in Lake Worth but what else is new!! See other thread.

6) Is anyone going to give free lunch to CBS? The guilty parties shall remain nameless for artistic reasons!

7) Why is Bob Ross not answering my ?s. Scratch that. I know why. Everything you say can and will be used against you in AVS court of all. Bob Ross is smart!

8) I complain because i care. I also care because i can record. And i record because i can. Call it Braism!

9) Where is gireesh??? Where are the REAL viewers?
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The Broadcasters are hurting Bra's feelings? I get big stress reading this omniponent thread. Instead of asking Bob things like :

1) What about US open tennis?????

2) Is that a picture of the DENVER tower? The skyline does not spell SUNNY FL!

I will do the unthinkable. Take the high road again just like WHDT. I will not post a single thing here. This thread is a disgrace.
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Originally posted by rodmanbra:
I will not post a single thing here.

Thank the Lord!!

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Where is the pirate graphic? Hardrock must be busy today.

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WFOR - Please flip the switch. CSI is on and someone is asleep at the wheel.

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Bra,

I am alive and kicking... last reading for WFOR was about 48%!!!

Gireesh.

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WFOR is broadcasting a test pattern again.


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I thought you all liked color bars???



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Originally posted by rodmanbra:
Who is this "hardrock"?

Mr. RodmanBocaRaton'sApologetic (Sorry to Bob Ross!!!!!):

The conspiratory mystery was revealed in the Sun-Sentinel article "WPBT, WFOR join ranks of broadcasters with HDTV signals"

"It's a beginning," said Graham Simmons, vice president of engineering at WPBT, which entered the digital age Monday with high-definition documentaries on art in Kansas City and sperm whales off the Azores.

"It was just exquisite," viewer Tim Rappold of Coral Springs said of the whale program. Rappold was first to post news of WPBT's signal at www.avsforum.com, a Web site for HDTV enthusiasts.

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Does anyone know if the WB antenna went up?
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George,

According to the July 31st article Plugging into HDTV in South Florida , An HDTV transmitter is being installed during the next couple of weeks and the station expects to be delivering a high-definition signal by December, says Jim Zerwekh, vice president and general manager of WBZL-WB39.

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WHDT-DT - Channel 59 - MIG
Phone: (561) 471-9200
Email: info@whdt.net

WFLX-DT - Channel 28 - FOX
September 1, 2001 per TitanTV
Rumored intention to broadcast 480p - a welcome improvement over WSVN's 480i.
Phone: (561) 845-2929
Email: rsanluis@raycommedia.com
Email: bfigurella@raycommedia.com

WTVJ-DT - Channel 31 - NBC
October 5, 2001 per TitanTV (Same date as FCC Extension)
Phone: (305) 379-6666
Email: WTVJ Feedback Form

WBZL-DT - Channel 19 - WB39
December 1, 2001 per TitanTV
July, 2001 per HD Pictures
Phone: (954) 925-3939
Email: wbzl@tribune.com

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Originally posted by George33027:
Does anyone know if the WB antenna went up?

George,

While I was driving up the turnpike today, I noticed a new DTV antenna directly underneath WFOR's, as well as another smaller DTV antenna further down the tower. I will keep you informed when I get more information.

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Originally posted by BobRoss 03-08-2001:
A 60 foot section needs to be added to the top of the tower - to that a boom will be attached - that is what will be used to hoist the CBS DT antenna and the Tribune antenna. If the NBC antenna is ready, it will also be hoisted.

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Private Message from w4guy 08-04-2001:
There is a HD antenna for another broadcaster on the tower. (not WTVJ). It is mounted directly above the WFOR temporary array.


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I have confirmed that the new DTV antenna directly underneath WFOR's is WBZL's. According to the July 31st article Plugging into HDTV in South Florida , their HDTV transmitter should already be installed.

The same article says that they don't expect to be delivering a high-definition signal until December which seems very conservative since their antenna and transmitter is already installed.

WBZL-DT - Channel 19 - WB39
December 1, 2001 per TitanTV
July, 2001 per HD Pictures
Phone: (954) 925-3939
Email: wbzl@tribune.com

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Just received a return call from the engineer at WB39. He confirmed that the antenna, transmitter and transmission line are all installed. The only thing holding up their testing is a 30 day regulatory notice that just got sent out. They expect to begin testing by the end of September; but, regular programmming will not be available until December.

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Thanks again Hardrock for the information.
Do you have any idea what testing they will do?
Like will they put up a loop, or try to put out some shows in HD just for testing?

Will they be transmitting HD in Dec.?
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