Albuquerque, NM - HDTV - Page 24 - AVS Forum
Forum Jump: 
Reply
 
Thread Tools
post #691 of 7482 Old 03-27-2003, 03:34 PM - Thread Starter
AVS Special Member
 
N5XZS's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 1999
Location: Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA
Posts: 1,174
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
Liked: 11
Little news update......

KAZQ-DT has filed to the FCC to downgrade the digital transmitter power from 200 KW to 65.6 KW ERP and the same goes for the analog from 398 KW to 256 KW if I remember right.

KAZQ-DT will be on digital channel 17 and the on air deadline date is May 1st.

They don't care to give much information by asking via E-mail so don't wast your time on this station.

This is will be SDTV with some multicasting and their programings line up in primtime hours sucks, save for the old classic TV shows thats is being shown in late afternoon hours.

Still waiting for the KASY-DT, KWBQ-DT and KLUZ-DT to come on the air and any bets on when they will go on the air so I choose 3-31-03 and rest of you guy can take your best shots at on air date predictions!!

Tha's the news!!

3-27-03

"73's N5XZS"
From Timothy C. Johnson
Live Long and Prosper...
N5XZS is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #692 of 7482 Old 03-27-2003, 03:36 PM - Thread Starter
AVS Special Member
 
N5XZS's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 1999
Location: Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA
Posts: 1,174
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
Liked: 11
Little bump up test having some problems with internet..............

3-27-03

"73's N5XZS"
From Timothy C. Johnson
Live Long and Prosper...
N5XZS is offline  
post #693 of 7482 Old 03-30-2003, 01:11 PM
Member
 
eman6880's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: Albuquerque, New Mexico
Posts: 79
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Liked: 10
As of 1:05 pm on sunday march 30 digital ch 16 dropped from a usually high 80-90 signal strength to a weakly 18!!!!! I dont know if the problem is on my end or their's. All of the other channels are comming in at 90-100 strength. And I havent played with my equipment! Anyone else having a problem?

Do or do not, there is no try.
eman6880 is offline  
post #694 of 7482 Old 03-30-2003, 01:19 PM - Thread Starter
AVS Special Member
 
N5XZS's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 1999
Location: Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA
Posts: 1,174
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
Liked: 11
Hello Eman6880,

I am getting KRQE-DT just fine at 76 on the signal meter, just had to ajust my antenna past few days due to a leaves on the trees is growing back this time of year.

Still waiting for KASY-DT and KWBQ-DT to come on the air sooner the better.....

3-30-03

"73's N5XZS"
From Timothy C. Johnson
Live Long and Prosper...
N5XZS is offline  
post #695 of 7482 Old 03-30-2003, 06:10 PM
AVS Special Member
 
BGLeduc's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: Albuquerque
Posts: 2,565
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 258 Post(s)
Liked: 255
FWIW, I have noticed that my Sammy 151 takes a moment or two to lock on to KRQE.

Signal level looks about the same, but when surfing to KRQE, I get a "no signal" message for perhaps 15 seconds (alothough the signal stregnth LED stays lit), and then I get picture.

It has done that for about a week. I have had the box since the Superbowl, and this is the first I have seen that behavior.

BGL
BGLeduc is online now  
post #696 of 7482 Old 03-30-2003, 07:30 PM
Member
 
eman6880's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: Albuquerque, New Mexico
Posts: 79
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Liked: 10
Ya seems very strange to me that nothing on my end has changed and my signal strength has droped some 75 points! I checked all my equipment, and signal strength on other channels remained very high(90-100), and with all the towers being in same general location I am wondering what happened.
Still looking into it maybee something around my home is causing interference (although unlikely) just watched with perfect signal day earlier.

Do or do not, there is no try.
eman6880 is offline  
post #697 of 7482 Old 04-01-2003, 09:27 AM
AVS Special Member
 
fjerina's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2000
Location: Albuquerque, NM, USA
Posts: 1,452
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
Liked: 12
I can't believe it !!!

Both our local UPN station (KASY-DT) and our WB station (KWBQ-DT) are up and running and transmitting not only digitally but also in HIGH-DEFINITION !!!

The pictures on both looks absolutely beautiful and the sound is in DD 5.1 surround!!! This is unbelieveable.

What a surprise !!! And what an April Fools. Sorry guys, had to do it.
fjerina is offline  
post #698 of 7482 Old 04-01-2003, 10:20 AM - Thread Starter
AVS Special Member
 
N5XZS's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 1999
Location: Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA
Posts: 1,174
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
Liked: 11
Hello Fjerina,

Nice try on April jokes!!

ACME broadcasting company that's owns KWBQ-DT and KASY-DT is a joke IMHO and I am just tired of waiting forever for them to go on the air in digital.

I just found out KLUZ-DT has some kind of delays on their digital transmitter and may be not on till mid or late May at the most.

KAZQ-DT digital channel 17 should be on the air anyday now as soon their tower is up and running.

The snow on the Crest should be amost gone by now since we got a very warm weather this week.

K17DD "3 ABN" is off the air past few weeks now and will move to channel 39.

4-1-03

"73's N5XZS"
From Timothy C. Johnson
Live Long and Prosper...
N5XZS is offline  
post #699 of 7482 Old 04-13-2003, 11:51 AM - Thread Starter
AVS Special Member
 
N5XZS's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 1999
Location: Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA
Posts: 1,174
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
Liked: 11
It's been too quiet lately and anythings new anyone?

Still waiting for any more new digital stations to go on the air......

Back to sleep mode....

4-13-03

"73's N5XZS"
From Timothy C. Johnson
Live Long and Prosper...
N5XZS is offline  
post #700 of 7482 Old 04-14-2003, 07:13 PM
Member
 
eman6880's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: Albuquerque, New Mexico
Posts: 79
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Liked: 10
What is the point of having HD if your not going to use it!!!!!
I guess the people over at KRQE here in town cant remember to let the Monkey out of its cage to flip the switch on the transmiter!
I am really starting to wonder what is so hard maybe these guys could take a min and pull the doughnuts out of there pie holes and do there job.
Took them a half hour on saturday for the masters and now monday night and pow nothing. I am getting tired of having to call them and ask for a tech and explain to him what he should already know. I encourage all of us to in this forum to call and complain.
(505) 243-2285

Do or do not, there is no try.
eman6880 is offline  
post #701 of 7482 Old 04-14-2003, 09:18 PM
AVS Special Member
 
fjerina's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2000
Location: Albuquerque, NM, USA
Posts: 1,452
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
Liked: 12
I called KRQE tonight also and they said they were having "technical difficulties". The dummies at KQRE probably forgot to setup the file server to record the national feed so to play it back to us at our time zone time. Or they just don't know how to use the equipment. I am writing an email to Frank Lilley at KRQE tomorrow and complain about them being down last Thurday and also tonight. We have to start calling and complaining to that station so they can get it right.
fjerina is offline  
post #702 of 7482 Old 04-15-2003, 08:37 AM
AVS Special Member
 
fjerina's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2000
Location: Albuquerque, NM, USA
Posts: 1,452
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
Liked: 12
I sent this email to Frank Lilley at KRQE this morning. His email address is Frank Lilley [Frank.Lilley@krqe.com].

Frank, I am sure you are aware of your station's problems with sending out the CBS evening programs in high-definition lately. You were not transmitting high-definition last Thursday, 4/10, and also last night, 4/14. Another AFS Forum member also noticed you were not transmitting in high definition at some points over the weekend. I hope you can resolve these problems as soon as possible so we can continue to enjoy your CBS evening programming in high-definition once again. Thanks, Fred Jerina.
fjerina is offline  
post #703 of 7482 Old 04-15-2003, 09:09 AM
Member
 
Horton's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 1999
Location: Albuquerque, NM, USA
Posts: 70
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Liked: 10
As far as KRQE, we also need to thank them for having HD at all. I just called and thanked them for the Masters coverage in HD and the receptionist was very appreciative of the comments. Horton
Horton is offline  
post #704 of 7482 Old 04-15-2003, 09:24 AM
Advanced Member
 
jerrich's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2001
Location: Abq NM
Posts: 793
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Liked: 10
I appreciate them and have worked with Frank on the Samsung problem. I think they have the best HD (when it's on), but still wish they would work on their audio and get 5.1, like KOAT. JR
jerrich is offline  
post #705 of 7482 Old 04-15-2003, 09:35 AM
Member
 
Horton's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 1999
Location: Albuquerque, NM, USA
Posts: 70
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Liked: 10
Hi again. I have a feeling the best way to get the local stations in gear is to get their advertisers talking to them about HD. When you buy a car or visit an advertiser let them know their product will look great in HD! Ask them to let the stations know they are interested. Cheers, Horton
Horton is offline  
post #706 of 7482 Old 04-15-2003, 03:49 PM
AVS Special Member
 
BGLeduc's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: Albuquerque
Posts: 2,565
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 258 Post(s)
Liked: 255
Quote:


Hi again. I have a feeling the best way to get the local stations in gear is to get their advertisers talking to them about HD. When you buy a car or visit an advertiser let them know their product will look great in HD! Ask them to let the stations know they are interested. Cheers, Horton

A good idea, but there are so few of us....

A few weeks back, I had a conversation at the airport with a fellow with KNME (sorry, but I don't remember his name). I was telling him about how great their HD feed looks, and that I just got my OTA box, blah, blah , blah.

When I told him how appreciative I was that KNME was doing HD, and how annoying it was that certain other stations were not, he commented to me that the last data he had seen suggested that there were only about 500 users in the WHOLE STATE that were actually able to receive OTA Digital TV.

I guess if you do the math, and divide the number of users by the cost for a station to upgrade to digital, it doesn't exactly make a compelling business case to do it.

Of course, they have no choice and eventually the viewers will come, but thats one big expense to get the attention of 500 pairs of eyeballs.

And I would agree 100% with Horton; we all need to send a big Thank You to KRQE for what they have done so far.

I have a Sammy box, which has had some occasional problems with KRQE. Every time I have send an e-mail to Frank Lilley, I get a response within 24 hours (usually quicker), indicating what they are doing to fix the problem. I am sure he has other things to do, but from my viewpoint, the customer service has been outstanding.

Contrast that with KOB. For whatever reason, they are the only station I can not get at my home (West of Tramway and Academy). I get squat for signal strength, which seems odd given that they are on the crest like everyone else (I think), and the levels from all the other stations are about the same (60% to 70%).

I sent them a note over a month ago, asking if there are any issues with my box, or anything else they can suggest. No reply. Nothing. Zip. Nada. Oh well, they have zero programming that interests me anyway.

BGL
BGLeduc is online now  
post #707 of 7482 Old 04-16-2003, 07:58 AM
AVS Special Member
 
fjerina's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2000
Location: Albuquerque, NM, USA
Posts: 1,452
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
Liked: 12
I got this reply from Frank Lilley at KRQE about the problems they have been having lately. I replied with a thank you in his efforts.

Fred, I do not have answer for you at this time on why we loose the HDTV at times. What the operator is seeing is "black" no signal on our HDTV feed from CBS. A call to CBS confirms that they were feeding. The feed did return the next day. This is very frustrating, when you cannot isolate the problem and it fixes it's self. We will continue to monitor our equipment.


Franklin Lilley
Director of Engineering
KRQE-TV
505-767-9400
fjerina is offline  
post #708 of 7482 Old 04-16-2003, 09:13 AM
Advanced Member
 
jerrich's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2001
Location: Abq NM
Posts: 793
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Liked: 10
Sure sounds like a satellite receiver/antenna problem. I guess Jim Gale got his receiver kinks worked out. Fred, did you get your mx500 remote yet? Jerry
jerrich is offline  
post #709 of 7482 Old 04-16-2003, 02:55 PM
AVS Special Member
 
fjerina's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2000
Location: Albuquerque, NM, USA
Posts: 1,452
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
Liked: 12
Jerry, got my MX500 and I love it. It is now the only remote I use instead of the 5 or 6 I had laying around. The IR is quite powerful. I don't have to aim it so dilligently at the components like the other remote I had.
fjerina is offline  
post #710 of 7482 Old 04-16-2003, 07:05 PM
AVS Special Member
 
petew's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2000
Location: Albuquerque, NM USA
Posts: 2,068
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 10 Post(s)
Liked: 49
I'm still seeing glitches from KNME. Not too bad but it breaks up every few minutes. REALLY messes up my enjoyment of the loop.

High Desert Theater - work in progress
Building Bass - Subs

Surrounds - Easy as Pi

Storage - unRAID unDELL

petew is offline  
post #711 of 7482 Old 04-17-2003, 08:33 AM
Advanced Member
 
jerrich's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2001
Location: Abq NM
Posts: 793
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Liked: 10
I get that sometimes too. Wonder what causes it?
JR
jerrich is offline  
post #712 of 7482 Old 04-25-2003, 04:31 PM - Thread Starter
AVS Special Member
 
N5XZS's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 1999
Location: Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA
Posts: 1,174
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
Liked: 11
BREAKING NEWS!!!!!

KASY-DT ch. 45 "UPN" and KWBQ-DT ch. 29 "WB" is now on the air!!

both are in 480i 4:3 HDTV plan is unknown at this time......

KASY-DT's signal strenth is around 58 to 60 and KWBQ-DT's signal strenth is 82 to 84.

No signs of KNMD-DT, KCHF-DT, KAZQ-DT and KLUZ-DT on the air yet, these are the last 4 digital stations that will be to go on the air soon in Albuquerque TV market.

So please send in your reception reports!!

Have fun tuning in!!

4-25-03

"73's N5XZS"
From Timothy C. Johnson
Live Long and Prosper...
N5XZS is offline  
post #713 of 7482 Old 04-25-2003, 05:49 PM
Member
 
jcmartz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2001
Location: Los Alamos, NM, USA
Posts: 88
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Liked: 10
WB ch 29 is coming in 100/100 up in Los Alamos; UPN Ch 29 registers 86/100. Both are clear with no dropouts.

Hughes E86 box, Radio Shack 210 antenna.

Joe M.
jcmartz is offline  
post #714 of 7482 Old 04-26-2003, 01:17 AM
Advanced Member
 
sthscan's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2001
Location: Albuquerque (#45 DMA), NM USA
Posts: 627
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Liked: 10
Quote:


Originally posted by N5XZS
BREAKING NEWS!!!!!

KASY-DT ch. 45 "UPN" and KWBQ-DT ch. 29 "WB" is now on the air!!

both are in 480i 4:3 HDTV plan is unknown at this time......

(...)


Both are very strong here for me at Tramway/Comanche. So strong in fact that it took my in-house cable system channel 29 off the air so I had to change that modulator to another channel. That's how I knew about ch29 being lit up.

No excuse for KWBQ not to have HDTV - I get WB HDTV pretty much nightly on my c-band dish so I don't see why our local WB doesn't have the right equipment to offer true HDTV over the air on ch 29.

Robert
sthscan is offline  
post #715 of 7482 Old 04-26-2003, 01:20 AM
Advanced Member
 
sthscan's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2001
Location: Albuquerque (#45 DMA), NM USA
Posts: 627
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Liked: 10
Quote:


Originally posted by fjerina
I called KRQE tonight also and they said they were having "technical difficulties". The dummies at KQRE probably forgot to setup the file server
(...)

The technical difficulty is probably an equipment one. CBS is changing the configuration of how they deliver HDTV programming to their affiliates. KRQE might be having growing pains transitioning from one satellite delivery configuration to another one.
sthscan is offline  
post #716 of 7482 Old 04-26-2003, 08:11 AM
AVS Special Member
 
BGLeduc's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: Albuquerque
Posts: 2,565
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 258 Post(s)
Liked: 255
I am getting 45 and 29 at about 60% (my Sammy 151 does not have a numerical read-out, only a bar graph) west of Tramway and Academy. Only watched for a few minutes, but solid picture.

FTR, that's the same signal I get from EVERY station I can get (Digital 2, 5, 7, 13, and the Christian Channel whose number escapes me).

Somewhat off topic, are there any Sammy owners getting KOB? Either I am in a black hole for their signal, or the Sammy just does not like their encoding. I get 0 on the meter, although if I stay tuned to 4, once in a blue moon the signal bounces up to about 60%, then back to 0. I suspect I am in a bad spot for multipath. Tried moving the attic antenna a bit, but still nada.

Brian
BGLeduc is online now  
post #717 of 7482 Old 04-29-2003, 04:19 PM
AVS Special Member
 
fjerina's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2000
Location: Albuquerque, NM, USA
Posts: 1,452
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
Liked: 12
Is anyone out there getting the WB digital channel 29? Seems like it comes and goes on my Dish 6000.
fjerina is offline  
post #718 of 7482 Old 05-11-2003, 08:59 AM
AVS Special Member
 
fjerina's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2000
Location: Albuquerque, NM, USA
Posts: 1,452
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
Liked: 12
I tried to watch "The Agency" on CBS HD last night, Sat. 5/11, and the picture was dropping out every 10 seconds or so. Did anyone else see that??? Was wondering if the problem was from our local KRQE station.
fjerina is offline  
post #719 of 7482 Old 05-11-2003, 10:05 AM - Thread Starter
AVS Special Member
 
N5XZS's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 1999
Location: Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA
Posts: 1,174
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
Liked: 11
Hello Fjerina,

The KRQE-DT's signal is fine to me last night.

Maybe the wind is shaking your antenna or it's the trees moving around and bouncing the UHF signals all over the place.

I noted the analog KOAT-TV was off the air for about an hour and came back on the air running at low power due to an some kind of TX problems.

Interesting to say KOAT-DT channel 21 WAS not bothered by the wind except for satellite C-band downlinks dropouts due to the dish shaking in the winds!!

Any news on KLUZ-DT and others?

5-11-03

"73's N5XZS"
From Timothy C. Johnson
Live Long and Prosper...
N5XZS is offline  
post #720 of 7482 Old 05-12-2003, 07:27 AM
AVS Special Member
 
petew's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2000
Location: Albuquerque, NM USA
Posts: 2,068
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 10 Post(s)
Liked: 49
I had quite a few picture breakups on KOAT-DT Sunday evening, perhaps related to low power. I didn't check signal strength though.

I wish KNME-DT would get their satellite receiver fixed. I find it unwatchable with the constant breakups.

Pete

High Desert Theater - work in progress
Building Bass - Subs

Surrounds - Easy as Pi

Storage - unRAID unDELL

petew is offline  
Reply Local HDTV Info and Reception

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page


Forum Jump: 

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off