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Old 08-26-2014, 06:54 PM
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I'm in Los Alamos trying to get the ABQ stations. My house has what looks to be something similar to a Channel Master 3020 antenna and I put a Channel Master CM-7777 preamp on it. I'm mainly going after the following channels:


KYNM-LD
30.3 Retro TV
RF Channel 51
47 miles @191

KNMQ-LD
43.1 - Antenna TV
RF Channel 43
47 miles @ 191


I can sometimes get KCHF-DT RF Channel 10 which is a mirror of KYNM_LD.


Last night's signals on my HDHomeRun
10: 70% strength, 49% signal quality, 100% symbol quality
43: 84% strength, 65% signal quality, 100% symbol quality
51: 82% strength, 58% signal quality, 100% symbol quality


I ordered a Solid Signal HDB91X antenna to replace the existing antenna in hopes of increasing the signal strength and quality of 43 and 51. Any idea if this will work or what a better antenna alternative might be?


TVFool shows the following from my location:
http://www.tvfool.com/?option=com_wr...ec2f158344d963

I've got Comcast cable so the only channels that I don't get from them that looked interesting OTA are Retro TV and Antenna TV. I'd love to also get COZI TV but it doesn't seem to be available anywhere near here OTA.


What are people in Los Alamos successfully using for OTA?
It turns out I didn't have my preamp set to combined UHF/VHF so only the UHF channels were getting any amplification. Now that I fixed that, I'm getting a strong signal on all of the VHF channels including channel 10 (KCHF-DT) so I don't need KYNM-LD. I'm still curious what people in Los Alamos are using for antennas though.
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Big news on KTEL-LP and K46GY LP, both are analog channels ch. 47 and 46 will go off the air and flash cut to digital rf ch, 15.1 on 9-8-14 or sooner depending on testing on the new channel.


As for KRTN-LD, they are going off the air or running very low power, so don't worry about losing your fav, ME-TV show!


https://licensing.fcc.gov/cgi-bin/ws...fac_num=198104


Now the weird thing other new digital ch. 16.1 has a new call letter KUPT LD on date time is unknown at this time.


https://licensing.fcc.gov/cgi-bin/ws...fac_num=198113


As for the rest of other stations on adding new sub channels or new LD station is unknown at this time.


That's the news!


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Funny thing happen on KTEL-LP, their window slate got froze up meant for warning analog TV viewer that their analog ch. 47 was to go of the air on 9-2-14, but still on the air! Window video player got froze up that was to show warnings in Spanish and English. Last time I checked there are still on the air. I have yet to seen any testing of new digital ch. 15.1 testing yet, they plan go full time on on 9-8-114 or there anyrate at this time....


As for other stations KUTP-LD, is still mystery to me are they going to replace KRTN-LD rf 39.1 to ch . 16.1 to KUTP-LD or create a new 3rd new station?


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Well, KTEL-LP and K46GR-LP, went finally off the air today! Still no sign of testing of KTEL-LD rf ch. 15.1 yet so far, so hang in there!


So far KTFL-LD rf ch. 48 is still off the air, KQDF-LP analog ch. 25 is still on the air and KYNM-LP analog rf ch. 30 is also still on the air.

Same thing for K38AM-LP analog rf. ch 38 is still on the air.

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Still no news of new KTEL-LD on RF ch 15.1 going on the air, so their might some kind of delay. But keep the eye out for it!


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Thanks for the updates N5XZS. Since moving about a year ago, I haven't gotten around to putting up an OTA antenna, too busy getting the sat dishes set up. But with all the changes, I may have to stick something up this weekend.

KRTN-LD has a directional antenna that sends very little signal toward Santa Fe and Los Alamos. They have a CP to change to an omnidirectional antenna. Once they do that, I may finally be able to receive them.

Don't know about KUTP-LD, but very interesting.
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Breaking News!


KTEL-LD, has gone on the air this morning on fr ch. 15 Temundeo HD with 720p!! And not only that KUTP-LD on rf ch 16, 16.1 is testing and the programing is unknown at this time 16.2 now showing GET TV all classic TV shows and movies 16.3 showing color bars for soon to be Movies!. KRTN-LD will stay on rf ch 39 for ME-TV 31.1 I think Telemundeo ch 39.2 and will move to KTEL-LD rf ch 15 Jewlry-TV will stay on 39.3.


I am hoping KUTP-LD will carry GRITT-TV on 16.1.


Both stations are running at 15 KW ERP.


They are fine tuning so take your time.


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Thanks for the news, N5XZS. I'm receiving both RF 15 and 16 fine here in the Jemez Mtns, about 45 miles from the Crest.

For the first time I'm also receiving RF 39, so they must be on their new antenna. Last weekend they were still to weak to get a lock. Looking at the FCC license info, it appears that 15, 16 and 39 are sharing the same transmit antenna.

I'm using a home brew 4 bay antenna at only 8 feet above ground along with a Channel Master CM7777 preamp and a Zenith DTT901 converter box.

All the low power digital stations, RF 15, 16, 36, 39, 43, and 51 come in fine, only about 10 to 15% weaker than the full power stations. They should be receivable many places in Santa Fe and Los Alamos with a modest rooftop antenna.

I noticed lots of bad pixelating on RF 15, hopefully they will get that fixed soon.
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Rf channel 16 KUTP-LD, still have some problems, since my signal meter is bouncing like crazy! But however the rf ch. 15 and 39 looks fine. Can't wait to see if KTEL-LD add some new sub channels.




No news on rf ch. 48 going to digital flash cut..... Yet to be seen other than that just keep TV DXing away..






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KUTP-LD, fr ch. 16.1 is still struggling, but however start seeing pictures here and there. The signal strength at one time was steady 68 % for a few minutes and the bad news they went back to signal bouncing back and forth going from 0 to 72%.


Oh well, we will have to ride it out for the time being.


As for the other stuffs going on is no news at this time.


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Thanks for the updates N5XZS. I was able to lock in KTEL 15, but it seems to be off the air again now. No luck on KUTP.

Here's a couple of other changes I've noticed: It looks like KTVS 36.3 has given up on the obscure Trine-TV and switched over to another religious broadcaster. If it has an affiliation, I haven't seen what it is.

KNMQ has added 43.6 with a standard definition version of KCHF. 43.11 is now broadcasting 720p, but so far all I've seen them have is SD programming from KCHF that been stretched out horizontally to fit the screen and looks distorted. Maybe they'll add some actual HD programming later.
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Any idea what's wrong with KTEL-LD rf ch. 15.1 some kind of TX problem? Any ideas on adding sub channels on rf ch. 15.1 other than HD Telmundeo I am hopping for Grit TV and some more goodies!


Other than that.... Have a safe thanksgiving everyone's out there!


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15.1 showed up in a scan today, but it's only showing a black screen. Maybe it will start up soon.
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KTEL-LD RF ch. 15.1 is up and running, but no new subchannels yet. BTW, why is there no NM Lobos mens basketball on over the air TV broadcast this 2014-15 season?

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