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post #1591 of 1601 Old 06-29-2016, 04:17 PM
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I think you referred to WEAU 13 as CBS in the original post. Hence the confusion. I'd just add another UHF antenna, as your big problem is how far off axis your channels are.

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I think you referred to WEAU 13 as CBS in the original post. Hence the confusion. I'd just add another UHF antenna, as your big problem is how far off axis your channels are.
Grr.... yes I did didn't I! NBC is to my SE and it's the one I'm having the most difficulty with. CBS due south with no reception problems using the CS5.

I'm curious - are there no USA manufacturers that do custom combiners?
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I'm curious - are there no USA manufacturers that do custom combiners?
Not that I know of. I would try two antennas into a backwards splitter first. Will most likely work fine - custom channel combiners were more necessary in the analog era where static multi-path was an issue.

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I don't know when it happened exactly, but I can report that WLAX 25.3 Laff and WLAX 25.4 Grit are now on the air.
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I don't know when it happened exactly, but I can report that WLAX 25.3 Laff and WLAX 25.4 Grit are now on the air.
end of August is when they launched on FOX25/48 but it was done uniquly

La Crosse-Eau Claire: In an unusual situation, Nexstar added four subchannels, but they are split between two stations serving different ends of the market. WLAX (La Crosse) is carrying Laff on 25.3 and Grit on 25.4, while WEUX (Chippewa Falls-Eau Claire) is carrying Escape on 48.3 and Bounce on 48.4. The stations simulcast FOX and Me-TV on their other channels.
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Wpt4

Reception was wacky today for some reason, so I did a rescan to see if any distant stations were coming in that were whacking the closer stations.

Nothing showed up. But the rescan picked up WPT4 or 31-4 out of La Crosse. Nothing there but the text listing the six WPT stations.

16x9 SD.

So it looks like something is coming. Fixed amount of bits spread around even more thinly.
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A post from a WPT programming official on the Madison thread says the new channel will be PBS Kids starting in January.
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A post from a WPT programming official on the Madison thread says the new channel will be PBS Kids starting in January.
Its a 24 hour kids station. I have young children so i'm getting use out of it. I also use 24.2 out of Lansing (IPTV) for kids shows. 31.1 runs kids shows until 5;30 and then they switch over to news/adult progamming.

When they add a subchannel, does that degrade the signal to the other channels/??? So did 31.1 (which is HD) just get compressed more?

I'm just north of La Crosse but use 2 antennas (and a switch) to get channels out of Eau Claire (13/18) and IPTV (24) out of Iowa (along with 8,10,19,25,31).
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When they add a subchannel, does that degrade the signal to the other channels/??? So did 31.1 (which is HD) just get compressed more?
It does mean there is less bandwidth for the other channels -- but compression technology has improved since the early days of digital TV. WPT says they have switched to different encoders that allow better picture quality.
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For the folks in the LaCrosse area

Did WKBT 8 add Ion recently?
Northpine mentions that both 8 and WISC3 in Madison added it. Ion site does confirm it
Great news – your local ION Television station, WKBT, is available over-the-air on channel 8.3

Can someone confirm?
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Yes, WKBT 8.3 Ion is on the air, thanks for the heads-up!
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