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post #6691 of 6703 Old 05-19-2015, 05:46 AM
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Lost two more analog TV signals as channels 23 (WAVY simulcast) and 35 (WAVY simulcast) are now digital - doing NBC and BounceTV on the dot 2's... Channel 51, which was doing religious programming, now just has a static image of " *** VIDEO TROUBLE *** " Their main channel went digital a month ago...

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Lost two more analog TV signals as channels 23 (WAVY simulcast) and 35 (WAVY simulcast) are now digital...
I've never understood the reason for WAVY's simulcast. They got a nice non-DA signal from the Driver antenna farm. Do they really need these low power signals to supplement what's already well-covered?
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I've never understood the reason for WAVY's simulcast. They got a nice non-DA signal from the Driver antenna farm. Do they really need these low power signals to supplement what's already well-covered?
Need? I really doubt it. Must be reason they are keeping these signals. They are NOT free to run...

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Need? I really doubt it. Must be reason they are keeping these signals. They are NOT free to run...
Bandwidth?
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Bandwidth?
That or spectrum. FCC is considering repacking the TV channels (above 31???). This keeps WAVY/WVBT with some options in the future...

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Bandwidth?
Maybe more on this... http://www.tvnewscheck.com/article/8...-or-competitor

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It will be interesting to see how it plays.
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WVEC Issues

Until very recently, I had no trouble pulling in WVEC at 13.1, even on my $15 DIY Hoverman-Gray antenna mounted upstairs (~20ft) next to a west-facing window. Now all of a sudden in the past 2-4 weeks (unknown as I was out of town), I can't even get a signal.

Any insights from the community would be appreciated. I'm in the Great Neck area of Virginia Beach.
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WVEC Problem

I live in Great Neck Estates. Though I have an roof antenna, it's for emergency "FiOS failure" use. So, I queried a neighbor who is entirely OTA and she says 13.1 is a problem and has been "for some time" Can't over any insight beyond that. I know that with her roof top she pulls in 20+ channels. So did I the last time I used it.

Any chance that something grew - bloomed while you were gone and blocked a previously clear LOS?
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Thanks for the reply. It's certainly possible that the trees in full bloom ~75yds west are now causing issues with WVEC, though it wasn't a problem last September and the trees don't appear to have grown that much. I'm going to try setting the antenna up in the attic and see if I have any better luck. It's about 10 ft. higher than where it currently is.

I am also able to pull in 20+ channels, even some troublesome ones for others in the area, just not pesky 13.1.

I'll post results of moving the antenna if I get anywhere tomorrow.
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Lifting the antenna into the attic worked great for almost every other station, except 13.1 WVEC. I've got between 90-100% on strength, signal, and symbol quality across the board, and I'm pulling in the other majors from the Norfolk area flawlessly.

I can't imagine what WVEC did at the beginning of the summer to cause this, but I find it hard to believe that I'm getting other VHF-Hi stations with the quality that I am WITHOUT getting 13.1 WVEC.

I'm guessing e-mailing and asking them won't do me any good? Might as well try at this point. College football is imminent, after all.
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I'm guessing e-mailing and asking them won't do me any good? Might as well try at this point. College football is imminent, after all.
It might. They wouldn't have listed this if they didn't want to hear from viewers: technicalproblems@wvec.com

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