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post #11971 of 11979 Unread 05-06-2015, 06:27 AM
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With the weather that went through last night, I lost wwj tv and cyber as well. As 56.1. This morning wwj is still pixelated with good signal strength. Moving my antenna didn't help much. What could be the problem
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post #11972 of 11979 Unread 05-17-2015, 08:25 PM
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Hi Guys. I was with WOW for the past 10 years and recently decided to cut the cord and go OTA. I just picked up a Tivo Roamio OTA and am now planning the UHF & VHF antenna selections. I'm in Royal Oak. This is what my signal analysis looks like: http://www.tvfool.com/?option=com_wr...2c15c15674b44d

For UHF, I'm planning to either go with a Clearstream 2 or a DB8e. Most of the UHF channels I care about are 200* - 268* magnetic, but I'd also like to pickup ch 32 in Ontario (164* - yellow). Any local experience in what antenna would work best? The C2 has a wide beam width, but I'm thinking this may be asking too much.

For VHF, I'm honestly not sure what to do. I need to pickup channel 7 & 9. I've been contemplating a Winegard HD7694P or Fracarro Radioindustrie 6E512. Plan to aim around 180-190* magnetic to pickup ch 9 (164*), and hoping that ch 7 at 232* - but, again, may be stretching it.

Was just curious as to how local metro Detroit people have been successful in pulling these in.

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In Royal Oak 48073 I have a DB8 on a rotator on the roof. It must be pointed toward CICODT to get a stable signal. It also picks up CBETDT in that position. A problem has been WXYZDT, which is intermittent probably due to tree attenuation, with antenna pointed toward CICODT. All others have good signals, which figures as they are so close. If antenna is pointed at WXYZDT it comes in fine, but I then lose CICODT and CBETDT. WCMZDT comes in only when antenna is aimed generally to the NW.
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I don't know if this is relevant because I am in Farmington Hills surrounded by trees. I have a small UHF antenna pointed East and an ancient VHF pointed at C 9. C 7.x is a mess but other major Detroit stations are good.

When the weather is not really bad I get 13.1 ABC, 13.2 CW, 13.3 weather and 14.2 TV BOB from Toledo with good PQ.
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Hi everyone, I have been fooling around with the antenna placement and have found that raising it up higher had helped even more. Now during those hours I'm getting some what watchable tv but it gets choppy. Will increasing gain on the antenna work or reducing gain?
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Not sure when it started, but WJBK 2.3 is up and showing Buzzr. "Card Sharks" is on now. Bleh.

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Not sure when it started, but WJBK 2.3 is up and showing Buzzr. "Card Sharks" is on now. Bleh.
Wikipedia says the Buzzr network is premiering tomorrow, June 1. This must be a soft launch. I used to be a fan of the classic game shows when they appeared on Game Show Network, and this channel appears to be their new home. Depending on what their lineup is, I might be tuning in.

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Wikipedia says the Buzzr network is premiering tomorrow, June 1. This must be a soft launch. I used to be a fan of the classic game shows when they appeared on Game Show Network, and this channel appears to be their new home. Depending on what their lineup is, I might be tuning in.
That would explain the all-promo-and-no-commercials breaks. Bet we'll be seeing Geico and Oxy Clean spots, tomorrow. Lineup looks good from the promos. Everything from "Match Game" back to "What's My Line." Right now, Wayne Brady is sharing "Let's Make a Deal" stories with Monty Hall in short segments during commercial break times.

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I realize it's because Sunday was a dry-run, but I found it funny to wake up this morning to the exact same episode of "Card Sharks" at 3:30am I saw yesterday at 10:30am. I do hope the library is deeper than that.

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