Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Ogdensburg,NY + Winter Haven,Fl
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beginning a thread for DMA 175 Watertown, NY hope this is how to post to it:
I am in Ogdensburg, NY, 2 miles north of bridge to Canada. I am OTA and E* HD user. Anyone else out there in Watertown DMA with HD equipment? I can not report what Time Warner cable has in way of HD in area.
Here is my equipment.
28" Sanyo widescreen HDTV HT28745 with built in ATSC tuner(tv is in small room)
Echostar HD 811 satellite receiver
VU190XR Radio Shack 58 element antenna mounted about 20 feet in air, with rotor and a
model 7777 channel master pre amp on antenna
After installing all equipment above here are results;
WWTI ch21-1 (50) ABC Watertown 56 miles to xmitter
WWNY ch35-1 (07) CBS Watertown 51 miles to xmitter
WNYF-LP ch35-2 (28) Fox(SD) Watertown
WNPI ch23-1 (18) PBS Norwood 34 miles to xmitter
my signal strength on WNPI is very strong in mid to high 80's on 0-100 scale. never drops out. PBS is broadcasting their analog signal in SD. I emailed station engineer and got nice reply back, they will not be adding HD content until probably Sept. 2005.
signal strength on ABC and CBS, was only in mid 60's with much tiling and freezing until I installed pre-amp, then signal went to high 70's, to high 80's.
I emailed WWNY and heard back from them, they say per FCC allowances they are not at full power to save energy and do not plan to be until reverting back to ch. 7 for their HD in 2009.
WWNY is broadcasting WNYF- low power Fox on subchannel 35-2 in SD.
no NBC HD OTA can't pull in Syracuse or Plattsburg
no HD out of Canada yet, but I pull in about 10 analog stations strong from Ottawa, including CBC, CTV, Global, Omni, CH, and City tv. Hopefully there wil some HD content from Canada before too long.
So for anyone in the North Country, this may help you determine what you can get. My feeling is without a pre-amp and large antenna you won't get much. Anyone else out there? in North Country.