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post #8551 of 8557 Old 02-15-2015, 01:58 PM
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I'm a little confused they have 2 listing for KHDT one Digital on 16 (which I believe is the one Retro affiliated with) which is around 16 miles from his Apartment, and a Analog on on 45 which is 24, 25 miles away.
I don't receive KHDT-LD consistently, but I am receiving it today. They are broadcasting the following subchannels:

16-1 Retro TV
16-2 REV'N
16-3 Tuff TV
16-4 Hrtlnd
16-5 PBJ
16-6 JTV
16-7 QVC

I believe the entry you're seeing for KHDT-LP is obsolete. Station KETD broadcasts on RF channel 45 virtual channels 53-1 and 53-2.

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I put in Dennis address in Metro Denver into TV FOOL I linked an attachment of it, assuming I did it right. I'm a little confused they have 2 listing for KHDT one Digital on 16 (which I believe is the one Retro affiliated with) which is around 16 miles from his Apartment, and a Analog on on 45 which is 24, 25 miles away. Trying to help someone from 1900 miles away is not easy LOL.
But is Retro running on KHDT the last time I checked their website still had K05MD listed. are you getting it where you are.
The analog info is obsolete. At a Noise Margin of 46 dB KHDT should be easy to receive. The only issue I see is the 90 degree separation between the stations to the west, and the stations to the north. It could be tricky to get all of those on one antenna.

It's 2015 and you're still paying for television?
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He posted this, he has been able to receive it at his home and work, How often only time will tell, but as of now success, thanks for the information,
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KCEC 50 Changed RF Frrequency

KCEC V50/RF51 has moved down to RF26. RF26 began transmission on Friday, 4/10, and RF51 was turned off on Saturday, 4/11.
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"9NEWS has been "tinkering under the hood" with our digital signal. Actually, our team of engineers has been working with new technology to improve both the strength and quality of the 9NEWS signal for those who may have had a tough time watching us with their antenna. These improvements are through the testing phase and are ready for our viewers to enjoy. But you have to rescan to get those
benefits."

Now if only KMGH-DT 7 would do the same thing.

An earlier post mentioned that KMGH ran a little more power than KUSA. I can only see KMGH ONLY through the DVD Tuner. The Panasonic "Vieria" (50" plasma) "sees" KMGH at an 88% signal level but is unable to display the picture because the unit instead displays "poor signal quality." SUX!
Why is channel 7 so bad? Someone previously mentioned they are broadcasting at higher power than channel 9. I've always had problems receiving Channel 7, especially 7-4, the 24-7 news. I returned my two $2/month cable boxes and now use rabbit ears on all secondary TVs for OTA except for my 65" Panasonic plasma in the living room which still relies on Comcrap HD-DVR service for NBCSN Formula 1 coverage and timeshifting all programs (Survivor and Amazing Race are about all I still watch) but the nightly and morning local news. A 30" Samsung widescreen HDTV with built-in OTA tuner in my master bedroom with west-facing windows can rarely receive 7-4. In the rare occasions I can tune in 7-4, it often drops out, and when the signal is lost for more than a few seconds, will revert to 7-1. I can't even receive channel 7 on the converter box in my bedroom office with east facing windows. Surprisingly my TV in the family room (directly below my master bedroom also with west facing windows) had the hardest time orienting the antenna to receive channel 9 (7 seemed to come in better here). I think I've been able to tune in channel 7 once in a blue moon on the converter box in my basement with west and north facing windows just above ground level. IIRC, channels 9 and 7 are from the same tower on Lookout Mt? I'm in 80247, just south of the Breakers community. The leaves have not quite yet sprouted on the trees and I can only imagine the signals getting worse in summer.
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Why is channel 7 so bad? Someone previously mentioned they are broadcasting at higher power than channel 9. I've always had problems receiving Channel 7, especially 7-4, the 24-7 news. ......

As of today, 4/15, there is no need to attempt to view 7-4 OTA as it doesn't exist anymore. 24/7 News has moved to the Internet only. KMGH/KZCO added 7-3/(KZCO 17-3 PSIPed as 7-3 also), the Laff TV network and 7-4 was deleted.


There can be numerous reasons for reception problems. Since you are using rabbit ears on some TVs, try extending each of the rods to 15.5 inches, which will give you the approximate 1/4 wavelength of RF7 (the theoretical maximum signal level of RF7 will be output in this configuration if you have a reasonable signal at that antenna location). The two rods combine electrically to form a half-wave dipole antenna. But with rabbit ears, sometimes the strangest position configurations and lengths will give one the best results.
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As of today, 4/15, there is no need to attempt to view 7-4 OTA as it doesn't exist anymore. 24/7 News has moved to the Internet only. KMGH/KZCO added 7-3/(KZCO 17-3 PSIPed as 7-3 also), the Laff TV network and 7-4 was deleted.

There can be numerous reasons for reception problems. Since you are using rabbit ears on some TVs, try extending each of the rods to 15.5 inches, which will give you the approximate 1/4 wavelength of RF7 (the theoretical maximum signal level of RF7 will be output in this configuration if you have a reasonable signal at that antenna location). The two rods combine electrically to form a half-wave dipole antenna. But with rabbit ears, sometimes the strangest position configurations and lengths will give one the best results.
Yes, when I got home last night and turned on my living room TV at 8 pm, I noticed 247 on Comcast is now Laff Network. Too bad. No other local news on at that hour and 249 (9-4 OTA) is only weather, not news.

Hmm, I'll have to try that antenna length on all my rabbit ears to see if I get better channel 7 reception. I did notice some weird settings for the bedroom antenna, like angling one antenna due south at about 10-15% above horizontal yielded best results for all channels (next hardest to tune was channel 6). I had to orient the other antennas in strange positions as well, generally accepting the fact that channel 7 would be the least tunable or not at all. I think 9 and/or 6 had the next worse reception in general. I suppose DTA reception is still generally better than the analog reception I had when I first moved into this house back in '97 and tried rabbit ears since the HOA said I couldn't install a rooftop antenna and settled for ghosting, fading to black and white, etc, before succumbing to a cable subscription as the only way to get a decently watchable picture.
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