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post #14401 of 14428 Old 01-22-2017, 02:38 PM
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I understand that my HOA cannot keep me from putting it up outside but what about the limiting the size? This one IS big. My options are to ignore HOA and put this up outside; put it in my attic or look for a smaller one less than 1 meter (per "the rule"). I believe the rear mid peak of my house is pretty well hidden from the front street view angles so Im struggling with a reason not to go outside. At the same time, taking it down and hearing my wife say I told you so... would not be good.

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The "1 meter" size applies to satellite dishes, not TV antennas. Reread the FCC publication. You can put up whatever size TV antenna that is required to receive your stations.

Holl_ands has come up with a number of 13 +/- 7 dB for attenuation in an attic. Most people report a huge improvement when moving the antenna outdoors. There's no guarantee that any particular antenna will work anywhere but outdoors is always your best bet.

"Big" is relative. I come from the amateur radio world and consider "big" to be when the boom is over 20' long or the elements are over 30' long. I consider all TV antennas to be small.
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post #14402 of 14428 Old 02-06-2017, 06:51 PM - Thread Starter
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Any ideas on why I now get the WWTD channels 49.1 to 49.6 programming also on 31.1 to 31.6? The signal strengths are not identical, so I doubt it is a simple mirrored mapping. I am located in College Park, with one broadband antenna pointed West at the Washington transmitters and another broadband pointed north by northwest at Baltimore. I do have a third antenna pointed at Annapolis coupled in, but that uses a channel 42 Jointenna, so it is not likely coming from that one.

The Turkish channel has not yet been placed on 30.2.

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Perhaps WRZB-LD is finally on the air.

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Perhaps WRZB-LD is finally on the air.

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Seems plausible. Tonight, I'll put a channel 32 bandpass filter on my antenna line and see if 32(31.X) is still tunable with 14(49.x) filtered off.

It measures weaker on my TV's primitive signal strength indicator. I haven't yet located the transmitters to see whether the transmitter location is (edit) less favorable to me.

They have done nothing to remedy the gawd awful audio, which is so overdriven that I can't remedy it just by turning down the volume. Maybe if we're lucky, this will result in a new contact address.

BTW, is this messaging composition software really clunky, or is it just my computer?

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Seems plausible. Tonight, I'll put a channel 32 bandpass filter on my antenna line and see if 32(31.X) is still tunable with 14(49.x) filtered off.

It measures weaker on my TV's primitive signal strength indicator. I haven't yet located the transmitters to see whether the transmitter location is (edit) less favorable to me.

They have done nothing to remedy the gawd awful audio, which is so overdriven that I can't remedy it just by turning down the volume. Maybe if we're lucky, this will result in a new contact address.

BTW, is this messaging composition software really clunky, or is it just my computer?
The WWTD UHF channel 14 transmitter is now off. All pictures on virtual channels 31.1 through 31.6 say "Test Signal On".

A few hours ago, there was [edit] no programming on XX.4 RTV or XX.5 Revin'. I hope they've been paying their bills. I still watch RTV now and then.

Stay tuned.

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I can't receive WRZB-LD here. I'm also seeing WWTD-LD as off the air.

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I can't receive WRZB-LD here. I'm also seeing WWTD-LD as off the air.

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I'm actually in Berwyn Heights, same zip code as College Park. I'm about half a mile south of Greenbelt Road, and a quarter of a mile west of Kenilworth Avenue. Channel 32 is about 20dB weaker here than channel 33. What tower is the transmitter on?
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I'm actually in Berwyn Heights, same zip code as College Park. I'm about half a mile south of Greenbelt Road, and a quarter of a mile west of Kenilworth Avenue. Channel 32 is about 20dB weaker here than channel 33. What tower is the transmitter on?
It's supposed to be coming off the WRC tower, same as WWTD-LD. In fact, the application implies it might be the exact same antenna as WWTD-LD, and they have a permit for the exact same 15 kW ERP.

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The Turkish channel has not yet been placed on 30.2.
I saw a graphic last week saying it was coming on around 2/14 or 2/15.
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Seems like WJLA's 7.1 and 7.2 are having issues this evening - at least for me. No picture or sound but the programming guide is still up. ABC Evening News was in and out before freezing and disappearing.
7.3 Comet is still airing fine.

Also, I notice a new(?) 7.4 WJLATBD with audio from 7.3, the Comet channel. Has this been mentioned previously?
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Seeing them both right now, albeit in screenshot form.

TBD is a new network due to launch on 2/28 from what I've been able to learn. I've been so far unable to get an affiliate list out of Sinclair, but I guess the question answered itself in DC.

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Seeing them both right now, albeit in screenshot form.

TBD is a new network due to launch on 2/28 from what I've been able to learn. I've been so far unable to get an affiliate list out of Sinclair, but I guess the question answered itself in DC.

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Yep, just came back on. And 7.4 has disappeared.
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I lost 7.1 and 7.2 but gained a 7.6, got 7.1 and .2 back, now have a non existent 7.4. I have a hunch they are working on it.
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Upstairs now. Seeing 7.3 and 7.4 black screen, no sound. 7.1 and 7.2 normal.
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TBT commonly means, "to be determined".
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7.4 airing Me-TV program now.
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Infomercial on 7.2 10 to 11, now MeTV on both.

If I recall correctly, before Comet, WJLA had a college sports subchannel that was not full time. American Sports Network or something? My guess is that WJLA is establishing a channel number for occasional college basketball programming, but that's just a guess.

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Infomercial on 7.2 10 to 11, nw MeTV on both.

If I recall correctly, before Comet, WJLA had a college sports subchannel that was not full time. American Sports Newtowrk or something? My guess is that WJLA is establishing a channel number for occasional college basketball programming, but that's just a guess.
Yeah, I remember that. Can't say that I watched more than a couple minutes of it though. Atlantic 10 conference basketball is my recollection.
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TBD is an actual network Sinclair is launching, as I noted above.

http://tbd.com/

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T(oo)B(a)D. I was hoping for a Big Ted affiliation. Judging by the vagueness of their website, maybe Big Ten can rent some time on it.

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TBD is an actual network Sinclair is launching, as I noted above.

http://tbd.com/

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Found this:

"TBD will feature various web-originated films, scripted and non-scripted series, and featurettes."

"To assemble programming for TBD and help provide creative support to the network, Sinclair has retained the services of The QYOU, a Dublin, Ireland-based company co-founded and headed by Curt Marvis that curates various online video content for overseas audiences. TBD is The QYOU's first venture into advertiser-supported broadcast TV"

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/TBD_(TV_network)

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This channel seems similar to "Local Point TV" from a couple of years back. I wonder how long TBD can last before the content becomes dull.

BTW is anyone else having problems with WFDC 14? Two of my DTV boxed TVs are showing a black screen on WFDC, but the signal is coming in strong.
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BTW is anyone else having problems with WFDC 14? Two of my DTV boxed TVs are showing a black screen on WFDC, but the signal is coming in strong.
Nope. Como dice el dicho looks as passionate as ever.
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Looks like TBD is now live on 7.4. Seems to be the QYOU-based programming as described in the Wiki.
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Looks like a loser to me. I think the audience for that kind of programming doesn't need broadcast or cable TV to find it.
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Mostly.
But I liked the Lizzie Bennett Diaries I just watched, a web series based on Pride and Prejudice. Probably only of interest to Jane Austen readers. And I'm going to record the documentary, Dear Mr Watterson, about the creator of Calvin and Hobbes.
The rest will be relegated to background noise while I'm on the web.

The audio could be better.
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Just re-scanned and now picking up channels 31.1-6 with 31.5 broadcasting fine the REV'N channel (not showing in the first message of the thread)

I think this is the most channels I've ever got. Not getting channel 24 nor the 30 channel ones from Fairfax though.
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Me-TV (7.2) looks to be changing over to the Charge! Action Network beginning Feb. 28 if the tv listings are to be believed.
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