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Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   07-07-2015, 09:30 AM
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Posted By re_nelson
Larry: I'm not the only one uploading the...

Larry:

I'm not the only one uploading the data (in JSON form) to that site. In fact, numerous others are doing likewise with various models of HDHR devices as shown on this page:
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Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   07-06-2015, 12:59 PM
Replies: 12,910
Views: 1,050,625
Posted By re_nelson
Truer words were never spoken! :) There's not an...

Truer words were never spoken! :) There's not an established standard for reporting such things as SS, SNR, MER, BER and so on for consumer devices. Having a Secore handy is what I use for "my...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   06-15-2015, 03:18 PM
Replies: 7,781
Views: 831,190
Posted By re_nelson
In the digital realm, it's all about signal...

In the digital realm, it's all about signal quality as opposed to raw signal strength. An article that succinctly summarizes the issue is here:
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Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   06-12-2015, 11:53 PM
Replies: 7,781
Views: 831,190
Posted By re_nelson
I'll add that antenna aiming was a lot easier in...

I'll add that antenna aiming was a lot easier in the analog days since the picture was WYSIWYG. The ghosts from multipath were easily evident and adjustments could be made in real time to get close...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   06-12-2015, 10:07 PM
Replies: 7,781
Views: 831,190
Posted By re_nelson
Without access to analysis instruments, antenna...

Without access to analysis instruments, antenna orientation is close to black magic. Before I obtained a Sencore analyzer, I aimed my antenna using a compass and thought that was good. But like you,...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   06-12-2015, 08:50 PM
Replies: 7,781
Views: 831,190
Posted By re_nelson
This chart below shows KDFW as solid as a rock...

This chart below shows KDFW as solid as a rock from ~40 miles north of their Cedar Hill site:

http://www.rabbitears.info/tvdx/render_graph/103DB6F5/tuner0/KDFW/-32hours/now

97.864% of reception...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   06-07-2015, 12:20 PM
Replies: 18,205
Views: 1,659,909
Posted By re_nelson
On a side note, I've seen the case made that the...

On a side note, I've seen the case made that the Fox network is the reincarnation of DuMont. It's New York flagship was WABD (Allen B. Dumont) and its Washington facility still bears the calls of...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   05-25-2015, 09:56 AM
Replies: 7,781
Views: 831,190
Posted By re_nelson
Late that night, KLEG's data stream went down....

Late that night, KLEG's data stream went down. They were still transmitting a carrier as recently as Sunday 24 MAY 2015 but even that's gone now.
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   05-19-2015, 03:15 PM
Replies: 6,696
Views: 480,585
Posted By re_nelson
I've never understood the reason for WAVY's...

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...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   04-12-2015, 11:01 PM
Replies: 2,622
Views: 249,620
Posted By re_nelson
I was originally at 16 GB of RAM and increased to...

I was originally at 16 GB of RAM and increased to 32 GB because I frequently run multiple virtual machines. That made a considerable difference. But, far and away, the biggest bang for the buck was...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   04-12-2015, 01:16 PM
Replies: 2,622
Views: 249,620
Posted By re_nelson
Since it's my main desktop environment, I opted...

Since it's my main desktop environment, I opted for a pretty hefty platform a few years back when I upgraded. The system is equipped with 32 GB of RAM:

ASUSTeK COMPUTER INC. P8Z77-V LX (Quad-Core...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   04-12-2015, 12:58 PM
Replies: 2,622
Views: 249,620
Posted By re_nelson
I found it exceedingly simple to build, configure...

I found it exceedingly simple to build, configure and use. My platform is a home-grown system loosely based on Linux from Scratch and all applications are built from source so I'm quite accustomed to...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   03-16-2015, 07:31 PM
Replies: 14,668
Views: 1,236,570
Posted By re_nelson
Is Phil Donahue there too? :)

Is Phil Donahue there too? :)
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   03-09-2015, 10:33 PM
Replies: 7,062
Views: 776,889
Posted By re_nelson
Just curiously what was the actual coverage on...

Just curiously what was the actual coverage on the former 75,000 milliwatt facility? Were there any area of the metro where it came in reliably without a clear shot of the West Austin Antenna Farm?...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   03-07-2015, 10:48 AM
Replies: 7,062
Views: 776,889
Posted By re_nelson
Has that happened yet? 75 (less than my light...

Has that happened yet? 75 (less than my light bulbs) to 15,000 watts is certainly a significant increase.
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   01-20-2015, 09:57 AM
Replies: 7,781
Views: 831,190
Posted By re_nelson
Since the data is acquired from Frisco, not far...

Since the data is acquired from Frisco, not far from Collin College/Preston Ridge, it's useful for that part of the D/FW area. This is the link I generally keep open 24/7 on a browser tab to get an...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   01-20-2015, 09:33 AM
Replies: 7,781
Views: 831,190
Posted By re_nelson
Take a look here -- they've been off during the...

Take a look here -- they've been off during the time period you cited:

http://www.rabbitears.info/tvdx/signal_graph/103DB6F5/tuner0/K31GL-D

I have no idea what's going on there. I just track...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   01-08-2015, 01:54 PM
Replies: 7,781
Views: 831,190
Posted By re_nelson
No, KWDA has full programming on all 9 of its...

No, KWDA has full programming on all 9 of its streams.
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   12-18-2014, 06:36 PM
Replies: 7,781
Views: 831,190
Posted By re_nelson
Trip Ericson told me the map will come later. For...

Trip Ericson told me the map will come later. For now, I'm just happy to have the charts back and the means to record again. My first impressions are that the HDHR3-US tuner doesn't quite match the...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   12-18-2014, 06:00 PM
Replies: 7,781
Views: 831,190
Posted By re_nelson
The dead HDHR-US was just now replaced with a new...

The dead HDHR-US was just now replaced with a new (and surprisingly small) HDHR3-US. So the signal charts are back again at this URL for your dining and dancing pleasure:


...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   11-09-2014, 05:03 PM
Replies: 7,781
Views: 831,190
Posted By re_nelson
Since my name came up, this gives me a chance to...

Since my name came up, this gives me a chance to mention that my HDHR just died. As a result, the live scans at the URL below have to come to an end until I get a new one:

...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   09-12-2014, 10:29 AM
Replies: 9,750
Views: 1,205,212
Posted By re_nelson
This Slashdot article needs some technical help...

This Slashdot article needs some technical help from those here on AVS:

http://mobile.slashdot.org/story/14/09/12/1324221/la-tv-stations-free-up-some-spectrum-for-wireless-broadband

The S/N...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   07-24-2014, 12:03 PM
Replies: 7,781
Views: 831,190
Posted By re_nelson
Not only that but the audio is beyond...

Not only that but the audio is beyond ultra-sonic! The re-arrival of KVFW has been nothing less than a cultural landslide to fill my home entertainment center. I'm sure the Dallas Times-Herald will...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   07-22-2014, 06:37 PM
Replies: 7,781
Views: 831,190
Posted By re_nelson
Easily the most exciting news in the Dallas-Ft....

Easily the most exciting news in the Dallas-Ft. Worth market is the triumphant return of KVFW/38! My eyes have been glued to this facility since it recently returned to bless the viewing public with...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   07-02-2014, 10:37 PM
Replies: 7,781
Views: 831,190
Posted By re_nelson
There's an interesting document here about the...

There's an interesting document here about the challenges of RF-14:
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