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Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   04-19-2017, 12:17 PM
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Posted By foxeng
People did that. Most did not get the payday they...

People did that. Most did not get the payday they hoped for and are now stuck with stations they really don't want or know how to make money selling advertising.
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   04-18-2017, 07:37 AM
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Posted By foxeng
Doug Lung has just posted an article on TV...

Doug Lung has just posted an article on TV Technology based on a blog entry Trip posted on Rabbitears on the rational on the strange sounding channel changes. A good article. Here is the link.
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Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   04-13-2017, 01:20 PM
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Posted By foxeng
Yep. That is what I am thinking too. maybe it has...

Yep. That is what I am thinking too. maybe it has a better signal.
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   04-13-2017, 01:14 PM
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Posted By foxeng
Newly released Repack Plan shows NBC flagship...

Newly released Repack Plan shows NBC flagship station WNBC New York is going dark for $214 million. Like I said. Let's see what happens.
Forum: HDTV Technical   04-13-2017, 06:13 AM
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Posted By foxeng
Which, unfortunately is in short supply the world...

Which, unfortunately is in short supply the world over. :(
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   04-13-2017, 06:09 AM
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Posted By foxeng
But that isn't as false are you might think. All...

But that isn't as false are you might think. All the networks have been talking about it in recent years.
Forum: HDTV Technical   04-11-2017, 08:55 AM
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Posted By foxeng
LG Introduces First ATSC 3.0-Enabled TV for...

LG Introduces First ATSC 3.0-Enabled TV for Winter Olympics (http://www.etcentric.org/lg-introduces-first-atsc-3-0-enabled-tv-for-winter-olympics/)
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Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   04-11-2017, 08:47 AM
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Posted By foxeng
Well that would really screw WRAL and make WNCN...

Well that would really screw WRAL and make WNCN look like geniuses. :cool: Time will tell what will actually happen.
Forum: HDTV Technical   04-07-2017, 07:16 AM
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Posted By foxeng
That site has already been testing Gates-Air...

That site has already been testing Gates-Air exciters for ATSC3.0. The All Star Game last year was broadcast in ATSC3.0 for that transmitter using Gates-Air exciter equipment using the Comark...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   03-30-2017, 08:17 AM
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Posted By foxeng
Your theory is correct by "co-habitation". Due to...

Your theory is correct by "co-habitation". Due to the tightness of the mask filter digital stations can do that where analogs couldn't. Also, the first adjacent channels need to have about the same...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   03-22-2017, 09:56 AM
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Posted By foxeng
The FCC has publicly stated that coverage areas...

The FCC has publicly stated that coverage areas have been preserved. The reduced power levels is due to the lower the frequency, the less power it takes to maintain the same coverage area. For those...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   03-17-2017, 09:37 AM
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Posted By foxeng
ATSC3.0 holds promise for those on VHF-High at...

ATSC3.0 holds promise for those on VHF-High at least and a fighting chance on VHF-Low.
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   03-16-2017, 02:05 PM
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Posted By foxeng
Or if they move to VHF-Low. I have no knowledge...

Or if they move to VHF-Low. I have no knowledge either way from ETV or WSPA. I say that because I know of a station in VA that is moving from UHF to channel 2. If the money is right . . .
Forum: HDTV Technical   03-09-2017, 09:22 AM
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Posted By foxeng
Yesterday I would have killed for a Radio Shack....

Yesterday I would have killed for a Radio Shack. I needed a door bell diode for a door bell system. Just a plain ole 1N4001. No one in town had it. No one. Many "electronic stores" had no idea what I...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   03-08-2017, 06:38 AM
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Posted By foxeng
Because of the number of rumors around, my guess...

Because of the number of rumors around, my guess is the broadcasters are talking among themselves and as in any game of retell, some of the facts are getting retold incorrectly, hence the number of...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   03-08-2017, 06:32 AM
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Posted By foxeng
One of the many rumors floating around is a...

One of the many rumors floating around is a majority of the UNC stations are getting new assignments. But to be completely honest, another rumor has it that very few are getting new assignments. So...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   03-07-2017, 09:08 AM
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Posted By foxeng
I had the opportunity a couple of days ago to...

I had the opportunity a couple of days ago to watch WFXI and WCTI off air. Looked to me that when they did local news there was a lip sync issue on both stations. It was worse on WFXI than on WCTI,...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   03-05-2017, 06:24 PM
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Posted By foxeng
Don't know about the number of stations moving to...

Don't know about the number of stations moving to VHF-Low, but a rumor I have heard says that some VHF-High stations are being repacked within VHF-High.
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   03-03-2017, 06:30 AM
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Posted By foxeng
For those interested in the repack, the FCC...

For those interested in the repack, the FCC should be publicly issuing the results of the Repack Auction around March 30. The delay is due to the wireless companies auction part continuing until the...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   12-21-2016, 08:46 AM
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Posted By foxeng
Full power! 100% Got to love it!

Full power! 100% Got to love it!
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   12-20-2016, 01:26 PM
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Posted By foxeng
Around 3:45 this afternoon we switched the new...

Around 3:45 this afternoon we switched the new transmitter on air. So far it is looking pretty good. Still some cleanup to do on it, but it has gone pretty well.
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   12-20-2016, 01:25 PM
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Posted By foxeng
State of business these days.

State of business these days.
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   12-18-2016, 06:01 PM
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Posted By foxeng
They are coax. Just not flexible. Waveguide isn't...

They are coax. Just not flexible. Waveguide isn't used much anymore.
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   12-17-2016, 09:14 AM
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Posted By foxeng
Not so much optimized for digital. RF is RF is...

Not so much optimized for digital. RF is RF is RF. Optimized for better operating cost! The old transmitter is a tube type. The new one is all solid state. They have gotten the cost of solid state...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   12-16-2016, 09:29 AM
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Posted By foxeng
That is why we have cameras and alarms and locks...

That is why we have cameras and alarms and locks everywhere and local law enforcement keeps a sharp eye out! As far as the old transmitter, that determination hasn't been made yet. The manufacturer...
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