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Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   03-22-2017, 09:31 AM
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Posted By eacalhoun
Ahh, yes, same old tired song - different singer,...

Ahh, yes, same old tired song - different singer, different verse. And the pay-TV customer remains in the bend-over-and-grab-the-ankles position. :(
Forum: HDTV Technical   03-22-2017, 09:24 AM
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Posted By eacalhoun
The Re-Pack's Effect on FM Broadcasters

I have done radio work for about 35 years and have an interest in the technical side of both radio and TV. That being said, I've been reading a lot from the "radio biz" about how TV stations'...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   03-15-2017, 05:25 AM
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Posted By eacalhoun
I am guessing that channels missing from this...

I am guessing that channels missing from this list are staying on their current channels - like WBTV and WTVI?
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   03-15-2017, 05:13 AM
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Posted By eacalhoun
I liked watching Heartland - I will miss it.

I liked watching Heartland - I will miss it.
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   03-09-2017, 12:00 PM
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Posted By eacalhoun
From what I hear, Telemundo's weather...

From what I hear, Telemundo's weather is...well...uh, LOVELY. :-)
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   02-28-2017, 09:11 AM
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Posted By eacalhoun
I actually found some on ebay -...

I actually found some on ebay - http://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_from=R40&_trksid=p2050601.m570.l1311.R3.TR9.TRC0.A0.H0.Xtwin+lead.TRS0&_nkw=twin+lead+antenna+wire&_sacat=0
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   02-28-2017, 07:31 AM
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Posted By eacalhoun
It's not unheard of to receive signals that don't...

It's not unheard of to receive signals that don't show in the TV Fool report. I get an excellent, reliable signal from WNSC, Rock Hill, (SCETV) and for my Valdese address WNSC is a "no show" at any...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   02-15-2017, 06:38 AM
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Posted By eacalhoun
Correct - I forgot about WCNC. They have one in...

Correct - I forgot about WCNC. They have one in Anson County and the other in Montgomery. The Montgomery translator is puzzling, as it's in the Greensboro DMA, and WCNC's news/weather pretty much...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   02-15-2017, 06:25 AM
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Posted By eacalhoun
I am 99.9% sure that WBTV uses NO translators....

I am 99.9% sure that WBTV uses NO translators. The only Charlotte stations with translators are WSOC and WCCB (which are both - as you noted) near Valdese. WTVI (PBS) also has a translator in...
Forum: HDTV Technical   02-10-2017, 07:47 AM
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Posted By eacalhoun
When all of this "shakes out" (and I know this...

When all of this "shakes out" (and I know this will take a few years), I wonder if the government will offer antenna coupons/vouchers for areas where viewers may lose channels because their antenna...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   01-30-2017, 07:14 AM
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Posted By eacalhoun
Just found this gem of a photo on a Charlotte...

Just found this gem of a photo on a Charlotte history FB page. I guess this was the WCCB transmitting tower seen in this shot - as opposed to a tower for an STL or other station use. This tower no...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   01-25-2017, 07:31 AM
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Posted By eacalhoun
You must reside in Cherokee County? And TV market...

You must reside in Cherokee County? And TV market designations have always puzzled me - seems to have something to do with where residents conduct their retail business. For example and "supposedly",...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   01-05-2017, 01:07 PM
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Posted By eacalhoun
I just contacted and heard back from WJZY/WMYT -...

I just contacted and heard back from WJZY/WMYT - I was told that Light TV is not yet broadcasting and a firm launch date is unknown at this time.
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   01-05-2017, 11:55 AM
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Posted By eacalhoun
Not showing yet (OTA) when I do a channel scan...

Not showing yet (OTA) when I do a channel scan for ONLY channel 39 (WMYT) on my Channel Master DVR+
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   01-03-2017, 04:23 AM
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Posted By eacalhoun
I agree this is strange, but my only thought...

I agree this is strange, but my only thought would be that WYFF is feeding the Spruce Pine translator with DirectTV instead of an OTA signal from the main WYFF transmitter in the SC mountains...
Forum: HDTV Recorders   01-02-2017, 09:47 AM
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Posted By eacalhoun
Regarding the DVR+ recording options, I wish...

Regarding the DVR+ recording options, I wish Channel Master had more options when creating name-based recordings (all or new) - options that would negate my current need to create manual recordings....
Forum: HDTV Recorders   01-02-2017, 05:15 AM
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Posted By eacalhoun
When selecting to record within the guide, you...

When selecting to record within the guide, you have the option of ONLY THIS PROGRAM, ALL PROGRAMS, or ALL NEW PROGRAMS. Essentially, this method ignores the time - the DVR "seeks" the name of the...
Forum: HDTV Recorders   01-01-2017, 06:36 PM
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Posted By eacalhoun
I've been checking throughout the day to see if...

I've been checking throughout the day to see if anything appeared. My schedule looked very strange with only three entries in it all day long. Then, at 6:45PM, CST I noticed that all of my morning...
Forum: HDTV Recorders   01-01-2017, 01:38 PM
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Posted By eacalhoun
I also am having recurring "Manual Recording"...

I also am having recurring "Manual Recording" timers or schedules that have vanished after yesterday - Dec 31. I actually noticed this a couple of days ago and the same thing happened one year ago. I...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   10-19-2016, 10:22 AM
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Posted By eacalhoun
You may or may not realize that CBS is moving...

You may or may not realize that CBS is moving from low power WILM to a sub-channel of full-power WWAY on Jan 1. This will get you a stronger CBS signal in Calabash, though you note that WBTW is your...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   08-10-2016, 11:55 AM
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Posted By eacalhoun
The Little Rascals - I wonder how many...

The Little Rascals - I wonder how many (unfiltered) episodes the PC police will block from airing? :mad:
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   06-02-2016, 08:56 AM
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Posted By eacalhoun
It will be this channel - given the video on the...

It will be this channel - given the video on the website, it seems WHKY is their first affiliate.
http://www.trinitychannel.com/
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   04-25-2016, 11:52 AM
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Posted By eacalhoun
TEGNA (Gannett) is offering "early retirement...

TEGNA (Gannett) is offering "early retirement plans" in order to save on the higher salaries of veteran employees by either not replacing them, or replacing them with younger, lower-paid talent. From...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   04-12-2016, 10:50 AM
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Posted By eacalhoun
WJZY's signal has been good for me in Valdese, NC...

WJZY's signal has been good for me in Valdese, NC - no amplification at 35 miles away.
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   03-22-2016, 09:34 AM
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Posted By eacalhoun
You bring up "TV memories" I had long forgotten....

You bring up "TV memories" I had long forgotten. You mentioned "Super Password" not being carried by channel 36 (WPCQ at the time I think). However, it was carried by WHKY-TV for its entire run, I...
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