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Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   01-04-2013, 08:05 PM
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Just heard the the new CBC UHF antenna is being...

Just heard the the new CBC UHF antenna is being installed in March this year. This means that we should expect the new improved coverage to begin on April 1st. ERP going from 23.5 KW up to 507 KW....
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   09-17-2012, 07:23 PM
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Posted By Billsmith1
CBC have changed their mind and are now...

CBC have changed their mind and are now supplying an additional 22Kw transmitter for their Calgary site instead of the 10Kw unit and this is expected to raise the ERP to (507Kw) later this year!...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   04-07-2012, 11:29 AM
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Posted By Billsmith1
I have now heard that the new OTA CBC English...

I have now heard that the new OTA CBC English service on channel 21 will start this summer. http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/images/smilies/smile.gif
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   11-08-2011, 12:34 PM
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Posted By Billsmith1
CBC have purchased an additional 10Kw...

CBC have purchased an additional 10Kw transmitter for their Calgary site and this should raise the ERP drastically (> 200Kw) next year (2012)! This should for the most part eliminate many poor...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   04-01-2011, 08:48 AM
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Posted By Billsmith1
As bRIZZAd has mentionned - CBRT-DT and CBXT-DT...

As bRIZZAd has mentionned - CBRT-DT and CBXT-DT are now both on the air for periods of yesterday! Full service as of today!!! Please scan for them now!!!...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   03-30-2011, 07:47 AM
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Posted By Billsmith1
CTV Calgary has not gone to full power yet....

CTV Calgary has not gone to full power yet. CBRT-DT and CBXT-DT are expected to be on the air any day now. We know that CBC English service Calgary and Edmonton digital transmitters are operating...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   03-09-2011, 10:59 AM
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Posted By Billsmith1
swandive76 - Yes - well there is an approximate...

swandive76 - Yes - well there is an approximate schedule for it as follows:-

The HD microwave lnk STL is now commissioned and so CBC now has HD pictures at the Calgary Bowness transmission site....
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   01-07-2011, 10:21 PM
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Posted By Billsmith1
whitefinger - Don't worry! In the next few...

whitefinger - Don't worry! In the next few months CTV is boosting it's CFCN-DT signal from 1 Kw ERP on Channel 36 to 220 Kw on Channel 29. Then I'm am certain that you will receive it as you receive...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   11-15-2010, 09:15 PM
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Posted By Billsmith1
toxic_rage - No actually the 3 HD signals are...

toxic_rage - No actually the 3 HD signals are not transmitted with the same power at all! They are as follows:-

CTV - CFCN-DT - 1 Kwatt ERP - Channel 36
Global CICT-DT - 50 Kwatts - Channel 41...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   10-09-2010, 12:34 PM
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Views: 23,696
Posted By Billsmith1
Mark4545 - I would buy a good quality indoor...

Mark4545 - I would buy a good quality indoor antenna and try it out next to your TV. I think that you are very well placed. I would be inclined to try out the RCA Indoor Antenna (CANT501) CANT501...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   10-07-2010, 08:04 AM
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Posted By Billsmith1
Mark4545 - My first reaction is that you are in...

Mark4545 - My first reaction is that you are in an excellent spot for OTA reception. Can you see the 3 broadcast towers? You can check your precise location using TVfool.com and search your location...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   09-08-2010, 09:51 PM
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Posted By Billsmith1
CBC has just applied to operate a DTV...

CBC has just applied to operate a DTV transmitter in Calgary on Channel 21 at a Max ERP of 23,500 Watts at EHAAT 276.3 Meters.

http://www.crtc.gc.ca/eng/archive/2010/2010-669.htm
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   09-01-2010, 08:33 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 23,696
Posted By Billsmith1
Test transmissions have now begun from CityTV in...

Test transmissions have now begun from CityTV in Calgary on channel 49 from the Harvard mast and are being received in a number of locations inside and outside the City according to reception...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   08-21-2010, 11:10 PM
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Posted By Billsmith1
CKAL-DT has now received CRTC approval and the...

CKAL-DT has now received CRTC approval and the 100,000 Watt ERP transmitter is almost ready to be switched on! Channel 49 UHF. CityTV Calgary! From the Harvard mast!
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   07-31-2010, 11:50 AM
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Posted By Billsmith1
I recently heard that CBRT-DT will be coming to...

I recently heard that CBRT-DT will be coming to Calgary before Xmas and possibly on Channel 52 until the main switchover takes place which has been discussed that possibly the CBC English service...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   07-09-2010, 10:33 AM
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Posted By Billsmith1
For those who are not aware - CICT-DT Calgary is...

For those who are not aware - CICT-DT Calgary is now transmitting at 50,000 Watts ERP from the new Harvard mast in Calgary and coverage is easily reaching Cochrane and well beyond. Reception reports...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   06-27-2010, 02:37 PM
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Posted By Billsmith1
CICT-DT Channel 41 is about to go on the air at...

CICT-DT Channel 41 is about to go on the air at full power any time now! Please be vigilant with Channel 41 coming from the new Harvard site!
50,000 Watts of ATSC digital power! The increase in...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   11-21-2009, 10:00 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 23,696
Posted By Billsmith1
I live in the Banff Trail area of town and have...

I live in the Banff Trail area of town and have mounted an 8 bay CM 4228 antenna on a 10 foot mast ontop of my house pointing West. This recieves good analog signals on Channels 16 SRC (Radio...
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