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Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   12-26-2016, 01:25 PM
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Posted By BPTTV
At Livingston, you can go for a CM7777 amp at the...

At Livingston, you can go for a CM7777 amp at the antenna and that should clear up any dropouts; personally I like the RS VU45- or VU90 or CM 3016/3017 models....also the higher the better on the...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   11-28-2016, 09:23 AM
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19-2?? OTA?? its 35-3 actually (2-3 Virtual) ...

19-2?? OTA?? its 35-3 actually (2-3 Virtual)

Been on for some time...love the Star Trek evenings :)
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   09-12-2016, 09:07 AM
Replies: 10,129
Views: 770,470
Posted By BPTTV
EPG (not PSIP) or Electronic Program Guide, is an...

EPG (not PSIP) or Electronic Program Guide, is an independently provided system for LPs...they usually get it from a third party over the internet..and that cost $$...to see what is on the different...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   09-11-2016, 06:39 PM
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Hope to increase power soon....As to the...

Hope to increase power soon....As to the blurring, I am working on the ATSC encoder to try to fix that....hope to have it corrected it in the near future....

A poll for all, which channel is your...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   09-10-2016, 08:40 PM
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Posted By BPTTV
For those who can get KAOB LD27, 27.4 has 94.7...

For those who can get KAOB LD27, 27.4 has 94.7 WLS FM from Chicago on it for a while..Dick Biondi Sunday morning 7-11 and AT40 later on..

enjoy!
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   09-10-2016, 11:03 AM
Replies: 10,129
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Posted By BPTTV
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aspect_ratio_(image)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aspect_ratio_(image)
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   09-06-2016, 07:33 PM
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Posted By BPTTV
36 is still off due to the move...talked with...

36 is still off due to the move...talked with Russ at KBMT last night..he was exhausted but said it may be a few more days before 36 is back on at the Mauriceville tower where 12 is...should improve...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   09-06-2016, 07:31 PM
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Posted By BPTTV
16x9 was supposed to be for HD only...to take a...

16x9 was supposed to be for HD only...to take a show that was done in 4x3 and make it 16x9 cuts off portions of the original shot....sometimes heads get cut off at the top or the bottom is not...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   08-22-2016, 11:59 PM
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The thing that pisses me off is even though MeTV...

The thing that pisses me off is even though MeTV is now HD, a lot of their programming is not and they merely zoom the picture to fill a 16 by 9. This can be seen on especially Gilligan's Island and...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   08-22-2016, 11:55 PM
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Posted By BPTTV
Just an update: KIPS got its application to...

Just an update:
KIPS got its application to move to Devers denied by the FCC...KOPS 50 has been off the air this evening...
And starting tomorrow the move for channel 36 from North Orange to the...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   08-17-2016, 09:38 PM
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Posted By BPTTV
Luken changed sats and the dish had to be...

Luken changed sats and the dish had to be moved..all is ok now with programming..can't say the same for the power
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   08-17-2016, 09:22 PM
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Posted By BPTTV
It was a planned upgrade by MeTV...they shipped...

It was a planned upgrade by MeTV...they shipped new rcvr to KBMT a while back. To accommodate MeTV at HD,COZI had to go to SD...since none of Cozi is in HD anyway..and there is rumors Cozi may be...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   04-29-2016, 02:38 PM
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Views: 770,470
Posted By BPTTV
Finally got it working... KAOB now has names on...

Finally got it working... KAOB now has names on all six channels.. YEAH!! Next, fix the power output....hopefully
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   04-27-2016, 06:10 PM
Replies: 10,129
Views: 770,470
Posted By BPTTV
Talked to Drake and yes the EH24 DOES allow 7...

Talked to Drake and yes the EH24 DOES allow 7 character naming of channels..NOW if I can get the RS232 input working..the software and USB-232 adapter is working but cannot talk to the shelf for some...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   03-02-2016, 09:08 AM
Replies: 10,129
Views: 770,470
Posted By BPTTV
The Drake EH24A can do PSIP....the manual is a...

The Drake EH24A can do PSIP....the manual is a little confusing on the EH24 model....programming guide using the RS232 input shows PSIP selections and entrys for naming the channel....yet my USB to...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   02-13-2016, 11:12 PM
Replies: 10,129
Views: 770,470
Posted By BPTTV
Working on PSIP....trying to work on bad amp to...

Working on PSIP....trying to work on bad amp to increase to 1KW or more..
Channels are:

27.1 Heartland
27.2 Vidor Channel (may be changing soon to a network)
27.3 Family TV
27.4 Religious from...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   02-13-2016, 01:13 AM
Replies: 10,129
Views: 770,470
Posted By BPTTV
So anyone picking up 27 better?? Signal reports...

So anyone picking up 27 better?? Signal reports would be appreciated....still doing 250watts..hope to repair the bad PA soon...

BTW KIPS and KOPS-LDs (6 and 50) are being sold....FCC Daily Digest...
Forum: HDTV Technical   02-13-2016, 01:09 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 693
Posted By BPTTV
The post is for NEDERLAND TX, NOT NY or STL or...

The post is for NEDERLAND TX, NOT NY or STL or other large metro area...I posted a reply in this question relative to THIS area..YOU DO NOT live here and jumped into a discussion that you have...
Forum: HDTV Technical   02-08-2016, 11:19 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 693
Posted By BPTTV
I understand the issue of overload but in SE...

I understand the issue of overload but in SE Texas, that is not a problem...I have used 7777s within miles of the three TV broadcast towers (for the high power..the LD/LPs are on lower sticks close...
Forum: HDTV Technical   02-08-2016, 07:10 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 693
Posted By BPTTV
I always use the Channel Master CM7777..best in...

I always use the Channel Master CM7777..best in the biz and high gain with low noise...Check Ralph's and ask for LLOYD...he'll give you best price....(tell him Chris sent ya....he'll understand!)
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   02-08-2016, 07:08 AM
Replies: 10,129
Views: 770,470
Posted By BPTTV
Did the repair at 11PM after the Super...

Did the repair at 11PM after the Super Bowl.....still doing the power this AM.....and holding!! Whew!! glad it worked this time. Last time it DIED....and I had to put it all back to the original...
Forum: HDTV Technical   02-08-2016, 12:18 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 693
Posted By BPTTV
HMM have tried to post this 3 times and no luck...

HMM have tried to post this 3 times and no luck :eek: 27 is now up to 250 watts out..should be viewable in Mid County now..

Enjoy!

:)
Forum: HDTV Technical   02-07-2016, 11:04 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 428
Posted By BPTTV
NICE!!! Sounds like a winner!!! I know several...

NICE!!! Sounds like a winner!!! I know several people who would LOVE this in their house!!
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   02-07-2016, 11:01 PM
Replies: 10,129
Views: 770,470
Posted By BPTTV
Just finished the "surgery"...wattmeter is...

Just finished the "surgery"...wattmeter is showing 250+ watts to the antenna now (online PA module is still sick and only doing 340 instead of 1 KW)..up from the measly 60 or so...Enjoy the more...
Forum: HD Radio   02-05-2016, 07:42 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 808
Posted By BPTTV
I agree.....all digital testing has proven not to...

I agree.....all digital testing has proven not to the answer to AM's issues...MW band has limitations no matter what...but to fix it, requires better RECEIVERS......where the noise can be dealt...
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