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Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   04-19-2017, 12:37 AM
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Posted By difuse
Thank you, Trip, for the explanation. I suppose...

Thank you, Trip, for the explanation.
I suppose I really do not catch what are immutable factors in determining what a station's coverage area might be. and which are variable with human...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   04-18-2017, 03:39 AM
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Posted By difuse
I cannot quite get a reason in my head why WFMY...

I cannot quite get a reason in my head why WFMY is not moved to channel 31. There may be a theoretical difference in the coverage areas of WFMY and WGHP now, but there does not seem a practical...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   04-13-2017, 02:52 PM
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Posted By difuse
http://transition.fcc.gov/Daily_Releases/Daily_Bus...

http://transition.fcc.gov/Daily_Releases/Daily_Business/2017/db0413/DA-17-314A2.pdf
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   04-13-2017, 03:32 AM
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Posted By difuse
Actually, we only get that NFN (National False...

Actually, we only get that NFN (National False News) feed once a year , on April first.
After I posted it. I realized it might be close to the truth, and, maybe wasn't funny. I gotta be more...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   04-01-2017, 09:24 AM
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Posted By difuse
NBC to drop the "B"?

(NFN) Reports have it that NBC-Universal will be leaving broadcast television, as early as 2020. NBC abandoned broadcast radio in the 1980's and appears ready to do the same with television. "The...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   03-21-2017, 09:44 PM
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Posted By difuse
This dust may not settle. 25 years ago ATSC 1 was...

This dust may not settle. 25 years ago ATSC 1 was seen as the rejuvenator of broadcast TV. And, a long term, ongoing standard, like NTSC
that improved and continued for 6 decades. But, at the NTSC...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   03-20-2017, 01:01 AM
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Posted By difuse
I attempted a discussion on this a while back....

I attempted a discussion on this a while back. Unfortunately, I mentioned the "R" word and the discussion was stopped.
Once down the Digital Road, there are no straightaways. And no U-turns. Just...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   03-15-2017, 11:48 AM
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Posted By difuse
Curious how rumors are sometimes correct. All but...

Curious how rumors are sometimes correct. All but one of the full power UNC-TV transmitters are moving.
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   03-15-2017, 03:29 AM
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Posted By difuse
According to the NAB "leak" ...

According to the NAB "leak" http://www.nab.org/repacking/clearinghouse.asp .....there may be no real surprises in this market....yet.
The only thing I thought interesting was that WXII was...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   03-09-2017, 10:45 AM
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Posted By difuse
http://current.org/2017/03/public-tv-stations-star...

http://current.org/2017/03/public-tv-stations-start-planning-their-moves-to-new-channels/
Interesting take on things, most interesting the effect that ATSC 3.0 might have, and how public radio may...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   01-31-2017, 03:14 PM
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Posted By difuse
I'm as far north of Charlotte as Tyler is south,...

I'm as far north of Charlotte as Tyler is south, and there is signal, but very little this far away. The ERP is way lower than normal. None of my receivers can decode anything but small segments of...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   01-29-2017, 08:24 AM
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Posted By difuse
I also am not receiving WCNC well, north of...

I also am not receiving WCNC well, north of Charlotte. Normally there is no issue at all, signal solid.
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   12-19-2016, 03:16 AM
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Posted By difuse
Thanks

Thanks
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   12-17-2016, 09:15 AM
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Posted By difuse
Are those copper cylinders wave guides, or am I...

Are those copper cylinders wave guides, or am I still in the Dark Ages?
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   12-14-2016, 11:01 AM
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Posted By difuse
This is opinion mostly, but reasoned opinion ...

This is opinion mostly, but reasoned opinion
http://www.lexology.com/library/detail.aspx?g=6804dbe6-0e32-490d-8512-23bd9d485f12
"The first stage of broadcaster bidding started on May 31 and the two...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   11-13-2016, 09:42 AM
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Posted By difuse
Good. I was thinking it was the day the vendors...

Good. I was thinking it was the day the vendors brought out their dogs to get rid of.
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   11-13-2016, 05:23 AM
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Posted By difuse
When is Veternarians Day this year?

When is Veternarians Day this year?
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   10-28-2016, 05:08 PM
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Posted By difuse
I believe you, Trip. Even if the Congressional...

I believe you, Trip. Even if the Congressional plan goes full term (my guess is it will), things might not wind up as generally imagined.
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   10-28-2016, 11:04 AM
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Posted By difuse
I get rumors in my ears (probably originating...

I get rumors in my ears (probably originating from those that should not be saying anything) that the RF auction is not working as some might have thought.
There is some talk, even, that the whole...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   10-11-2016, 04:29 AM
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Posted By difuse
What I would do is take a 2 or three foot length...

What I would do is take a 2 or three foot length of coax, screw one end into the TV, and strip the insulation off the the other and pull the outside conductor (mesh) down a couple of inches.(so the...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   10-02-2016, 03:07 AM
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Posted By difuse
It seems to be there on 46-4, in VERY ugly...

It seems to be there on 46-4, in VERY ugly Squash-0-Vision format.
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   08-18-2016, 12:21 PM
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Posted By difuse
this author may , or may not, know of what he...

this author may , or may not, know of what he writes..........................................................
"In the 600-Megahertz reverse auction for broadcast TV station spectrum, the Federal...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   08-10-2016, 10:06 AM
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Posted By difuse
' When I made a post about digital radio a few...

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When I made a post about digital radio a few days ago, it was about digital,not radio. Once down the digital path, there will more than likely be a new receiver every generation for broadcast...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   08-10-2016, 09:11 AM
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Posted By difuse
[QUOTE=Burdman27911;45954409] If a folded...

[QUOTE=Burdman27911;45954409]


If a folded dipole type antenna is all I would really need (obviously not ideal, but just for slightly better performance and picking up WXII), then I'm tempted to...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   08-09-2016, 03:21 PM
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Posted By difuse
http://www.mcmelectronics.com/product/30-2420?scod...

http://www.mcmelectronics.com/product/30-2420?scode=GS401&utm_medium=cse&utm_source=google&utm_campaign=google&scid=scplp6914812&sc_intid=30-2420&gclid=CMySu7Gqtc4CFcxbhgodwpMD5A
This might work...
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