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Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   11-24-2012, 10:03 AM
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Posted By rhoops
Channel 8? Probably not going to happen in your...

Channel 8? Probably not going to happen in your area unless they have a remote receiver site and fiber to backhaul the signal.

Channel 8 is low power on a comparatively short tower, so the signal...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   08-04-2012, 10:32 AM
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Posted By rhoops
I just noticed that Mediacom channel 699, NBCSO...

I just noticed that Mediacom channel 699, NBCSO is transmitting 3D 1080i.

Since I don't have a 3D capable display, I see two squeezed images side by side. Presumable one for each eye.

Even...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   03-01-2012, 09:40 AM
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Posted By rhoops
I've gotta admire KRBK for advancing the state...

I've gotta admire KRBK for advancing the state of the broadcast art. Bob Koplar has never been afraid to experiment.

Several decades ago when interactive TV appeared to be the coming thing he was...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   02-26-2012, 05:06 AM
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Posted By rhoops
Or maybe a distributed transmission system...

Or maybe a distributed transmission system (multiple transmitters) in FCC parlance.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Distrib...mission_system...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   02-24-2012, 09:31 PM
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Posted By rhoops
I don't think this on-channel multicast, or...

I don't think this on-channel multicast, or whatever it's called has ever been done in practice and at full power levels.

It could be a while before they get it all to work. Or maybe it will...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   02-24-2012, 11:26 AM
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Posted By rhoops
I haven't heard any recent reports on KRBK's...

I haven't heard any recent reports on KRBK's various transmitter sites.

Have they completed the synchronization process and come up to full power?

Are there any reports from viewers roughly...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   10-25-2011, 05:47 PM
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Posted By rhoops
A friend of mine in Fair Grove gets nothing on...

A friend of mine in Fair Grove gets nothing on rf 49, even with a good antenna.
A 540 foot antenna, just can't provide line of sight coverage like the 2000 ft towers do.


Quote:Originally...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   10-20-2011, 10:11 AM
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Posted By rhoops
The tower crew from Precision Communications is...

The tower crew from Precision Communications is working on the tower at 2650 E Division St.

There is still no sign of the actual transmitter or antenna, but the transmitter shack is 90% complete...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   10-17-2011, 05:09 PM
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Posted By rhoops
It's the KOLR studio tower. An earlier...

It's the KOLR studio tower.

An earlier owner of KOLR/KDEB sold all four towers to American Tower. (one at each studio and one at each transmitter)

The KDEB transmitter tower fell down.

...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   10-17-2011, 01:05 PM
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Posted By rhoops
565 feet of transmission line has been delivered...

565 feet of transmission line has been delivered and the transmitter shack now has a door and a heat pump.
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   10-11-2011, 01:24 PM
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Posted By rhoops
The transmitter shack is trapezoid shaped to fit...

The transmitter shack is trapezoid shaped to fit within the existing chain link fence around the tower. It's over 12 feet tall and made of a wood frame with particle board sides. No roof yet.
...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   10-06-2011, 02:46 PM
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Posted By rhoops
Today, work started on a transmitter shack at...

Today, work started on a transmitter shack at the base of the 2650 E Division St tower, where they have a construction permit for 170 KW on channel 49.

It's hard to estimate the schedule, but it...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   09-28-2011, 06:49 PM
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Posted By rhoops
I have guide data for KRBK 49-1 RF 49, but...

I have guide data for KRBK 49-1 RF 49, but nothing for KRBK 49-1 RF 21 which is what I get when I scan.

I've reported this problem twice using this page:
...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   08-29-2011, 03:27 PM
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Views: 570,102
Posted By rhoops
He said "you won't be disappointed with our...

He said "you won't be disappointed with our coverage".

Bob and his Dad Hal had money and brains, but hold their cards pretty close to the vest.

Interested parties need to study up on these two...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   12-17-2010, 09:22 AM
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Views: 570,102
Posted By rhoops
Quote:Originally Posted by mgsports...

Quote:Originally Posted by mgsports http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/post/19647918)

Antenna TV Coming to Springfield,MO Springfield K26GS-D 26.2 26...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   11-13-2010, 09:37 AM
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Views: 570,102
Posted By rhoops
Smart antennas have gone the way of the Edsel,...

Smart antennas have gone the way of the Edsel, Quadraphonic sound and New Coke.

Only two models ever came to market and they are difficult to find.

Quote:Originally Posted by nroden...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   09-14-2010, 09:53 PM
Replies: 5,466
Views: 570,102
Posted By rhoops
And lastly the 8VSB modulation method. There...

And lastly the 8VSB modulation method. There were better modulation methods tried that showed promise, but they stayed with 8VSB.

Quote:Originally Posted by MrBeReady...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   07-25-2010, 08:23 AM
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Posted By rhoops
A Mediacom tech told me they plan to have QAM...

A Mediacom tech told me they plan to have QAM simulcasts of all analog channels in a few months. They currently have no plans to eliminate analog signals, but clearly are headed in that direction...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   07-15-2010, 06:44 PM
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Posted By rhoops
Mediacom Springfield has recently made several...

Mediacom Springfield has recently made several system upgrades. They have eliminated several analog channels, and added many more digital channels in clear QAM.

These are not scrambled and can be...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   03-23-2010, 10:49 AM
Replies: 5,466
Views: 570,102
Posted By rhoops
Quote:Originally Posted by sneaky snooper...

Quote:Originally Posted by sneaky snooper http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/post/18360975)

(you know what I'm about to say, right???)

The good news...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   03-22-2010, 08:25 PM
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Views: 570,102
Posted By rhoops
Quote:Originally Posted by Chuck44...

Quote:Originally Posted by Chuck44 http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/post/18359931)

I disagree with her politically, but I think she's right about...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   03-22-2010, 04:49 PM
Replies: 5,466
Views: 570,102
Posted By rhoops
AT & T has announced U-Verse service for...

AT & T has announced U-Verse service for Springfield.

They claim they will give Mediacom a run for their money.

I don't think the internet speeds compare and I'd don't even think they can...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   02-05-2010, 03:34 PM
Replies: 5,466
Views: 570,102
Posted By rhoops
I hear that Koplar Communications has rented...

I hear that Koplar Communications has rented production space in Springfield from Opfer Productions. (Remember sports anchor Scott Opfer?) It looks like they plan to start a news operation. I don't...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   02-04-2010, 07:07 PM
Replies: 5,466
Views: 570,102
Posted By rhoops
KSPR is on RF channel 19, so that's what you are...

KSPR is on RF channel 19, so that's what you are seeing. When PSIP is properly configured, you will see 33-1 and 33-2. I can't imagine what the -4 is all about.

Quote:Originally Posted by Ithai...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   01-01-2010, 10:46 AM
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Views: 570,102
Posted By rhoops
Quote:Originally Posted by alphanguy...

Quote:Originally Posted by alphanguy http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/post/17824539)

You damn well need to fix your OTA issues, and then PROMOTE your...
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