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Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   05-18-2009, 05:56 PM
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Posted By 93geo
Yes, the engineers, whether they're in t.v. or...

Yes, the engineers, whether they're in t.v. or radio, and even former photogs, are awesome http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/images/smilies/wink.gif
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   05-18-2009, 05:03 PM
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Posted By 93geo
As of 7pm, both stations are back up on 9.1...

As of 7pm, both stations are back up on 9.1 (29.1) and 32.1 (24.1)!

We're not at 100% power, but the engineers say we have about 90% market coverage.

Both stations are also back on Dish...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   05-18-2009, 04:09 PM
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Posted By 93geo
Upon further testing by the tower crews and our...

Upon further testing by the tower crews and our engineers, the antenna array itself is not damaged. That's the best news possible!

It turns out it's just the transmission lines going up the...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   05-17-2009, 06:45 PM
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Posted By 93geo
Hello all....this is the first chance I've had...

Hello all....this is the first chance I've had to get on here, and I know ya'll have tons of questions.

Unfortunately, I don't have very specific answers...I work in the News Dept., and while I'm...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   05-06-2009, 08:22 AM
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Posted By 93geo
I know this is a HUGE inconvenience for ya'll...

I know this is a HUGE inconvenience for ya'll who rely on our ota dtv signals, but I'm not in upper management and don't make those decisions. http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/images/smilies/wink.gif...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   05-05-2009, 06:03 PM
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Posted By 93geo
Hello all, As most of you probably know,...

Hello all,

As most of you probably know, the DTV broadcast antenna array for both stations was damaged during a January ice storm. Both stations have been broadcasting at a lower power since...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   02-01-2009, 01:51 PM
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Posted By 93geo
Dish tech support probably has no idea that...

Dish tech support probably has no idea that they're currently uplinking our analog-only signals....
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   01-31-2009, 09:08 PM
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Posted By 93geo
Hello all....thanks for all the comments, and...

Hello all....thanks for all the comments, and I'm glad I can try to help!

Here's an email our News Director sent us on Saturday...it doesn't contain any confidential info, so I don't mind...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   01-30-2009, 11:57 PM
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Posted By 93geo
And just to clarify, KTAB and KRBC don't...

And just to clarify, KTAB and KRBC don't actually "share" digital transmitters and antennas. Each station has its own unique transmitter on the ground, and antenna in the air; it's just that each...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   01-30-2009, 11:51 PM
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Posted By 93geo
Some longtimers may know that I work at...

Some longtimers may know that I work at KTAB/KRBC, but I tend to forget to post here...because usually things are going well with our DTV signals!

First, for those of you who don't know, or who...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   03-19-2008, 10:12 PM
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Posted By 93geo
If any of ya'll are wondering why KRBC-DT is...

If any of ya'll are wondering why KRBC-DT is broadcasting non-HD, it's because we took a power hit at the station Monday night during the storms.

Even though the KTAB and KRBC HD racks are right...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   09-13-2007, 01:51 AM
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Posted By 93geo
Hey guys...sorry I haven't been around much....

Hey guys...sorry I haven't been around much. Here's some of my observations....

Regarding KRBC: I didn't even know KR-HD was on Suddenlink until I read Brian Bethel's story in last Saturday's...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   08-25-2007, 06:14 PM
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Posted By 93geo
Somebody mentioned that a NFL game was being...

Somebody mentioned that a NFL game was being broadcast in SD....I'm watching the Cowboys/Texans game on KR tonight and it brings to mind that only CBS or NBC network games are available in HD. KRBC...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   08-24-2007, 11:32 PM
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Posted By 93geo
This subject bugs the heck out of me too.... ...

This subject bugs the heck out of me too....

Yes, even though our master control is "automated," the computers are programmed by humans, and there are 2 mcos (master control operators) on duty at...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   08-16-2007, 01:06 AM
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Posted By 93geo
Thanks for welcoming me back to the forum...the...

Thanks for welcoming me back to the forum...the transmitter construction has been pushed so far behind by the rain that I basically forgot about it.

And we still haven't "officially" announced...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   08-13-2007, 11:52 PM
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Posted By 93geo
Want the news you've all been waiting for? Both...

Want the news you've all been waiting for? Both stations' full-power digital transmitters are slated to go live this week....as early as Tuesday (Aug. 14)!!!!!

And the reason ya'll haven't seen...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   03-14-2007, 03:41 AM
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Posted By 93geo
Once again, sorry about not providing more...

Once again, sorry about not providing more frequent updates!

First some disappointing news: The on-air date of KTAB/KRBC's full-power DTV transmitters has been delayed until July. Something to do...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   02-18-2007, 01:22 AM
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Posted By 93geo
Again, sorry for not responding more often.... ...

Again, sorry for not responding more often....

I, too, have noticed audio glitches and lip synch issues with 'tab's HD signal. Our engineers are aware of the problems and are in the process of...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   02-05-2007, 03:06 AM
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Posted By 93geo
Quote: Hooray for HD Superbowl!!! Too bad...

Quote:

Hooray for HD Superbowl!!! Too bad KTAB didn't advertise/educate well enough... when I talked to my friends, nobody knew anything about it. Oh well... I'm glad I'm a member here.


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Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   02-03-2007, 10:48 PM
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Posted By 93geo
Quote:Originally Posted by cdharris...

Quote:Originally Posted by cdharris http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/post/0)

Thanks for the inside scoop. This is great information. However, I think...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   02-02-2007, 01:56 AM
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Posted By 93geo
As an "insider," I apologize for not posting...

As an "insider," I apologize for not posting more often.

As of 7pm, Feb. 1, KTAB went on-air with CBS HD programming using our current low-power transmitter. So yes, the Super Bowl will be in HD!...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   01-23-2007, 08:12 PM
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Posted By 93geo
T-bone2006: The NOAA transmitter is housed in...

T-bone2006: The NOAA transmitter is housed in KR's transmitter building, which luckily was unharmed (if the tower had collapsed onto the building, we'd be talking a whole different story...a...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   01-16-2007, 12:40 AM
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Posted By 93geo
Ok...here's the REAL (and exciting) KTAB/KRBC...

Ok...here's the REAL (and exciting) KTAB/KRBC update:

Bottom line, within 2-3 months, ALL high-definition CBS and NBC network programming will be broadcast in 1080i with 5.1 Dolby Digital audio...
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