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Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   05-10-2016, 05:46 PM
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Posted By re_nelson
And sister station KXTX/39 (RF-40) shows a...

And sister station KXTX/39 (RF-40) shows a similar drop. Both stations show 100% for raw power, the SNR for KXAS and KXTX are down. They may be in the process of changing exciters. It's still got...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   11-29-2015, 03:01 PM
Replies: 8,344
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Posted By re_nelson
It's intermittent on the television and when it...

It's intermittent on the television and when it does lock appears to be a simulcast of KHFD/51. Maybe Trip will be passing by this thread and can explain how the virtual channel of 7 came to be.
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   11-17-2015, 05:24 PM
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Posted By re_nelson
Thanks James for taking this from PM to the...

Thanks James for taking this from PM to the larger forum.

It will be interesting to see what Memphians think about the relative success of WMC-TV compared to WTVF for OTA viewers. One stab that...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   11-15-2015, 11:48 AM
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Posted By re_nelson
Not a hint of it...I have a good old AntennaCraft...

Not a hint of it...I have a good old AntennaCraft five-element Y5-2-6 lo-VHF and aimed at (and around) the Marquis site and the spectrum analyzer didn't have anything even remotely resembling the...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   11-14-2015, 10:25 PM
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Posted By re_nelson
But there's not a whiff of it here in Frisco. I...

But there's not a whiff of it here in Frisco. I made a somewhat reasonable effort to see if anything would register at all on the Sencore analyzer but it was all just the usual noise and periodic...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   10-20-2015, 03:47 PM
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Posted By re_nelson
...which is why OTA is still fairly big here in...

...which is why OTA is still fairly big here in the Dee Eff Dub. All of the majors are out in Cedar Hill and aiming is no brainer. Plus all of the facilities are maximized with HAAT values of > 1650...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   10-20-2015, 01:20 PM
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Posted By re_nelson
Nashville was always a tough market for OTA...

Nashville was always a tough market for OTA because of both the terrain and the location of the transmitters, all at different sites. Inthe mid-70s when WZTV signed on, it was a challenge because the...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   10-20-2015, 11:43 AM
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Posted By re_nelson
FWIW, I worked at GE Broadcasting's WSIX AM-FM-TV...

FWIW, I worked at GE Broadcasting's WSIX AM-FM-TV combo (on the FM side doing mornings before Gerry House came to town) and we had high hopes then that moving WSIX-TV from channel 8 to 2 and...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   10-14-2015, 09:46 AM
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Posted By re_nelson
<offtopic> Given the unexpected outcome of the...

<offtopic> Given the unexpected outcome of the UT-OU game and the stakes involved for Charlie Strong, a $50 tab would have been worth it. </offtopic> But thankfully it was on OTA.
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   10-05-2015, 10:43 PM
Replies: 7,167
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Posted By re_nelson
And that's why Trip Ericson's widely-used...

And that's why Trip Ericson's widely-used RabbitEars site has a section aptly named "VHF Nightmares":

http://www.rabbitears.info/vhf.php

Interference from all sorts of devices and machines can...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   10-02-2015, 11:23 AM
Replies: 7,167
Views: 786,595
Posted By re_nelson
Just for a point of clarification, KTBC is...

Just for a point of clarification, KTBC is actually high VHF. The low VHF channels are 2-6, inclusive. That quibble aside, the points you make regarding the antenna type required for proper reception...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   10-01-2015, 01:28 AM
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Posted By re_nelson
Jeff -- I also checked the weekly chart and saw...

Jeff -- I also checked the weekly chart and saw they were also off on the previous day after midnight. They have a new transmitter (only about a year old) so this appears to not be equipment related....
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   09-30-2015, 11:28 PM
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Posted By re_nelson
Yep...it's off as of this writing and has been...

Yep...it's off as of this writing and has been for > an hour:

http://www.rabbitears.info/tvdx/signal_graph/103DB6F5/tuner0/KERA-TV
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   09-28-2015, 05:22 PM
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Views: 1,090,635
Posted By re_nelson
In addition to great products and a commitment to...

In addition to great products and a commitment to OTA, the support after the sale is among the reasons why I really like Antennas Direct. They're a good company with superb people who really "get it".
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   09-25-2015, 05:55 PM
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Posted By re_nelson
That's a great lineup. Add that to Bounce and the...

That's a great lineup. Add that to Bounce and the rest of the classic diginets and we've got it all here! If it weren't for sports on ESPN, FoxS1 and FoxSW, I'd cancel cable in a heartbeat. But...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   09-24-2015, 09:49 PM
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Posted By re_nelson
There are number of of combo antenna available...

There are number of of combo antenna available for low-VHF (2-6), high-VHF (7-13) and UHF still being sold. Finding a low-VHF antenna is difficult now that Burlington's AntennaCraft is effectively...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   09-21-2015, 10:58 PM
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Posted By re_nelson
It's rated at 180 miles! Right there is a red...

It's rated at 180 miles! Right there is a red flag glowing iridescent! :)

Looking it over, it seems to be a knockoff of the Televes DAT-75 antenna. The high VHF stations like KCCI/8, KDIN/11 and...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   09-21-2015, 06:00 PM
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Posted By re_nelson
And their translator on (UHF) RF-50 located on...

And their translator on (UHF) RF-50 located on Grand Avenue downtown has little -- if any chance -- of making it out to Marshalltown. It operates with only 3.2 kW at 580' HAAT.

That said, with the...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   09-21-2015, 12:43 PM
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Posted By re_nelson
I never understood why they didn't do that at the...

I never understood why they didn't do that at the outset of the transition, now six years in the past. That very same thing was done in the Wichita market where the long-established CBS affiliate...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   09-09-2015, 11:23 AM
Replies: 13,368
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Posted By re_nelson
Channel 4? That's KWK-TV. Right? :)

Channel 4? That's KWK-TV. Right? :)
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   08-28-2015, 10:20 PM
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Posted By re_nelson
You will be pleased if my experience is like...

You will be pleased if my experience is like yours.

The ONLY thing that's even mildly negative (and I'm grasping here to find anything other than effusive praise) is that the front panel LEDs are...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   08-05-2015, 05:01 PM
Replies: 8,344
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Posted By re_nelson
Horrors! :) A post about Time-Warner cable in...

Horrors! :) A post about Time-Warner cable in what's mostly an OTA thread. So here goes...skip if not of interest.

I've been following the Charlotte, NC discussions about Time-Warner's new MAXX...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   07-07-2015, 09:30 AM
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Posted By re_nelson
Larry: I'm not the only one uploading the...

Larry:

I'm not the only one uploading the data (in JSON form) to that site. In fact, numerous others are doing likewise with various models of HDHR devices as shown on this page:
...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   07-06-2015, 12:59 PM
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Posted By re_nelson
Truer words were never spoken! :) There's not an...

Truer words were never spoken! :) There's not an established standard for reporting such things as SS, SNR, MER, BER and so on for consumer devices. Having a Secore handy is what I use for "my...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   06-15-2015, 03:18 PM
Replies: 8,344
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Posted By re_nelson
In the digital realm, it's all about signal...

In the digital realm, it's all about signal quality as opposed to raw signal strength. An article that succinctly summarizes the issue is here:
...
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