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Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   10-01-2014, 06:49 AM
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Posted By 4bama
Dish Network vs OTA antenna

Well, of course I don't use a pre-amp with the Dish receiver...it's in my basement and provides its own power/amplification to the dish, so I only use the amplifier to boost its output to other TV's,...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   09-28-2014, 12:46 PM
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Posted By 4bama
Distribution amp

I use this for a distribution amp that takes the output of my Dish receiver and feed it through a 4-way splitter to 4 TV's scattered in my house...be worth a try. It's has a 36db gain with...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   09-26-2014, 03:57 AM
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Posted By 4bama
CBS-8 and NBC-12

Good luck....except it's CBS-8 and NBC-12, and both look good on OTA HD for football games. And on Sunday's sometimes the Montgomery stations carry different NFL games than Birmingham, so more...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   09-24-2014, 06:53 AM
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Posted By 4bama
Best Winegard antenna for fringe areas

Yes, atmospheric conditions do effect signal strength but it should not cause a drop to zero...mine never drops more than 20%...like from 100 to 80% and my Dish VIP622 only needs about 40% to "Lock"...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   09-23-2014, 06:27 AM
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Posted By 4bama
CM-7777 vs CM-7778

The CM-7777 is a much better choice for a pre-amp in fringe areas...I use it here about 60-70 miles from Montgomery stations and get all at near 100%.

The CM-7778 is a medium gain pre-amp intended...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   09-16-2014, 03:32 PM
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Posted By 4bama
Question WAXC channel ID

I happened to tune to channel 31, WAXC in Alex City, and my Dish VIP622 receiver said it "lost" the signal, although signal strength is around 90%.

So, I looked at UHF-32, which is where WAXC...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   08-10-2013, 06:05 AM
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Posted By 4bama
In an emailed statement Friday night, spokesman...

In an emailed statement Friday night, spokesman John Hall said Montgomery-based Raycom Media and DISH have come to a distribution agreement regarding the retransmission of Raycom TV stations in 36...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   08-10-2013, 06:04 AM
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Posted By 4bama
Yes, it's true.. In an emailed statement...

Yes, it's true..

In an emailed statement Friday night, spokesman John Hall said Montgomery-based Raycom Media and DISH have come to a distribution agreement regarding the retransmission of Raycom...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   12-14-2012, 04:30 AM
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Posted By 4bama
Will the weather feed return to 8.3?...It was on...

Will the weather feed return to 8.3?...It was on 8.2 for a while..
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   10-03-2012, 07:49 AM
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Posted By 4bama
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by aa72dallas http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/223347/montgomery-al-hdtv/6390#post_22457382)

A long time ago, I read that WSFA was...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   09-30-2012, 09:53 AM
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Posted By 4bama
Very good picture with OTA 32...looking at it on...

Very good picture with OTA 32...looking at it on my 55" Sanyo HDTV the PQ is great with the ABC football games..

No cable here, but 32 OTA looks as good or better than ABC-40 from B'ham on Dish...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   09-28-2012, 06:23 PM
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Posted By 4bama
JFYI, as is normal for my reception area, after...

JFYI, as is normal for my reception area, after sundown the power level increases for all my OTA channels and for WNCF-32 it increased to 92%...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   09-28-2012, 01:04 PM
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Posted By 4bama
OK, Jeremy Jeffcoat just called and said they...

OK, Jeremy Jeffcoat just called and said they had just switched from UHF-31 to UHF-32, and I scanned both channels and locked OK to WNCF and WAXC.

I jotted down the following signal strength...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   09-28-2012, 12:11 PM
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Posted By 4bama
Well CrackPot DTv Engnear, I just got off the...

Well CrackPot DTv Engnear, I just got off the phone with Jeremy Jeffcoat, station manager at WAXC, and he confirmed they were still broadcasting on UHF-31, and something to the effect that poor...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   09-28-2012, 06:37 AM
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Posted By 4bama
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by JimP http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/223347/montgomery-al-hdtv/6360#post_22442079)

4bama
Just a thought but is it possible...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   09-27-2012, 04:45 PM
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Posted By 4bama
OK, I decided to confirm the lack of signal from...

OK, I decided to confirm the lack of signal from UHF-31 and UHF-32 so I disconnected my antenna from my Dish 622 DVR and connected it to my Sanyo 55" HDTV, which has its own digital tuner.

I let...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   09-27-2012, 10:21 AM
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Posted By 4bama
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by JimP http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/223347/montgomery-al-hdtv/6360#post_22439509)

4Bama
Don't know if your 622 works the...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   09-27-2012, 07:39 AM
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Posted By 4bama
Well, the "cancel" theory may be valid, but I...

Well, the "cancel" theory may be valid, but I can assure you no RF energy is measured here on UHF-31...late last night I did get about 60% signal on UHF-32 but no PSIP locked..

I set my tuner to...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   09-26-2012, 04:21 PM
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Posted By 4bama
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by bdfox18doe http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/223347/montgomery-al-hdtv/6360#post_22437523)

WNCF on Channel 31 is fine. Most...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   09-26-2012, 03:42 PM
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Posted By 4bama
Bob, can you bring us up-to-date on status....no...

Bob, can you bring us up-to-date on status....no signal from 31 all day today???
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   09-26-2012, 07:19 AM
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Posted By 4bama
Signal from CH-31 is fading in and out at 8am...

Signal from CH-31 is fading in and out at 8am here...right now it's at zero...the time it did lock the PSIP still displayed WAXC...no signal on 32.

Will check throughout the day, but it looks...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   09-25-2012, 03:54 PM
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Posted By 4bama
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by bdfox18doe http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/223347/montgomery-al-hdtv/6360#post_22433927)

As of 4pm CST today..WNCF-DT has...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   09-25-2012, 09:37 AM
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Posted By 4bama
Thanks Bob....would you please reply to this...

Thanks Bob....would you please reply to this post when all the switch-over is completed, then I'll delete both 31 and 32 and rescan...

Thanks for the feedback..
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   09-24-2012, 02:47 PM
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Posted By 4bama
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by bdfox18doe http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/223347/montgomery-al-hdtv/6330#post_22418317)

Due to technical issues, the change...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   09-19-2012, 07:05 AM
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Posted By 4bama
Quote:Originally Posted by Scott...

Quote:Originally Posted by Scott Smith http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/223347/montgomery-al-hdtv/6330#post_22413935)

Quote:Originally Posted by...
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