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Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   07-10-2005, 07:44 PM
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Posted By j.leone
Here it is : WLS dt on 7. WWTO dt on 10. WBBM dt...

Here it is : WLS dt on 7. WWTO dt on 10. WBBM dt on 11. WYIN dt on 17. WGN dt on 19. WYCC dt on 21. Wciu dt on 27. Wmaq dt on29. Wfld dt on31. Wcpx dt on 43. WSNS dt on 45. Wttw dt on 47. WPWR dt on...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   10-08-2004, 08:52 PM
Replies: 4,215
Views: 476,125
Posted By j.leone
As of today Friday 10-8-04 WANE DT 31 is having...

As of today Friday 10-8-04 WANE DT 31 is having a new digital antenna installed just below the analog antenna. I was in a conference with the Chief engineer and a new transmitter panel is on the way...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   08-27-2004, 05:20 AM
Replies: 5,453
Views: 560,267
Posted By j.leone
I live in Fort Wayne , Indiana and yearly do...

I live in Fort Wayne , Indiana and yearly do antenna installations for the Springfield , Mo. stations, I have installations in Garfield Arkansas and Bentonville area. I use only the largest Winegard...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   08-25-2004, 07:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 605
Posted By j.leone
For full power ststions 500k.w.erp to 1000 k.w....

For full power ststions 500k.w.erp to 1000 k.w. erp I usually use Commscope or Belden rg 6 cable. For a home with computers and R.F. devices showering the surrondings I use quad shield cable. For...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   11-08-2003, 07:50 PM
Replies: 4,215
Views: 476,125
Posted By j.leone
Expect to see 31-1 and 31-3 by mid month. I...

Expect to see 31-1 and 31-3 by mid month. I spoke to Engineering supervisor and told me that dt31 is running at an erp of 40 kw. They are going to 1000kw erp by early to mid year 2004. They are...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   10-02-2003, 08:09 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 134
Posted By j.leone
As of today 10-2-03 I spoke to WPTA and they...

As of today 10-2-03 I spoke to WPTA and they told me that the target date is around October 30th.I hope something happens soon at WISE tv. The top of the new antenna is still on the ground and the...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   09-29-2003, 06:07 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 134
Posted By j.leone
I do not know if DT 24 is on or DT 31 as well ....

I do not know if DT 24 is on or DT 31 as well . My 4228 antenna must be relocated so it will not be up until this weekend. By the way no tower work was done today Monday 9-29 on the WISE antenna. I...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   09-28-2003, 05:49 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 134
Posted By j.leone
Currently here in North East Indiana Wise-Tv has...

Currently here in North East Indiana Wise-Tv has the old top section of their antenna off the tower. The tower crew is ready to hoist the new digital/analog antenna to the top of the mast. A side...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   09-09-2003, 07:05 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 626
Posted By j.leone
After doing a exhausting antenna installation in...

After doing a exhausting antenna installation in Round Lake beach on Alma Ct. Wbbm would not lock in . I used the largest Winegard combo aerial . Also a Winegard low noise pre-amp. and aimed the...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   09-05-2003, 08:43 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 132
Posted By j.leone
I did e-mail WPTA on 9-4 and of course no reply....

I did e-mail WPTA on 9-4 and of course no reply. The new four feed antenna on the top of the tower looks impressive. I sure hope it works well.
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   09-05-2003, 05:32 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 132
Posted By j.leone
AS of today three of the digital tower antennas...

AS of today three of the digital tower antennas are up on the top of the masts. WISE-TV digital 19 analog33 has a crew working on new guy lines and have the gin pole ready to be lifted to the top....
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   08-15-2003, 04:29 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 116
Posted By j.leone
As of yesterday the tower crew did start working...

As of yesterday the tower crew did start working to strenghten the guy wires. The new digital/analog antenna is resting on a wood platform in the driveway. WPTA dt has the tower work done but...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   08-10-2003, 09:37 PM
Replies: 331
Views: 70,082
Posted By j.leone
As the British have been doing for decades maybe...

As the British have been doing for decades maybe they have an idea that could work here. In the sad condition DT 3 is in what if they changed to vertical polarization. Would this not bother the...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   08-10-2003, 04:51 AM
Replies: 331
Views: 70,082
Posted By j.leone
"WATTS" wrong here? Just checking other low band...

"WATTS" wrong here? Just checking other low band vhf digital stations and Wdky dt has 36.4 kw erp. Kyes dt has 45.0 kw erp. All low band vhf. Would Wbbm Dt work well with 36 or45 kw erp. ?
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   08-06-2003, 08:08 PM
Replies: 331
Views: 70,082
Posted By j.leone
I had to drive in to the Chicago area last...

I had to drive in to the Chicago area last weekend for an antenna installation. At this point in time I am not going to take any suburban installations. It disappoints me that one channel causes so...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   07-28-2003, 06:28 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 290
Posted By j.leone
Can someone tell me what is going up on 4 Times...

Can someone tell me what is going up on 4 Times Square? I just viewed a picture of the base of a mast on the roof of this building. Is the Empire State Building taller? And what is the height going...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   07-06-2003, 09:59 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 238
Posted By j.leone
If my memory serves me correctly at one time...

If my memory serves me correctly at one time they were called antenna specialists in Sugar Grove. If they are the same company back in the late sixties and early seventies they did many antenna...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   07-06-2003, 06:32 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 130
Posted By j.leone
Wpta has the new antenna mounted to the top of...

Wpta has the new antenna mounted to the top of the tower. New waveguide is still underway and I do have pictures of the new digital antenna at ground level . One shot is looking into the feeder...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   07-06-2003, 06:11 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 238
Posted By j.leone
I do agree with Nederlander about looking into...

I do agree with Nederlander about looking into jerrold / delhi aerials. They are constructed very well and do have good f/b ratios and gain features. As for the PBS from Gary they are going to...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   07-05-2003, 09:26 PM
Replies: 4,215
Views: 476,125
Posted By j.leone
When Wane tv got rid of thier old transmitter...

When Wane tv got rid of thier old transmitter the analog one they had the old top antenna removed as well. They had new wave guide installed to the new antanna. Also they left the old wave guide in...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   07-05-2003, 09:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 238
Posted By j.leone
As an installer and have lived in the Chicago...

As an installer and have lived in the Chicago area the biggest problems always have been on analog signal channel two and channel five. Now channsl dt three CBS in on low band VHF. For myself I...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   06-27-2003, 10:45 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 125
Posted By j.leone
Saturday in the Chicago area Wgn will broadcast...

Saturday in the Chicago area Wgn will broadcast the SOX and CUBS game in HDTV . They did show the new HDTV mobile truck and the game starts at 3:05 pm Saturday.
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   06-25-2003, 06:12 AM
Replies: 4,215
Views: 476,125
Posted By j.leone
AS of Tuesday Wpta has the new antenna in place...

AS of Tuesday Wpta has the new antenna in place at the top of the tower and the workers are currently putting up new wave guide to the antenna. Wise has the new antenna at the station but it is on...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   06-22-2003, 08:15 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 136
Posted By j.leone
I have been at the tower site for WPTA TV and...

I have been at the tower site for WPTA TV and tower work is going on now! The old top which has been up on top since 1954 is noe on the ground. I did get the tower workers to sit on it and I snapped...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   06-12-2003, 10:53 AM
Replies: 4,215
Views: 476,125
Posted By j.leone
I live off Dupont Rd. Near Tonkle RD. and was...

I live off Dupont Rd. Near Tonkle RD. and was wondering what part of the city your in ? Also do you receive Fox on 36? And can you get digital Vhf 12 WINM?
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