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Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   12-21-2016, 09:46 AM
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Full power! 100% Got to love it!

Full power! 100% Got to love it!
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   12-20-2016, 02:26 PM
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Around 3:45 this afternoon we switched the new...

Around 3:45 this afternoon we switched the new transmitter on air. So far it is looking pretty good. Still some cleanup to do on it, but it has gone pretty well.
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   12-20-2016, 02:25 PM
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State of business these days.

State of business these days.
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   12-18-2016, 07:01 PM
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They are coax. Just not flexible. Waveguide isn't...

They are coax. Just not flexible. Waveguide isn't used much anymore.
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   12-17-2016, 10:14 AM
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Not so much optimized for digital. RF is RF is...

Not so much optimized for digital. RF is RF is RF. Optimized for better operating cost! The old transmitter is a tube type. The new one is all solid state. They have gotten the cost of solid state...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   12-16-2016, 10:29 AM
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That is why we have cameras and alarms and locks...

That is why we have cameras and alarms and locks everywhere and local law enforcement keeps a sharp eye out! As far as the old transmitter, that determination hasn't been made yet. The manufacturer...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   12-15-2016, 04:33 PM
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Posted By foxeng
Here are a couple of installation.

Here are a couple of installation.
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   12-15-2016, 06:17 AM
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No, we are not quite finished installing it yet....

No, we are not quite finished installing it yet. We have started testing and found some infant mortality parts that we are working on. I hope to have it on line next week sometime.
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   12-06-2016, 01:45 PM
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Posted By foxeng
Everything made now is 3.0 upgradeable. Usually...

Everything made now is 3.0 upgradeable. Usually with a software upgrade. In our case, our current transmitter is not supported anymore due to the manufacturer being bought out for their IP and then...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   12-06-2016, 09:02 AM
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Posted By foxeng
For those interested in the repack. ...

For those interested in the repack.

Auction Stage III Bidding Concludes at $19.7 Billion

Fourth stage...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   12-05-2016, 11:13 AM
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Posted By foxeng
Well there she sits waiting for install.

Well there she sits waiting for install.
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   12-02-2016, 08:34 AM
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Won't be increasing coverage since we are already...

Won't be increasing coverage since we are already at the max power the FCC allows on UHF, 1 million watts, but new technology could make an iffy signal more stable. Most people won't see any...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   11-23-2016, 01:37 PM
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Posted By foxeng
For those OTA, I hope to have my new transmitter...

For those OTA, I hope to have my new transmitter on the air by Christmas. Now that would be a nice Christmas present since I didn't ask for it. But I didn't turn it down. No sir!
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   10-06-2016, 11:57 AM
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Posted By foxeng
If you are having issues with multiple channels...

If you are having issues with multiple channels all in the same direction, it isn't with the stations. You may have antenna issue or you are getting local interference in that direction or since you...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   09-26-2016, 11:05 AM
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Posted By foxeng
Cord cutting is becoming very popular around...

Cord cutting is becoming very popular around here. Hear about it all the time. It seems from the calls I take, TWC is not well liked.
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   09-23-2016, 09:00 AM
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Hi lebrimal, Welcome to the area. The VHF...

Hi lebrimal,

Welcome to the area. The VHF antenna will probably not do you much good since there are only two VHF Hi stations you might be able to pick up, WTVD 11 in Raleigh and WSET 13 in Lynch,...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   09-21-2016, 08:48 PM
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If you are on Time-Warner and have lost WGHP and...

If you are on Time-Warner and have lost WGHP and WXII, you need to contact TWC. They will say it isn't their problem, but it is. You have to just push back. The CSRs appear to not know even though I...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   09-18-2016, 01:17 PM
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Posted By foxeng
If I understand what I am reading in the trades,...

If I understand what I am reading in the trades, the 126 MHz did not get the amount of money they needed and they have started another round for 105 MHz I believe it is. At this point, it is anyone's...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   08-19-2016, 09:42 AM
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Posted By foxeng
Auction Net Inches Over $10 Billion ...

Auction Net Inches Over $10 Billion

Net proceeds reflect $500 million in discounts August 18, 2016
...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   08-12-2016, 08:49 AM
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Posted By foxeng
Viewers Stocked Up on Channel Master Antennas...

Viewers Stocked Up on Channel Master Antennas Ahead of Olympics

Company reports 1,200 percent increase in TV antenna sales August 12, 2016 ...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   08-12-2016, 08:21 AM
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Posted By foxeng
The Lip-Sync Problem That Won’t Go Away! ...

The Lip-Sync Problem That Won’t Go Away!

There is no single fix for this one August 8, 2016
...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   08-10-2016, 12:43 PM
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Posted By foxeng
A dipole would work if you can get it high...

A dipole would work if you can get it high enough. If the RCA rabbit ears you linked to is what you are using, then you basically have a folded dipole now. That is what the loop is. It is the UHF...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   08-10-2016, 08:03 AM
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Posted By foxeng
Being in Jamestown, I don't think you will ever...

Being in Jamestown, I don't think you will ever get satisfactory results with an indoor rabbit ear type antenna of any kind.

When people contact me about antennas, I steer them away as best I can...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   08-10-2016, 07:56 AM
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Posted By foxeng
I would hope they would do that, but I won't hold...

I would hope they would do that, but I won't hold my breath. They had said at the start of DTV that they would make receivers that would be upgradable to any new software protocol as well and as we...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   08-08-2016, 03:01 PM
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Posted By foxeng
There is no backward compatibility with ATSC3.0...

There is no backward compatibility with ATSC3.0 and non is planned. Broadcasters have asked manufacturers to not stop MPEG2 development just yet for that very reason.
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