Here's an update to my situation, I'm finally getting CBS!!! The channel is 43.2.. which is strange as it doesn't come up in a TVFool scan. On clear days I can pull in WTVR-DT 6.1 which is included in the scan.
Anyway problem solved.. BUT.. here's the minor detail.. I don't know if the channel just started reaching me or what.. cuz I only noticed the new channel when I changed to a different TV this month!... Would I have caught the new channel if I had re-scanned on my...
WHSV's bit rates are stretched pretty thin with the 4 feeds. The fox feed (3.2) is basically unwatchable to me.
And now WHSV seems to be running a bandwidth-starved version of its CBS affiliate on 3.5. Anyone know what's up?
I have two antennas with separate ChannelMaster 7777 amplifiers, both on a remote and difficult part of the roof to get to.
One of the antennas started returning no signal. Before climbing out, I just felt the inside power supplies and noticed that the one on the failed antenna was cool to the touch, while the still-working one was warm. (Duh.)
But my question is this: If I swap power supplies to diagnose the non-working antenna, is there some potential failure mode out...
ValleyViewer, if you're still out there, the wait may be nearly over. From 12 miles north of Harrisonburg, you should be able to get a reasonable signal on Gray's new CBS affiliate, going on the air Real Soon Now. Updates are available on the station's Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/cbsthev; local coverage of the new affiiate is at http://www.bridgewaterva.com/newbuzz/2012/07/17/new-cbs-tv-station-coming/ .
The central Shenandoah Valley gets CBS!
but details are lacking, including what OTA frequency will be used.
This weekend I had an opportunity to compare, apples-to-apples, my old Pal with a new Tivo Premiere and a ChannelMaster 7400. By a small margin, the Pal was better than the Premiere, which in turn was slightly better than the CM 7400. (A whole bunch of caveats apply. I didn't have any test equipment; every signal situation is different; etc. But the Pal solidly locked a distant PBS affiliate that the others couldn't quite get.)