Originally Posted by Rob Wolski
What's the deal with Dayton's WPTD-16.1 PBS affiliate's periodic (every 10 to 15 minute) momentary drop outs? They've occurred since they went digital, and I'm sure that it's them as it happens on all receivers/TVs that I've been able to try receiving their signal terrestrially OTR from a variety of antannae.
I assume you mean OTA, as OTR (On the road/mobile) certainly won't work without M/H, which they don't do currently
They went digital in late April 2003(On RF channel 58, moved to RF 16 on 5/1/09 per analog shut off), since then, I've not seen that happen.
Though your "my stuff" info indicates you are using some older receivers as well as newer ones, it seems unusual you are having the problem on all of them, particularly if the issue is happening at the exact same times on all of them ...
If the latter is the case, My best guess w/o more info would involve some sort of interference issue, possibly involving, either an impulse noise issue(Much less common a problem on UHF than VHF, but more likely on UHF in cases if the signals are weak and on low end of UHF band), or if you are in strong signal area involving an overloaded amp/front-end of receivers(due to say a amplifier used with your antenna setup/Intermodulation distortion/etc) or problem with connections to antenna/feedline/etc(could also involve the impulse/electrical noise issue) .. but If it happens at different times on the different receivers, could simply be a fairly common multipath/antenna aiming/positioning/etc. issue ...
All/any of which would be even more unusual if it happened prior to May 2009, when they were transmitting digital/HD on RF channel 58 ....
What sort of antenna are you using, and where (generally) are you located, and/or, what does www.tvfool.com
predict for you for signal level from them ? That might let us narrow down the possibilities a bit ...Edited by Nitewatchman - 4/6/13 at 7:18pm