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post #6781 of 7283
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Originally Posted by videobruce View Post

1HD_addict;
Not sure why the quote with no text, but full scanning a 2nd time (assuming that is what you did) was not needed since it replaced an existing entry. Whatever tuner/TV you have, you should of done an "add channel" as it wouldn't wipe you existing channel list out (assuming the device has that as most now do).

I don't know what you mean when you say 'why the quote with no text' confused.gif
My TV rescans, My DVR adds channels.
post #6782 of 7283
After re-reading your post, I see your comment was within the quote of my post, not after (outside) the quote. It looked like it was only a quote of another post w/o any reply.
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My TV rescans, My DVR adds channels.
I don't know what you have or how you did it, nor the capability of either. Many will do a fresh scan, wiping out existing entries, when they could of done an "add channels" (or whatever it is called).
post #6783 of 7283
I just noticed that 2 useless stations WBXZ, and WDTB have recently recieved Construction Permits from the FCC, both low power, to begin broadcasting digitally at 15 KW from some building in Downtown Buffalo, using RF CH-17 and RF CH-29. Not sure what kind of programming, but I'm thinking either religious and infomercials.
post #6784 of 7283
Funny you mention that since I just visited TVFool and saw them listed. One I believe is the old analog 56. Useless is putting it nicely. Mostly in the same league as that holy roller pair WNYB on 26 &15. mad.gif

There is enough RF out there as it is without adding that crap that few, if any watch (unless they are that desperate to watch something).
post #6785 of 7283
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Originally Posted by New Cable Guy View Post

I just noticed that 2 useless stations WBXZ, and WDTB have recently recieved Construction Permits from the FCC, both low power, to begin broadcasting digitally at 15 KW from some building in Downtown Buffalo, using RF CH-17 and RF CH-29. Not sure what kind of programming, but I'm thinking either religious and infomercials.

Not sure about WBXZ, but WDTB is the local Daystar station. Daystar is the former owner of WBBZ 67.x (RF 7 - formerly WNGS), and the FCC still lists WBBZ as a Daystar affiliate, although I'm not sure that that is true anymore. Despite statements to the contrary, there is an audience for the station, and they put their money where their mouths are, donating enough to keep the station on the air. It may be useless to you, but that doesn't mean it's useless to everybody.
post #6786 of 7283
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but that doesn't mean it's useless to everybody.
Just 95% of us.
post #6787 of 7283
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Originally Posted by videobruce View Post

Just 95% of us.

Which is better performance than most channels. At least you don't have to deal with a glut of Spanish-language channels - 23 out of 54 channels - which are of little use to me, but I'm sure are useful to someone.
post #6788 of 7283
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Originally Posted by dhett View Post

Not sure about WBXZ, but WDTB is the local Daystar station. Daystar is the former owner of WBBZ 67.x (RF 7 - formerly WNGS), and the FCC still lists WBBZ as a Daystar affiliate, although I'm not sure that that is true anymore. Despite statements to the contrary, there is an audience for the station, and they put their money where their mouths are, donating enough to keep the station on the air. It may be useless to you, but that doesn't mean it's useless to everybody.
Daystar sold WBBZ to locla folks but per the agreement Daystar is to be a subchannel for 10 years. Its on 67-4
post #6789 of 7283
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Originally Posted by dhett View Post

Which is better performance than most channels. At least you don't have to deal with a glut of Spanish-language channels - 23 out of 54 channels - which are of little use to me, but I'm sure are useful to someone.

Here in Minneapolis Religious stations are 19 out of 44 stations
-3ABN mux (7 channels)
-TBN mux (5)
-Cornerstone
-Daystar
-EWTN (5....a guide, one that shows other programming and 3 of the same EWTN programming)
post #6790 of 7283
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Here in Minneapolis Religious stations are 19 out of 44 stations
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At least you don't have to deal with a glut of Spanish-language channels
Guess that was what the FCC meant with the comment about TV being "a vast wasteland".
Separation of church and State,
English is and should be the 1st language. Period.
post #6791 of 7283
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Originally Posted by videobruce View Post

Separation of church and State,

Not in the Constitution. And irrelevant to this conversation.
post #6792 of 7283
OTA Channel 7 went dead a few minutes ago....wonder what happened.

*EDIT*
Well, 20 minutes later its back - weird.
Edited by 1HD_addict - 8/16/12 at 7:30pm
post #6793 of 7283
Just found out the OTA startup date for the CTV2 repeater in Fonthill Ontario, broadcasting on CH-42 is scheduled to be up in early September. This transmitter is about 23 miles from Downtown Buffalo.
post #6794 of 7283
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Originally Posted by New Cable Guy View Post

Just found out the OTA startup date for the CTV2 repeater in Fonthill Ontario, broadcasting on CH-42 is scheduled to be up in early September. This transmitter is about 23 miles from Downtown Buffalo.

CKVP-DT is on now!
RF 42-2 and 720p.
post #6795 of 7283
Is it "early September" yet? eek.gif

I believe I see the signal, but it is well below CFMT 47 & CITY 44. WNED's spill over is killing what little signal is there.
Question is, are they at full power at this time??
post #6796 of 7283
They've been testing quite a bit, you may have to swing your antenna towards Fort Erie to receive it.
post #6797 of 7283
Where exactly is their xmitter in relationship to Fonthill? I see a high point NW of Fonthill of 800', but no shadow of a tower using Google Earth.
post #6798 of 7283
They are using an existing Bell Canada tower that was already in place, not sure of the exact location in Fonthill. Their pattern definitely broadcasts toward Fort Erie and Niagara Falls.
post #6799 of 7283
Now they are up and running! smile.gif

I receive CKVP about as strong as CBLT 20 & CBLFT 25, around 0 dbmV at 1/2 the distance of the CN tower (25 miles).

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Edited by videobruce - 8/29/12 at 8:03am
post #6800 of 7283
Did you need to swing your antenna around to recieve it?
post #6801 of 7283
Dammit! They better be still testing when I get home from work!
post #6802 of 7283
I was getting CTV2 all afternoon, now the signal is gone
post #6803 of 7283
Ya, they turned off the transmitter again. Still testing
post #6804 of 7283
well at least it was coming in nice and strong. I have the stupid directv box that i leave my antenna plugged into. Just makes it easier to flip channels between the two. I had to find a zip code that has a channel 42-2. Just as i entered it i no longer had the picture. Upon pluging the cable back into my TV I noticed there was no picture there as well. At least it is nothing on my end
post #6805 of 7283
I can't receive 42 at my location just the CTV2 transmitter from Barrie on CH10, and likely the CH-35 transmitter from Hamilton when they fire that one up soon. I think 42 is only 5 KW ERP.
post #6806 of 7283
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Did you need to swing your antenna around to recieve it?
It appears where I normally leave the antenna, (approximately 316 degrees, which is a compromise for CHCH), I can receive it ok in spite of WNED being next door.
Optimum for CKVP is around 290 degrees. Optimum for the CN tower is around 335 degrees.
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I think 42 is only 5 KW ERP.
It has to be more than that.wink.gif

Now, when is CITY moving to 51? wink.gif
Edited by videobruce - 8/30/12 at 5:04am
post #6807 of 7283
It is such a utter waste of RF for CBLFT to xmit that strong of a signal. How many French speaking Canadians are in the peninsula anyway? rolleyes.gif
post #6808 of 7283
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Originally Posted by videobruce View Post

It appears where I leave it, (approximately 316 degrees) which is a compromise for CHCH, I can receive it ok in spite of WNED being next door.
It has to be more than that.wink.gif
Now, when is CITY moving to 51? wink.gif

You know, it's interesting. When I move my antenna to my "sweet spot" to acquire CHCH out of Hamilton and still get the Toronto stations (namely CBLT and CFTO) at about 300 degrees, certain lower Toronto Stations (i.e. the ones owned by Rogers) go away. However, if I point the thing straight at Toronto (325-330 degrees), I get the Rogers stations, even CITY no problem. Now, I know the signal strength reading on the TV itself can be misleading, but I haven't had CITY, the weakest Toronto channel, below 50% since it moved from the BMO Tower to the CN Tower. except maybe when they do maintenance, or the one time earlier this spring where a storm caused me to lose pretty much every Toronto channel for a bit (during overtime of a playoff hockey game mad.gif ).
post #6809 of 7283
You are further away from Gilligan's Island. wink.gif
I don't remember, how is CFTO 9, CJMT 40 & CFMT 47 for you, which are the weakest?

They are back up as I type. Apparently, it's a 8-4 thing. biggrin.gif
post #6810 of 7283
Must be.

When we first installed the antenna, it was CFTO, but back then it was at Channel 40, before Canada's transition. Since it moved to 9, it's been very reliable.

Now, I believe tehcnically it's CFMT 47, but there isn't much difference between that and 40. They're both usually there and watchable, but I don't check them much anymore because they rarely program in English.
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