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post #6811 of 7283
The two Omni's (CJMT40 & CFMT47) aren't really worth a whole lot since most of the programming is foreign.

What do you have trouble with now?
post #6812 of 7283
CKVP is definitely 5 KW ERP, no more.Their broadcast tower is at 1619 Lookout St, Ridgeville Ontario. You can see the shadow of the tower on Google maps if you use this address. Also, CITY is not moving to CH-51, that is false info. They are staying on CH-44 at their current ERP.
post #6813 of 7283
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Also, CITY is not moving to CH-51, that is false info. They are staying on CH-44 at their current ERP.
Didn't imply they were, hence the smiley. wink.gif

Wow, that's a powerful 5kw. eek.gif Thanks for the address. I guess i was right;
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I see a high point NW of Fonthill of 800', but no shadow of a tower using Google Earth.



(too many towers on the same street)

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Edited by videobruce - 8/30/12 at 9:12am
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post #6815 of 7283
Close enough for hang grenades. redface.gif What's the other tower??
Corrected, but 30' lower in ground elevation.
post #6816 of 7283
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Originally Posted by videobruce View Post

The two Omni's (CJMT40 & CFMT47) aren't really worth a whole lot since most of the programming is foreign.
What do you have trouble with now?

Honestly, my biggest problem child is CHCH during the day, even when I throw the antenna completely towards Hamilton. I'm guessing the fact that it's VHF has most or everything to do with it, but, again, with CFTO being so reliable, it's kind of a bummer that it's the Channel 11 frequency that doesn't want to play nicely.
post #6817 of 7283
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I'm guessing the fact that it's VHF has most or everything to do with it,
Exactly. The original 4228 is a UHF antenna with the fluke of being VHF high band capable. wink.gif I'm surprised it isn't the other way around.

Regarding CKVP's signal, since they are on a 200' 'hill' which is the highest, by far on the peninsula and the rest is very flat (like northern Niagara county below the escarpment, that 5kw will travel really far.
post #6818 of 7283
Hence the name "Font Hill"?
post #6819 of 7283
Is ctv2 broadcasting at full power?
post #6820 of 7283
wtfudge is up with cooltv... ?? 31.2 is gone here, and 49.2 is on with nothing. Cooltv website has no info...
post #6821 of 7283
Sinclair has pulled thecooltv from all their affiliates (37 in total) due to probably non pay (same reason other providers have dropped thecooltv)
post #6822 of 7283
UGH
post #6823 of 7283
Maybe Sinclair can now pick up RTV for Buffalo. Dosen't THE COOL Tv have cable coverage? The only 2 worthwhile sub-channels broadcasting IMHO are METV and Antenna Tv.
post #6824 of 7283
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Originally Posted by New Cable Guy View Post

Dosen't THE COOL Tv have cable coverage? .

no. Cable can carry it when it was a subchannel. Now that it is no longer on OTA cable dropped it too

Same here in Minneapolis....
post #6825 of 7283
Word on the street is that the Hamilton installment of CTV 2 is or was up and running on Channel 35 today. Anyone in Buffalo get it? I didn't.
post #6826 of 7283
CTV 2 Hamilton RF 35 is on a cell phone tower so you've got to be very close to the transmitter to receive it. I'm less than 30 miles and don't get it. WNYers will probably have more luck with CTV 2 Font Hill RF 42. Ironically us in the city of Toronto can't get either of them and neither can we get CTV 2 Barrie RF 10. eek.gif
post #6827 of 7283
Yeah, 42-2 is really strong. From reading on the other site, the Hamilton edition was going to be tough. I was just curious if anyone in WNY had some sort of magic under their belt.
post #6828 of 7283
There is one (translator, if that is the proper term) in Hamilton and another NW of Font Hill?? confused.gif
One would think the peninsula was our 'southern tier'.
post #6829 of 7283
It has to do with cable and simsub rights I believe, and very little to do with coverage. CTV Two is mostly a bunch of US programming. By putting repeaters in these areas, the station gets "simsub" rights in the Hamilton and Niagara regions, as well as Toronto. I guess that means that the cable and satellite companies have to "black out" the US stations (NBC, ABC, CBS, etc.) when their shows go on those networks and show them on CTV Two with their advertising of Canadian companies as opposed to US companies. That would probably explain why Hamilton's repeater is non-existent. It just doesn't matter who receives it, as long as its in the area. We don't have that problem in the US because there are few to no Canadian programs in demand down here.
post #6830 of 7283
You are correct bowenap. The way Canadian television stays profitable is to either:

a) show NHL hockey
b) buy rights to US shows

While Canadian cable subscribers nominally get NBC/CBS/ABC/FOX, most of the prime time programming is overlaid with the Canadian rights holder provided that the rights holder has OTA coverage in the area (in theory anyway). That way they have higher audience numbers for advertisers.

I say in theory because there are numerous known cases where the OTA coverage requirement is mysteriously waived or simsub covers far more area than the OTA signal reaches. No co-incidence that the enforcer of the requirements consists of former big media company executives. You can think of it as Canada's equivalent to how the US banking system is run.
post #6831 of 7283
I just noticed The cool TV is not available on cable or OTA anymore in buffalo & rochester & i was wondering what happened to that station even through i normally don't watch it. Also the converter box in my bedroom still pick's up tv guide information for 49.2 but the no signal message comes up a couple of seconds later. Did WNYO forget to remove the guide date from 49.2 or what?
post #6832 of 7283
answered above: Sinclair has pulled thecooltv from all their affiliates (37 in total) due to probably non pay (same reason other providers have dropped thecooltv)

I watched it often.. ugh
post #6833 of 7283
I just read on time warner cable's website for our area they will start offering Digital Adapters around October 10th & they will be free through November 2013. After that each adapter will be $0.99 each month. The site doesn't say when they will stop using analog channels. The Easy Setup guide they posted says the digital adapters they are offering us will support HD because it can be connected to the tv with an HDMI cable or a coax cable. TW never told me they were doing this because i just read the information on tw's website for the very first time. They better tell me soon when they will stop using analog channels because my den tv doesn't have a box & i use it to watch nascar on the weekend or if my box is recording 2 shows at once.

Here is a link to the site: http://www.timewarnercable.com/northeast/support/topic.ashx/Digital+Adapters
post #6834 of 7283
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Originally Posted by MPNASCAR24 View Post

I just read on time warner cable's website for our area they will start offering Digital Adapters around October 10th & they will be free through November 2013. After that each adapter will be $0.99 each month. The site doesn't say when they will stop using analog channels. The Easy Setup guide they posted says the digital adapters they are offering us will support HD because it can be connected to the tv with an HDMI cable or a coax cable. TW never told me they were doing this because i just read the information on tw's website for the very first time. They better tell me soon when they will stop using analog channels because my den tv doesn't have a box & i use it to watch nascar on the weekend or if my box is recording 2 shows at once.
Here is a link to the site: http://www.timewarnercable.com/northeast/support/topic.ashx/Digital+Adapters

TWC is doing a gradual rollout of going all digital in Rochester and other areas in the northeast including New England areas.

What is going to happen I am thinking is that TWC is going to be moving digital simulcast off of SDV and using some of the newly opened QAMs (old analog spots) come Oct. 10th to use for digital simulcasting or move digital channels into those frequency ranges and now the DTAs will be available to allow analog customers to get 2-99 and some upper 100 channels such as local HD channels and subchannels. from the link you posted TWC is going to be deploying the Cisco DTA170 in the Cisco areas so they will be probably offering local HD channels on them later on.

TWC might be preparing to use some additional bandwidth for SDV services.

TWC in North Central Texas has moved these to digital over the past several years:

GSN
Style
CMT
ABC Family
CSPAN2
CSPAN3
Oxygen
Daystar
Texas Cable News
truTV
All 6 analog public/Government/education channels
post #6835 of 7283
any possibility of CTV adding a new transmitter? Possibly with the CTV2 one in fonthill? CTV 2 is blasting in at my house
post #6836 of 7283
Probably not. If you're not getting CFTO, it's probably because your antenna isn't VHF capable. CFTO's signal extends well into WNY, which means it covers the Hamilton and NIagara Regions, which means Bell has what it needs for simsub rights in Canada.
post #6837 of 7283
kinda figured that, I was never able to get CFTO even when it was UHF. They do have better programing than CTV2. Although i will take what i can get, a new channel is a new channel. It would be nice if they played some NFL and NHL games thouigh
post #6838 of 7283
CFTO's signal got much, much stronger when after the digital switch, when it went to VHF 9. It's probably my 2nd most reliable station, with CBLT being the first. Okay, maybe it's 3rd if you consider CBLFT, but I like to pretend it doesn't exist since it's in French and therefore does me no good.

CFTO never played any NFL game that wasn't broadcasted on WIVB or WUTV. CITY showed a different game on the 4pm slot maybe once or twice last season.
post #6839 of 7283
Got CHCJ for the first time ever.


EDIT: I think Tropo has a lot to do with it. Did an "additional scan" on my Vizio, got CFPL out of London, CKCO out of London, TVO out of London, ION 31 out of Ann Arbor Michigan, and WDIV out of Detroit (4 and 45?).
Edited by bowenap - 9/7/12 at 6:19pm
post #6840 of 7283
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Originally Posted by bowenap View Post

CFTO never played any NFL game that wasn't broadcasted on WIVB or WUTV.

It's rare but it has happened. Becomes more likely towards the end of the season if the Bills are well out of it and playing another well out of it team. BTW, CFTO shows The Daily Show and Colbert Report after midnight. Not sure if these 2 shows are available OTA anywhere in the US outside the CFTO viewing area. Even Detroit doesn't get them because there's no CTV affiliate in Windsor.
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