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post #6961 of 7278
Looks like CHEX got the thumbs up from the CRTC today.

http://www.crtc.gc.ca/eng/archive/2013/2013-239.htm
post #6962 of 7278
CHEX should likely transition in the next few weeks. I already had my antenna swung towards it but was disappointed on the delay. I get it snowy but quite watchable so i'll cross my fingers that the DT will work for me. CHEX also carries much less CBC programming since it's only an affiliate and it's not a duplication of CBLT. The new contour for CHEX-DT is slightly larger than the analog contour. I'm sure you guys in the Rochester area close to the lake will get it. I remember years ago i was staying in a hotel in downtown Rochester and they used an antenna system and they had CHEX and it was quite clear. I'm a little blocked by some hills. Toronto won't recieve CHEX, it's unwatchable there. CHEX CH-22 is very weak and they aren't transitioning it for some time. It's not a repeater either, they have separate programming and news, and more CBC programs.
post #6963 of 7278
http://www.chex.com/

(I couldn't resist)
post #6964 of 7278
Here is the CHEX-DT Contour. As you can see the DTV signal Grade B contour is larger than the analog. As we know the signal goes quite a bit farther than the contour. It should be received likely in Lockport and Albion and Rochester.

post #6965 of 7278
Longley-Rice map and contour map: http://www.rabbitears.info/contour.php?appid=1283269&map=Y

Disclosure--map comes from my website.

- Trip
post #6966 of 7278
New Cable Guy;
I love how those plots that are over water have the same contour as it is over land. Kinda kills the credibility of those doesn't it? wink.gif
Every plot I have seen the 'guessed' coverage area is always greater than what is shown (with a good antenna).

Trip;
That's a better representation, at least it shows signal into Niagara & Orleans counties (in red) northeast of the city of Buffalo.

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Edited by videobruce - 5/13/13 at 5:06am
post #6967 of 7278
On a completely different front;
http://www.fiercecable.com/story/time-warner-cable-deploy-souped-dvr-second-half-2013/2013-01-31

Only lost 129k subs? But, they still made $512 billion in one quarter. I guess they need to raise the rates some more. tongue.gif
post #6968 of 7278
CHEX has flash cut this morning. Can any of you guys on the south shore confirm if it's receivable. I can't get it even though I received the analog signal quite well.
post #6969 of 7278
I think it flashcut last night. I could almost always get 12 analog, but couldn't yesterday.

I'd be curious to see if anyone in the Rochester or Syracuse areas could get it.
Edited by bowenap - 5/16/13 at 5:55am
post #6970 of 7278
Having the original 4228 and this being a VHF station, it's a no go. It appears I see the signal on my Spectrum Analyzer, but it could be just garbage.
But, across the other pond, WICU ch 12 out of Erie, is coming in fine.
post #6971 of 7278
According to that Digital Home site, the analog station is back. Perhaps it was testing?
post #6972 of 7278
I just checked my HDHomerun GUI and I'm picking up CHEX 12 here on the west side of Batavia. Its coming in better on the antenna that's facing Rochester. My Toronto facing antenna receives flashes of the station, but cannot lock it. Both are DIY SB Gray-Hovermen antennas. I may be doing some adjusting this weekend.
post #6973 of 7278
Do you have the older version of the HD Homerun (separate tuners) or the Dual (single input for 2 tuners)? I was under the impression that the Dual couldn't receive analogue signals, but perhaps I'm doing something wrong.
post #6974 of 7278
I have the older 2-coax input version, one antenna on each. I was seeing a strong signal on 12 a few days ago. Today just before I posted I was receiving the signal well enough to watch it through the GUI and I checked again after I posted and the digital signal was still there.
post #6975 of 7278
I don't know how you're able to get it at your distance. I'm only 45 miles from their transmitter and can't get it anymore. How strong is it in Batavia?? And is it reliable or pixelated. On the other hand I'm 61 miles from the CHCH transmitter at 4KW ERP and I get a very strong reliable signal from them on CH-11. I guess it's a terrain issue.
Edited by New Cable Guy - 5/16/13 at 2:12pm
post #6976 of 7278
I would imagine part of it has to do with the fact that there's a lake between him and Peterborough, which allows the signal to travel further.
post #6977 of 7278
I'm receiving the signal at 65% right now. The antenna is pointing east west so I'm surprised it's so strong because Peterborough is directly north from my location. Its watchable but sometimes pixelated, probably due to strong winds more than anything. I'll play around with the positioning when the winds die down and see how strong the signal is with the antenna pointing at the tower.
post #6978 of 7278
Quote:
Originally Posted by SCHNEEDOO View Post

I'm receiving the signal at 65% right now. The antenna is pointing east west so I'm surprised it's so strong because Peterborough is directly north from my location. Its watchable but sometimes pixelated, probably due to strong winds more than anything. I'll play around with the positioning when the winds die down and see how strong the signal is with the antenna pointing at the tower.

Since i also live in Batavia how should i aim the Amplified Indoor Antenna in my bedroom to receive it. If it helps i live near Harvester Avenue. (Please don't ask for exact street because i don't feel comfortable saying that kind of info online) If it's not possible to receive it that's ok because my main tv source is cable.
post #6979 of 7278
The tower is over 90 miles away. You're probably out of luck trying to receive it with an indoor antenna.
post #6980 of 7278
I had a feeling you would say that. What type of antenna are you receiving the station with?
post #6981 of 7278
It appears a number of posters on the other board are having a tough time receiving it. I think it's because of terrain issues not signal strength. I can't think of any other reason in particular. If i can receive a strong signal from CHCH at 60 miles at 4KW their should be no reason for me not to receive CHEX-DT. Tv Fool shows i'm 2 edge, so it's terrain. You guys on the south shore in Batavia have the benefit of height and the lake to thank.
post #6982 of 7278
Does the lake really make that much of a difference between you and Hamilton?
post #6983 of 7278
Traveling over water causes little absorption of RF signals. It's almost as that distance wasn't there at all.
post #6984 of 7278
I understand that part, but looking at the direction between Hamilton and Stoufville, where he's at, it seems like the lake would have little effect, positive or negative, at all.

To clarify, I was talking about his ability to receive CHCH, not CHEX.
post #6985 of 7278
I know a lot of posters much closer than my location to CHCH can't get it, even with an outdoor antenna. For what ever reason, it just booms in here, likely because their are no terrain obstructions, even though they transmit a very low power signal. Stouffville is a good OTA location in general. Everything from Buf/Tor/Hamilton/Barrie including ION in Batavia is very strong all year round with the exception of WBBZ and now CHEX. Even WXXI is regular during the summer only,
post #6986 of 7278
I just saw on a message on my tv that says WIVB & WNLO may not be available on TWC after May 31, 2013 at 5:00 PM because their current broadcast agreement expires at that time. Looks like another Money Fight. If they make my cable bill go up my household is ready to say goodbye TWC. If we lose WIVB & WNLO anyone who gets locals from rochester can still see CBS & CW programming on another station.
post #6987 of 7278
Just about every television provider has had pissing contests with the broadcasting companies over the past decade, and as a result fees have gone up. This will be no different. It's not just a TWC thing. DirecTV did it. Dish Network did it. I'm sure Fios has done it too. I cut the chord and cancelled DirecTV for the summer, and will probably (very reluctantly) go to TWC when hockey season starts, only because I can just use the CableCard with an HD Homerun and skip all the set top box fees and junk, thus saving some money.

If Fios was available in my area (Cheektowaga-Buffalo border), I'd do that instead. However, it looks like that won't happen for a while. Verizon said they're not expanding the service anymore in the near future. It sucks. I can get Fios internet if I want it, but at this stage there is no point.
post #6988 of 7278
FWIW, Verizon made another attempt to get my business. For $80 (plus taxes etc.) they are offering telephone and 15/5Mb/s Internet.
For $13 more I already have TWC's triple play. rolleyes.gif
post #6989 of 7278
Quote:
Originally Posted by bowenap View Post

If Fios was available in my area (Cheektowaga-Buffalo border), I'd do that instead. However, it looks like that won't happen for a while. Verizon said they're not expanding the service anymore in the near future. It sucks. I can get Fios internet if I want it, but at this stage there is no point.

Guess Fios won't be coming to Batavia where i live.
post #6990 of 7278
Anyone getting low signals on CBC? My signals are normally 90-100%. they have been around 60% for last week.
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