Originally Posted by rosepetal9
I live in Valparaiso and am having problems with receiving signals. Has there been some change that I am not aware of? Things were ok until two weekends ago and then I started to have issues. It seems that each year when the time changes in the fall these channels seem to have problems. I have a rooftop antenna. It is a Winegard CA 7082. I called WCIU on Monday 11/27 and the lady told me to rescan. That did not make any difference. I sure hope that someone knows why this happens. Thank you ever so much.
I'm not aware of any changes to their signal since 2010. When they did a power increase in 2010, the signal was made stronger for those toward DeKalb Illinois & Kenosha Wisconsin, but weaker toward Valparaiso & Michigan City on the Indiana side. That was done when WCWW-LD was on RF 27 (companion channel to their channel 25 license), & 15kw non-directional. WCWW-LD has since gone back to RF 25, but the null toward Indiana still exists for WCIU on RF 27. If you don't have a pre-amp on your antenna, you may need to add one to get the station in better. I live over in Gary (around the same portion of NW Indiana as you), & while I have no problems with the full power stations, I have a have a pre-amp in order to get WWME-LD on RF 39, W25DW-D on RF 25, WESV-LD on RF 40, & WOCK-CD on RF 4. I don't care as much about WWME-LD since Bounce is now on WCIU 26.5, though it's still on WWME-LD 23.2 for now. My mom likes W25DW-D 25.1 for HSN, though it's now on WCPX 38.6 as well. I otherwise wouldn't know what would be causing WCIU to not come in out in Valparaiso.
I forgot to add from my post earlier, that WCIU does not have a backup antenna. So they're either on the air, or not OTA.Edited by dave73 - 11/28/13 at 1:00pm