P.S. I just learned that 32.3 is now Thistv. We have a new channel
Edited by warnerwh - 6/26/12 at 6:58pm
Maybe you'd get better results if you ask KWVT to contact Tivo directly and straighten out the mess. You can contact Lewetag via the KWVT facebook page "KWVT Television" or thru the 'contact' link on KWVTSalem.com
AFIK, the original plan for the Portland area was for sister stations KSLM, KWVT, and KPWC to broadcast the content of all three in their respective planned locations: Salem, Portland, and Tillamook --> moving to "Forest Grove" but physically Chehalem Mt/Newberg. It appears that KPWC may be transmitting again in Tillamook, on RF4 at very low power, but I've seen no official update on the plan for Forest Grove. KPWC - Forest Grove was listed as virtual 5.x and RF24. The project list is running a couple years behind, and KPWC was at the very bottom of the list. www.rabbitears.info has these RF subchannels:
17.2 49.3 - KWVT
27.2 49.4 - KSLM (RTV) Salem sister station
37.2 49.5 - KPWC (Azteca) Tillamook
17.1 27.3 - KWVT
27.1 27.4 - KSLM
37.1 27.5 - KPWC
IIRC, when KSLM started transmitting KPWC, it appeared as 5.1 very briefly, then became 37.1.
blockssss, I can get the VHF stations with my homemade UHF antennas, but it works better with some height and with the antenna nearby so I can tweak it. With multipath, I get the best UHF signal mis-aimed, but VHF is very fussy about being directly aimed to the towers.
I picked up a refurbished amplified Mohu leaf for my new office computer, which has a built in tv tuner. The nice thing about the Mohu is I can put it on the wall much higher than I could easily do with a bulky indoor antenna. It is not aimed directly, but I get two more stations than I get anywhere else, by aiming through a hole in the neighbor's trees, and even though it's not a direct aim, the height helps pull i n the VHF fine, and it's high enough to avoid traffic interference. Not that you'd want an amplified antenna, I'm about 15 miles out, and even though that's supposed to be close for amplified, it does help in my situation.
22.4 Station ID is labeled "ISHOP" - time will tell. The resolution is bad. They may be running an alternate version of Life while they tweak A/V. When I was looking to see if there was ION news about the channel, I saw a couple references to the possibility that they are running two different feeds of Life at the moment, East and West Coast feeds airing in areas where they've added ISHOP.
I suppose adding ISHOP means ION has scratched the original plan to make ION Life a second HD channel.
TVFool.com shows a handful of analog, but CH 5 is the only one watchable for me. You friend would have so much more choice with a converter box. If money is an issue, maybe you could help her test a couple at the Thrift shop. They can't be too expensive used, most people paid ~$10 for them, and by now many have converted at least one TV to HD. Or new, Amazon's best seller (Zinwell Zat970A) is $45. The Zat is one of two CECBs that had timers -- to schedule when to turn on the converter box and change to the right channel so VCR could record. That's what I used until I went digital.