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post #5161 of 5450
Anyone here actually watch KRFT-LP 8.1 (Inspiration Channel)? The only thing I watch are The Brady Bunch and Happy Days (on at 4PM and 5PM respectively). What bugs me about the channel is how dark the brightness/contrast is. Anyone else seeing this issue (just want to make sure it isn't just me). All my other channels are perfect.
post #5162 of 5450
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Originally Posted by GrepACE View Post

Anyone here actually watch KRFT-LP 8.1 (Inspiration Channel)? The only thing I watch are The Brady Bunch and Happy Days (on at 4PM and 5PM respectively). What bugs me about the channel is how dark the brightness/contrast is. Anyone else seeing this issue (just want to make sure it isn't just me). All my other channels are perfect.

Someone posted about the same thing on KRBK's Facebook page (unless that was you?).
post #5163 of 5450
Wasn't me. I did send an email to Craft Broadcasting asking about it. I doubt they'll answer, but thought it would be worth a shot. Being able to get somewhat of a classic television fix is great. I'd wish we'd get Antenna TV or RTV around here.
post #5164 of 5450
I have spoken with Mr. Craft and he is aware of the issues with 8.1 they are using an encoder that is pretty ancient and he's trying to secure newer gear.
post #5165 of 5450
Ozarks Public Television is currently replacing the transmission line at the KOZJ Joplin transmitter facility. This work will require KOZJ to be shut off periodically next week. Service will be restored as soon as possible.

Cable and satellite viewers may or may not be affected depending on whether the provider is able to temporarily use a signal from the KOZK transmitter.
post #5166 of 5450
For people in N/NW Ark. and SW MO who have trouble with dropouts on CBS kolr 10:

Good news, the CBS affiliate in Fayetteville/Ft Smith has purchased channel 34 in Eureka Springs. Currently, they are running CBS-HD and MyNetwork-SD on sub channels of channel 34. Call letters changed from KPBI to KXNW.

The previous owner left the station in shambles and they are currently operating on a STA at very low power. They have a CP to increase power to 1,000kW. Here's a map of the eventual coverage area.
post #5167 of 5450
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Originally Posted by arxaw View Post

For people in N/NW Ark. and SW MO who have trouble with dropouts on CBS kolr 10:

Good news, the CBS affiliate in Fayetteville/Ft Smith has purchased channel 34 in Eureka Springs. Currently, they are running CBS-HD and MyNetwork-SD on sub channels of channel 34. Call letters changed from KPBI to KXNW.

The previous owner left the station in shambles and they are currently operating on a STA at very low power. They have a CP to increase power to 1,000kW. Here's a map of the eventual coverage area.

When are they expected to increase power? For some reason I have always gotten KFSM on 5-1 at 100% here in Boone County. I would guess we are outside the expected coverage area.
post #5168 of 5450
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Originally Posted by Arkie View Post

When are they expected to increase power? For some reason I have always gotten KFSM on 5-1 at 100% here in Boone County. I would guess we are outside the expected coverage area.

Not sure when they expect to increase power on KXNW. From what I heard, they have a lot of repairs to do before they can increase the transmitter power to a decent level.

Here's the KFSM RF 18 service contour. It doesn't show Harrison in it, but the signal really gets out there if you have sufficient elevation. I easily pick it up in Carroll, with nothing more than an indoor loop antenna. They also have an application pending to boost RF 18 from 550 to 1,000kW ERP. But it may be on the back burner with the recent purchase of channel 34 in Eureka.
post #5169 of 5450
Anyone know what happened to KRFT-LP 8.1? That's what I get for complaining about the dark picture. Just yank the broadcast altogether.
post #5170 of 5450
i cant find out a phone listing for KRFT-LP 8.1 i hope its going to show back up soon
post #5171 of 5450
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Originally Posted by whoveam View Post

i cant find out a phone listing for KRFT-LP 8.1 i hope its going to show back up soon

There's a phone number in the FCC database on this page.
post #5172 of 5450
They're retooling equipment.
post #5173 of 5450
Sitting here wondering when KY3 will catch up to the 1990's and start broadcasting in dolby 5.1? I feel like this has dragged on long enough.
post #5174 of 5450
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Originally Posted by mcgeezer View Post

Sitting here wondering when KY3 will catch up to the 1990's and start broadcasting in dolby 5.1? I feel like this has dragged on long enough.

When the cheapass gm over there upgrades his gear.
post #5175 of 5450
KRBK says they are running full power on Springfield tower, so I guess thats all we are going to get as this is the tower farthest South. Is this correct? I get nothing now and only about 20 miles South of Springfield. Did get them of RF21, now nothing.
post #5176 of 5450
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Originally Posted by MRUSS View Post

KRBK says they are running full power on Springfield tower, so I guess thats all we are going to get as this is the tower farthest South. Is this correct? I get nothing now and only about 20 miles South of Springfield. Did get them of RF21, now nothing.

Because of the nature of the new SFN system, the actual range will not be known until all 5 towers are up to full power and syncronized.
post #5177 of 5450
Bottom line, they've basically said to hell with the Southern part of the Springfield DMA, including all of Northern Arkansas unfortunately stuck in that market.
post #5178 of 5450
Funny you should mention that. I emailed Kirk Lemons, their Chief Engineer, about that very thing a little over a week ago. Haven't heard anything back. Don't expect I will. Looks like I have to watch the Super Bowl on KNWA 52.1 out of NW Arkansas to get caught up to 90's Dolby Digital surround technology.

(sigh)

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Originally Posted by mcgeezer View Post

Sitting here wondering when KY3 will catch up to the 1990's and start broadcasting in dolby 5.1? I feel like this has dragged on long enough.
post #5179 of 5450
Did a scan on the Dish 622 Saturday to see if there was anything new going on, and ended up with K22H, mapped to 22.1. It was a 4:3 broadcast, highly pixellated, and was airing a basketball game. Google returned no results of those call letters. Anyone else seeing this?
post #5180 of 5450
I see you are located in Branson West, but it wasn't anything new. You were receiving K22HS Eureka Springs AR, which just shows K22H in the PSIP data.

They are suppose to be a GCN affiliate, but will occasionally show NW Arkansas sports. Only 5kw.
post #5181 of 5450
K22HS's 5kW coverage area shown here:
http://maps.google.com/?q=http://tra...26state=AR.kml
They have an application for 10kW. Programming is mostly religious.
post #5182 of 5450
KXNW, Eureka Springs, has done some work on the transmitter and is now back up to 70kW ERP. They still plan to boost power to 1,000kW at some point. Current coverage area shown here.

KXNW currently carries MyNetwork-SD on 34-1 and CBS-HD on 34-2.
post #5183 of 5450
I'm now receiving a signal from KRBK RF49. Got about 57% through my dish receiver, not good enough to watch. Adjusted antenna a little towards Springfield, improved it to 61%,locked in good now. Still able to get all other locals with high %.
post #5184 of 5450
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Originally Posted by MRUSS View Post

I'm now receiving a signal from KRBK RF49. Got about 57% through my dish receiver, not good enough to watch. Adjusted antenna a little towards Springfield, improved it to 61%,locked in good now. Still able to get all other locals with high %.

Dish receiver? Are you OTA or satellite?
post #5185 of 5450
Many dish boxes have OTA tuners. Ours do.
post #5186 of 5450
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Originally Posted by arxaw View Post

Many dish boxes have OTA tuners. Ours do.

OK, thanks.
post #5187 of 5450
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Originally Posted by arxaw View Post

KXNW, Eureka Springs, has done some work on the transmitter and is now back up to 70kW ERP. They still plan to boost power to 1,000kW at some point. Current coverage area shown here.

KXNW currently carries MyNetwork-SD on 34-1 and CBS-HD on 34-2.

Thanks for the update, good to hear some progress is being made. Still can't get a whiff of their signal here, but it will be nice to have CBS OTA again once they are up to full power.
post #5188 of 5450
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Originally Posted by mrradiohead View Post

I see you are located in Branson West, but it wasn't anything new. You were receiving K22HS Eureka Springs AR, which just shows K22H in the PSIP data.

They are suppose to be a GCN affiliate, but will occasionally show NW Arkansas sports. Only 5kw.

Sorry, my bad. I forgot about them, and didn't bother to check TVFool. I now remember seeing them listed back when I was putting up my antenna years ago. However, this was the first time they ever showed up in a scan. Must be that time of the year, I'm also occasionally getting KOLR-10 again, yet horribly pixellated. But, at least it's enough to re-populate my TVGOS, and set my clock correctly.
post #5189 of 5450
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Originally Posted by justpushplay View Post

But, at least it's enough to re-populate my TVGOS, and set my clock correctly.

Does your TVGOS show program info for ch 33.2 the CW?
post #5190 of 5450
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Originally Posted by Chuck44 View Post

Does your TVGOS show program info for ch 33.2 the CW?

Just checked, and no, my guide stops at 33.1. It does show the subchannels for KY3 and KOZK, however.
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