Originally Posted by nycdigital09
T-max dude, I tihink that your reception woes are from a nearby man made problem, they way your signal goes out at exactly 9 pm ....
Originally Posted by nyctveng
Like others said, FM trap is good to have but that WILL NOT fix your WWOR problem. ....
Thanks to all who made suggestions as to my problem with MY9.
rothe, I'm probably at least a mile away from the Mall (as the crow flies), so I don't know if the two-way radio effect would cause what I'm seeing. Plus it's not all that intermittent. I lose signal for periods of time, then it comes back for periods of time.
nyctveng, I see you didn't take my suggestion on editing quotes. Sigh.
Anyway, thanks for your suggestions. But note that my reception doesn't always go out at 9 PM, or any other given time. But see my ch 7 problem below.
Also, it's not just a MY9 problem, although MY9 is the worst. I have an overall NYC problem which I think is caused by the ridge between me and NYC (and I'm too close to the ridge).
One recurring problem (maybe) that I have had in the past 3 weeks is with ch 7. I record Da Vinci on Mondays @ 1:35 to 2:35 AM. In the past 3 weeks, I had the same sort of problem in weeks 1 and 3. Which is that I lost signal after what amounts to almost exactly 25 minutes into recording. So that would be just a few minutes before 2 AM (I start recording a few minutes early). Up to then I have solid reception. After that, I had virtually no reception -- although I did have reception for a few minutes here and there on both nights.
Week 2 had solid reception throughout, and that has been the norm since I've been recording this show for many months now.
My ch 7 reception is very strong and very solid. Other than the problems I've had with my recordings, I have never seen any other loss of signal problems with 7. That includes during the hour or more before I start my recording, when I sometimes monitor it during Grey's Anatomy, which runs two back to back episodes prior to Da Vinci.
I hope I'm not getting hooked on that stupid show.
So I suspect maybe that particular ch 7 problem is a maintainence deal? Are they choosing to do some maintenance work at around 2 AM? Perhaps they are wary of pissing off the Grey's crowd and figure the Da Vinci crowd is far less influential, so they're sticking it to them. For all I know, I'm the only guy interested in it.
Because it does seem odd that I'd have such very strong reception and then just lose it completely for extended periods of time.
But like I say, I'm in a very iffy spot for NYC reception. So all this could just be some atmospheric situation or other. Because I can see where I might be getting some reflected NYC signal making it over the ridge and getting to me -- if that kind of thing happens with these TV signals, that is.
And as to MY9, that IS my weakest NYC station -- other than WNEW. That one, @ RF 44, is a total no go for me. I've locked it in once or twice but never have gotten an actual picture. At least, not since the transition. Prior to that I used to get it, but it was still quite weak.
So given MY9's weak signal for me, it stands to reason that any kind of disruption in its signal would tend to cut me off completely. I can stand a little loss on ch 7 without it affecting me, but even a little bit of a loss of MY9's signal is going to be fatal for me.
Which is just another reason I say that MY9 sucks.
THEY NEED TO PUT OUT MORE POWER!!