Anyone else not getting channels 4, 38, 44, and 56 today? Rescanned, but didn't acquire them. I started receiving channel 4 (WBZ) just a few minutes ago. After last month's antenna failure, I no longer presume the fault lies on my end when stations go missing. This will be a lengthy repair process. Wish one of the affected stations would publish a projected timeline or progress reports.
Problem is, with a project like this, of this magnitude, there is no fixed timeline. Work can be delayed due to several factors, mainly being weather and the condition of the mechanical equipment on the tower. "Rigging" a tower for an antenna replacement is not a 3 day set in stone deal, and this is not a antenna goes down, two days later, a new one goes up, type of deal. The antenna is heavy, the rigging equipment is heavy, and you're doing a balancing act of manuvering such gear on a guyed tower with two different face sizes. (I say it's a balancing act, but really, its very calculated engineered project. There is a lot of math that gets checked, rechecked, then checked once more before any work is completed). This project could take three weeks, it could take two months. There isn't a single person who knows for certain. I know it stinks to have reduced reception, but unfortunatley what happened there is an ultimate "worst case" scenaro, that no one wants to happen. The tower crews and the engineers are working their ends off to get this done, but time and weather are not on their side.
Also, you noted 56 being off the air? 56 is on a different tower, and is not affected by this work.