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post #9721 of 10293
Ok I get 13 but not 7. Everything else works fine. 13 is a bit weak but it comes in. Do I need a preamp or to reposition? Its in the attic so I dont have much room to work well up there. Any suggestions? Im now OTA, Roku and Boxee only. I like 7.2 so would love to get it in. Would a preamp work?


Any new OTA stations in the works for Greenville?

Thanks for the help.
Edited by orionzdrm - 3/28/13 at 6:16pm
post #9722 of 10293
Usually 7 is easier to receive than 13. You could try a low gain preamp such as Winegard 269. Anything much stronger could be subject to overload. And try repositioning your antenna. You should be able to get WSPA without any problem.
post #9723 of 10293
In parts of Greenville area, you can receive Charlotte signals with an outside antenna and preamp. Usually WBTV-3, WJZY-46. WCNC-36, and WMYT-55. As for more local, supposedly WLOS-13 may be adding a booster signal on Paris Mtn on RF31.
post #9724 of 10293
Just a quick digression from antennas for a programming question. Morris Broadband had the Braves opening day game listed, but it was apparently bumped off. Anyone know if it was a last minute blackout or should I expect to miss a fair amount of advertised games?

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post #9725 of 10293
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Originally Posted by chroma601 View Post

Just a quick digression from antennas for a programming question. Morris Broadband had the Braves opening day game listed, but it was apparently bumped off. Anyone know if it was a last minute blackout or should I expect to miss a fair amount of advertised games?

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All Braves Games should be on FSN or SportSpouth except when games pickup on the National FOX Network or ESPN

FSN/Sportsouth Pickup the 45 Games that was previous on Preach tree TV
post #9726 of 10293
Does Charter have plans to drop the analog cable channels at some point this year? We have expanded basic cable, and currently get 3 versions of WYFF4. On analog 4, on clear qam mapped to 4.1 in hi def, and a standard def digital version on another channel. Just wondering what their future plans are, as analog cable is supposedly going away. We have a TiVo box and I am told we may need a cable card and a tuning adapter. Not worried about locals, as we have an attic antenna which also receives Charlotte. But just wondering about the other cable channels, and would like to upgrade those to hi def. But not wanting a rate increase.
post #9727 of 10293
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Originally Posted by tylerSC View Post

Does Charter have plans to drop the analog cable channels at some point this year? We have expanded basic cable, and currently get 3 versions of WYFF4. On analog 4, on clear qam mapped to 4.1 in hi def, and a standard def digital version on another channel. Just wondering what their future plans are, as analog cable is supposedly going away. We have a TiVo box and I am told we may need a cable card and a tuning adapter. Not worried about locals, as we have an attic antenna which also receives Charlotte. But just wondering about the other cable channels, and would like to upgrade those to hi def. But not wanting a rate increase.

I believe their plan is to drop analog in many markets towards the end of the year. Even when they do that, they will provide digital adapters so you can still get access on your analog televisions. I just hope dropping analogs means they can get rid of tuning adapters. I know it will never happen though.
post #9728 of 10293
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Originally Posted by tylerSC View Post

Does Charter have plans to drop the analog cable channels at some point this year? We have expanded basic cable, and currently get 3 versions of WYFF4. On analog 4, on clear qam mapped to 4.1 in hi def, and a standard def digital version on another channel. Just wondering what their future plans are, as analog cable is supposedly going away. We have a TiVo box and I am told we may need a cable card and a tuning adapter. Not worried about locals, as we have an attic antenna which also receives Charlotte. But just wondering about the other cable channels, and would like to upgrade those to hi def. But not wanting a rate increase.

My Grandma and I both have Charter, but we have different lineups. She downgraded to Basic cable service in early January and we went to their office to return her HD boxes. However, they told us that they would be going all-digital by the end of the month and she would need a converter box to continue watching TV. She decided to wait because they said they would be sending her a letter to let her know when the switch would take place. She still hasn't gotten a letter and her channels are still working fine.
post #9729 of 10293
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Originally Posted by mcy919 View Post

My Grandma and I both have Charter, but we have different lineups. She downgraded to Basic cable service in early January and we went to their office to return her HD boxes. However, they told us that they would be going all-digital by the end of the month and she would need a converter box to continue watching TV. She decided to wait because they said they would be sending her a letter to let her know when the switch would take place. She still hasn't gotten a letter and her channels are still working fine.

I would think they would give more than 30 days notice for the analog cut off because of all the converter boxes they are going to have to install. In Upstate SC they have switched most cable boxes to use almost all digital channels for 2-99 so the transition will be seamless for those users. They have been doing this for quite some time afaik. So the only people that even see analog channels are people without a box.
post #9730 of 10293
I am using charter at home with a hdhomerun prime and was thinking of dumping dish at work in favor of cable. Found out today that it would have to be northland cable. Does anyone here have any experience using such?

The main issue I have with the dish in corporate environment, it stays on 24/7 and must "auto-tune" to channels. We currently have 4 tv/dishes and would like to add 2 more. Right now we have to go to each tuner and let the programming guide update and then use the remote to find the games and shows we want to autotune. It's very bulky. I was thinking of using rtp (via the hdhomerun tech model) to schedule those shows in the future.
post #9731 of 10293
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Originally Posted by rrainwater View Post

I would think they would give more than 30 days notice for the analog cut off because of all the converter boxes they are going to have to install. In Upstate SC they have switched most cable boxes to use almost all digital channels for 2-99 so the transition will be seamless for those users. They have been doing this for quite some time afaik. So the only people that even see analog channels are people without a box.

They did that on my lineup about a year and a half ago and I was very pleased about it. I believe they did that on my Grandma's as well, but I'm not sure since she hasn't had a box in three months. I knew something didn't sound right when they told us on January 3 that they would be going all-digital by the end of January and give her 30 days notice. How would that be possible if the switch is less than 30 days away? confused.gif
post #9732 of 10293
tylerSC,

When I get paid, I decided to purchase: Winegard 8200U Outdoor Antenna, with Winegard AP8275 signal amp, and RCA VH126N Auto Rotor with remote that cost at amazon.com the total of $242.34, not bad! I've got all three items on my wish list.

According to the digital TV transmission site at FCC.gov for my location I can get

Strong Signal Prediction: WNEH 38.1 (PBS) (RF 18)
Moderate Signal Prediction: WJBF 6.1 (ABC)* (RF 42)
WMYA 40.1 (MNT) (RF 14)
WYFF 4.1 (NBC) (RF 36)
WHNS 21.1 (FOX) (RF 21)
WAGT 26.1 (NBC)* (RF 30)
WNTV 29.1 (PBS) (RF 9)
WYCW 62.1 (CW) (RF 45)
WFXG 54.1 (FOX)* (RF 31)
WSPA 7.1 (CBS) (RF 7)
WRDW 12.1 (CBS)* (RF 12)
WUNF 33.1 (PBS) (RF 25)
WGGS 16.1 (Independent) (RF 16)
WLOS 13.1 (ABC) (RF 13)
Weak Signal Prediction: WCES 20.1 (PBS)* (RF 6)
WRET 49.1 (PBS) (RF 43)
WOLO 25.1 (ABC)** (RF 8)
WIS 10.1 (NBC)** (RF 10)
WLTX 19.1 (CBS)** (RF 17)
WRLK 35.1 (PBS)** (RF 32)
NO SIGINAL prediction: WACH 57.1 (FOX)** (RF 48)
WKTC 63.1 (MNT)** (RF 39)
WBTV 3.1 (CBS) *** (RF 23)
WEBA 14.1 (PBS)* (RF 33)
WJZY 46.1 (CW, soon to be FOX O&O) *** (RF 47)
WCNC 36.1 (NBC) *** (RF 22)

*Augusta, GA locals
** Columbia, SC locals
*** Charlotte, NC locals

What's your thoughts about me getting a better outdoor antenna?
post #9733 of 10293
Good to hear from you again SpencerKarter. You had disappeared again. As for the antenna, do you really want to try for a problematic Georgia PBS on LowVHF 6? You already have SCETV for PBS and possibly UNCTV as well. Otherwise the huge 8200 antenna is unnecessary and a better choice would be the Winegard 7698 HiVHF/UHF combo antenna, or the Antennacraft HBU55. And the Kitztech 200 may be a better choice as an ultra low noise preamp. The 8275 may be good, but you don't want to overload from nearby RF18 (SCETV-38 Greenwood). Which means the 8700 amp or Kitztech 100 perhaps may be a better choice. Or the new Channel 7778 preamp. But I still want to say get a 91XG top performing UHF antenna, and add on a separate HiVHF 7-13 antenna from Antennacraft or Winegard. Things to consider, but personally would rule out the 8200 unless you absolutely want mixed results from the Ga PBS.
post #9734 of 10293
Is there a new RF11 translator for WYFF4? For some reason, my TiVo has provided a new channel listing for a translator signal mapping to 4.1. I use a Gaffney zip code to obtain both Charlotte and Greenville listings. But my antenna does not receive this channel, only the main RF36 signal.
post #9735 of 10293
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Originally Posted by tylerSC View Post

Is there a new RF11 translator for WYFF4? For some reason, my TiVo has provided a new channel listing for a translator signal mapping to 4.1. I use a Gaffney zip code to obtain both Charlotte and Greenville listings. But my antenna does not receive this channel, only the main RF36 signal.

There's a WYFF translator in Polk County somewhere, might be what you're seeing. Wish YFF would get a translator in Asheville, their signal is garbage up here.

Scanned a new channel yesterday, 50.1-2-3-4. Not in the tv listings yet, but it's Retro TV and three others. Strong signal even at 90* from my antenna aim.
post #9736 of 10293
There are translators on Tryon Mountain for WLOS and WYFF. WYFF's is digital on channel 11. WLOS' is analog on 5, but has applied to upgrade to digital on channel 32. WYFF has an ID slide that lists the current ones several times a day. My wife DVR's one of the shows that airs right after it, so I have seen it from time to time. It appears they have converted most of the translators to digital, now based on the callsigns. One of WYFF's engineers posts here, and he may be able to tell more about them and any upcoming plans.
post #9737 of 10293
WYFF does have a digital channel 11 translator on Tryon Peak that serves Tryon and Columbus, NC. We have a total of 6 digital translators and may convert more next year. As for our signal in Asheville, it's all about location. Being on channel 36 (602-608 Mhz) pretty much requires line-of-sight to the transmitter. Unfortunately, there are a number of locations with terrain shielding. I have been in some locations around Asheville that had a good signal with an indoor antenna. We have a digital translator that serves the Canton area but it's unlikely any of that signal reaches Asheville.
post #9738 of 10293
Is channel 50 still on, not showing up in columbus, nc.
post #9739 of 10293
Supposedly at one time WLOS was going to add a translator on Paris Mtn. that would provide a better signal in parts of Upstate SC. On RF31. And also RF34 on Caesar's Head. But does not appear to be happening so far. But I get a decent signal for RF13 with rabbit ears and a preamp in the attic, which is all I need for RF7 and SCETV RF9 as well. My main UHF antenna is aimed for Charlotte, so I receive WBTV, WCNC, and WJZY/WMYT. And it also gets WYFF4 as well as 21 and 62. I also get WSOC 9.1 and 9.5 at night, but not as good as I used to for some reason. Used to get the 9.5 translator at one or 2 bars during the day, but now it is gone. Perhaps too much power in the preamp drowns out these weak signals, as it seemed to occur after nearby RF16 increased power. But I get all the main locals very good, as well as the Dallas, NC signals from Charlotte.
post #9740 of 10293
What happened to Jimmy Watt on WYFF4? I notice they have some new folks doing the traffic reports lately.
post #9741 of 10293
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Originally Posted by tylerSC View Post

What happened to Jimmy Watt on WYFF4? I notice they have some new folks doing the traffic reports lately.

http://wgog.com/wgogs-watt-named-sheriffs-department-pio/

Anyone heard anything more about WLOS on Paris Mountain (RF31)?

Thanks, Phillip
post #9742 of 10293
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Originally Posted by pmaljr View Post

http://wgog.com/wgogs-watt-named-sheriffs-department-pio/

Anyone heard anything more about WLOS on Paris Mountain (RF31)?

Thanks, Phillip
As I stated, haven't heard an update on that. Although supposedly the FCC has put a hold on certain projects, so not sure. They were also possibly adding a translator on Caesar's Head. But a good VHF antenna may be needed for some to receive RF13 in Upstate SC. Although I get it ok with rabbit ears and an amp in the attic, but not as strong as RF7 and RF9 (29).
post #9743 of 10293
The former Fox carolina morning weather anchor Alex wilson is now on the weather channel is doing weather now on weather channel.
post #9744 of 10293
and the new wyff 4 traffic reporter used to be with wspa tv used to do Traffic report on sky 7
post #9745 of 10293
The new weekend weather guy on WYFF4 used to do the weather on WCCB-18 Charlotte.
post #9746 of 10293
Does anybody know when WLOS 13 (32) will be working?
post #9747 of 10293
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Originally Posted by realoldman View Post

Does anybody know when WLOS 13 (32) will be working?
Have not heard an update on that. But I believe it will be RF31. But the FCC may have put such plans on hold as they prepare to reallocate the broadcast spectrum.
post #9748 of 10293
31 is wlos PICKENS
32 is tryon, nc permit gives them 2 years to complete.
post #9749 of 10293
Well I thought you were talking about the proposed Paris Mtn translator which is RF31. But not sure about RF32 either. But these translators should help with the weak RF13 signal in Upstate SC if they are indeed built. But meanwhile I use a basic set of rabbit ears connected to a preamp in the attic and get 13, 7, and 9(29) just fine.
post #9750 of 10293
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Originally Posted by tylerSC View Post

The new weekend weather guy on WYFF4 used to do the weather on WCCB-18 Charlotte.

tylersc,
You mean Chris Justus?

BTW, When I'm getting paid on my SSI next week, I'm thinking about buying the Winegard HD 7698P Outdoor Antenna with Winegard 8700 preamp and a rotor. Solid Signal has good prices. I've already got a mast that's about 15-20 feet and 50 foot coaxial cable. Do you think I need a preamp if I connected to just one TV?
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