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http://www.tvtechnology.com/article/liberty-university-broadcast-engineer-wins-sbe-honors-/220346

The SCCA’s broadcast division includes WRVL(FM) and WWMC(FM)—a student-run station— as well as TV stations WTLU (LP) and full-power station WEFC, formerly WDRL.

I thought Jones Broadcasting got WDRL...
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Thread Starter 
Jones never consummated the sale and so the receiver has now sold it to Liberty.

- Trip
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Interesting...

Is 26 still on the air in Roanoke??
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Yes, it's teetering on the edge of decoding at my parents' house. Last I saw it, it had a computer error message on the screen.

- Trip
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Hi all,

I've been in Lynchburg less than a year now, and am wanting some TV reception. According to antennaweb, it seems OTA is going to be out of the question (ABC and Fox are the only maybes...and I haven't had luck even picking up those), so I guess I'm going to have to go pay TV if I want anything at all. Does anyone know if Lynchburg Comcast has their HD network TV channels coming in clear QAM? Would that be available on Basic Cable or Digital Economy? I can't see myself jumping up to Digital Starter at the cost, and I really just want to DVR this stuff using Windows 7 and not their boxes. Any help would be appreciated.
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The results from antennaweb tend to be be very conservative. Before making a decision I recommend you enter your address into tvfool.com. Their predictions are more realistic. Plan on an outdoor antenna or a least an attic antenna. I have an outdoor antenna and get all the stations but unfortunately the trees to the west are encroaching on my "view" of the transmitters and I am starting to get decode errors on very windy days during the summer.

My tvfool report is posted somewhere in this thread.
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Sounds like WEFC-TV will be set up to broadcast HD tv?
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So what the heck is channel 3-20 and 3-22? My DirecTV receiver shows it and so does my computer. It has a strong signal but there's nothing there when you tune to it.
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I don't see anything out of the ordinary on WBRA.

- Trip
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I bet you pick up stations from everywhere where you live Alexandria .
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I see DC and Baltimore. My parents live in the Roanoke market and I have a tuner I can remote access there.

- Trip
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Originally Posted by squirrel 24 View Post

I bet you pick up stations from everywhere where you live Alexandria .
You can receive both DC and Baltimore stations in Alexandria, Va. But I think just a bit out of range for Richmond until you get closer to Fredericksburg. And there are some outerlying stations in Winchester, Martinsburg, and Hagerstown. But those are just a bit far as well. And then there are several public TV stations also.
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Originally Posted by blammo585 View Post

So what the heck is channel 3-20 and 3-22? My DirecTV receiver shows it and so does my computer. It has a strong signal but there's nothing there when you tune to it.

I am not seeing anything unusual with WBRA's stream going out either. Not sure what else could be there.

David
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Originally Posted by Trip in VA View Post

I see DC and Baltimore. My parents live in the Roanoke market and I have a tuner I can remote access there.

- Trip

Hey Tripp,

Anything gong on with the site in Phenix, VA. I can't see the graphs anymore. Are you working in Alexandria now? I thought you were in Tennesee...

Thanks,

David
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Hey Tripp,

Anything gong on with the site in Phenix, VA. I can't see the graphs anymore. Are you working in Alexandria now? I thought you were in Tennesee...

Thanks,

David

I did a server move over the weekend, so there was a bit of down time, but the graph is back now: http://www.rabbitears.info/tvdx/signal_graph/101B48F4/tuner1/WBRA-TV

And I now work for the FCC in Washington.

- Trip
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Originally Posted by Trip in VA View Post

I did a server move over the weekend, so there was a bit of down time, but the graph is back now: http://www.rabbitears.info/tvdx/signal_graph/101B48F4/tuner1/WBRA-TV



And I now work for the FCC in Washington.

- Trip

Thanks, Trip. That is Great working for the FCC, especially now everyone is back at work. What division and what do you do?

David
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Thanks, Trip. That is Great working for the FCC, especially now everyone is back at work. What division and what do you do?

David

I work in OET, in the Electromagnetic Compatibility Division, in the Technical Analysis Branch. I work on this: http://data.fcc.gov/download/incentive-auctions/OET-69/

Oh, and I work on getting the database cleaned up.

- Trip
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Originally Posted by Trip in VA View Post

I work in OET, in the Electromagnetic Compatibility Division, in the Technical Analysis Branch. I work on this: http://data.fcc.gov/download/incentive-auctions/OET-69/

Oh, and I work on getting the database cleaned up.

- Trip

Sounds pretty cool!

David
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Trip, has TCT-4, Spanish TCT aka La Fuenta disappeared or is my TV acting weird? I am getting WLXI 43-1, 43-2 HD, 43-3, but 43-4 is gone! This is what is shown on Titan TV for 43.4: Fuera del aire: No hay programación programada para esta hora debido a mantenimiento de transmisión, o tiempo fuera del aire de la estación. My Spanish is not the best, but I think they've done away with it.
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Thread Starter 
You would be the second person to report that La Fuente has disappeared, so I'm thinking it's gone.

- Trip
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If I didn't know you all those words would make me believe you worked for the Texas Institute of Turboencabulation in the inverse cosine division! Only in the government can we get department names like that!
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Hey, he asked! tongue.gif

- Trip
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When will BRPBS/WSBN Norton be coming back on the air? They will have some funding restored next year. BRPBS never even asked viewers to make up the deficit to fund the transmitter power bill.
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Hope Everyone has a Very Happy New Year without any Emergency Calls!
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I recently moved to a house in Christiansburg from Blacksburg and while the TV reception is MUCH better than what I could pull in before, I would like to try and get WSET. I feel like my location might make this possible. (top of a hill, no major obstructions), Right now I have an antennasdirect DB2 in the attic. I figure I'll probably have to mount something on the roof but I'm not sure how big of an antenna I'll need to get WSET or if it is even possible at all.

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At my house in Blacksburg, a worse location than yours, I can receive WSET with a very old rooftop antenna and an amplifier.  The antenna is less than 20 feet up and pointed at the center of a big oak tree.  Reception is generally very good, but it is not a stong signal.  Sometimes I lose it when it rains or snows.  Also, things like LED light bulbs can interfere with reception.

Channel 13 is in the same direction as the Roanoke stations.   You could try to get all your channels with an outdoor, all-channel UHF/VHF antenna.  Antennas like this with the highest gain tend to be very large.

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This thread hasn't been too active lately. I suggest you cross post on http://www.avsforum.com/t/381623/the-official-avs-antenna-and-related-hardware-topic/. You might even get some recommendations on specific antennas from that group. It is possible that someone on that thread will suggest you post here.
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You'll want some kind of all-band outdoor antenna (to deal with WBRA-3) but I don't see why it shouldn't be possible to get WSET.

- Trip
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Hrmm.. well that is encouraging. I seem to get WBRA just fine. WSET is the only channel that seems to be outside my grasp but I haven't dragged my set of bunny ears up into the attic yet. I've been looking at the RCA/Audiovox ANT751R which seems to get great reviews for such a small antenna but I haven't seen a review of anyone picking up anything beyond about 40mi.
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