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post #6601 of 9896
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Originally Posted by BPTTV View Post

IIRC when the EPG shows other than "Digital Service", they are on the bird. Last night I was watching WDSU and WNOL and getting their EPGs...and even saw KLFY for the 1st time on 10....so they are now saved in my locals list (but then I was up at 2am YAWN)

Not necessarily... Dish carries EPG for stations they do not have. KLTL is one of those that I know of in this area.
post #6602 of 9896
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Originally Posted by cmalberto View Post

Wonder if they got hit by a blackout? I noticed that too. Had to watch the Texans on some other channel that I can't remember right now.

CBS carried only one game. The doubleheader (and Texans game) was on Fox.
post #6603 of 9896
The early games on cbs were

New England at Tampa Bay (from London)
San Diego at Kansas City
Indianapolis at St. Louis
post #6604 of 9896
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there is some good tropo UHF & VHF Propagation going on in the area tonight.
we really need a Dxing forum on avsforum to post what far away channels that we are getting in different cities and states and post the channels here on the forum. someone in a different area of the same city and who has the same or different setup can get different far away channels. please post here what distant channels that you are getting tonight and any other night when there is good tropo UHF & VHF Propagation going on in the area.

Sounds like a good idea. Here were mine on that night.

WMAV Oxford, MS 306 miles
WMAU Bude, MS 117
KNOE Monroe 119
WDSU New Orleans 153
WMAO Greenwood, MS 227
KTXH Houston 194
WDBD Jackson, MS 169
KVUE Austin 320
KSHV Shreveport 173
KTVE-HD Monroe 178
WPMI Mobile 287
WHDF Huntsville 437
WAPT Jackson, MS 176
WAKA Montgomery 353
WCTV Tallahassee 506
WLOX Biloxi 200
WKRG Mobile 274
post #6605 of 9896
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Originally Posted by sbmanuel View Post

CBS carried only one game. The doubleheader (and Texans game) was on Fox.

Yes - that was it. It was 26 out of Houston. Don't remember seeing it on our local but hey it was FOX.
post #6606 of 9896
You can get a good idea of which game your local station will carry on this site: www.the506.com/nflmaps
post #6607 of 9896
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Originally Posted by digiblur View Post

Not necessarily... Dish carries EPG for stations they do not have. KLTL is one of those that I know of in this area.

Only because it is a LPB network station....same program on all stations in the chain.
post #6608 of 9896
Jasper has a new digital signal:
TX BLDTL-20091022ABR KVHP-LD 168235 BLUE BONNET COMMUNICATIONS, INC. License to cover construction
E CHAN-44 JASPER, TX permit no: BMPDTL-20090908AAB,
callsign KVHP-LD.
post #6609 of 9896
KUIL-LD on RF 43 has been granted a CP mod for a different antenna, antenna height, and transmitter output/ERP. Coverage area is the same.

https://fjallfoss.fcc.gov/cgi-bin/ws...fac_num=168236
post #6610 of 9896
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Originally Posted by mlmahon View Post

KUIL-LD on RF 43 has been granted a CP mod for a different antenna, antenna height, and transmitter output/ERP. Coverage area is the same.

https://fjallfoss.fcc.gov/cgi-bin/ws...fac_num=168236

Okay I'll bite. What will this mean for KUIL if they have a different antenna at RF 43?
post #6611 of 9896
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Originally Posted by MIKE D-CO5 View Post

Okay I'll bite. What will this mean for KUIL if they have a different antenna at RF 43?

All it probably means is that they saved money by getting this antenna instead of the other one on their old CP. Then they adjusted their antenna height and transmitter output so that the coverage area would be the same so there would be no issues with the FCC.

-ML
post #6612 of 9896
http://www.kbmt12.com/news/local/69293967.html

May be old news to some, but I just found it.
Seems London Broadcasting has purchased KUIL and will operate it for 10 years.
So now Channel 12 will run 3 TV stations.
post #6613 of 9896
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Originally Posted by Arcade View Post

http://www.kbmt12.com/news/local/69293967.html

May be old news to some, but I just found it.
Seems London Broadcasting has purchased KUIL and will operate it for 10 years.
So now Channel 12 will run 3 TV stations.

London didnt buy KUIL..they are merely managing it...called a LMA
post #6614 of 9896
that was some nice tropo we had here in the south central and east part of the united states this weekend. too bad I was not home most of this weekend to check out what distant channels was coming in at my house. please post what you guys or gals got. check out what these guys got.
http://www.wtfda.info/showthread.php?t=3779
http://www.wtfda.info/showthread.php?t=3775
post #6615 of 9896
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Originally Posted by sr6c View Post

that was some nice tropo we had here in the south central and east part of the united states this weekend. too bad I was not home most of this weekend to check out what distant channels was coming in at my house. please post what you guys or gals got. check out what these guys got.
http://www.wtfda.info/showthread.php?t=3779
http://www.wtfda.info/showthread.php?t=3775

Wish I cound put my antenna up 45ft.
post #6616 of 9896
Home sick today and i noticed that TWC added 28 new HD channels starting at ch 1105. How long has this been on there? We also have a PPV HD channel. Its about time we get these channels! woo hoo
post #6617 of 9896
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Originally Posted by mlmahon View Post

Anybody know why KFDM had no NFL game on today?? The EPG said they were.

Both KALB 5.2 and KLFY 10.1 were carrying games. (Yeah the tropo was kicking this afternoon and this evening, too.)

Has anyone heard anything lately about when KFDM will get their antenna fixed to broadcast toward East. People in Vinton, Sulphur, DeQuincy, Westlake and west Lake Charles have not been able to get CBS off antenna, since the Big Switch. Highway 171 seems to be about the limit for 10.1 and need to be further North to get 5.2.
post #6618 of 9896
Yes. The tropo this past weekend was pretty bad. I have an omni about 80 feet up, and I was picking up a Fox out of Natchez, a PBS out of Greenwood, Miss, and a station out of Galveston. I could not pick up KLFY, KLTL, or KFDM on Friday night and a little bit of Saturday morning.

I haven't heard anything about KFDM. Since the big switch, we have been picking them up in Nome, TX and transporting their signal back to Sulphur for distribution on our cable systems.

I talked to the engineer with KLFY a few weeks back. He said that there is a channel 8 around New Orleans that is in the process of moving back to UHF (I think channel 29) and that once they turn off their channel 8 transmitter (they are simulcasting) KLFY and channel 9 in Baton Rouge (WAFB... I think) should be able to increase their power levels. He said that KLFY should almost triple their power from 20kW to 60kW. He was hoping that this would happen before the end of the year.
post #6619 of 9896
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Originally Posted by Gen.Blue View Post


I talked to the engineer with KLFY a few weeks back. He said that there is a channel 8 around New Orleans that is in the process of moving back to UHF (I think channel 29) and that once they turn off their channel 8 transmitter (they are simulcasting) KLFY and channel 9 in Baton Rouge (WAFB... I think) should be able to increase their power levels. He said that KLFY should almost triple their power from 20kW to 60kW. He was hoping that this would happen before the end of the year.

Info on WVUE simulcasting on RF8 and RF29... I don't see them vacating RF8 this year.

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Originally Posted by TiVoFishMan View Post

For the technical geeks out there (as well as, perhaps some "fringe area" viewers):

WVUE, FOX8 has applied for Special Temporary Authority to continue simulcasting on both 8 and 29 until their new higher-powered channel 29 is ready to go on the air.

Their reasoning, gleaned from the discussion in their applications, is that the very distant viewers are currently better served by the signal on 8, whereas the closer-in viewers, using indoor antennas, are better served by the moderately-powered signal on 29.

Their theory (hope) is, that the higher powered 29 will cover everybody, from the close-in viewers with indoor antennas to the distant "fringe" with large outdoor antennas, that currently get the better signal on 8.

Request to remain on 8:
https://licensing.fcc.gov/cdbs/CDBS_...um=1&exhcnum=1

Request to remain on 29 with their "pre transition" power:
https://licensing.fcc.gov/cdbs/CDBS_...um=1&exhcnum=1
post #6620 of 9896
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Originally Posted by lutherm View Post

Has anyone heard anything lately about when KFDM will get their antenna fixed to broadcast toward East. People in Vinton, Sulphur, DeQuincy, Westlake and west Lake Charles have not been able to get CBS off antenna, since the Big Switch. Highway 171 seems to be about the limit for 10.1 and need to be further North to get 5.2.

With the KLTL issue, KFDM has to null toward Lake Charles area...and I doubt that will get fixed any time soon.
post #6621 of 9896
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Originally Posted by digiblur View Post

Info on WVUE simulcasting on RF8 and RF29... I don't see them vacating RF8 this year.

After reading that petition I have a question. Why does the FCC appease some people and not others. The whole petition was based on the fact that they had better coverage until they complete construction on the power upgrade for RF29. If that is okay to the FCC, then WHY is it also okay for OUR area to be squeezed out of receiving an entire national network? Why do they not FORCE KLTL to use a mask filter?!?! Why do they not REQUIRE that KLFY ACTUALLY cover the area they say that they do?!?!? This is complete BS. It looks like they are making this up as they go and that they really have no concern whatsoever for certain areas.
post #6622 of 9896
What? WVUE requested to move back to channel 29. Voluntarily.

- Trip
post #6623 of 9896
Anyone have any issues with the audio not working on KPLC this morning?

Using Drake equipment, we downconvert the primary feed to 4:3 for distribution to our cable systems. I had to factory reset and reprogram the card to get audio back working. I was wondering if anyone had to re-scan their digital converter box to get audio working again. I am not sure if they made a change or reset some of their equipment last night or early this morning.

We get approx 15 off-air channels from Lafayette, Lake Charles, Beaumont, and Houston and KPLC is the only channel we have problems with... Still seeing some lip sync issues also.

My HD feed was fine because it runs on a encoder, which is basically a Linux server, so it can more easily adapt to any changes in the feed.
post #6624 of 9896
And the whole reason you see anything about WVUE moving back to channel 29 is all due to WAFB on RF 9. It seems WAFB and KLFY could come to an interference agreement, but WAFB would not budge with WVUE. So WVUE's only choice was to go back to channel 29. Otherwise WVUE would have increased power on RF 8 and been done with it, but WAFB threw a fit. Which in turn screwed themselves since they were stuck at a lower power on RF 9 themselves. I guess WAFB will now be able to increase power, but I'm not holding my breath for them to do it. The same interference issues apply with the Lake Chuck PBS and Beaumont CBS.

I don't claim to know all the issues, but it seems like between your two stations they should have figured out something a little a better to do than what they have now.
post #6625 of 9896
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Originally Posted by tjmcmillen View Post

Why do they not FORCE KLTL to use a mask filter?!?!

ALL DTV stations use a mask filter. Its a requirement.
post #6626 of 9896
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Originally Posted by BPTTV View Post

ALL DTV stations use a mask filter. Its a requirement.

The situation with KLTL is that there are certain parties trying to obtain a used digital channel 18 mask filter for them at a reduced price or donation so they can move from channel 20 back to their old analog channel 18 with minimal cost. This would allow KFDM-DT Beaumont on Channel 21 to raise their power and go non-directional giving CBS HD network service almost to Lafayette since they would no longer need to protect KLTL on an adjacent channel. I hope it happens soon.

-ML
post #6627 of 9896
The displacement application for KTDJ-LD channel 26 was granted on 11-03-09 and they have a CP for an ERP of .2 KW from a height of 158.5 MAG.

The displacement app for K50LH-LD was granted on 10-29-09 and they have a CP for 15 KW from a height of 110 MAG on channel 50.
post #6628 of 9896
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Originally Posted by BPTTV View Post

ALL DTV stations use a mask filter. Its a requirement.

Sorry, I should have said Ch 18 mask filter. I get a little ahead of myself living in the 21st century and having to put up with this crap.
post #6629 of 9896
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Originally Posted by mlmahon View Post

The situation with KLTL is that there are certain parties trying to obtain a used digital channel 18 mask filter for them at a reduced price or donation so they can move from channel 20 back to their old analog channel 18 with minimal cost. This would allow KFDM-DT Beaumont on Channel 21 to raise their power and go non-directional giving CBS HD network service almost to Lafayette since they would no longer need to protect KLTL on an adjacent channel. I hope it happens soon.

-ML

IMHO, this all should have been worked out during the 3 rounds of post transition channel selection years ago. but, alas, this is what we have, and I too hope it happens soon.
post #6630 of 9896
The 28 HD channels on TWC were added on the 3rd, I think it was.
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