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post #9271 of 9895
FYI, At the beginning of tonight's 6pm news on KFDM, the announcer stated, "From the Beaulieu Broadcasting Center..."

Sounds like they renamed the station building after Uncle Larry.

-ML
post #9272 of 9895
Well, well, well... Here's an interesting development.

Gershon, owner of KUMY channel 22 and KEBQ the flea powered channel 9 has filed a displacement app for KEBQ on channel 21 (the former KFDM channel). He has applied for a 15KW signal.

I am hoping this works out for him, and us for that matter. We could possibly end up with some more good channels to choose from...
post #9273 of 9895
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Originally Posted by mlmahon View Post

FYI, At the beginning of tonight's 6pm news on KFDM, the announcer stated, "From the Beaulieu Broadcasting Center..."

Sounds like they renamed the station building after Uncle Larry.

-ML

That is a really nice tribute.
post #9274 of 9895
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Originally Posted by mlmahon View Post

FYI, At the beginning of tonight's 6pm news on KFDM, the announcer stated, "From the Beaulieu Broadcasting Center..."

Sounds like they renamed the station building after Uncle Larry.

-ML

Yes, they did. But only the building; we are still KFDM-TV

R
post #9275 of 9895
In case anyone is interested, amazon.com has a 32" 720p Haier HDTV for $197 and it is eligible for free shipping...
post #9276 of 9895
Hey Richard... 3AB has been granted a CP for their whopping 30 Watt signal to be located on your tower... Any thoughts???
post #9277 of 9895
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Originally Posted by OTAhead View Post

Hey Richard... 3AB has been granted a CP for their whopping 30 Watt signal to be located on your tower... Any thoughts???

I don't think so.

R
post #9278 of 9895
Quote:
Originally Posted by OTAhead View Post

Well, well, well... Here's an interesting development.

Gershon, owner of KUMY channel 22 and KEBQ the flea powered channel 9 has filed a displacement app for KEBQ on channel 21 (the former KFDM channel). He has applied for a 15KW signal.

I am hoping this works out for him, and us for that matter. We could possibly end up with some more good channels to choose from...

I have a used channel 21 antenna for sale.

R
post #9279 of 9895
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Originally Posted by OTAhead View Post

KKHT, 100.7 has changed the city of license from Winnie to Lumberton....

Why they would do that, I have no idea...

Was part of the planned move of 105.3 and prevent another 105.3 from coming on in Vinton (this is a 10+yr old issue)....100.7 WAS supposed to file for COL of KOUNTZE!! 1300 is first aural service for Lumberton....100.7 is a bit behind the times
post #9280 of 9895
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Originally Posted by hdtv6 View Post

I have a used channel 21 antenna for sale.

R

Will it cover RF22 as well?????

HMMMMM
post #9281 of 9895
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Originally Posted by hdtv6 View Post

Yes, they did. But only the building; we are still KFDM-TV

R

Still wondering what Nexstar called the burnt Port Arthur studios (the HOT on FIRE PA studios? !!!!)

Couldnt resist...

BTW anyone with SiriusXM notice breakups on Channels 7-8 and maybe 9?? Its BAD!!
post #9282 of 9895
I have been missing due to being BUSY!!! Weekend of Halloween, I and Wayne Ozio of KITU, attended a seminar on DTV transmission and reception by a consulting engineering who was part of the Grand Alliance and came up with the standards of ATSC 8VSB we use OTA today.

Gary Sgrignoli
DTV Transmission Consultant
Meintel, Sgrignoli, & Wallace
www.MSWdtv.com

WOW......I KNEW I Had seen this before...just like the data comm systems we had at GSU in the 1980s....QAM (More robust since the stuff at GSU was 9600baud 16bit QAM) and digital signal riding an analog carrier (DTV is NOT truly DIGITAL...bet you didnt know that!)...The book for the course was 2-3 inches thick....WOW a lot of great info....and I got the CD as well...I let Russ at KBMT take my copy to read (He said he wanted something to take 3-4 weeks....this will take more! but $1000-2000 worth of training for $50?? Heck yeah!!! There were even engineers from CANADA there (held at PBS13.1 KERA studios in Dallas).

LOTS of good info and tidbits on how to improve reception, etc. We are trying to get a class scheduled in the Houston area asap (KUJT will be hosting) !!!! It will be a Sat seminar like Dallas and costs may be cheaper (NOW they tell me....ehhh I had friends to go see anyway and had a blast) Will try to post some of the CD pics here...
post #9283 of 9895
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Originally Posted by OTAhead View Post

Hey Richard... 3AB has been granted a CP for their whopping 30 Watt signal to be located on your tower... Any thoughts???

Quote:
Originally Posted by hdtv6 View Post

I don't think so.

R

I guess the least 3AB could have done was ask nicely to see if they could use the tower...
post #9284 of 9895
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Originally Posted by OTAhead View Post

I guess the least 3AB could have done was ask nicely to see if they could use the tower...

I find it interesting that the FCC does not require a statement affirming that they either own a tower or have obtained permission to use an existing tower before granting a license.

R
post #9285 of 9895
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Originally Posted by hdtv6 View Post

I find it interesting that the FCC does not require a statement affirming that they either own a tower or have obtained permission to use an existing tower before granting a license.

R

You would also think that the FCC would confirm that a station was built before granting a License To Cover too, but hey, that would make sense...
post #9286 of 9895
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Originally Posted by BPTTV View Post

Will it cover RF22 as well?????

HMMMMM

I'm sure it will, to some extent. They build these antennas peaked for a specific channel and do not test (or care) what they would do on any other channel. I am told that by the time you got it tested for use on another channel at the factory, you could have pretty much purchased a new antenna.

R
post #9287 of 9895
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Originally Posted by BPTTV View Post

I have been missing due to being BUSY!!! Weekend of Halloween, I made with Wayne Ozio of KITU, a seminar on DTV transmission and reception by a consulting engineering group who was part of the Grand Alliance and came up with the standards of ATSC 8VSB we use OTA today.

I wouldn't speak too loudly.. the COFDM people might hear you. (still wish we had 24 mbit over the 19 we have now).
post #9288 of 9895
KYKZ 96.1 has had their app to move to the KVHP channel 29 (RF30) tower where they were once previouly located. KYKZ once owned the tower but sold it to KVHP. Now they're moving back to it.

KYKZ currently broadcasts a 100 KW signal from 145 meters above ground. The new signal when they get it built will only be 60 KW, but from 366 meters above ground...
post #9289 of 9895
Ok, wow... I just experienced something I had not encountered before while watching TV OTA. I was watching channel 12 news at 5 when the picture and sound started breaking up bigtime. I then realized that I could hear a car running outside. The car was leaving my neighbor's house and I could hear it going down the street. About the same time as I couldn't hear it anymore, the video and audio cleared up and all is now well. First time I have encountered this.

I guess it is the same as when I was a kid. We always knew when my uncle was getting close to our house by the "sparklies"in the picture on the TV...
post #9290 of 9895
If you would indulge me, I need to pick your collective brains...

In the late 50s or early 60s, one of our local stations (I think either channel 4 or 6) would put up a screen when they were having "technical difficulties" that showed I think it was 3 grimlins (sp?). Two of them were holding up a cable and the other one was holding a big pair of scissors looking like he was cutting the cord.

Does anyone else remember this? And if so, which station was it? And, I really would like at least like to see it again, but would REALLY like to have a copy of it.

Help???
post #9291 of 9895
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Originally Posted by OTAhead View Post

Ok, wow... I just experienced something I had not encountered before while watching TV OTA. I was watching channel 12 news at 5 when the picture and sound started breaking up bigtime. I then realized that I could hear a car running outside. The car was leaving my neighbor's house and I could hear it going down the street. About the same time as I couldn't hear it anymore, the video and audio cleared up and all is now well. First time I have encountered this.

I guess it is the same as when I was a kid. We always knew when my uncle was getting close to our house by the "sparklies"in the picture on the TV...

That's what you get for watching channel 12 news!

R
post #9292 of 9895
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Originally Posted by hdtv6 View Post

That's what you get for watching channel 12 news!

R

But, but, but... I watch the CBS Evening news and KFDM News at 6 (well, up until the sports anyway)... I do! I really do!
post #9293 of 9895
That's some powerful auto ignition RFI to affect hi-VHF enough to block decoding! On analog whenever I saw that effect that high (or even on UHF) I tended to suspect that it might be getting into the TV set's i.f. strip (down in the 40-45 MHz range). After the mid 1980s when vehicles became laden with microprocessors there seemed to be some reduction in auto ignition RFI (to "protect" the computer data streams), but lately that trend may have reversed (perhaps designing better shielding for their computer systems vs "treating" the RFI). Anyone trying to use an non-FM hf/VHF radio in a vehicle these days is likely to find a combination of "old" and "new" (from the CPUs) RFI issues.
post #9294 of 9895
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Originally Posted by WA5IYX View Post

That's some powerful auto ignition RFI to affect hi-VHF enough to block decoding! On analog whenever I saw that effect that high (or even on UHF) I tended to suspect that it might be getting into the TV set's i.f. strip (down in the 40-45 MHz range). After the mid 1980s when vehicles became laden with microprocessors there seemed to be some reduction in auto ignition RFI (to "protect" the computer data streams), but lately that trend may have reversed (perhaps designing better shielding for their computer systems vs "treating" the RFI). Anyone trying to use an non-FM hf/VHF radio in a vehicle these days is likely to find a combination of "old" and "new" (from the CPUs) RFI issues.

I did not see the vehicle. I could just hear it and that is how I made the connennection. It was pretty loud (sounded good) so I am sure the ignition as well as the engine had been tweaked (for performane I presume). I could hear it for I am guessing at least a block if not more...
post #9295 of 9895
In the early 1950s in the UK there were BBC PSAs on TV re reducing auto ignition RFI to TV (most of their stations were Band I, low-VHF, then, with AM vid and audio). A few years ago I came across one on the Web. I also have a 1950s Comet Comic book from then where the sci-fi story has a TV set "messed up" (from a UFO) with the character commenting that they were too far above the street for that to have been due to an automobile! So it all must have been a very widespread issue at the time.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0auRh6B2KuY - found it
post #9296 of 9895
A disturbance in the force last night:
Richard's car pointed east instead of west after work and he showed up at the Society of Broadcast Engineer's meeting!!
THEN another disturbance!!! "I" bought him dinner (he was a cheap date


The SUN did not come up today, huge cracks have appeared in the Earth's surface and large rocks are falling out of the sky.........................Details on these and others stories in 25 mins on Action Central News!!!
post #9297 of 9895
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Originally Posted by hdtv6 View Post

I find it interesting that the FCC does not require a statement affirming that they either own a tower or have obtained permission to use an existing tower before granting a license.

R

Have forwarded the above to FCC and Steve Lee of the Houston Home Agent FCC Office....3AB wont have the license for long!!
post #9298 of 9895
Understanding Engineers #1
Two engineering students were biking across a university campus when one said, "Where did you get such a great bike?" The second engineer replied, "Well, I was walking along yesterday, minding my own business, when a beautiful woman rode up on this bike, threw it to the ground, took off all her clothes and said, "Take what you want". The first engineer nodded approvingly and said, "Good choice: The clothes probably wouldn't have fit you anyway".

Understanding Engineers #2
To the optimist, the glass is half-full. To the pessimist, the glass is half-empty To the engineer, the glass is twice as big as it needs to be.

Understanding Engineers #3
A priest, a doctor, and an engineer were waiting one morning for a particularly slow group of golfers. The engineer fumed, "What's with those guys? We must have been waiting for fifteen minutes!" The doctor chimed in, "I don't know, but I've never seen such inept golf!" The priest said, "Here comes the green-keeper. Let's have a word with him." He said, "Hello, George. What's wrong with that group ahead of us? They're rather slow, aren't they?" The green-keeper replied,"Oh, yes. That's a group of blind firemen. They lost their sight saving our clubhouse from a fire last year, so we always let them play for free anytime." The group fell silent for a moment. The priest said, "That's so sad. I think I will say a special prayer for them tonight." The doctor said, "Good idea. I'm going to contact my ophthalmologist colleague and see if there's anything she can do for them." The engineer said, "Why can't they play at night?"

Understanding Engineers #4
What is the difference between mechanical engineers and civil engineers ? Mechanical engineers build weapons. Civil engineers build targets.

Understanding Engineers #5
The graduate with a science degree asks, "Why does it work?" The graduate with an engineering degree asks, "How does it work?" The graduate with an accounting degree asks, "How much will it cost?" The graduate with an arts degree asks, "Do you want fries with that?"

Understanding Engineers #6
Three engineering students were gathered together discussing who must have designed the human body. One said, "It was a mechanical engineer . Just look at all the joints." Another said, "No, it was an electrical engineer. The nervous system has many thousands of electrical connections." The last one said, "No, actually it had to have been a civil engineer. Who else would run a toxic waste pipeline through a recreational area?"

Understanding Engineers #7
Normal people believe that if it ain't broke, don't fix it. Engineers believe that if it ain't broke, it doesn't have enough features yet.

Understanding Engineers #8
An engineer was crossing a road one day, when a frog called out to him and said, "If you kiss me, I'll turn into a beautiful princess." He bent over, picked up the frog, and put it in his pocket. The frog spoke up again and said, "If you kiss me, I'll turn back into a beautiful princess and stay with you for one week." The engineer took the frog out of his pocket, smiled at it and returned it to the pocket. The frog then cried out, "If you kiss me and turn me back into a princess, I'll stay with you for one week and do anything you want." Again, the engineer took the frog out, smiled at it and put it back into his pocket. Finally, the frog asked, "What is the matter? I've told you I'm a beautiful princess and that I'll stay with you for one week and do anything you want. Why won't you kiss me?" The engineer said, "Look, I'm an engineer. I don't have time for a girlfriend, but a talking frog - now that's cool."
post #9299 of 9895
Heads up guys and gals...

TWC is running a legal in todays Beaumont Enterprise announcing that they will be making "technical changes" to their cable system on or about December 12 that "may disrupt" your ability to view unencrypted (in the clear) channels on devices using a QAM tuner...

The channels listed are basically the SD and HD broadcast channels:KBTV,KFDM, KBMT, KUHT,KUIL, and KITU.

They go on to state that a rescan will be required to resume watching these channels.

It might be interesting to call customer service when this happens and listen to them try to sell you on getting a set top box because that's the only way to get HD channels...
post #9300 of 9895
Alll the more reason to put up an outside antenna and tell TWC to BUZZ OFF (NOTE I used a clean word....before OFF )
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