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post #3271 of 3703
i live on augusta st in staunton ,i use a 91xg with a cm7777 killer combo pick up all dc. cville richmond stations
post #3272 of 3703
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Originally Posted by doug-lm View Post

I installed a Channel Master 4228 (no amp) in my attic this evening and am picking up all C-ville broadcast stations, the major networks out of Richmond (except NBC), and FOX out of Harrisonburg (I think). All in, I'm getting 18 channels.

Combine this with a Turbo HD Bronze package from Dish Network, and I'm enjoying 40+ HD channels for less than $40/month.

In case you don't follow the Richmond thread, WWBT was granted a power increase, re-scan for channel 12, you may get it now.
post #3273 of 3703
Does anyone know if there is any talk of WVAV 16.1 getting a power increase?

I have a Channel Master 4228 that is picking up all C'ville locals with near 100% signal strength for my downstairs TV running through my Dish VIP 622.

Upstairs I am only getting in the 60s on all except 16.1 with frequent drop outs using a Terk HDTVi antenna through a VIP 722.

I don't want to use a splitter and drill holes through my walls to get a signal from the CM 4228 unless it is a last resort.

Assuming 16.1 remains low power, any suggestions for a good indoor antena that would do the trick. I am at the Lake so about 8 miles from Carters Mtn.
post #3274 of 3703
WVAW is already maxed out.

- Trip
post #3275 of 3703
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Originally Posted by fkent484 View Post

any suggestions for a good indoor antena that would do the trick. I am at the Lake so about 8 miles from Carters Mtn.

I also live at the Lake and have the amplified HDTVa. I don't see any drop outs. Upstairs I can point it towards Richmond and get all the stations except NBC 12.
post #3276 of 3703
Quote:
Originally Posted by fkent484 View Post

Does anyone know if there is any talk of WVAV 16.1 getting a power increase?

I have a Channel Master 4228 that is picking up all C'ville locals with near 100% signal strength for my downstairs TV running through my Dish VIP 622.

Upstairs I am only getting in the 60s on all except 16.1 with frequent drop outs using a Terk HDTVi antenna through a VIP 722.

I don't want to use a splitter and drill holes through my walls to get a signal from the CM 4228 unless it is a last resort.

Assuming 16.1 remains low power, any suggestions for a good indoor antena that would do the trick. I am at the Lake so about 8 miles from Carters Mtn.

Are you sure it isn't some problem other than WVAV's power? I am 50 miles away and get 16.1 over the air with a basic outdoor antenna, no amplifier.
post #3277 of 3703
I am 44 miles away with an amplified outdoor antenna in Culpeper in a new location and I rarely get WVAW and never get WAHU, which I was getting when I lived in the south part of the Town of Culpeper, 42 miles from Carter's Mountain. I moved to the north end of town, 44 miles away, and sit sort of in a hole now with lots of trees. However, WCAV is as strong as it was when I lived in the south. Digital TV is a fickle thing, because with the two mile move, I get some DC stations on the back side of my antenna, I never got before and I lost 30.1-30.5 but now get 30.6-30.10 regularly from Golvein. Go figure.
post #3278 of 3703
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Originally Posted by janiegirl View Post

Are you sure it isn't some problem other than WVAV's power? I am 50 miles away and get 16.1 over the air with a basic outdoor antenna, no amplifier.

It's my Terk HDTVa that is not picking up 16.1. My CM 4228 picks it up unamplified with 100% signal (as well as all the other C'ville locals and Richmond locals when I rotate it).

I don't want to split the signal from the 4228 and have to drill a hole through the concrete foundation to run the wire to the upstairs TV (if I can avoid it).

I made a coat hanger antenna that is now picking up 16.1 with a signal strength of 70 that I am hiding behind the TV cabinet for the time being. I plan on making a few tweaks to the homemade antenna tonight to see if I can improve the signal a bit more.
post #3279 of 3703
i installed a cm 4228 and a cm 7777 preamp in a attic in verona high on a hill got 44 dig channels and channel 12 vhf richmond peaking the signal out to 98 the cm 4228 can receive ch 12 vhf
post #3280 of 3703
We have a Channel Master 4220, attic mounted, with a large nearby tree in the line of site to Carter's Mountain which is seven miles from our home.

As of yesterday we are receiving all local channels at 100% strength.
post #3281 of 3703
Thread Starter 
Now that the digital transition has settled out a bit, is there anything more about the Shenandoah Valley translators? I'd love to see WVIR-DT 29 on one of the local translators still broadcasting a converted signal in analog (28 and 31 are both strong in the central Valley). 29's signal is iffy whenever the leaves are on the trees, from over here anyway.
post #3282 of 3703
Wasn't sure where to post this since I'm not from the area, only here for work.

Using a RCA amplified indoor antenna, I was suprised at what I could get, on the second floor of a hotel with a south facing window.

WVIR 29-1, 29-2, 29-3 SNR 25-30
WNVT 30-6, 30-7, 30-8, 30-9, 30-10 SNR 20
WHTJ 41-1, 41-2, 41-3 SNR 18
WVPY 42-1, 42-2, 42-3, with an SNR of 18-20 which suprises me based on the TV Fool report.

http://www.tvfool.com/?option=com_wr...23c5da55c1f233
post #3283 of 3703
WVPY's DTS is not included on TV Fool. They have a channel 21 transmitter on your site of the mountains.

- Trip
post #3284 of 3703
I knew their transmitter was on the otherside of the mountain, since i get VPY at home.

Didn't know they had a DTS setup, where is it? I'm staying on the south end of Culpeper US15/29 @ Business 29 (Madision Rd.) It appears to be doing the job though, to bad more stations don't look into it. There should be plenty of towers, space could be found on for a few low power transmitters.
post #3285 of 3703
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Originally Posted by dewster1977 View Post

Didn't know they had a DTS setup, where is it?

http://www.fcc.gov/fcc-bin/FMTV-serv...DS1302316.html

- Trip
post #3286 of 3703
Thanks Trip, no wonder it came in so well. Check one of my recent post in the DC thread, if you didn't see it already,since WBAL increased power.

should be here
http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showt...1#post17011611
and here
http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showt...7#post16996487
post #3287 of 3703
Well, I'm moved into my new Lambeth apartment: 467-4. I'm now on the second floor instead of the first, and I'm on the correct side of the complex relative to Carter's Mountain.

After getting settled in, I find that something is wrong with my VHF bowtie, as it's not picking up anything. I'm going to check for loose connections a little later.

With the Silver Sensor, WVIR and WHTJ are predictably maxing me out. WVAW, WCAV, and WAHU are all in the 70-85 range and breaking up, but I have found solid positions for WCAV and WAHU. Interestingly, in this room, WVAW appears to be my biggest problem thus far.

Notable absense award continues to go to WVPT-DT2, who continues to show a carrier on the WinTV-D but no usable signal. Granted, this is with the Silver Sensor which is a UHF-only antenna. I'll need to test with the VHF bowtie once I figure out what's wrong with it.

- Trip
post #3288 of 3703
As suspected, the problem with the VHF bowtie was a loose connection. As with last year, it receives all the UHF signals better than the Silver Sensor, and in fact all are stable with the Gray stations hovering just above 80 and WVIR/WHTJ at 100. WVPT continues to not decode.

- Trip
post #3289 of 3703
Trip and/or nbc29guy,

do you have any expeirnce with how comcast maps the nbc+fox+cw channels vs. the pbs channels with respect to virtual channel assignments?

for example, with my computer's tuners, physical channels 79.1 (NBC) and 79.2 (NBC weather) map to 1-1 and 1-2. two of pbs's channels on 82.1 and 82.2 also map to 1-1 and 1-2. needless to say this complicates not only scheduled recordings but also even simply changing the channel.

theres some heady discussion here: http://www.dslreports.com/forum/r21212019-, which sounds like it might apply.

in any case, it'd be much nicer if they'd just let them map to 79.1, 79.2, 82.1 with out the renumbering (i.e. like how fox stays on 79.4)
post #3290 of 3703
I'm not familiar with cable at all, given that I don't have it, but I went to a friend's apartment and helped him set up an HDTV. For him, NBC29 was on 1-1 and WX+ was on 1-2, then the rest of them were on their physical channel numbers, WHTJ on 82-1, etc.

Sorry I can't be of more help.

- Trip
post #3291 of 3703
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Originally Posted by meatwad666 View Post

do you have any expeirnce with how comcast maps the nbc+fox+cw channels vs. the pbs channels with respect to virtual channel assignments?

I have Comcast cable connected to a HDHomeRun dual QAM network tuner. I programmed the tuner using the guide numbers at zap2t.com and have had no problems.
post #3292 of 3703
I just skipped ahead to see what schedule changes are coming when the new season starts, and My C'ville TV will be adding MGM movies from This TV. It looks like they'll air This TV during most hours of the day, only breaking from the schedule 6-10PM.

If this is to be belived, they're also showing Star Trek daily at 7PM.

- Trip
post #3293 of 3703
fox's hd is broken tonight in town on comcast.
post #3294 of 3703
I noticed a few days ago 29.2 is in widescreen SD. (which is great since the chance of precipitation was in the area my converter box cut off)
post #3295 of 3703
Lookie what I made.

Warning, image is 2.5MB, do not load on a slow connection or slow computer, as it does tend to fail in either case and show nothing useful.

http://coverage.rabbitears.info/wvir-dt.html

- Trip
post #3296 of 3703
Trip,

All I got was a Google map of downtown C'ville and I have a fast connection.
post #3297 of 3703
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Originally Posted by Wallyb47 View Post

Trip,

All I got was a Google map of downtown C'ville and I have a fast connection.

It worked on IE but not Firefox for me...
post #3298 of 3703
I don't know what the pattern is. For some people it works, and for some it doesn't.

- Trip
post #3299 of 3703
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Originally Posted by Wallyb47 View Post

Trip,

All I got was a Google map of downtown C'ville and I have a fast connection.

I got the same when I loaded the page in firefox, and then I zoomed "out" one level and the signal strength overlay appeared.
post #3300 of 3703
I can get the map to work in Firefox, but only after zooming one notch out from the original view. Any view from the 7th notch or closer results in a plain Google map. Zooming out (8th notch or farther) shows the colors of your coverage map.

In Internet Explorer it comes in better but zooming in closer the coverage overlay does not show beyond three zoom levels.
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