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post #151 of 9109
Hello everyone, I'm David from Grimesland and I use a Channel Master 3020 roof mounted. I use the MyHD card as my HDTV tuner and I have a Mitsubishi X250 projector. I receive the following channels.

WITN 7.1
WNCT 10
WUNK 25.1, 25.2, 25.3, 25.4, 25.5
WCTI 48.1

WCTI is spotty and weak during the day and a little better at night. I'm upgrading to the Radio Shack VU-190XR in hopes of better WCTI reception and I hope to be able to receive WRAL and WRAZ digital broadcasts since I can't receive them on my CM3020 at this time. I haven't experimented much with trying different times of the day to pick up more channels but I will look into it and keep a log. I really want to be able to get FOX digital for the Panthers football games this season and I would like to improve my WCTI reception for Monday night football. Nothing worse and the channel breaking up with a house full of football buddies.


Also, does anyone have Adelphia cable in my area. Grimesland gets Adelphi instead of Cox. I called Adelphia customer service and didn't get much of a responce concerning HDTV in my area. They weren't able to tell me if ANY of the locals were rebroadcast in HD or not.
post #152 of 9109
Thread Starter 
Adelphia does not currently have HD, they are currently working on getting HD, according to the website. So being Grimesland is a small system dont look for it anytime soon.
You should be able to get RDU signals 5 11 17 22 47 50. I get them at night about 10 miles east of Washington.
You may need to add a Channel master pre amp. This really helped my signal. If youre trying to get NEW BERN and RDU with the CM3020 dont count on it, I had to get a Radio shack UHF only ant to aim towards New Bern, Have my CM3020 at top of mast and RS uhf, below it about 4'.
Get up to the antenna with a compass aim the CM3020 to 287 degrees
aim the uhf 203 degrees. You should be able to get them, maybe not 24 hrs but at night but I think Grimesland and Greenville can get the RDUs all the time.
You may have to slowly adjust the antenna, the RDU signals maybe lost at a small amout of adjustment .
I adjusted mine for about the 1st month just trying to get the best signal.
You maybe able to get some Roanoke Rapid locals I get the mfrom time to time. 62.1 -62.4 PAX. PAX WEST. FAITH. WORHSHIP
Doesnt COX go thru Grimesland, my sister in law lives in Simpson and Adelphia and COX available to her?
post #153 of 9109
I live on Foster road across from Lake Kristi. I know Adelphia offers cable and high speed internet out here but I'm not sure about Cox. I'll have to call them again.

I have my Channel master 3020 on a remote control electronic rotor so I can just point it whereever I want. It works pretty well but I want to be able to get WRAL, WRAZ, and a better signal from WCTI.
post #154 of 9109
Thread Starter 
Go to Lowes and purchase a channel master 3041 out door preamp,
item # 56326 $59.94, this should really boost your signals.
Also aim the antenna with the figures I already posted.
post #155 of 9109
Ken12,

You recently posted that you have PSIP in your capital budget for this year and if all goes well you'll have it installed and operational before the end of the year. If this happens, will 48.1 become 12.1 and 48.2 become 12.2 or will UPN 48 become a standalone channel? Just curious as I've been wondering since you first mentioned this. Likewise, will you be uploading program info as well so that it will show in our programming guides? Thanx for any info you can share.
post #156 of 9109
Sorry about the game problem The HD receiver for ABC locked up It came back up after leaving it unplugged for about 5 min. I only have the one right now so no backup.

Actually it 48-1 and 48-3 yes they will become 12-1 and 12-3 That could change though they could be made whatever management wants. It will have the capability and I plan to push to keep the guide data updated but again that is up to management.

Again sorry about the problem with football.
Ken
post #157 of 9109
Thanx for the info, Ken12. I noticed the problem with MNF at the top of the show. I thought it was strange... I had been flipping back between WCTI and WTVD cause the O&O in Raleigh was running a pre game show instead of the Benefactor. I thought that was kind of odd that an O&O would preempt the network programming. Anyways, once the game came back on WCTI, that's where I stayed.

Funny thing about the channel mapping though. My Toshiba 351 maps WCTI as 48.1 and 48.2. I've always seen on Titantv, ect. that it was actually the way you stated it ; 48.1 and 48.3. Must be some glitch with my stb.

Thanx for responding though. Nice to know you're here to give us updates and such.
post #158 of 9109
Ken,

One last thing and I'll stopped bugging you tonight. *LOL*

Since you're in the business, maybe you can answer a question I've been wondering about. As I've stated before, I currently have Dish Network for my programming needs. I moved from Kitty Hawk where I was unable to receive any analog broadcasts ota, thus I have the East/West feeds from New York and LA. Now, it's pretty obvious to you that even though I have these, I still turn to my locals for programming as well. With multicasting becoming more prolific, what do you think the chances are that various affiliates might start offering an East/West or time shifted programming schedules to their viewers via subchannels. Have you ever heard this discussed or mentioned. I know right now that HD viewership is not where the money is for stations right now, but maybe in the future. The reason I mention this is last week, I noticed that WLFL and WNCN in RDU, for some reason, were showing some of their prime time shows after 11. Pretty odd to say the least. Do you think that was a glitch or just some experimenting going on? Sorry for all the questions, ramblings and musings. Just like to toss these balls around once in a while and get an insider pov.
post #159 of 9109
Thread Starter 
the only multicasted channel Ive seen like this is Pax. They have 4 chs

PAX**
PAX WEST**

FAITH
WORSHIP
post #160 of 9109
Cool. Thanx for the head's up, Jamielee. I can't receive a PAX anyway so I didn't know this. It would be nice to see the big 5 do this since not everyone works a regular 8-5 job. That's why I love my East/West. If I miss something in prime time, I can always catch it later on.

FYI, the RDU thread has had some info regarding WLFL/WRDC that you might find interesting. At the very least, the engineer up their says they should be at full power within a year, which we had heard before anyway. He, however, gives some interesting tech info on why we've been getting a better signal on WLFL and no signal on WRDC for the most part.
post #161 of 9109
I have started a new forum specific to the Greenville Area. I have a Local TV area there and hope to build it up a bit. My emphasis is to get the information out to people that wouldn't necessarily look here.

The more people that use HD in the area, the better off everyone will be. My hope is that someone interested in local events, restaurants, etc. will see some of the info there and get involved in local HD.

I'll be posting a link to this thread there and would appreciate any attention any of you saw fit to give it.

http://www.aroundgreenville.com
post #162 of 9109
Anyone else on DirecTV? The majority of the speculation points to a 9/28 turnup for locals from them. Anyone heard anything more recently? The CSR's have no idea what the schedule is.
post #163 of 9109
Anyone tried a DB4 or DB8 from antennasdirect.com? I'm thinking the multidirectional attributes might help out with WCTI, since I have some skinny pine trees in its path.
post #164 of 9109
I was looking at their website today and thinking about trying out one of their antennas. I'm really just thinking an outdoor antenna period. I'm getting tired of the dropouts from our locals with my indoor antenna. I get RDU stations fine with few to no dropouts. The locals around here drop all the time. Guess that it's atmospheric cause from what I understand, our locals that are on air are full power except for WNCT.
post #165 of 9109
Thread Starter 
Is the Greenville forum still here, not heard much lately.
My HD has been out of service for about 2 weeks now, will be back tommorow from Samsung, cant wait, miss my HD!
post #166 of 9109
Still here. I post more often on my own site, but check here frequently.

I think I am going to go ahead with the DB8 pointed towards Raleigh. I think with that and a preamp I should be in good shape. If I need to, I will point the Radio Shack Special towards the tower for 7 and 9, though I feel I'll be able to pick them up even from the back of the antenna.

Bad news from the Fox local. They plan to turn up digital in Morehead but not Greenville. According to them, it's not a delay, but no plan at all to go to a digital signal in the Greenville area.
post #167 of 9109
Quote:
Originally posted by easternncnewswat
I was looking at their website today and thinking about trying out one of their antennas. I'm really just thinking an outdoor antenna period. I'm getting tired of the dropouts from our locals with my indoor antenna. I get RDU stations fine with few to no dropouts. The locals around here drop all the time. Guess that it's atmospheric cause from what I understand, our locals that are on air are full power except for WNCT.

Be glad, you were getting more with an indoor than I was with an outdoor mounted on my chimney. I've not gotten any Raleigh stations OTA.
post #168 of 9109
Thread Starter 
thats strange when I called them they said Greenville.
post #169 of 9109
I emailed the engineer at Fox8/Fox14 and got the response below:

Quote:
We will be placing the low power on air to cover Morehead City. We do not have plans at this time to go DTV in Gville.

I was hopeful since I'm only 4 miles from the Greenville area tower for the Fox station.
post #170 of 9109
Well, that's a total bummer for those of us around the Greenville area that wanted to pick up our local FOX. I've been hoping to click over to 21 and pick up WYDO. I guess it'll be a long shot picking up Morehead City at low power from here.
post #171 of 9109
BTW, does anyone know how WNCT ended up as one of only 34 stations in the country with a VHF frequency assignment? It is rather annoying, to say the least, to have to worry about picking up a VHF signal when every other possible DTV signal is UHF. They are going to end up relegated to playing second fiddle to WRAL, again.

But rejoice, WNCT is full power at an amazing 35 kW.
post #172 of 9109
Did FOX Morehead City give any idea what kw power they will be operating at?
post #173 of 9109
Thread Starter 
greg over at your forum somethings wrong, when you try to post a reply it gives you a error message.
post #174 of 9109
All should be well again now. I made some mods to make it more google-friendly.

Let me know if anyone has any other probems.
post #175 of 9109
Quote:


Originally posted by easternncnewswat
Did FOX Morehead City give any idea what kw power they will be operating at?

Selfishly, I didn't ask. The likelihood that I would be able to pick it up even at full power is not high. That is on the part of the compass blocked by trees for me.

I'll be glad to ask though.
post #176 of 9109
Thanx... I was just wondering since I'm able to pick up WLFL at 9kw and 71 miles away. According to antennaweb.org, WFXI is 76 miles away. So, I'm thinking it might not be too out of the realm of possibility to pick it up depending on orientation and output. Thanx for any info you can give. Who knows, maybe we'll get WYDO anyway and the people at FOX are confused.
post #177 of 9109
Quote:


Originally posted by agregjones
But rejoice, WNCT is full power at an amazing 35 kW.

On channel 10, 35kW at approx 2000 ft is equal to 1 million watts at the same height on UHF.
post #178 of 9109
Quote:


Originally posted by easternncnewswat
Thanx... I was just wondering since I'm able to pick up WLFL at 9kw and 71 miles away. According to antennaweb.org, WFXI is 76 miles away. So, I'm thinking it might not be too out of the realm of possibility to pick it up depending on orientation and output. Thanx for any info you can give. Who knows, maybe we'll get WYDO anyway and the people at FOX are confused.

WLFL is on a 2000 ft tower, WFXI isn't on a 2000 ft tower. That is your difference.
post #179 of 9109
Yeah, I was just looking at the FCC website trying to determine some of that info. But thanx, you're right about that... Forget about the height factor. Well, I guess I can hope anyway. Guess I'll see when WFXI/WYDO goes live on whichever stick it is.
post #180 of 9109
Thread Starter 
Just got a email from Don Fisher at FOX

we hope to have a city grade signalfor WFXI by the end of the year, but we do not have a time frame for WYDO at this point. Please call me anytime for updates.
Don Fisher
VP, Gen Mgr
FOX8/14
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