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post #3271 of 3340
WOGX 51.2 has no audio.

WTVT 13.2 should flag as 16:9.
post #3272 of 3340
No sound on one tv(good one),have sound on the other(cheap one). 51.2 in Gville. Called a friend and same thing is happening to him. Hhmm.....
post #3273 of 3340
Sounds like they're running MPEG audio instead of AC3 audio.

- Trip
post #3274 of 3340
51.2 WOGX Ocala Movies! now has audio.

47.3 WATV Orlando is now on the air, sort of, they have no ID and are on RF 47 VC 47.3 supposed to be CNN Latino, have only seen paid programming dubbed into Spanish so far. no guide info.
Audio on all tuners I have tried, Video only shows on some.



"CNN Latino in Orlando WATV Channel 47 and Tampa Channel 30
In Orlando, CNN Latino will be carried on WATV-LV Channel 47, a low power station owned by SIMA Communications of Tampa LLC, and covers the area of Orlando, Kissimmee, Sanford and Poinciana. SIMA partners are also part of the TMA-TIG joint venture. Orlando is ranked 17th among Hispanic TV markets and has over 232,000 Hispanic TV households. Channel 47 will also have carriage on various cable systems, including Verizon, AT&T U-Verse, Century Link, and Summit Broadband by April 2013 and with Bright House by October 2013. CNN Latino programming will broadcast from 3-11 p.m. (ET), as well as local station programming and other BuenaVision content."

source:
http://cnnpressroom.blogs.cnn.com/2013/04/01/cnn-latino-continues-to-expand-in-key-markets/
Edited by satpro - 6/4/13 at 10:36pm
post #3275 of 3340
How about Comcast for it because they will also be adding it?
post #3276 of 3340
Getting a signal carrier tonight on 27.3. Shows up as WTMO..no audio or video.
post #3277 of 3340
27.3 WTMO SD has colar bars test card with "WRDQ Orlando" in top corner and no audio tone heard.

27.2 currently has Severe Weather Center 9 because of tropical storm and because online stream has switched to court room feed.

31.1 WTMO-CD still on the air with WTMO Telemundo in HD
Edited by satpro - 6/6/13 at 12:45pm
post #3278 of 3340
What do y'all think my results would be like if I put an antenna in my apartment? I'm on the third floor out of four. Brighthouse runs to my complex, but I don't feel like paying $100+ a month for TV and internet. I won't watch enough TV to justify spending that much. I will probably miss some sports though.

The address I will be at is: 12515 Lake Square Circle Orlando, 32821



Which antenna would be good for me? I don't mind paying extra for a good one.

I'm new to all this so any help would be great.

Thanks.
post #3279 of 3340
Since most of the major stations are 28 miles away, I would think the most important thing might be which way do your windows face.
If your windows face NE about 60-70 degrees, you may get all those stations with next to nothing.
Otherwise, you may have an uphill battle.
Almost any good 4-bay UHF "bowtie" antenna SHOULD get you many stations.
Your toughest challenge will be Channel 49 from Orange City. (Univision-26.)
If you care to partake of the Hispanic entertainment.
Lower power, and a different direction.
A good 4-bay and a high gain amplifier should get you everything.
You MAY have a little problem with WESH-2. (Actually VHF channel 11.)
Also, ION-56 (actually 48) has never made the move yet to Bithlo.
They are still on a tower to the S-SE of you. (near Holopaw.)
Good luck.
post #3280 of 3340
Quote:
Originally Posted by 270degrees View Post

Since most of the major stations are 28 miles away, I would think the most important thing might be which way do your windows face.
If your windows face NE about 60-70 degrees, you may get all those stations with next to nothing.
Otherwise, you may have an uphill battle.
Almost any good 4-bay UHF "bowtie" antenna SHOULD get you many stations.
Your toughest challenge will be Channel 49 from Orange City. (Univision-26.)
If you care to partake of the Hispanic entertainment.
Lower power, and a different direction.
A good 4-bay and a high gain amplifier should get you everything.
You MAY have a little problem with WESH-2. (Actually VHF channel 11.)
Also, ION-56 (actually 48) has never made the move yet to Bithlo.
They are still on a tower to the S-SE of you. (near Holopaw.)
Good luck.

Thanks for the reply. My porch faces East, but I think I can angle the antenna to face NE to pick up the majority of the channels.

I'm worried about all of the ones to the SW. I know that some of them are duplicates of the ones to the NE. The ones to the SW are much farther away too and I have no LOS to the SW. There's probably no way for me to pick those up is there?

As far as an antenna is one such as this a good one: http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Extended-Range+Antenna/4875742.p?id=1218562658424&skuId=4875742&st=Antenna&cp=3&lp=2#tab=overview

Can you link me to a high gain amplifier?

Thanks.
post #3281 of 3340
If you pick a UHF 4-bay antenna, you will miss one of your major stations, WESH, which broadcasts on VHF.

If you're going to Best Buy or Wal-Mart, pick up the ClearStream 2V instead as it includes the necessary VHF element for WESH. Add RG6 coax cable as needed and an 8 x 8 x 1 chunk of wood for a base to make it free-standing and you'd have what's one of the better indoor antennas available. Indoor base covers are available from Antennas Direct for a modest cost if you don't want to make your own base. http://www.antennasdirect.com/store/CJ-Mount-Cover.html

You don't need any amplifier and, in any event, should avoid a high-gain amp unless you know what you're actually doing.

Those stations from the southwest are the Tampa-St Pete stations and will be out of reliable reception range for any indoor antenna. All of your local major stations transmit from Bithlo, so aim the antenna in that direction.
post #3282 of 3340
Quote:
Originally Posted by ProjectSHO89 View Post

If you pick a UHF 4-bay antenna, you will miss one of your major stations, WESH, which broadcasts on VHF.

If you're going to Best Buy or Wal-Mart, pick up the ClearStream 2V instead as it includes the necessary VHF element for WESH. Add RG6 coax cable as needed and an 8 x 8 x 1 chunk of wood for a base to make it free-standing and you'd have what's one of the better indoor antennas available. Indoor base covers are available from Antennas Direct for a modest cost if you don't want to make your own base. http://www.antennasdirect.com/store/CJ-Mount-Cover.html

You don't need any amplifier and, in any event, should avoid a high-gain amp unless you know what you're actually doing.

Those stations from the southwest are the Tampa-St Pete stations and will be out of reliable reception range for any indoor antenna. All of your local major stations transmit from Bithlo, so aim the antenna in that direction.

Thanks man.

The reason I linked to the Best Buy antenna was because of the return policy if I bought the wrong thing. I will likely just buy it online.

How can you tell WESH is VHF? I'm just curious so I can learn how to read that table.

Would putting the antenna on my porch increase the range of the antenna?
post #3283 of 3340
Quote:
How can you tell WESH is VHF?

Look at the column labeled "Real" in TVFool your chart. VHF is channels 2-13, UHF is 14-51.

Getting the antenna outside and up in the air so that the signals can best get to the antenna will almost always yield superior results.
post #3284 of 3340
I don't disagree with ProjectSHO89 on WESH. You will probably still get them, just not as strong a signal.
As I mentioned in my original post, that you MAY have a problem with them.
I am 15 miles away from the tower, and I have NO problem at all getting WESH with just my 4-bay UHF antenna.
The antenna that you highlighted is probably about the best there is currently available.
Another option is that you could TRY a cheaper antenna to see how it works for you.

You could try a 2-bay model like:
http://www.bestbuy.com/site/METROtenna+2-Bay+HDTV+Antenna/9223134.p?id=1219004824789&skuId=9223134&st=antenna&cp=2&lp=13

The main reason I think the 4-bay is the best is that you get more gain with out being more directional.
You can many times pick up signals slightly off the sides and you don't have to re-direct.

If you are only using the antenna on ONE TV, you probably will not need an amplifier.
I use a 12db gain amplifier because I split the signal to two different TVs.
I have found that the amp helps a good bit on some of the signals that are "right on the edge" of solid.
I probably shouldn't have said "high gain".
If you get one, something in the 10 to 15db range will work OK, as you shouldn't have a problem with overload.
They can be had at Wal-Mart pretty cheap.

If you order from on-line, checkout:
solidsignal.com

And, you probably WILL have a problem getting the stations from Tampa/StPete.
Most are actually on towers near Riverview, FL.

Good luck.
post #3285 of 3340
WHDO-CA 38.2 is on with a test pattern. According to the FCC database they're still in a CP for a power increase. WACX 55.5 is (or has been for a while) in test pattern mode while 55.1-4 & 6 run their pay for play. Also noticed WRDQ 27.3 has been running 27.1 for the past few days while still showing themselves as WTMO.
post #3286 of 3340
So sometime over the weekend (between Saturday evening and Sunday evening), the skip must have lit up, because I found a new one on RF5... WTVF from Nashville, TN...! 612 miles and they only have a power output of 3KW (unless they increased it for some reason and the FCC database isn't up to date). I left my tuner on RF5 in case in case the Gainesville station made it down to Orange County (had seen activity on that channel during a previous strong showing from all of the Gainesville stations).
post #3287 of 3340
WTVF is running 22 kW under STA.

- Trip
post #3288 of 3340
WRCF 29 is now on the air RF channel 35 virtual 29

http://www.wrcftv.com/



27.3 is WTMO Telemundo Orlando started 7/1


WBCC is now WEFS
post #3289 of 3340
I ran across WACX-DT6 the other day with a showing of LOST IN SPACE in another language. I thought it was Spanish, but it turns out to be Brazilian Portuguese. The station is running that show, Bonanza, and my old favorite THE TIME TUNNEL (see avatar!) in Portuguese. I caught the showing yesterday. The episode seemed intact, though the commercial breaks were thrown willy-nilly in the middle of sentences. The image looked oddly stretched horizontally, but it was still 4:3.

I don't understand more than two words of the language, but it was a thrill to see THE TIME TUNNEL on a broadcast channel again.

http://redeitv.net/

Harry
post #3290 of 3340
55.6,


Audio works for one second then stops. Channel is flagged 16:9 instead of 4:3.


This RedeiTV Orlando has no relation to Rede TV in Brasil.
post #3291 of 3340
Yeah - it was fine yesterday and dropping out all over the place today when I checked. Probably no-one paying any attention to the signal.

Harry
post #3292 of 3340
Tuff TV and My Family Net is here.
post #3293 of 3340
Anybody know what the story is with the NEW channel 35 ?
I got a very good signal strength. Strong lock. Very few errors.
Digital signal meter is about 65-70.
But, I got no picture or sound.
post #3294 of 3340
Quote:
Originally Posted by 270degrees View Post

Anybody know what the story is with the NEW channel 35 ?
I got a very good signal strength. Strong lock. Very few errors.
Digital signal meter is about 65-70.
But, I got no picture or sound.

It would help if you more specifically identified "channel 35". Is that the real or virtual channel number? What are the call letters?
post #3295 of 3340
The only "new" channel 35 in the area is WRCF-LP.

- Trip
post #3296 of 3340
Yes ..... I agree that it would be nice if the station would actually use the channel number they are NOW on.
The OTHER channels are ancient history. Why confuse everybody?
The stupid "virtual" channels confuse everything. Stations worried about their "Identity".
After I went back and did an "auto" rescan, it appears to be cleared now.
I now have WRCF-LP 29.1 (channel 35) and WOFX 35.1 (channel 22).
All is well.
post #3297 of 3340
WESH has their RF18 on the air... started Thursday at some point...
post #3298 of 3340
I've been getting WESH's RF-18 pretty good with my antenna pointed towards Gainesville, for some reason... the signal strength on the converter box is up around 66% to 75%... Not bad with Winter Garden being 30+ miles from the Orange City tower.
post #3299 of 3340
I am very surprised that when I point my antenna at Orange City, WESH-18 new signal, my AGC level is within 1% or 2% of the level that I get from (26) WVEN-49.
WVEN-49 is supposed to be like 12 times as much power as WESH-18.
Get that antenna up really high and you don't need much power.
post #3300 of 3340
I guess ZUUS music videos (26.3) is gone.
I don't get them anymore.
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