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post #391 of 7450
Thread Starter 
Hello Sthscan,

KNME-DT is fine to me and the signal strenth is about 76 and as for KOB-DT still off the air at this time.

Keep the eye on KRQE-DT digital signal test on Tuesday and later, it will be on digital channel 16.

5-20-02

OOPS!! you just beat me to it on my the lastest news on KRQE-DT hi.. hi....
post #392 of 7450
Hopefully KRQE will stay on full time now. I just checked my signal strength and I got 100 out of 100 from them just like KOAT. Granted I just live on the Westside, but I feel that's excellent considering I just use an indoor antenna. By the way, thank you KOAT for continuing to show the HD material you have to offer. Hopefully KASA will have their stuff up and running soon (even though it'll just be 480P).
post #393 of 7450
I hope KRQE will be up also when I get home today from work. Looking forward to seeing their evening programs in hi-def.
post #394 of 7450
Thread Starter 
The whole UHF stations are off the air except digital channels 16 and channel 35!!

Yep channel 19,21,23,32,41 and 50 are off the air helping the work TV tower crews to work on the digital transmitters or I think they may have some kind of power blackout due to nasty windy day.

Somthing big is happing here I hope!

The KRQE-DT seems a little stronger it's now reading 88 on the signal meter.

Well guys this it and keep the eye on the any new digital signals.

5-21-02
post #395 of 7450
Hey Ripclaw

Are you getting KNME with an indoor antenna? They're still very low power.

later
Pete
post #396 of 7450
Yes, I am. I'm getting around 72 out of 100. It's one of those RCA powered ones, that I have plugged into my Sony A/V Receiver.
post #397 of 7450
Looks like channel 7 is back up (digital) and KRQE is still testing For those of you out there that scan channels, my Mits HD400 scans and only puts the checks in those channels that are digital. While having to manually add the analog channels is a pain, I've noticed that by default there's checks in channels 45, 47, and 61. Does anyone else have this situation, and/or are these UHF channels for future DTV? Just wondering.
post #398 of 7450
Thread Starter 
Hello RipClaw,

The analog low power stations that you mentioned are channel 45 "home shopping channel" K45DL transmitter location is from the westside on Coors road, channel 48 is "Telfutera Spanish Network" transmitter location is on the Sandia Crest Mountain there is no such station on channel 47 at this time.

KTEL-LP "Telmundo Spanish Network" channel 53 also located on the Sandia Crest Mountain.

K56FB channel 56 "MTV-2" Dead air at this time only showing DirectTV receiver saying "For ordering information please call customer service, ext. 721 banner on the screen" also on the Sandia Crest Mountain as well too.

KYNM-LP channel 61 "Church programings and somtime relaying KCHF-TV frome Santa Fe channel 11 and is also located on Sandia Crest Mountain.

K17DD channel 17 "3ABN Church programings" From the westside on Coors road.

It's look like that all UHF stations were back on the air right now at this time
same goes for KOAT-DT channel 21.1 but nothing new here.

We will see what happens next day or 2 at the most.

Well party on and hope no more bloody winds to deal with at this time!!

5-21-02
post #399 of 7450
Is KRQE up and running today?
post #400 of 7450
I haven't seen it today at 4:50pm. Did you get your friend a HD tv yet? JR
post #401 of 7450
Yes, He got a Sony 51" CRT RP HDTV from Circuit City for around $2000. Looks pretty good. He now needs to get a HD decoder/tuner so he can watch HD from the crest.
post #402 of 7450
Quote:


Originally posted by N5XZS
Hello Sthscan,

KNME-DT is fine to me and the signal strenth is about 76 and as for KOB-DT still off the air at this time.

Keep the eye on KRQE-DT digital signal test on Tuesday and later, it will be on digital channel 16.


Update on KNME-DT -- i moved my on-the-roof UHF yagi to point more towards the crest and KNME-DT is coming in now with a 30 db over noise signal as compared to no signal on my spectrum analzyer before I repointed my antenna.

KOAT-DT continues to be a barn-burner signal - about 80 db over noise signal and it's so strong that I can get it with a UHF loop antenna that I took off an old TV set and hooked it up to my STB just to see how super KOAT-DT's signal is. KNME-DT is way too weak for anything but an outdoor antenna here.

KRQE-DT - I've been watching the spectrum analyzer the last 2 days with no sign of a signal. one of these days... 8^)

Robert
post #403 of 7450
Quote:


Originally posted by N5XZS
The whole UHF stations are off the air except digital channels 16 and channel 35!!

Yep channel 19,21,23,32,41 and 50 are off the air helping the work TV tower crews to work on the digital transmitters or I think they may have some kind of power blackout due to nasty windy day.

The analog off-air channel outages were due to a power outage in a hard-to-reach location up on the crest. Too bad they weren't done to help other stations get their DT transmitters going.

Yesterday was a good example of which stations are too cheap to have backup generators and which ones care about being on the air no matter what! 8^)

Robert
post #404 of 7450
Thread Starter 
Just want to let you know that KRQE-DT is on the air this morning and the signal is very strong.

So catch it when you can as long they stay on the air and mayby for the whole day.

5-23-02
post #405 of 7450
KRQE is broadcasting a very strong signal today: I'm getting 100/100 on my Mitsu HD400 box here in Los Alamos. Nice picture, no dropouts. I would guess they're testing high-power today. My last e-mail from KRQE said they were waiting on an RF meter to perform some FCC-required measurements on the crest prior to final certification.

Regardless, it's sure nice to have the growing HD choices here in NM.

Joe M.
post #406 of 7450
Glad to hear all of this. Hope they will leave the transmitter on tonight and pass through the high-def programming to us all.
post #407 of 7450
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KRQE-DT is now broadcasting in true CBS HDTV programing right now!!

They are using HDTV CBS eastcoast feed at this time.

But the weird thing I am getting close captioning from the wheel of fourtune
analog programing while at the same time I am getting CBS HDTV programing.

I am sure they will clear up this little glitch since they are in the testing mode.

Injoy the show!!!

5-23-02
post #408 of 7450
I watched CBS HD last night also and enjoyed "CSI" and "The Agency" for the most part. Seems like someone at KRQE in engineering needs to learn how to use the HD recorder/file server. A times the picture froze or the program was being fast forwarded or reversed for some reason. I guess it will be some time before they get all the kinks worked out. However, the picture (during the unglitched times) looked very good. Looking forward to more series in HD.
post #409 of 7450
I was impressed with the PQ on CBS. Looking forward to watching some of their shows. What's the word on KOB-DT? My Mits DTV box now shows program guide info for KOB-DT, but still no signal. I don't know where that data comes from - DirecTV or the station. Also, when I did a channel scan last night, my box added KOBR-DT (8) to the guide. That's probably just a DirecTV channel list artifact though.
post #410 of 7450
I hope KRQE is up tonight. I have friends coming over for a barbecue and I wanted to show them how "Jag" looks like in HD. Is KRQE up right now???

Petew: Although KOB is down right now I still have their channel show up on my Dish 6000 menu (since it detected it some weeks ago when it was up at the time). KOBR-DT may be Roswell. Seems like KOB is not in any rush to come on-line.
post #411 of 7450
Well KOB just went back on the air, sorta. Maybe it's just me and my indoor antenna. I get a signal of 100 but then it just drops to 0 and then back to 100 again. Hopefully they're back on track. I was/am even grateful for just the regular picture being converted to digital seeing as how they had little HD programming.
post #412 of 7450
Was anyone able to receive a signal tonight (Friday) for KOB-DT or KRQE-DT?

I live near San Mateo and Constitution and get mapping at 4-1 for KOB but no picture. Nothing at all for KRQE.
post #413 of 7450
Does KRQE HD transmit a true 16:9 picture? Comparing it to their SD signal, the HD looks zoomed; the tops of peoples' heads are chopped off, but not on their regular SD signal. Has anyone compared the two pictures? JR
post #414 of 7450
Ozone,

There was a local blackout on CBS-HD due to a baseball game. KRQE returned at exactly 9pm when the game was scheduled to end.

Jerrich,

I compared the DISH CBS-HD feed with KRQE's. They are identical.

Regards, Peter
post #415 of 7450
Peter,

How do you get CBS-HD on a dish? IS that Dish Network? Also, is KRQE-HD up only at night? It seems everytime I do a channel search I am missing them.
post #416 of 7450
Ozone,

Answer to question 1 is .
KQRE was running all Friday except for the baseball blackout, but seems to be shut off completely today.

Regards, Peter
post #417 of 7450
Hey Pete, compare the CBS HD on dish with the local SD picture for me and see if there is any difference in the picture size. Why can't they be the same vertically? JR
post #418 of 7450
Pete,
Do you know if KRQE-DT is up today, Sunday afternoon? If a CBS daytime sporting event is HD, do you think KRQE would carry?

I don't know if my city location is contributing to the problem. I'm near San Mateo and Constitution and would think that is a good spot for reception.
post #419 of 7450
KRQE DT doesn't seem to be up this weekend. What a bummer. Guess I will go see Star Wars with my friends this afternoon.
post #420 of 7450
Is KRQE up and running today???
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