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post #3331 of 3401
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Originally Posted by 829 View Post

Yes I know it is 40, I am just use to calling them 40/29. It appears to be my antenna. I climbed up and onto the roof and was able move the antenna a little and it is starting to come back. Now I need to tighten everything down again.

everthing is good here on 40 for me. coming in around the same signal strength. hope you get it all tightened up.
post #3332 of 3401
Local TV's (KFSM's parent company) request to purchase KPBI has been approved by the FCC. Read last paragraph of this pdf:
http://hraunfoss.fcc.gov/edocs_publi...-11-1923A1.pdf
post #3333 of 3401
Can anyone confirm what is on KPBI today? The sale closed on Friday.

- Trip
post #3334 of 3401
34-1 PSIP KXNW - MY Network SD 480i
34-2 PSIP KFSM - CBS HD 1080i

Hopefully, they'll increase the power eventually.


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post #3335 of 3401
Interesting. On one of my TVs, the sub channels are as in the post above; on another, they are transposed. How can that be... Trip?
post #3336 of 3401
My bet is that the transport stream is identical, but they've flipped the PSIP around.

Let me try to explain it in as accessible a manner as I can. This is how the KFSM signal is set up.

Program 1 (CBS) = 5-1
Program 2 (MyN) = 5-2

Now, what I suspect is going on is that nothing is being changed except for the PSIP. So that means:

Program 1 (CBS) = 34-2
Program 2 (MyN) = 34-1

Now in theory, this shouldn't be a problem; it should figure out that 34-1 comes before 34-2 and list the stations accordingly. However, some tuners don't follow the ATSC standard properly, and will list them in order of the Program Number. I've seen it happen before.

I hope that explains it.

And thanks for the info; I have updated RabbitEars accordingly.

- Trip
post #3337 of 3401
Clear as mud. Actually, I think I understand.
Thanks for the explanation. I just hope they eventually bump the power up to 1,000kW.

Rabbitears still lists it as KPBI.
post #3338 of 3401
The FCC still says it's KPBI. RabbitEars pulls from the FCC database. Once it changes in the FCC database, it will change on RabbitEars.

- Trip
post #3339 of 3401
Oh, OK. Thanks for the clarification!
post #3340 of 3401
Just curious as to how KFDF-LD 44-1 in Fort Smith fits in all this. Back in November 2011 KFDF was carrying MeTV programming (the same as KPBI?). Then sometime in early December the station went dark (literally) on my receiver, apparently a carrier but no video. Good signal strength, but the screen was black. I just checked it again today, and it's back on showing RTV programming. Was KFDF part of the KPBI deal?


Probably related, DirecTV is no longer carrying KPBI 34, with the guide just saying "DirecTV is no longer carrying this station."
post #3341 of 3401
KPBI, Eureka Springs was formerly owned by Riverside Media and sold to Local TV, LLC., parent company of KFSM.

IIRC, KFDF is owned by Pinnacle Media.
post #3342 of 3401
KFDF has signed with RTV, and was not included in the sale of KPBI. It was supposed to have started (resumed?) airing RTV on its primary channel starting on Friday.

- Trip
post #3343 of 3401
Thanks guys, I read somewhere that KFDF was/is owned by KALEIDOSCOPE/Riverside, and the timing of things seemed to fit...
post #3344 of 3401
Is there a process for requesting a station be added to the "significantly viewed" list for satellite? I live about 5 miles northwest of Harrison in Boone County and KNWA's signal easily reaches the entire county.
post #3345 of 3401
DirecTV does not offer Significantly Viewed channels (aka "Neighboring Channels") in the Springfield, MO or Fort Smith markets.

Additionally, even though they may offer them, they are not required to offer them anywhere. Your only recourse is to petition your sat provider to offer them.

See:
http://www.directv.com/DTVAPP/packPr...uestid=2070036
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Signifi..._United_States
post #3346 of 3401
Any one know why Cox in Fayetteville dropped KOLR 10?
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post #3348 of 3401
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Originally Posted by awax View Post

Any one know why Cox in Fayetteville dropped KOLR 10?

Likely what nexstar wanted for it and KFSM may have requested it removed
post #3349 of 3401
Maybe KFSM wanted KOLR removed because KFSM is not allowed on cox in Eureka Springs or Berryville.
post #3350 of 3401
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Originally Posted by arxaw View Post

Maybe KFSM wanted KOLR removed because KFSM is not allowed on cox in Eureka Springs or Berryville.

Cox is in the process of taking off the Little Rock networks in Harrison. KARK is already gone and KATV will follow in February. This is causing an uproar here. Harrison cable has had access to Little Rock channels for 60+ years. Front page news in the Harrison Daily Times. I am hoping this outrage will help get Fayetteville networks considered "significantly viewed" in Boone County.
post #3351 of 3401
http://harrisondaily.com/news/no-cit...871e3ce6c.html

Arkie, I guess that means the LR stations will be yanked from Berryville & Eureka, too?

IMO, Boone, Carroll & Newton should be in the FSM/Fay DMA. The decision to put those counties in an out-of-state DMA was made back before Fayetteville even had television stations.


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post #3352 of 3401
Has anyone else noticed that KXNW is off the air?
post #3353 of 3401
We had to reboot the channel 29 HD encoder today. It was pixelating badly. Looks like it is good again.

It's a new one. Please stand by while we reboot our television station
post #3354 of 3401
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Originally Posted by 4029engineering View Post

We had to reboot the channel 29 HD encoder today. It was pixelating badly. Looks like it is good again.

It's a new one. Please stand by while we reboot our television station

Thanks for the info.

Was it acting up last night during the Academy Awards? It kept doing a weird freeze/slo-mo thing on my TV. Finally switched to KSPR in Springfield and their video was fine.
post #3355 of 3401
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Originally Posted by arxaw View Post

Thanks for the info.

Was it acting up last night during the Academy Awards? It kept doing a weird freeze/slo-mo thing on my TV. Finally switched to KSPR in Springfield and their video was fine.

Yes, but all I saw at my house was the blocking.
post #3356 of 3401
post #3357 of 3401
I hit a paywall when I clicked on that article.
post #3358 of 3401
Did a scan last night and picked up KXNW/KFSM 34. They were pixellating at times, but this morning they seem more stable. Getting a 58 on the Dish receivers, whereas the old KPBI would consistently be upper 70's and low 80's. Hopefully they aren't at full power yet.
post #3359 of 3401
justpushplay,
I hope it holds for you. But your improvement may just be related to the weather and atmospheric conditions. I haven't heard anything about a power increase yet.
post #3360 of 3401
Live in the 72727 area and got an antenna put up recently. Get a fair amount of stations for the simple set-up i'am running but there is some i cant seem to get even the slightest blip from. Before i go any further in trying to get these other stations i want to verify that they are still on air and not down for some reason as i've been told that the list off tvfool sometimes are not up to date.

Stations i'am wondering about are (36)KFFS-CA, (41)K62DQ, and (33)KKAF-CD .
Currently i am recieving (43) KODE-TV ,(9) KAFT ,(34) KXNW ,(15) KHOG-TV ,(50) KNWA-TV (39) KWOG-DT, (31) KWNL-CD and their subs. Seems like i should be picking up atleast something on ocassion from the three stations in question if they're broadcasting.

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