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post #5761 of 7650
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For some good reason, I am now receiving the WSOC translator again from Crowder's Mtn. during the daytime hours. Channel 9.5. Only one or two bars as before, but watchable again with a clear HD picture on RF30. It had disappeared for about 2 months, so whatever corrections or changes were made, I am pleased.

Glad you can see it, no changes or correction have been made to the Crowder's Mtn. translator.
post #5762 of 7650
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Originally Posted by Theo1080 View Post

Glad you can see it, no changes or correction have been made to the Crowder's Mtn. translator.
Well the SNR meter on my Samsung plasma TV measures normally 15.20 - 16.40 during the day, and only one or two bars. Drops out below 15.00. I think with such low signal strength at my distance, I am very subject to local interference. The neighbor next door installed outdoor LED lights, the outside sprinkler system generates noise, there's a cell tower behind the house, and RF16 locally increased power. Plus the signal could be overpowered by the preamp from the Dallas towers and SCETV in Spartanburg. And the antenna is in the attic. I am in northern Greenville County, so just beyond the coverage area. But I have heard from folks in Spartanburg County who receive both 9.1 and 9.5 from WSOC. And I can usually get one or the other after 8pm.
post #5763 of 7650
There is a cheap generic HDTV tuner box with DVR capability on sale on Amazon for $38.99. Not bad for basic functions for those interested. iView 3500. Plus free shipping.
post #5764 of 7650
Looks like WHKY has gone back to broadcasting it's custom broadcasting schedule for retro TV (aka RTV) in the last few days. They had been broadcasting the national schedule for some months even though their guide info still pointed to the custom lineup.

Wonder why they have a custom schedule?
post #5765 of 7650
anyone else been having trouble getting NBC to come in clearly? I checked my setup and nothing has changed but it's been going in and out a lot lately
post #5766 of 7650

I have been having OTA issues with WCNC for a few weeks now. Its better than it was, but I still get macro blocking and audio hiccups.  Signal is 100%.

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Originally Posted by Zaxcom View Post

I have been having OTA issues with WCNC for a few weeks now. Its better than it was, but I still get macro blocking and audio hiccups.  Signal is 100%.

Looks like that's NBC, same thing i'm having problems with, glad it's not just me
post #5768 of 7650
You'd get far better results with your problem by contacting the station you are having questions with directly... rather than posting here. Other than Ted and I..all the others have been ran off....wink.gif
post #5769 of 7650
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Originally Posted by bdfox18doe View Post

You'd get far better results with your problem by contacting the station you are having questions with directly... rather than posting here. Other than Ted and I..all the others have been ran off....wink.gif
Yea we never hear from WBTV or WCNC here.
post #5770 of 7650
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Originally Posted by bdfox18doe View Post

You'd get far better results with your problem by contacting the station you are having questions with directly... rather than posting here. Other than Ted and I..all the others have been ran off....wink.gif

And I think I speak for everyone here - we're very grateful you and Ted hang out here and at times "tough it out". You two provide invaluable insight! Thank you so very much! smile.gif

Eric
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Originally Posted by manofice View Post

anyone else been having trouble getting NBC to come in clearly? I checked my setup and nothing has changed but it's been going in and out a lot lately

Yep. I've got two antennas that can pickup this station and oddly, the one that is outside is the one that can't get it reliably. Seems odd since the other stations in that direction come in fine. It hasn't been a big issue for me since I'm not currently watching anything on NBC and I've stopped watching their local news.

IMO, some of the corporations that own these stations do the absolute minimum to maintain their broadcast licenses so they can collect subscription fees from the cable/sat providers but don't really care much about the quality of what they broadcast.
Edited by blackcat6 - 5/15/13 at 8:43am
post #5772 of 7650
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Originally Posted by eacalhoun View Post

And I think I speak for everyone here - we're very grateful you and Ted hang out here and at times "tough it out". You two provide invaluable insight! Thank you so very much! smile.gif

Eric

I'll second that.
post #5773 of 7650
Fyi..Smith mtn W20DD-D has fallen down and can''t get back up. If I can ever get back on a Verizon 4g solid I'll look into it here in the car on the way back from WOLO, otherwise we'll have to go up there tomorrow..
post #5774 of 7650
Fyi..Smith mtn W20DD-D has fallen down and can''t get back up. If I can ever get back on a Verizon 4g solid I'll look into it here in the car on the way back from WOLO, otherwise we'll have to go up there tomorrow..
post #5775 of 7650
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Originally Posted by bdfox18doe View Post

Fyi..Smith mtn W20DD-D has fallen down and can''t get back up. If I can ever get back on a Verizon 4g solid I'll look into it here in the car on the way back from WOLO, otherwise we'll have to go up there tomorrow..
I'm sure you'll work hard to get the problem corrected. I'm just sorry they appear to have given up plans for a Crowder's Mtn translator for WCCB.
post #5776 of 7650
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Originally Posted by eacalhoun View Post

And I think I speak for everyone here - we're very grateful you and Ted hang out here and at times "tough it out". You two provide invaluable insight! Thank you so very much! smile.gif

Eric
Yes we certainly appreciate their contribution, for those of us who are not tech experts but have questions or concerns. Also Foxeng from Greensboro can be helpful as well.
post #5777 of 7650
Hi-Temp alarm leading to Tx Shutdown on Smith Mountain..Looks like there is a failure among the 3 HVAC units up there..So will probably affect WSOC too. frown.gif
post #5778 of 7650
Last night I saw WCCB has Morgan Fogarty in NYC reporting on upcoming CW programming.
post #5779 of 7650
Why has WBTV signal got so weak? A year ago it was my strongest signal, now it is weakest. Even channel 40 is stronger.
post #5780 of 7650
I receive WBTV at 100% here in northern Greenville County, SC. But they may not be quite at full power since they had a tube go bad about a year ago. Not sure if it was ever replaced. But I would like to see them get back to full power once again. They had a very strong and stable signal when fully operational. Do you also receive WJZY, WCNC, and WSOC 9.1 or 9.5? Perhaps a better antenna and preamp may help. 91XG is a good UHF antenna.
post #5781 of 7650
46 and 55 signal is twice as strong as wbtv. Don't get 9.

I have ten dollar amped rabbit ears from Big lots for 2 years and get the following channels.
3,4,7,21,33,40,46,55,62
Half the time i get 36 and 49.
Thanks
post #5782 of 7650
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Originally Posted by realoldman View Post

46 and 55 signal is twice as strong as wbtv. Don't get 9.

I have ten dollar amped rabbit ears from Big lots for 2 years and get the following channels.
3,4,7,21,33,40,46,55,62
Half the time i get 36 and 49.
Thanks
Not sure what your problem may be with WBTV, as I still get a strong signal even though they may be a bit reduced since that tube went bad. But there are certainly better antenna choices that would give you better results. For indoor, I would order a Terk HDTVa. It has an amp that can be turned on or off as needed, and is one of the better indoor antennas. Just be sure it is plugged in. Also, several outdoor antennas work well indoors, such as Clearstream 2V from Antennas Direct, or Channel Master 4221. Perhaps add a dist amp. For better results, try an outdoor antenna. And if you are not getting 9 or 13, then you are missing ABC.
post #5783 of 7650
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Originally Posted by tylerSC View Post

Last night I saw WCCB has Morgan Fogarty in NYC reporting on upcoming CW programming.

Apparently they were only 1 of a few "local affiliates" invited to the event probably as a nice way to welcome them to "The CW". They aren't even officially one yet and they already seem to be doing alot better at promoting it than WJZY was.
post #5784 of 7650
Reception conditions are very good tonight, as I am getting 9.1, 9.5, and 18.1 at 100%. Normally don't see these during the day except 9.5 some at one or two bars.
post #5785 of 7650
Wlos is putting a new digtial transformer 5 miles form me replacing the analog one.
Right now on my box wtbs is 18, 46 and 55 were a 46.
Thanks for the suggestions, I have tried two different indoor ones. One was RCA cost and was claimed to be more powerful, but got only half the channels the the $10 one got.
Some day I would like to get a outdoor antenna.

Does anybody know when WLOS 13 (32) will be working?
Edited by realoldman - 5/17/13 at 10:38pm
post #5786 of 7650
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Originally Posted by tylerSC View Post

Reception conditions are very good tonight, as I am getting 9.1, 9.5, and 18.1 at 100%. Normally don't see these during the day except 9.5 some at one or two bars.

My experience, living here inside of Mecklenburg where there is apparently plenty of multipath, that it's also signal quality that determines if you can receive a station or not. My primary antenna for picking up WSOC only gets it between 87% to 95% signal strength, but it's rock solid even through storms. WSOC also can be picked up by my DB8 at 100%, but the SQ is really bad. So while the meter says 100%, it will abruptly drop because the way I have this antenna pointed, it also picks up a lot of the, presumably, multipath with it.

Interestingly, I don't have an amp on the WSOC antenna (home built, connected by twin lead instead of coax). If I added one, I could probably bump it up to 100%, but I don't see the need. Oddly, it doesn't really receive WAXN that well, but since I don't watch this station, I haven't tried to improve it.
post #5787 of 7650
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Originally Posted by tylerSC View Post

I receive WBTV at 100% here in northern Greenville County, SC. But they may not be quite at full power since they had a tube go bad about a year ago. Not sure if it was ever replaced. But I would like to see them get back to full power once again. They had a very strong and stable signal when fully operational. Do you also receive WJZY, WCNC, and WSOC 9.1 or 9.5? Perhaps a better antenna and preamp may help. 91XG is a good UHF antenna.

 

I am seeing issues with them today too.  Normally get them at 100%, but this morning only 79% and the picture macro blocks now and then.

post #5788 of 7650
Anyone seeing WBTV running a 3-3?

- Trip
post #5789 of 7650
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Originally Posted by Trip in VA View Post

Anyone seeing WBTV running a 3-3?

- Trip
post #5790 of 7650
I noticed at my Dad's today that WTBL-CD from Lenoir was showing programming from WLNN-LP from Boone on its second subchannel. It was just a blue screen previously. I can't pick it up here, so I was wondering if they are broadcasting WLNN full-time on 49-2, or if it's FamilyNet full-time on 49-1 with local programming on 49-2? Also, I wonder if the feed on cable channel 13 in Lenoir is still FamilyNet and local programming?
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