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post #11611 of 12036
Soul Of The South is now showing on 13.5. I just saw Armstrong William's program airing now.
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Anybody else lost NBC? Saturday 11:00AM getting 100% signal but no video. Tried a rescan, it locks on channel 29 at 100% but won't save the channel.
post #11613 of 12036
Rescanned 2X after 5-1 just disappeared. Haven't gotten it back yet. Hopefully once the clouds pass later in the afternoon.
post #11614 of 12036
wmaq isnt showing any psip info on the dtt 701
so the box shows it just fine as 29.5 and 29.6 for the two channels

the WMC on the computer fo the tv tuner card .... plenty good signal but with no psip .. nothing but a blank for digital 5's

wbbm also had the psip missing earlier this week, but is now back

makes me wonder if anyone monitors just what goes out over the air

some months back my analog CRT tv went poof ... has to enter the 21st century and get a digital tv
fortunately new tv has both atsc and ntsc tuners .. hooked the dtt 901 up as my wrascally wabbit ears
got wbbm ok vis th4e box .. and the digital tuner showed no signal at all for the same antenna position

finally ... has anyone noticed a lot more multipath since last march ?
irksome to mark the tabel top with wbbm position, wmaq position , etc as just about all the statiosn need a little tweeking of antenna position


ok iam done .. i wont inflict myself upon you further

kd9fz
comments, criticisma and question of sanity are always welcome
post #11615 of 12036
Back now 3:35PM
post #11616 of 12036
Can anyone pick up 25.2? I think this is TVC+Latino. Comcast started carrying it, but the audio is wacked. It seems as if it's all surround, with no center (probably 180 out of phase between channels?) I rarely am able to pick up that channel, so can't check to see if it's W25DW or Comcast with the problem.
post #11617 of 12036
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Originally Posted by andyross63 View Post

Can anyone pick up 25.2? I think this is TVC+Latino. Comcast started carrying it, but the audio is wacked. It seems as if it's all surround, with no center (probably 180 out of phase between channels?) I rarely am able to pick up that channel, so can't check to see if it's W25DW or Comcast with the problem.

Some of the channels on RF 25 do have audio & video problems. 25.1 & 25.4 might be ok, but 25.2 or 25.3 might have problems. It could be technical problems at the TV station's end, or problems at the network's end. I have a tough time on some days picking up RF25, since I'm technically outside of the coverage area for W25DW-D in Gary, IN. 25.1 & 25.4 matter the most to my mom, because those are HSN & QVC.
post #11618 of 12036
Last Friday picked up south bend abc and CBS channel in the western suburbs. Using a ampiflied omindirectional antenna craft HDTV antenna with a rca amp and radio shack rf inference filter the range on the antenna is 20 miles. On Saturday turned on tv and no bars on south Bend NBC and CBS.
post #11619 of 12036
It was probably tropospheric ducting you experienced; Milwaukee, South Bend, and sometimes beyond can float in at various times. It may also hinder reception of the TV locals and kill the HD radio lock on FM locals.
post #11620 of 12036
Why isn't the Blackhawks game on 5.1. Stinkin NBC Sports Network.
post #11621 of 12036
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Originally Posted by MATR6 View Post

Why isn't the Blackhawks game on 5.1. Stinkin NBC Sports Network.

The NHLs' answer is that they reward this network which covers hockey all season. They are promoting it. I think they should at least allow it to be shown OTA in Chicago and Boston. I guess they don't agree
post #11622 of 12036
For people/or Cable systems who don't get NBCSP should let a local Channel show it.
post #11623 of 12036
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Originally Posted by mgsports View Post

For people/or Cable systems who don't get NBCSP should let a local Channel show it.
that will never happen. Even crap sports channels like UniversalmSports went from free to fee so don't expect to see the reverse especially when NBCSP pay millions in rights to content. They need the dual revenue stream of ads and subscription fees.
post #11624 of 12036
Consider yourselves lucky that NBCSN only has Games 2&3. Games 4, 5 and 6-7 (if necessary) will be on WMAQ/NBC. In the late '90s, Games 3, 4 and 6 were were all on ESPN. The 1993 and 1994 Finals were televised entirely by ESPN.
post #11625 of 12036
Thread Starter 
So I flip through the dial here in DeKalb tonight, and my tuner heads above channel 51. You know, where nobody broadcasts anymore.

Right?

Well, suddenly I see a weak signal on channel 56. And I think, "Wow! My first Canadian tropo!". After all, those channels are active in Canada,
but not here in the US, for digital broadcasting.

Right?

So, I turn my antenna. Point it due north. Suddenly, the signal hard locks, and...

There's a Dish Network logo! No sound, no PSIP data. Just a static image of their logo. No subchannels.

Does anyone have any idea what this is?
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post #11627 of 12036
Thread Starter 
Thanks, Trip! I bet they are using the old WBUW tower from there, which is really tall. Totally pounds signal in DeKalb with no problem, 50 miles out.
post #11628 of 12036
Hey all. After browsing and finding answers on this forum for over a year, I finally joined. I am stumped and not able to find a solution. I switch to OTA last year and got all the majors with no issues (ABC, NBC, CBS, FOX). I had an RCA ANT751 in the attic and things were great. For 6 months, no issues, no fallout. In April, I slowly lost CBS and then lost NBC. So I decided to move it outside of the attic. After getting it all setup, I recheck the stations and I cannot get NBC (5.1). Not even a blimp on the TV signal strength meter. I now get CBS at 7 out of 10 bars but once in a while it does blip but all in all, no issues with CBS. I have read that CBS is typically the hardest to get dialed and I cannot figure out how to get back NBC. I live in Naperville (60565) and other than beat myself in the head with my antenna, I am hoping someone has some ideas. Thanks!
post #11629 of 12036
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Originally Posted by sebenste View Post

Thanks, Trip! I bet they are using the old WBUW tower from there, which is really tall. Totally pounds signal in DeKalb with no problem, 50 miles out.

According to the links on RadbitEars, they're using a tower SE of Janesville, on Avalon Rd. half way between I-39/90 and WI-140. The old WBUW tower is West-NW of the Janesville, half way between Janesville and Evansville.
post #11630 of 12036
It would
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Originally Posted by chrisb1925 View Post

Hey all. After browsing and finding answers on this forum for over a year, I finally joined. I am stumped and not able to find a solution. I switch to OTA last year and got all the majors with no issues (ABC, NBC, CBS, FOX). I had an RCA ANT751 in the attic and things were great. For 6 months, no issues, no fallout. In April, I slowly lost CBS and then lost NBC. So I decided to move it outside of the attic. After getting it all setup, I recheck the stations and I cannot get NBC (5.1). Not even a blimp on the TV signal strength meter. I now get CBS at 7 out of 10 bars but once in a while it does blip but all in all, no issues with CBS. I have read that CBS is typically the hardest to get dialed and I cannot figure out how to get back NBC. I live in Naperville (60565) and other than beat myself in the head with my antenna, I am hoping someone has some ideas. Thanks!
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post #11631 of 12036
It would appear your antenna get VHF better that UHF. NBC Chicago has a booming signal.. I would probably consider a different antenna. I use a VHF UHF combo aimed at Chicago, and a UHF aimed at Rockford, both 45 + miles out from my home, in the attic, and get all the channels. The only issue is CBS Chicago, that one is too flaky, I use CBS Rockford to get my CBS shows. Time for a new antenna. I am in the attic doing it all 45 miles out. Has to be that antenna, or how long is your run from the antenna to the sources. You may need a pre amp to get from antenna. Connect one tv to the antenna real close to the antenna to check your signal strength.
post #11632 of 12036
Thanks for the reply Snoopy. My run from antenna to powered splitter is 20-30 ft. I tried direct connect to the tv and signal was the same. It was strange how NBC was strong when I first set it up and slowly degraded. We do have a ton of trees in the neighborhood and now that they are full of leaves, could that play a factor? What model antenna are you using? Also, I'm not familiar with hooking up multiple antennas. Is it as simple as putting a reverse splitter in to one coax? Any pointer or links to multiple antenna setups? Thanks again for the help.
post #11633 of 12036
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by Jim920 View Post

According to the links on RadbitEars, they're using a tower SE of Janesville, on Avalon Rd. half way between I-39/90 and WI-140. The old WBUW tower is West-NW of the Janesville, half way between Janesville and Evansville.

Thanks, Jim! Interesting. I've seen that tower, and it is tall. Interesting!
post #11634 of 12036

That station would be in the Madison DMA, not Chicago, FYI.
http://www.newportmedia.com/maps/countyinfo.php?m=85
post #11635 of 12036
The FCC lists it as being in the Chicago market (cell phone markets don't line up with TV markets).

- Trip
post #11636 of 12036
20 to 30 ft requires a pre amp on. Your antenna. It plugs directly in to the antenna and then your main lead down plugs into that. Then in the area where the signal splits, put the other end of the pre amp there then to a monster splitter. Then splitter makes a difference. Get a monster. As fas as two antennas I have a winegard 7084 and a winegard UHF antenna. Got it at amazon. Think the number is 9023. It was like 49 dollars. In the attic to run two antennas you need exact coax length between both antennas before going into the antenna coupler. Also available at Amazon. About 20 dollars. The key is the distance of coax between both antennas. Needs to be exact. PS. I only use monster splitters. Have my signal split 6 times with amp and same signal to 7 tv's I use a two way splitter to go to 2-5 way splitters.
post #11637 of 12036
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20 to 30 ft requires a pre amp on. Your antenna.

Not necessarily. If you're in a moderate to strong signal area, a pre-amp is either not needed or can be detrimental to reliable reception. 20-30 feet equates to less than 2 dB of additional insertion loss. If one uses a noisy pre-amp, there's no benefit over using a GOOD distribution amp further downstream.
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I only use monster splitters.

Wow. Talk about overspreading on something that can be bought for a fraction of the price.
post #11638 of 12036
Antenna TV now for the first time in its close to 30-month history, they now have an on-screen bug. It has an Antenna TV logo and on the bottom its states Chicago. Is any other Antenna TV affiliates see the new on screen bug on the bottom right corner?
post #11639 of 12036
Antenna TV in Minneapolis does not have an on-screen bug.
post #11640 of 12036
Tribune's Antenna TV on WXIN 59-2 in Indianapolis does not have the on-screen bug.
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