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post #7861 of 7873 Old 04-29-2019, 07:25 AM
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Well, Toronto's CFTO apparently pulled the plug on their DT-9 signal overnight, but I'm getting nothing from them on RF channel 8 yet. Is anyone out there getting them on their new channel? Or, is anyone now getting any sign of Rochester on RF 9 now?

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At least two Ontario users of the Live Bandscan feature on RabbitEars can see it on channel 8:


https://m.rabbitears.info/index.php?...10464E3B&tno=0
https://m.rabbitears.info/index.php?...1067A183&tno=0


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Thanks Trip...I'm getting a blip from them now on RF 8; doesn't seem to be quite strong as it used to be on RF 9, but my antennas (about 70 air miles from the CN Tower site) were damaged in a wind storm here last month, so that might explain it.

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CFTO should have slightly increased power when changing channel, going from 10.8 kW to 13.8 kW. However, CFTO is now adjacent to WBBZ, so if WBBZ is strong (whether or not it actually decodes), that could be causing a problem. If not, then I'm not sure what to suggest as the issue, unless your damaged antenna is just a lot less sensitive on 8 than 9.


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WVTT Ch.34. So does anyone pick their singal? Checking with my tablet in Yorkshire NY, I get a good signal, they appear to be broadcasting, but just signal, here is a photo of what I am getting with a tuner card on my Tablet. Is anyone else picking them up?

No, I have never received a whiff of anything on RF 34, Winter, Spring, Summer or Fall here...

I have always questioned whether they were even there at all, but good to know.


Since the move to RF8, CFTO has pretty much become nighttime and early AM only for me here.
Was fully expecting to lose that completely. Only been a few days, so jury is still out.

Next size up VHF yagi is on the way, upon which I'll test to see if it helps at all.
Planning on rearranging the chimney mounted antennas this Spring or Summer too.

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CourtTV has replaced Laff on 4.2 (WIVB)

Laff remains on 7.2 (WKBW)
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WPXJ ION CP Extension

Looks like WPXJ ION will be the first local repack casualty. They will be unable to get their new Antenna on time, So requesting the FCC to grant permission for them to use an interim antenna. I am beginning to feel sorry for WPXJ, first they have to find a new tower, now they are delayed from the manufacture of their new antenna. No specs for the power output of the interim antenna. Here is the link to the app. https://enterpriseefiling.fcc.gov/da...f0bf7&goBack=N and here is the attachment for the app, which explains the reason for the above app. https://enterpriseefiling.fcc.gov/da...6adadea3051c43
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The FCC has approved the WNLO/WUTV channel swap.


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One thing I don't understand about these digital tuners, is why I often have to rescan for channels on my HD TV's built-in tuner, but not on the $10 OTA tuner I have. I had to do a rescan for all of Channel 2 this week on the HD TV, but the upstairs TV that uses the tuner already had it.


And as much as the picture and sound is better on HD OTA, I still prefer the analog stuff. Only for the reason that snow is better than the screen turning into Tetris, and the sound being slightly bad vs cutting out constantly. Also, I don't remember analog TV cutting out when a jet flew over my house.

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As much as the picture and sound is better on HD OTA, I still prefer the analog stuff. Only for the reason that snow is better than the screen turning into Tetris, and the sound being slightly bad vs cutting out constantly. Also, I don't remember analog TV cutting out when a jet flew over my house.
That's because as apposed to analog, ATSC 1.0 reception is very temperamental. Any type of interference can play havoc with receiving a signal. For example, in analog days, if someone turned on a vacuum cleaner while watching television (especially VHF-Lo), static lines would appear in the picture. With ATSC 1.0, the picture will pixelate at best or dropout at worst.

Don't worry, ATSC 3.0 transmission will be replacing the current standard in the early 2020's. The new standard will allow for a ultra high definition picture, higher data capacity per channel, and improve on the weaknesses of the ATSC 1.0 standard. Unfortunately, ATSC 3.0 is not compatible with ATSC 1.0, so you will need to buy a new tuner to receive it.
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Question WIVB (CBS) Signal Issues

Has anyone else noticed that WIVB (CBS) signal quality has had a drastic reduction in power/quality over the last month? I have an indoor antenna that received all the local stations without issue. However, last month WIVB stopped coming in reliably. I rescanned and the issue persists? Is this happening to anyone else, and if not, any ideas to assist? Thanks in advance for your help.

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EW no issues with WIVB/WNLO reception here.This is on your end ,maybe trees are effecting your signal.Try moving antenna to window facing towards Grand Island.
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WPXJ ION Bought old WNYO Tower

Looks like WPXJ ION will no longer have to worry about coming to an agreement with the tower owner. They bought WNYO Ch 49 tower from Sinclair. Now it will be interesting to see when they actually start broadcasting from it. http://www.fccinfo.com/CMDProASRLook...etters=WPXJ-TV
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