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Eugene, Corvallis, Albany, OR - HDTV

I searched for and did not find a thread discussing OTA reception in Albany, Oregon, zip code 97321. Our house is in downtown Albany, a few blocks from the post office. We have a big ol' amplified Channel Master antenna on the roof of our 2 story house, pointing towards Eugene primarily, but with a rotor so we can fine tune it as needed. I have pointed it at Portland and pulled in signals, but Eugene is 20 miles or so closer, so I prefer that direction. When I retire in 3 years, I may put up another antenna pointing to Portland, and use an A/B box to switch quickly between them.

Anyway, the single cable off the roof is split into 3 cables as it goes to three TV's in the house. I don't know what that does to the reception exactly, but there it is. I have noticed that the two Sony tv's with built in tuners are much more capable at locking in the signal than the 1 Sharp TV. We had an external samsung tuner from 2003, but it has given up the ghost.

Here is what I pull in currently, all of these come in solid on the two Sony TV's with my antenna pointing in just 1 direction.. I have to turn the rotor a bit to lock in the signals on the Sharp.

Edited after skidoo noted that Portland ABC is now being re-transmitted closer.

02.1 KATU-HD - ABC
02.2 MeTV -
02.3 GetTV -
07.1 KOAC-DT1 - OPB - PBS - Corvallis - 8 miles
07.2 KOAC-DT2 - OPBPlus - Oregon
07.3 KOAC-DT3 - OPBFM
08.1 KGW-DT1 - NBC - 12 miles
08.2 KGW-DT2 - LWN - Livewell
08.3 KGW-DT3 - ESTRTV - Spanish
09.1 KEZI-DT1 - ABC - 36 miles
09.2 KEZI-DT2 - MeTV (I love this channel)
12.1 KPTV-DT1 - Fox
13.1 KVAL-DT1 - CBS - 43 miles
13.2 KVAL-DT2 - ThisTV
13.3 KVAL-DT3 - GritTV (nice channel)
16.1 KMTR-DT1 - NBC - 36 miles
16.2 KMTR-DT2 - CW
17.1 KWVT-DT - Willamette Valley Television
17.2 KODT
27.1 KSLM-LD1 - RetroTV
28.1 KEPB-DT1 - OPB - PBS - Eugene - 44 miles
28.2 KEPB-DT2 - OPBPlus - Oregon
28.3 KEPB-DT3 - OPBFM
34.1 KSLR-HD - FOX - 8 miles
34.2 KEVU-DT - MyNet
37.1 Azteca America - Spanish
49.1 KPDX-DT1 - PDX-TV (Portland Broadcasting, nice channel)

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This is what i pull in with a antenna facing north towards portland from near costco

This is what i pull in with a antenna facing north towards portland from near costco in albany
02.1 Katu
02.2 Me tv
02.3 GET TV
07.1 OPB (PBS - Corvallis)
07.2 OPBPlus
07.3 OPBFM
08.1 KGW (NBC) MAIN FEED
08.1 KGW-T-48(NBC) Lebanon translator
08.2 KGW-LWN MAIN FEED
08.2 KGW-LWN T-48 Lebanon translator
08.3 KGW-DT3 - ESTRTV - Spanish Main feed
08.3 KGW-DT3 - ESTRTV - Spanish T-48 Lebanon Translator
12.1 KPTV (Fox) T-20 Lebanon translator
13.1 KVAL-DT (CBS)
13.2 KVAL-2 (This TV)
13.3 GritTV (nice channel)
17.1 KWVT-DT
17.2 KODT
27.1 KSLM (RetroTV)
28.1 OPB (PBS - Eugene)
28.2 OPBPlus
28.3 OPBFM
32.1 KRCW (CW)
32.2 ANTENNA TV
32.3 THIS-TV
34.1 KSLR-HD T-14 Corvallis Translator
34.2 KEVU-DT T-14 Corvallis Translator
37.1 Azteca (Spanish)
49.1 PDX-TV (Portland Broadcasting) Main feed
49.1 PDX-TV T-20(Portland Broadcasting) Lebanon translator
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[QUOTE=skihoodoo;30534050]This is what i pull in with a antenna facing north towards portland from near costco in albany

Thanks for posting. So folks in Albany have their choice of going south towards Eugene or north towards Portland. This is why I am considering adding another antenna in the future and using a simple A/B box to flip between Portland and Eugene. Just nice to have options.

What is your antenna setup? How high? How big? Do you need to turn it to get all the Portland stations? Also, when you have two broadcasts (one from the main feed and one from the translator) on the same channel such as 8.1, how does that work with your tuner? Do you get one when you point the antenna towards Portland and the other if you point it towards Lebanon or what happens there?

-Shawn in Albany
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looks like ch 2 activated there digital translator in Lebanon and it is showing all 3 channels

2-1 katu hd
2-2 me-tv
2-3 get tv

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Thanks for the update, I'll have to scan for that today!
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Lost CBS reception

It seems that my CBS reception has been lost in the Albany area,any one else having this problem?
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It seems that my CBS reception has been lost in the Albany area,any one else having this problem?
Hi, I confirmed today that I can still pull in the CBS channels (from Eugene) here:

13.1 KVAL-DT1 - CBS - 43 miles
13.2 KVAL-DT2 - ThisTV
13.3 KVAL-DT3 - GritTV (nice channel)

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Tito Roamio OTA DVR in Albany is great

I ordered the Tivo Roamio OTA DVR over the weekend, and I am very impressed with it.

I was a bit concerned, as Albany is officially in the Portland OTA area for some reason, but I get a mix of stations from Eugene and from the Portland repeaters. The channel guide goes by zip code, which has been a problem for some online TV guides.

However, Roamio OTA tuner and channel guide are working perfectly in Albany. I'll followup with a post of the channels later, and post a review of the DVR as well.

It's already starting to change my OTA viewing habits -- as I'm time shifting a lot of the MeTV programs, as well as movies from This and Cosmic. Definitely looking forward to the fall TV season now.

-Shawn

Edited to include my RoamioOTA tuned stations (Antenna is directed toward Eugene not Portland)

02-1 47 K45CVD ABC Portland KATU (Lebanon repeater of KATU)
02-2 47 K45CVD2 MeTV Portland KATU (Lebanon repeater of KATU)
02-3 47 K45CVD3 Comet Portland KATU (Lebanon repeater of KATU)
07-1 07 KOACDT PBS Corvallis
07-2 07 KOACDT2 OPB Plus Corvallis
07-3 07 KOACDT3 PBS FM Radio Corvallis
08-1 48 K48MPD NBC Portland KGW (Lebanon repeater of KGW)
08-2 48 K48MPD2 JusticeNetwork Portland KGW (Lebanon repeater of KGW)
08-3 48 K48MPD3 Estrella Portland KGW (Lebanon repeater of KGW)
09-1 09 KEZIDT ABC Eugene
09-2 09 KEXIDT2 MeTV Eugene
12-1 20 K20HD Fox Portland KPTV Fox12 (Lebanon repeater of KPTV)
13-1 13 KVALDT CBS Eugene
13-2 13 KVALDT2 ThisTV Eugene
13-3 13 KVALDT3 Grit Eugene
16-1 17 KMTRDT NBC Eugene
16-2 17 KMTRDT2 CW Eugene
16-3 17 KMTRDT3 Comet Eugene
17-1 38 KVDOLD MyNetTV Lebanon KWVT
23-1 23 KEVUCD MyNetTV Eugene
23-2 23 KEVUCD2 MyNetTV Eugene
27-1 38 KVDOLD2 RetroTV Lebanon KLSM
28-1 29 KEPBDT PBS Eugene
28-2 29 KEPBDT OPB Plus Eugene
28-3 29 KEPBDT PBS FM Radio Eugene
34-1 31 KLSRDT Fox Eugene
34-1 14 K14GWD Fox Eugene (Corvallis Repeater of KLSR)
34-2 31 KLSRDT2 MyNetTV Eugene
34-2 14 K14GWD2 MyNetTV Eugene (Corvallis Repeater of KLSR)
37-1 38 KVDOLD3 Azteca Lebanon
49-1 20 K20DDD MyNetTV/PDXTV Portland KPDX (Lebanon repeater of KPTV)

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i wanted to do a update to whats avail here as much has changed
This is what i pull in with a antenna facing north towards portland from near costco in albany
02.1 Katu (ABC)
02.1 Katu (ABC) Lebanon translator
02.2 Me tv
02.2 Me tv Lebanon translator
02.3 Comet
02.3 Comet Lebanon translator
03.1 Kvdo
06.1 Koin (CBS)
06.2 Koin Get Tv
06.3 Koin Decade
07.1 OPB (PBS - Corvallis)
07.2 OPBPlus
07.3 OPB KIDS
07.4 OPB FM
08.1 KGW (NBC) MAIN FEED
08.1 KGW-T-48(NBC) Lebanon translator
08.2 KGW-JUSTICE MAIN FEED
08.2 KGW-JUSTICE T-48 Lebanon translator
08.3 KGW-DT3 - ESTRTV - Spanish Main feed
08.3 KGW-DT3 - ESTRTV - Spanish T-48 Lebanon Translator
12.1 KPTV (Fox) T-20 Lebanon translator
12.2 KPTV (Cozi tv) T-20 Lebanon translator Temporary till issues with microwave link is fixed.
12.3 KPTV (Laff) T-20 Lebanon translator Temporary till issues with microwave link is fixed.
17.1 KWVT-DT
27.1 KSLM (RetroTV)
32.1 KRCW (CW)
32.2 ANTENNA TV
32.3 THIS-TV
34.1 KSLR-HD T-14 Corvallis Translator
34.2 KEVU-DT T-14 Corvallis Translator
37.1 Azteca (Spanish)
49.1 PDX-TV (Portland Broadcasting) T-20 Lebanon translator Temporary OFFLINE till issues with microwave link is fixed.
49.1 PDX-TV (Portland Broadcasting) main feed
49.2 Kpdx Escape Main feed
49.3 Kpdx BOUNCE Main feed
49.4 Kpdx GRIT Main feed

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This is what i pull in with a antenna facing south towards Eugene from near costco in Albany

02.1 Katu (ABC) Lebanon translator
02.2 Katu (Me tv) Lebanon translator
02.3 Katu (Comet) Lebanon translator
03.1 Kvdo
07.1 OPB (PBS - Corvallis)
07.2 OPBPlus
07.3 OPB KIDS
07.4 OPBFM
08.1 KGW-T-48(NBC) Lebanon translator
08.2 KGW-JUSTICE T-48 Lebanon translator
08.3 KGW-DT3 - ESTRTV - Spanish T-48 Lebanon Translator
09.1 Kezi (Abc) Eugene
09.2 Kezi (Me tv) Eugene
12.1 KPTV (Fox) T-20 Lebanon translator
12.2 KPTV (Cozi tv) T-20 Lebanon translator Temporary till issues with microwave link is fixed.
12.3 KPTV (Laff) T-20 Lebanon translator Temporary till issues with microwave link is fixed.
13.1 Kval (Cbs) Eugene
13.2 Kval (TBD) Eugene
13.3 Kval (Charge) Eugene
17.1 KWVT-DT
27.1 KSLM (RetroTV)
28.1 OPB (PBS - Eugene)
28.2 OPBPlus
28.3 OPB KIDS
28.4 OPBFM
34.1 KSLR-HD (Fox) Eugene
34.1 KSLR-HD T-14 Corvallis Translator
34.2 KEVU-DT (My network) Eugene
34.2 KEVU-DT T-14 Corvallis Translator
36.1 KTVC (religious) better life tv (rf channel 49 low power out of eugene) not reliable.
36.2 KTVC (religious) better life tv (rf channel 49 low power out of eugene) not reliable
36.3 KTVC (religious) better life tv (rf channel 49 low power out of eugene) not reliable
36.4 KTVC (religious Spanish) better life tv (rf channel 49 low power out of eugene) not reliable
37.1 Azteca (Spanish)
49.1 PDX-TV (Portland Broadcasting) T-20 Lebanon Translator Temporary offline till issues with microwave link is fixed.

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This is a update to the Lebanon Transmitter of Kptv/Kpdx
according to the station engineer.
"There is a problem with the microwave path from Salem to Peterson Butte. Until we can resolve the problem, most likely trees growing up into the path at Salem, we will stay on KPTV 12.1, 12.2, and 12.3. and it could be awhile."
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Thanks skihoodoo, I appreciate all you input on this thread. I should do another post of what I am pulling in now. My last post on it was 6 months or so ago.
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New sub cannel added on the Kezi transmitter
9.3 ION TV
So now south facing looks like this
02.1 Katu (ABC) Lebanon translator
02.2 Katu (Me tv) Lebanon translator
02.3 Katu (Comet) Lebanon translator
03.1 Kvdo
07.1 OPB (PBS - Corvallis)
07.2 OPBPlus
07.3 OPB KIDS
07.4 OPBFM
08.1 KGW-T-48(NBC) Lebanon translator
08.2 KGW-JUSTICE T-48 Lebanon translator
08.3 KGW-DT3 - ESTRTV - Spanish T-48 Lebanon Translator
09.1 Kezi (Abc) Eugene
09.2 Kezi (Me tv) Eugene
09.2 Kezi (ION TV) Eugene
12.1 KPTV (Fox) T-20 Lebanon translator
12.2 KPTV (Cozi tv) T-20 Lebanon translator Temporary till issues with microwave link is fixed.
12.3 KPTV (Laff) T-20 Lebanon translator Temporary till issues with microwave link is fixed.
13.1 Kval (Cbs) Eugene
13.2 Kval (TBD) Eugene
13.3 Kval (Charge) Eugene
17.1 KWVT-DT
27.1 KSLM (RetroTV)
28.1 OPB (PBS - Eugene)
28.2 OPBPlus
28.3 OPB KIDS
28.4 OPBFM
34.1 KSLR-HD (Fox) Eugene
34.1 KSLR-HD T-14 Corvallis Translator
34.2 KEVU-DT (My network) Eugene
34.2 KEVU-DT T-14 Corvallis Translator
36.1 KTVC (religious) better life tv (rf channel 49 low power out of eugene) not reliable.
36.2 KTVC (religious) better life tv (rf channel 49 low power out of eugene) not reliable
36.3 KTVC (religious) better life tv (rf channel 49 low power out of eugene) not reliable
36.4 KTVC (religious Spanish) better life tv (rf channel 49 low power out of eugene) not reliable
37.1 Azteca (Spanish)
49.1 PDX-TV (Portland Broadcasting) T-20 Lebanon Translator Temporary offline till issues with microwave link is fixed.
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2017-Aug-21 Special Eclipse Update of OTA reception.

This is what I pull in from south facing antenna in downtown Albany. Confirming what skihoodoo reports, a few extra and a few less, but thought it would be good to post anyway.

02.1 Katu (ABC) Lebanon translator
02.2 Katu (Me tv) Lebanon translator
02.3 Katu (Comet) Lebanon translator
07.1 OPB (PBS - Corvallis)
07.2 OPBPlus
07.3 OPB KIDS
07.4 OPBFM
08.1 KGW-T-48(NBC) Lebanon translator
08.2 KGW-JUSTICE T-48 Lebanon translator
08.3 KGW-DT3 - ESTRTV - Spanish T-48 Lebanon Translator
09.1 Kezi (Abc) Eugene
09.2 Kezi (Me tv) Eugene
09.2 Kezi (ION TV) Eugene
12.1 KPTV (Fox)
12.2 KPTV (Cozi tv)
12.3 KPTV (Laff)
13.1 Kval (Cbs) Eugene
13.2 Kval (TBD) Eugene
13.3 Kval (Charge) Eugene
16-1 Kmtr (NBC) Eugene
16-2 Kmtr (CW) Eugene
16-3 KMTR (Comet) Eugene
23.1 Kevu-HD (MyNetTV) Eugene
23.2 Kevu-SD (MyNetTV) Eugene
28,1 OPB (PBS - Eugene)
28.2 OPBPlus
28.3 OPB Kids
28.4 OPB-FM
29.3 OPB (PBS)
29.4 OPBPlus
29.5 OPB Kids
29.6 OPB-FM
31.3 Klsr-HD
31.4 Kevu-DT
34.1 Klsr-HD (Fox)
34.2 Kevu-DT (MyTv)

2017-05-12 Update:
02.1 Katu (ABC) Portland Station - Lebanon translator
02.2 Katu (Me tv) Classic 60’s and 70s’ TV - www.metv.com
02.3 Katu (Comet) Science Fiction Shows and Movies - www.commettv.com
02.4 Katu (Stadium) Sports -www.watchstadium.com

07.1 OPB (PBS - Corvallis)
07.2 OPBPlus
07.3 OPB KIDS
07.4 OPBFM

08.1 KGW-T-48(NBC) Portland Station - Lebanon translator
08.2 KGW-JUSTICE T-48 Crime, Police, Reality Justice shows - www.justicenetworktv.com
08.3 KGW-DT3 - ESTRTV - Spanish T-48
08.4 KGW (Quest) Outdoor and Adventure Programming www.questtv.com

09.1 Kezi (Abc) Eugene
09.2 Kezi (Me tv) Classic TV Shows - www.metv.com
09.3 Kezi (ION TV) NCIS, Criminal Minds, Law and Order, etc. - www.iontelevision.com

12.1 KPTV (Fox) Portland
12.2 KPTV (Cozi tv) Classic 80’s and 90’s TV - www.cozitv.com
12.3 KPTV (Laff) Classic Sit Coms - www.laff.com

13.1 Kval (CBS) Eugene
13.2 Kval (TBD) tbd.com
13.3 Kval (Charge) Westerns and Action Shows and Movies - www.watchcarge.com

16-1 Kmtr (NBC) Eugene
16-2 Kmtr (CW) Eugene
16-3 KMTR (Comet) Science Fiction Shows and Movies - www.commettv.com


28,1 OPB (PBS - Eugene) (See 7.1-7.4 Above and use 7 for best reception)
28.2 OPBPlus
28.3 OPB Kids
28.4 OPB-FM

29.3 OPB (PBS) (See 7.1-7.4 Above and use 7 instead for best reception
29.4 OPBPlus
29.5 OPB Kids
29.6 OPB-FM

31.3 KLSR-HD (Fox Eugene)
31.4 KEVU-DT (Fox Eugene MyTV) (Current Decade Sitcoms and other programming)

38.1 KHWB-1 Religious Programming https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/KHWB-LD
38.2 KHWB-2
38.3 KHWB-3

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microwave link fixed. coodbye cozi tv
this will probably be my last update unless something big comes along as i am moving out of state later this month
now looks like this
02.1 Katu (ABC) Lebanon translator
02.2 Katu (Me tv) Lebanon translator
02.3 Katu (Comet) Lebanon translator
02.4 Katu (stadium tv) Lebanon translator
03.1 Kvdo
07.1 OPB (PBS - Corvallis)
07.2 OPBPlus
07.3 OPB KIDS
07.4 OPBFM
08.1 KGW-T-48(NBC) Lebanon translator
08.2 KGW-JUSTICE T-48 Lebanon translator
08.3 KGW-DT3 - ESTRTV - Spanish T-48 Lebanon Translator
09.1 Kezi (Abc) Eugene
09.2 Kezi (Me tv) Eugene
09.3 Kezi (ION TV) Eugene
12.1 KPTV (Fox) T-20 Lebanon translator
13.1 Kval (Cbs) Eugene
13.2 Kval (TBD) Eugene
13.3 Kval (Charge) Eugene
17.1 KWVT-DT
27.1 KSLM (RetroTV)
28.1 OPB (PBS - Eugene)
28.2 OPBPlus
28.3 OPB KIDS
28.4 OPBFM
34.1 KSLR-HD (Fox) Eugene
34.1 KSLR-HD T-14 Corvallis Translator
34.2 KEVU-DT (My network) Eugene
34.2 KEVU-DT T-14 Corvallis Translator
36.1 KTVC (religious) better life tv (rf channel 49 low power out of eugene) not reliable.
36.2 KTVC (religious) better life tv (rf channel 49 low power out of eugene) not reliable
36.3 KTVC (religious) better life tv (rf channel 49 low power out of eugene) not reliable
36.4 KTVC (religious Spanish) better life tv (rf channel 49 low power out of eugene) not reliable
37.1 Azteca (Spanish)
49.1 PDX-TV (Portland Broadcasting) T-20 Lebanon Translator

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October 2018 - Channel Changes

Hi folks,

These local translators of Portland stations have changed in the past week to ten days.

02.1 Katu (ABC) Lebanon translator
02.2 Katu (Me tv) Lebanon translator
02.3 Katu (Comet) Lebanon translator
02.4 Katu (stadium tv) Lebanon translator

I have totally lost the signal from KATU across multiple tuners -- including built-in TV tuners, and Tivo Roamio OTA tuners. My emailed request for information from KATU went unanswered.

08.1 KGW-T-48(NBC) Lebanon translator
08.2 KGW-JUSTICE T-48 Lebanon translator
08.3 KGW-DT3 - ESTRTV - Spanish T-48 Lebanon Translator

The KGW channel 8 stations disappeared. However I emailed the station and received this courteous and informative reply. Kudos to KGW for the customer service.

Please note that the Corvallis area translator has changed from channel 48 to channel 16.

You might need to completed a "double rescan" to restore the correct channel info. To do this, remove the antenna cable, then scan the channels. After the scan is complete… reconnect the antenna and re-scan the channels.

Thanks for watching!


I am back online with KGW at the new frequency, but the signal is weaker than it was before the switch.

-Shawn Dawson

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This morning Saturday, November 10th, 2018 in Albany, OR, these stations are off line across multiple TVs and Tivos. After my post from last month, these stations did return, but appear to be gone again.

02.1 Katu (ABC) Lebanon translator
02.2 Katu (Me tv) Lebanon translator
02.3 Katu (Comet) Lebanon translator
02.4 Katu (stadium tv) Lebanon translator
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This morning Saturday, November 10th, 2018 in Albany, OR, these stations are off line across multiple TVs and Tivos. After my post from last month, these stations did return, but appear to be gone again.

02.1 Katu (ABC) Lebanon translator
02.2 Katu (Me tv) Lebanon translator
02.3 Katu (Comet) Lebanon translator
02.4 Katu (stadium tv) Lebanon translator
East or West window roughly in order of stability.
07-1 07 KOACDT PBS Corvallis
07-2 07 KOACDT2 OPB Plus Corvallis
07-3 07 KOACDT3 PBS FM Radio Corvallis
07-4 07 KOACDT4 OPB FM
12-1 20 K20HD Fox Portland KPTV Fox12 (Lebanon repeater of KPTV)
49-1 20 K20DDD MyNetTV/PDXTV Portland KPDX (Lebanon repeater of KPTV)

East facing window VHF antennas + UHF in mid-Albany
The antennas are connected to a splitter to a Terk mini RF modulator to a splitter to TV and computer.
02-1 47 ABC Portland KATU
02-2 47 MeTV Portland KATU
02-3 47 Comet Portland KATU
34-1 14 K14GWD Fox Eugene (Corvallis Repeater of KLSR)
34-2 14 K14GWD2 MyNetTV Eugene (Corvallis Repeater of KLSR)
08-1 16 NBC Portland KGW (Lebanon repeater of KGW)
08-2 16 JusticeNetwork Portland KGW (Lebanon repeater of KGW)
08-3 16 Estrella Portland KGW (Lebanon repeater of KGW)
13-1 13 KVALDT CBS Eugene
13-2 13 KVALDT2 ThisTV Eugene
13-3 13 KVALDT3 Grit Eugene
03-1 38 KVDO
17-1 38 KVDOLD MyNetTV
17-2 38 KVDOLD4 Weather (pending)
27-1 38 KVDOLD2 RetroTV KLSM
37-1 38 KVDOLD3 Azteca
09-1 09 KEZIDT ABC Eugene
09-2 09 KEXIDT2 MeTV Eugene

I was receiving 2 KATU 10/10/18 until adjustments and scans provided 8 KGB. Samsung TV was normally slightly more reliable than the Hauppauge internal tuner but is receiving 8 less often now, though it can be seemingly stable, without stutter, on the Hauppauge. Since KVAL TBD and Charge reception is mostly limited to summer (can extend into rain for a day or so) I don’t think of it much and CableCard gets COMET and MyNetTV. 12.2 COZI and 12.3 Laff were intermittent.
The move from 43 to 47 for KATU had no detectable influence but now nothing. It may be optimized for cable since there is rarely any issue there. KEZI is not a viable alternative for eastern indoor antenna.

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KGW 8 (16) has been less reliable than previously at assigned frequency 48. Only OPB 7 and FOX 12/49 (20) are usable today. The only information regarding KATU 2 (47) is a cryptic mention of moving to 24. I may dispense with my optimized indoor antenna setup. Comparisons of ultra-wide UHD content have been troublesome as well regarding monitor/TV and cable/OTA.

The arrival of ATSC 3.0 here is anticipated no earlier than 2020 and, as I would expect, the initial solution would likely be via USB. It is encouraging that the software would be compatible with ATSC 1.0. While the focus seems to be for delivery of UHD there are multiple potential uses of ATSC 3.0, with a complex of agreements, particularly with regard to content protection.
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Hi Sees4D. KGW repeaters are working for me as of today. I rescanned directly from a Samsung TV with it's built in receiver. I have not changed the Antenna position, which is generally directed from downtown Albany toward the Eugene broadcasing towers, but which will pick up OPB from Corvallis and the Lebanon repeaters in that position.

The KATU 2 repeaters are still missing for me, but KGW 8.1, 8.2 and 8.3 came in fine.

07.1 OPB (PBS - Corvallis) RF 7. KOAC-DT. 8 miles
07.2 OPBPlus
07.3 OPB KIDS
07.4 OPBFM

08.1 KGW-T-48(NBC) K16ML-D RF 16 12 miles 125 deg. Portland Station - Lebanon translator
08.2 KGW-JUSTICE T-48 Crime, Police, Reality Justice shows - www.justicenetworktv.com
08.3 KGW (Quest) Outdoor and Adventure Programming www.questtv.com

09.1 Kezi (Abc Eugene) KEZI-DT RF 9 36 miles. 156 deg.
09.2 Kezi (Me tv) Classic TV Shows - www.metv.com
09.3 Kezi (ION TV) NCIS, Criminal Minds, Law and Order, etc. - www.iontelevision.com

12.1 KPTV (Fox Portland)

13.1 Kval (CBS Eugene) RF 13 KVAL-DT 44 miles 165 deg.
13.2 Kval (TBD) tbd.com
13.3 Kval (Charge) Westerns and Action Shows and Movies - www.watchcarge.com

16-1 Kmtr (NBC Eugene) KMTR-DT 36 miles 156 deg.
16-2 Kmtr (CW) Eugene
16-3 KMTR (Comet) Science Fiction Shows and Movies - www.commettv.com

28,1 OPB (PBS - Eugene) RF 29. KEBP-DT 44 miles
28.2 OPBPlus (See 7.1-7.4 Above and use 7 for best reception)
28.3 OPB Kids
28.4 OPB-FM

29.3 OPB (PBS) (See 7.1-7.4 Above and use 7 instead for best reception
29.4 OPBPlus
29.5 OPB Kids
29.6 OPB-FM

For the following two, I believe 1 is a repeater in Corvallis 8 miles
and the other is direct from Eugene 44 miles. RF 31 and 14.
31.1 KSLR-HD (Fox)
31.2 KEVU-DT (MyTV)(Current Decade Sitcoms and other programming)

34.1 KSLR-HD (Fox)
34.2 KEVU-DT (My TV) (Current Decade Sitcoms and other programming)

49.1 KPDX-TV (Fox/MyTv Portland) (Lebanon repeater) K20DD-D 12 miles 125 deg.
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The KATU 2 repeaters are still missing for me, but KGW 8.1, 8.2 and 8.3 came in fine.
The coverage plots for KATU (via K08PZ-D) and KGW (via K48MP-D) are quite different. My guess is that you're out of the post-repack coverage area for the KATU translator.

KATU had to repack the translator to a lower frequency in December and install a new antenna. Unfortunately, the pattern on the new antenna isn't as broad in order to protect KGW to the north.

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The coverage plots for KATU (via K08PZ-D) and KGW (via K48MP-D) are quite different. My guess is that you're out of the post-repack coverage area for the KATU translator.

KATU had to repack the translator to a lower frequency in December and install a new antenna. Unfortunately, the pattern on the new antenna isn't as broad in order to protect KGW to the north.
Chris, thank you for the information. Much appreciated.
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