Originally Posted by roseha
I walked home from Time Square to my apartment last evening. It's less than a mile and a half. The fact remains that I have no reception of Channel 3 even after trying 3 new antennas, and I'm on the 8th floor. Ironically, the only time I saw a second-long glimpse of a black and white program was when I was trying out not a rabbit ears but another flat digital antenna. Since then, nothing.
Please attempt the following, if you haven't already done so:
Re-connect one of the Rabbit-Ear antennas to the TV/Converter Box, and make sure the connection is snug. Using the numeric keypad, manually tune the TV/Converter Box to RF 3 or 3-1. Extend the rabbit-ear elements fully and position the elements so they are parallel to the floor (this was uhfyagi's recommended position).
Originally Posted by roseha
I love METV, and I just don't understand them making such a bone-head move in the biggest city in the country. I can't even get the channel scans to acknowledge it's there. Is there some way they can simulcast this station over UHF, where CBS and NBC have moved? I have half a mind to write them and WJLP a letter about this. It's very disappointing.
The only way this "new" station could enter the market was via the VHF band, and RF channel 3 was the only non-conflicting dial position.
I know this doesn't help you or other OTA-only viewers, but PMCM TV has already reissued its must-carry requests to all of the cable/phone/satellite pay-TV providers in the New York City market. If their Alternate PSIP Proposal is approved, WJLP will be available via those systems, presumably on Channel 3.
A simulcast is definitely possible, although not at all likely on any of the NYC full-power TV stations. Possible UHF station candidates would include some of the Class A and Low-Power stations, such as WDVB-CD, WNYN-LD, WMUN-CD, WMBQ-CD, WBQM-LD, or any of the Island LDTVs (26, 32, and 43), although the Island stations are usually leased with an all-or-nothing proposition. Full-power WRNN-TV could be another possibility. There are other stations, but their programming is either ethnic or reserved.
I think it would be an excellent idea for anyone who has attempted to receive this station without success to not only write the station, but carbon-copy the FCC. In light of the upcoming spectrum auction, any letters from TV viewers that for technical reasons would discredit the use of the VHF band as a replacement for the UHF band is a good thing. Is it likely that any such letters would have any meaningful effect while they contemplate how much of a public resource to sell-off for billions of dollars???
Hahahahahahahahahahahahahahah, of course not
But since letters can be filed electronically, no one will lose 49¢ in postage fees.