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Thanks for the info, was wondering why it vanished [zip 10003, 2nd floor above ground facing south with an antenna on the window]
Silly move by FOX since Aug 1st is almost 2 weeks away, wonder is ESB might have been a better choice ??
Do you think stations like FOX make "silly moves" if they didn't have to? Trust me, all the major stations in the city have the engineers that know what they are doing.
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I really don't think the station engineers are calling the shots. They are not high up on the decision making line from what I see in terms of actual results. If they are then heaven help us!
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Do you think stations like FOX make "silly moves" if they didn't have to? Trust me, all the major stations in the city have the engineers that know what they are doing.
If they knew what they were doing I and many others would be able to tune to 5.1 and see video as we did prior to two weeks ago
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If they knew what they were doing I and many others would be able to tune to 5.1 and see video as we did prior to two weeks ago
Just because you and others lost signal for a short period of time does not mean stations don't know what they're doing. Short term pain for long term gain. You will likely get FOX back after the repack, if not then no later than the start of the Fall TV season. Sorry but the work involved and the world does not revolve around just you. There are factors outside of the stations' control like those summarized nicely by SnellKrell.
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If they knew what they were doing I and many others would be able to tune to 5.1 and see video as we did prior to two weeks ago
Since the repack testing began I have nothing but problems with WNBC/Telemundo channels 4 and 47 whereby I can't get a stable signal to lock in. Hopefully once they move to the new frequency this issue will go away
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I think there is fox5 app so you don`t need to miss out on your favorite shows, I can wait till 2nd of August, what I like to see is wliw on freedom tower which is being delayed till they built out, which should be sometime this year.
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Since the repack testing began I have nothing but problems with WNBC/Telemundo channels 4 and 47 whereby I can't get a stable signal to lock in. Hopefully once they move to the new frequency this issue will go away
Last night nbc signal was lost, I did rescan I got wvit ch30 from Ct instead
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I think there is fox5 app so you don`t need to miss out on your favorite shows, I can wait till 2nd of August, what I like to see is wliw on freedom tower which is being delayed till they built out, which should be sometime this year.
WLIW is already doing tests at 1WTC. You can see the two spikes in RF 32 when WLIW is being broadcasted from 1WTC here: https://www.rabbitears.info/tvdx/ren...32/-14days/now
WLIW will switch to RF 32 (at 1WTC) on Aug 1st. I'm not aware of any delays.
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I think there is fox5 app so you don`t need to miss out on your favorite shows, I can wait till 2nd of August, what I like to see is wliw on freedom tower which is being delayed till they built out, which should be sometime this year.
From what I've been able to glean, WLIW's move to 1WTC is still scheduled
for 1 p.m. on August 1st.

The only things that have changed are -

Durst being unable to fulfill its original placement of WLIW main transmission
location on PEP40, the Upper UHF Antenna. Main transmission will emanate from
PEP96, the Lower UHF Antenna and the Upper will be used for Auxiliary transmission.

The next Durst screw up is that a Combiner will have to retuned, not in time for the
magic Phase 4 date of August 2nd. Therefore, WLIW will have to operate from its brand,
spankin' new facility at reduced power.

Durst, you've done it again!
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Try using code 2303. Also, you did not mention batteries, but I assume you replaced them.

I have a Digital Stream converter box from Radio Shack and I am able to control the box with these remotes and codes:

Universal Zenith 3 in 1, ZEN350B, use code 358, [email protected]
Universal Replacement 3 by Philips, use code 0765, support phone 919-573-7854

If those don't work or can't find them, try to look for a code search feature on your remote, where various codes are attempted. You will need to keep pressing a button to indicate the current code did nothing and to move on to the next code. Also, try to use codes listed under cable or satellite, that is what worked for me, after all, it is a converter box. Hope that helps.

Yes, they're new batteries, and the TV turns on and off just fine.
There's no button for a converter box among the devices on the remote. (makes sense to me, we have probably the only 2 boxes in the US) Tried the cable button, but the Power key doesn't stay on. It blinks 4x and turns off. Maybe this remote is too new. It's an RCA, BTW.

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Update--just bought a copy of the original remote from Ebay.

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Thanks for the update on wliw, I saw that cptv has renamed their bridgeport station wedw to Stamford
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Thanks for the update on wliw, I saw that cptv has renamed their bridgeport station wedw to Stamford
What they did was they changed their city of license from Bridgeport to Stamford. The purpose of doing this was so they could get their DTS application approved. Once the DTS goes live later this year they will have coverage throughout Fairfield County, Westchester, NYC, and northern NJ. Obviously this greatly expands the current coverage area of WEDW.
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after checking the contours...

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Check Rabbitears they have contours for all the construction permits and STA applications

WPXN:
Construction Permit contour:
https://www.rabbitears.info/contour....4&site=1&map=Y
Reduced Power STA Contour:
https://www.rabbitears.info/contour....4&site=1&map=Y

WCBS:
Construction Permit contour:
https://www.rabbitears.info/contour....3&site=1&map=Y
Reduced Power STA contour:
https://www.rabbitears.info/contour....5&site=1&map=Y

WLIW:
Construction Permit contour:
https://www.rabbitears.info/contour....7&site=1&map=Y
Reduced Power STA contour:
https://www.rabbitears.info/contour....5&site=1&map=Y


WNJU/WNBC hasn't filed for anything yet, while WNYW had to file to change their final construction permit because of the Durst mess.
Amazing. It's almost like they don't really care about the OTA viewer. I find myself on a hill, and it remains green pretty much in all the models...Yet, channel 5 has gone missing here 40 miles up the Hudson. I'm not a Fox viewer, so don't care (save The Orville) but previously it was one of the strongest signals from the NYC area.

Hope I get WLIW-Motorweek isn't carried on 13, and 50.1 NJN is hit or miss.

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Here's the contour for WWOR/WRNN's STA that they filed for yesterday:
Licensed contour:
https://www.rabbitears.info/contour....0&site=1&map=Y
Reduced Power STA contour:
https://www.rabbitears.info/contour....6&site=1&map=Y


Nothing filed for WNJU/WNBC yet, although it's possible they could temporarily relocate to their Aux facility at 4 Times Square:
Construction Permit contour:
https://www.rabbitears.info/contour....7&site=1&map=Y
4 Times Square Contour:
https://www.rabbitears.info/contour....d&site=1&map=Y

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I ran a channel scan this morning and I'm picking up a new channel on 6-1 which has the ID of WNWT-WX. They appear to be running the same weather programming as WJLP 33-10. Anybody know what WNWT is? I don't see them listed on RabbitEars.
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I ran a channel scan this morning and I'm picking up a new channel on 6-1 which has the ID of WNWT-WX. They appear to be running the same weather programming as WJLP 33-10. Anybody know what WNWT is? I don't see them listed on RabbitEars.
After seeing this, I did a scan - and there is was.

Although not listed as Display 6.1, it's a "Guest" channel hosted by WJLP. Here's the listing on Rabbitears -


51 3 (G) WNWT-LD NEW YORK NY On the air IND

Display
Channel Physical
Channel Video Audio Call Sign Network/Programming Nickname Notes Print
51-1 3.1 480i (w) DD2.0 BuenaTV NewsNet (Soon)
51-2 3.2 480i (w) DD2.0 LATV LATV
51-3 3.3 480i DD2.0 CTVN Cornerstone
51-4 3.4 480i (w) DD2.0 WBQM-4 Spanish Independent "Teleuniverso"
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I've updated the WNWT-LD listing to mirror WJLP for the time being. I'll update it more later.


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Does anyone know if WLNY completed their move yesterday? They were supposed to move to their new channel assignment at 1pm on 7/24. I'm not picking anything up on RF27 or RF29, but my signal from WLNY is not always very reliable so I can't tell for sure.
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Does anyone know if WLNY completed their move yesterday? They were supposed to move to their new channel assignment at 1pm on 7/24. I'm not picking anything up on RF27 or RF29, but my signal from WLNY is not always very reliable so I can't tell for sure.
My reception of WLNY on RF27 is not consistent. Currently, I'm not receiving the station.

It's new frequency, Channel 29 is still being occupied by WNYN-LD.

Just went to WLNY's website, and strangely, the only rescan mentioned was the last one -
June 2018!

So much for the communications expertise of CBS.

Are you sure you saw today's date for WLNY's changeover?

Everyone else (with the exception of WNET) has set 1 p.m. on August 1st as the time
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Are you sure you saw today's date for WLNY's changeover?

Everyone else (with the exception of WNET) has set 1 p.m. on August 1st as the time
and date.
I was watching WLNY about a week ago and they had a crawl at the bottom of the screen that said July 24th at 1pm for the changeover. I don't watch WLNY that much so I don't know if that has since changed.
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I was watching WLNY about a week ago and they had a crawl at the bottom of the screen that said July 24th at 1pm for the changeover. I don't watch WLNY that much so I don't know if that has since changed.
WLNY has switched to RF channel 29. Unfortunately, when WPXU-LD switches to RF 29, everybody from NYC to the west can say goodbye to WLNY. Sorry ansky212.
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WLNY has switched to RF channel 29. Unfortunately, when WPXU-LD switches to RF 29, everybody from NYC to the west can say goodbye to WLNY. Sorry ansky212.
No biggie. The only thing I ever watched on WLNY was the occasional 9pm newscast. I have not been able to pick up anything on RF29 last night or today. Perhaps the new frequency is underperforming compared to their old one.
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No biggie. The only thing I ever watched on WLNY was the occasional 9pm newscast. I have not been able to pick up anything on RF29 last night or today. Perhaps the new frequency is underperforming compared to their old one.
Beyond other stations transmitting on Channel 29, difficulty for some trying view WLNY might
very well be due to the station using its AUX antenna as it does work on its Main.

The AUX antenna only transmits an ERP of 139 kW, while the Main is authorized at 1000 kW.

There may he hope for viewers trying to view WLNY who live farther east from New York City.

Here is the station's May 2019 filing with the FCC concerning the above. Don't know how much
is still applicable.


"The antenna will operate with a maximum horizontally‐polarized effective radiated power (ERP) of 139 kW
and a vertically polarized ERP of 59.6 kW. The antenna will be required briefly on August 2, 2019 to permit
reconfiguration of the primary antenna system as part of the DTV repack."
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I ran a channel scan this morning and I'm picking up a new channel on 6-1 which has the ID of WNWT-WX. They appear to be running the same weather programming as WJLP 33-10. Anybody know what WNWT is? I don't see them listed on RabbitEars.
I now have that channel, however I am getting it as 18.1.

I also noticed another new channel, 2.3 DABL. It appears that CBS is launching a lifestyle channel on September 9. Odd that they did not carry Decades (soon to appear on a Fox station in NYC, from what I read), but will add DABL.

Also noticed that Arirang on 48.3 has been off for a while, and there is an SD version of whatever airs on 48.1 on 48.3.
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I live in Suffolk County so normally I have no problem at all getting WLNY. Last night I rescanned and didn’t pick up any signal from WLNY on channels 27 or 29.
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I also noticed another new channel, 2.3 DABL. It appears that CBS is launching a lifestyle channel on September 9. Odd that they did not carry Decades (soon to appear on a Fox station in NYC, from what I read), but will add DABL.
WCBS did carry Decades on 2-2, but like all the other CBS owned stations, they replaced it with StartTV last year.
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Sorry if this has been asked/answered but cant find anything recent. What is story with WPIX. I barely get a signal anymore (Central Brooklyn) - used to be reasonably strong but now weak to the point of useless. Is this me or has something changed
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Sorry if this has been asked/answered but cant find anything recent. What is story with WPIX. I barely get a signal anymore (Central Brooklyn) - used to be reasonably strong but now weak to the point of useless. Is this me or has something changed
Just checked things out and nothing appears to have changed concerning
WPIX's transmission. The Richmond Hill, Live Bandscan shows a strong,
consistent signal for the past week.
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Just checked things out and nothing appears to have changed concerning
WPIX's transmission. The Richmond Hill, Live Bandscan shows a strong,
consistent signal for the past week.
Probably a stupid question but it looks like it comes from WTC - why would all other stations from WTC (for ex. WCBS, WWOR) come in strong and WPIX is weak to non-existent.
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WPIX is from Empire. It's also a VHF station, so you might want to check if any of your VHF elements were damaged in one of the recent storms.
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