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How exactly did you move your antenna to a different city?
I assume he meant to say he *pointed* the antenna to a different city.
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Frequency 27.1 there is nada der
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Anyone know if Abc and Wpix on reduced power? Or is it my backup amp? I am having issues with vhf. Wondering if I should buy a new amp.
WABC and WPIX are both on Empire so no reason for them to be at reduced power. I'm getting them 100% in NJ.
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WABC and WPIX are both on Empire so no reason for them to be at reduced power. I'm getting them 100% in NJ.
Gotta be my amp

Edit....bad crimp on a connector. Vhf is back.

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Gotta be my amp

Edit....bad crimp on a connector. Vhf is back.
I don’t think so. ABC and PiX are coming in with reduced quality for me lately too.
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I don’t think so. ABC and PiX are coming in with reduced quality for me lately too.
I have my normal 55 signal on both. Low, but always locked. Been this way since day one for me. Only problem, is my led highhats kill the signal....lol. WNET sucks though lately.

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I have my normal 55 signal on both. Low, but always locked. Been this way since day one for me. Only problem, is my led highhats kill the signal....lol. WNET sucks though lately.


Is that a real thing? LED lights interfere with OTA signals?


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Is that a real thing? LED lights interfere with OTA signals?
My WJLP S/N ratio used to plummet when street lights (assuming LED) came on at night, and got back up in the morning when the street lights turned off (see attached image). This is one of the reason WJLP has asked for power increase.

These days I've almost completely lost WJLP because of some other interference.
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Yes it is real as I had that problem with my next door neighbor's patio lights. It was not the LEDs themselves but the transformers. They were generating noise. I wrote the company and they actually tested their product and acknowledged an issue.. Sent free replacements. The replacement product worked and fixed my issue.
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I`m kind of surprised that no antenna company has manafactured antennas cut for the new uhf band?
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It appears that WLIW 21-4 is off the air. Did they drop the All Arts network? I'm getting 21-1, 21-2, and 21-3 just fine.
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It appears that WLIW 21-4 is off the air. Did they drop the All Arts network? I'm getting 21-1, 21-2, and 21-3 just fine.
WNET's MHz Worldview on 14-1 and 46-1 are also gone.
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It appears that WLIW 21-4 is off the air. Did they drop the All Arts network? I'm getting 21-1, 21-2, and 21-3 just fine.


Did this just happen today? Because I had 21-4 last night.


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Did this just happen today? Because I had 21-4 last night.


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Yeah, it looks like it. I was literally watching some moon landing show on this channel at the moment when it went off the air today. My Samsung TV said "mode not compatible" or something like that, and the channel disappeared off my channel list. I tried to rescan it, but it hasn't been picked up. That's a bummer because I was enjoying having this channel. Hopefully it'll be brought back.

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Yeah, it looks like it. I was literally watching some moon landing show on this channel at the moment when it went off the air today. My Samsung TV said "mode not compatible" or something like that, and the channel disappeared off my channel list. I tried to rescan it, but it hasn't been picked up. That's a bummer because I was enjoying having this channel. Hopefully it'll be brought back.
As of 4PM ET, channel 21-4 is back online! This must have happened within literally the last few minutes.


Also, I have 14-1 and 46-1 back, although those broadcast the same content with 14-1 being in HD.

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Since the Repack I am no longer able to receive WNYW (Channel 5) here in NWNJ. Since I have a better path to Philadelphia Ive decided to install a second UHF yagi and point it at Philadelphia. I prefer to integrate the Philly FOX channels into 1 coax this way I dont have to fuss with an A/B switch. I do understand that you can NOT use a conventional splitter to join 2 UHF antennas together because they interact and will most likely cancel out each other's signal.



A few months ago I remember reading on one of the forums that someone posted a link to an eBay seller that was selling what we call in the Amateur Radio world a diplexer. With a good quality diplexer I should be able to join the 2 antenna's together and receive Philladelphia Fox channel and integrate the 2 antennas into one coax. From what I remember you would provide the ebay seller with the channel(s) you would like to integrate and he will make a custom made device optimized to the frequency(s) channel you desire.


Ive searched high and low and can not find the link that directs me to this ebay seller. If anyone here is familiar with this seller if you could please provide me with a link to the sellers auction or just the sellers ebay name, that would be great !
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Tin Lee electronics makes custom OTA components. You can expect to pay a premium.



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Since the Repack I am no longer able to receive WNYW (Channel 5) here in NWNJ. Since I have a better path to Philadelphia Ive decided to install a second UHF yagi and point it at Philadelphia. I prefer to integrate the Philly FOX channels into 1 coax this way I dont have to fuss with an A/B switch. I do understand that you can NOT use a conventional splitter to join 2 UHF antennas together because they interact and will most likely cancel out each other's signal.

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Someone here had mentioned that many of the channels are currently running at low power while work is completed at One WTC. You might want to just wait it out and see what happens when everything gets back to normal.
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Anyone know what’s going on with WLNY? I live in Suffolk County so I normally have no problem at all receiving it, but since the beginning of the month it’s not showing up for me on any channel scans.
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WLNY's at reduced power from an antenna lower on the tower until they finish their work.
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Signal fluctuations like that are often the sign of a multipath problem. If you can, try repositioning your antenna to see if it makes any difference.

If I can receive the other channels that broadcast from 1WTC

without multipath problems why would I have to reposition my antenna to receive Channel 5.1?



For what it is worth I have written FoxTV (email as the directed OTA viewers who are having problems to do) BUT, to date, I have heard nothing from them.

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If I can receive the other channels that broadcast from 1WTC

without multipath problems why would I have to reposition my antenna to receive Channel 5.1?



For what it is worth I have written FoxTV (email as the directed OTA viewers who are having problems to do) BUT, to date, I have heard nothing from them.
From a technical aspect I can't answer that. But about a year ago I had multipath problems only with channel 5, and after repositioning my antenna it immediately started working fine. You need to at least try moving it.
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I was gazing at my channel list, I noticed that overnight my tv set has picked up a 10-5,6,7.
I don`t receive it at this time, but I especulate that was wnjb that I received? or new station.
Can anybody tell me.
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WNJB is on RF 8, not 10.

It might have been reception of WNXY-LD or WTNH that was too weak to decode their PSIP data, so your TV mapped it to the RF number.
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Wtnh shows up as 8-1 when it comes in, probably was wnxy. Txs
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I've noticed today that the broadcast channel icons on my Samsung TV have disappeared, and my built-in channel guide is loading very slowly. Factory resetting my TV did not help with this problem. Is anyone else having new problems like this?
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I've noticed today that the broadcast channel icons on my Samsung TV have disappeared, and my built-in channel guide is loading very slowly. Factory resetting my TV did not help with this problem. Is anyone else having new problems like this?
I think it depends on if Samsung's EPG defaults to PSIP programming information, or if it uses an external service like TVGuide to provide longer guide information. I would suspect the latter, since I don't believe PSIP provides logos or images. I would hazard that the issue might be on Samsung's end, being unable to map the post-repack frequencies to each broadcaster, so it is defaulting to PSIP?
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I have completely lost vhf out on long island. Anyone else notice this?
Edit. So my brand new amp has stopped amplifying vhf? Wtf? Very strange.

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Whats everyone here using for amplifiers? I have been using a RCA TVPRAMP1Z Preamplifier for a few years. Works good for me, as it does both u, and v. Well it crapped out, I bought another, and after 3 weeks, the v crapped out already I guess they don't make things the way they used to.

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