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I still have them operating on that STA from when they were having the antenna issue. But my information says the antenna issue was resolved, and so I would expect WCVB is back on the aux. Any idea if that is true?

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For the first week after the stations moved to the Cabot St master - WBZ, WCVB, WFXT, and WGBX all had near perfect signals - and all about equal. After the initial failure, they were all quite poor.

Then after the transmission line was patched, more or less - of those that had been affected - WBZ for me had the best signal - so if we call that 100%, then WFXT and WGBX are at 90%, and WCVB at 80%. So I assumed WCVB is still on the backup antenna. To compare to the other Needham stations - WHDH and WNEU are 100%, WUTF 90%, and WSBK 85%. These are with rotor set for best reception.

Also, trying a scan with only a paper clip for an antenna, I received everything above, except WCVB. I am located 3 miles south of the towers.

And by coincidence, as I write this, WGBX is off the air...
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I still have them operating on that STA from when they were having the antenna issue. But my information says the antenna issue was resolved, and so I would expect WCVB is back on the aux. Any idea if that is true?
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Well based on what I'm seeing for signal levels here in Epping, NH being about 52 miles away from the transmitter, I would say that the antenna issue was resolved. The WCVB's signal is as strong as all my other Boston stations.

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I just got confirmation that they are on the aux antenna, and not the STA facility.

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Right on! I love a project. Was hoping they would get the power boost soon. Does that mean they will fo back to UHF or are they staying on VHF 5?
They're going to stay on VHF 5.

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At WCSH. I was surprised too. Reception is worse than WCSH from the front. I haven't really worked on pointing the antenna. Just glad I got something watchable. Probably going to swap out the Tablo TV DVR for a HDHomeRun so I can get some good measurements. High confidence just the same.

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I'm on the East side of Derry, about 2/3 of the way up Warner hill, on the SE side of the hill. WCSH is 72.6 miles NE, and I can't see the horizon in that direction because the side of the hill is in the way. I got a signal but the frequent dropouts made it unwatchable. Same with WMEA. If I had success with the Portland stations, I was probably going to install a rotator. Note I did not try the 4228 at the top of the mast because I needed all the height I could get with the CS5 to receive WMUR from over the top of the hill.

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I'm currently located in Riverside, Rhode Island - 39 air miles south of the Needham Towers. I get solid reception of most Boston stations with the exception of recently moved WGBH which I don't get at all. However my current problem is with WHDH and WLVI. Two days ago my reception of those two stations took a major hit. SNR number went from about 24 down to 16 and 17. Now it's raining and the numbers are even lower than that. So this morning I am just looking at a black screen. What the hell happened??? It's not my antenna. I haven't moved it and all the other stations are coming in just as good as usual. However WHDH and WLVI seem to have some sort of problem going on that I haven't seen anyone else mention.
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I'm currently located in Riverside, Rhode Island - 39 air miles south of the Needham Towers. I get solid reception of most Boston stations with the exception of recently moved WGBH which I don't get at all. However my current problem is with WHDH and WLVI. Two days ago my reception of those two stations took a major hit. SNR number went from about 24 down to 16 and 17. Now it's raining and the numbers are even lower than that. So this morning I am just looking at a black screen. What the hell happened??? It's not my antenna. I haven't moved it and all the other stations are coming in just as good as usual. However WHDH and WLVI seem to have some sort of problem going on that I haven't seen anyone else mention.
Uxbridge, Ma here. Both stations seem to be operating normally for me at 1:15pm eastern.

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The license to cover for their RF 42 auxiliary facility was granted yesterday, and according to their latest progress report from last week the tower crew is on site now. So they're probably transmitting from the aux site so they can finish the work on their post-repack facility.
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Paperclip antenna - Nice!
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Paperclip antenna - Nice!
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How would you ground that?

Darn, I forgot the ground - no wonder not all the stations are good. Perhaps this would help...

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I'm on the East side of Derry, about 2/3 of the way up Warner hill, on the SE side of the hill. WCSH is 72.6 miles NE, and I can't see the horizon in that direction because the side of the hill is in the way. I got a signal but the frequent dropouts made it unwatchable. Same with WMEA. If I had success with the Portland stations, I was probably going to install a rotator. Note I did not try the 4228 at the top of the mast because I needed all the height I could get with the CS5 to receive WMUR from over the top of the hill.
I'm a couple miles closer and had luck getting WMTW out of Portland. CSH is a little further than WMTW and two edge vs one edge, but I got decent reception without any effort in the rain in the fall, so I have high hopes for a winter of the Tonight Show.
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Just received this from WGBH:


Dear Viewer,


I’m writing with good news. WGBH’s petition to increase its broadcasting frequency strength was approved by the Federal Communication Commission.


The power of our transmitter will be increased from 6.9kW to 34.5 kW. We expect this increase to result in significant improvements to reception quality. Getting the right hardware, testing and installation brings us to approximately first week of January – however it is very possible it will be completed sooner.


Most importantly, I send this message with deep gratitude. Without you and the 1,200+ other viewers who took the time to directly provide their feedback to us, this petition would not have been approved.
Thank you for your generous support of WGBH, and thank you for allowing us to share our excitement with you. I hope this boost will allow you to enjoy all of the shows with improved HD quality!


If you are still unable to receive either channel, please get in touch with the Audience & Member Services team at [email protected] or (617) 300 3300.


P.S. We’ll be sure to keep you updated as our installation timetable becomes clearer
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Interesting. I have been a WGBH member since the 80's, and I was one of those 1200+ people who wrote in requesting a power increase, but I did not get that e-mail.

Even so, with two of my three devices I get adequate reception of 2 and 44, but a power increase will be welcome.

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My 2 and 44 are coming in fine. I haven't seen any sign of 2.2, 44.2, 44.3, or 44.4 since the repack. I'm hoping this boost will help me.
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My 2 and 44 are coming in fine. I haven't seen any sign of 2.2, 44.2, 44.3, or 44.4 since the repack. I'm hoping this boost will help me.
2.2, 44.2, 44.3, or 44.4 are still on the WGBX UHF signal temporarily on the Cabot St tower. When WGBX moves back to the final location on the CBS tower, it will have more power than it had before the repack and equal to WCVB and WBZ.
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"The Letter" only speaks to increased power for HD WGBH (2.1) and HD WGBX (44.1) transmitting on RF 5. There is no mention of increasing power to the sub-channels, 2.2, 44.3, and 44.4 currently transmitting on RF 32. (Along with an assortment of other channels that channel-share RF32).


Running a Channel Master 4228 w/ Samsung NU7100 (new). Had 9-10/10 bars before REPACK. Now get 3/10 for RF5, 2.1 and 44.1. Even so it's a fairly steady signal and watchable most of the time. 2.2, 44.3, 44.4 are 3-10/10 but pixelate so much they are unwatchable most of the time. (Tried a Channel Master CM-7777HD preamp and got no signal increase on any channel)


Hope RF32 gets a signal boost also.


Does anyone know if 2.2, 44.2, 44.3 will remain on RF32, with the assortment of other channels sharing the bandwidth. I think that the video quality has taken a big hit; looks like VHS tape sometimes.
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I just got confirmation that they are on the aux antenna, and not the STA facility.

- Trip
I decided to pull out the trusty Sencore 1453 and connect it directly to my YA1713 antenna, with only an 18 dB attenuator in line (to prevent possibly overloading the 1453) Then I pointed it directly at Cabot st. 3 miles away, adjusting for maximum.
Here is what I got:

WBZ RF 20 14.6 dBmV
WGBX RF 32 5.9 dBmV
WCVB RF 33 3.9 dBmV
WFXT RF 34 8.1 dBmV

and for comparison:

WNEU RF 29 14.9 dBmV
WUTF RF 19 4.0 dBmV

In theory the first 4 on the master should be about the same, since they are all licensed for about 900 KW, and they should all be better than WNEU with 700 KW at 200 feet lower (on the CBS tower). It certainly does not seem that all is well on Cabot St, unless the pattern is skewed and just weak in my direction.

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"The Letter" only speaks to increased power for HD WGBH (2.1) and HD WGBX (44.1) transmitting on RF 5. There is no mention of increasing power to the sub-channels, 2.2, 44.3, and 44.4 currently transmitting on RF 32. (Along with an assortment of other channels that channel-share RF32).
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Hope RF32 gets a signal boost also.
WGBX/WBTS, WCVB and WBZ have been broadcasting from an alternate tower at a reduced power ever since the repack so they can replace the pre-repack antennas on the main tower with ones for their new frequencies and signal patterns. When they finish that work all of them will have signals stronger than they had pre-repack.

They were already granted construction permits for their final maximized facilities during the maximization window, so there is no need to petition the FCC for a boost like there was for WGBH's VHF 5 signal.

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I know this is not an antenna issue, but because it's likely a repack issue - I thought some here would get a kick out of this.

I'm a DirecTV customer. Two days ago WYCN's (Providence Telemundo) guide data started showing up in our guide for WBTS (Boston's Channel 10 on DirecTV).

Everything is in Spanish, including the show descriptions, for that one channel in our D* guide.

It's a good thing we have a Tablo (the guide is correct on that) - you don't want to be near my wife if her 'Days of Our Lives' is not recorded.

Been using the Tablo as a backup for that show thank goodness for a few months now. For now, I've set a season pass for "José José, el príncipe de la canción" on our D* DVR.


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I decided to pull out the trusty Sencore 1453 and connect it directly to my YA1713 antenna, with only an 18 dB attenuator in line (to prevent possibly overloading the 1453) Then I pointed it directly at Cabot st. 3 miles away, adjusting for maximum.
Here is what I got:

WBZ RF 20 14.6 dBmV
WGBX RF 32 5.9 dBmV
WCVB RF 33 3.9 dBmV
WFXT RF 34 8.1 dBmV

and for comparison:

WNEU RF 29 14.9 dBmV
WUTF RF 19 4.0 dBmV

In theory the first 4 on the master should be about the same, since they are all licensed for about 900 KW, and they should all be better than WNEU with 700 KW at 200 feet lower (on the CBS tower). It certainly does not seem that all is well on Cabot St, unless the pattern is skewed and just weak in my direction.

Wow, 10.7 dB is a huge spread.


Going by my tuner, RF 20 and RF 29 are the strongest, same as you. RF 32 and RF 33 are also fairly strong. RF 19 is the weakest, but still watchable with occasional pixelation. So my results somewhat correlate with yours. The oddball for me is RF 34 (WFXT). Most of the time, the signal level is maxed out just like 20 and 29. But occasionally, my tuner will just lose the channel completely for a brief instant, and then it immediately comes back strong again.

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15.3 & 15.4 are gone for me. When I tuned to it, my TV redirected me to 60.1 WNEU and removed 15.3 & 15.4 from my lineup.

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So no more NBC for me either. I live in Dracut, MA. Channel 32 is horrible for me. I had NBC on Channel 29 (which is rock solid) as 15-3 but that is gone for me too.

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I know this is not an antenna issue, but because it's likely a repack issue - I thought some here would get a kick out of this.

I'm a DirecTV customer. Two days ago WYCN's (Providence Telemundo) guide data started showing up in our guide for WBTS (Boston's Channel 10 on DirecTV).

Everything is in Spanish, including the show descriptions, for that one channel in our D* guide.


It was the same thing on VErizon FIOS The guide now lists the currect programming
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It was the same thing on VErizon FIOS The guide now lists the currect programming
Fixed on D* tonight as well.
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I'm currently located in Riverside, Rhode Island - 39 air miles south of the Needham Towers. I get solid reception of most Boston stations with the exception of recently moved WGBH which I don't get at all. However my current problem is with WHDH and WLVI. Two days ago my reception of those two stations took a major hit. SNR number went from about 24 down to 16 and 17. Now it's raining and the numbers are even lower than that. So this morning I am just looking at a black screen. What the hell happened??? It's not my antenna. I haven't moved it and all the other stations are coming in just as good as usual. However WHDH and WLVI seem to have some sort of problem going on that I haven't seen anyone else mention.
You're not alone. I too lost channel 7 WHDH two days ago. I'm west of Worcester. At least I know it's not my equipment.

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They're going to stay on VHF 5.
This is a huge bummer. I have my VHF only antenna pointed toward Providence to pick up WNAC. WCVB used to be one of the channels that came in the best for me but since the UHF to VHF change in August I have not been able to pick it up. Looks like I'll have to choose between WCVB & WNAC, Fox will probably win that battle. I can pick up Providence ABC most days anyways.

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So no more NBC for me either. I live in Dracut, MA. Channel 32 is horrible for me. I had NBC on Channel 29 (which is rock solid) as 15-3 but that is gone for me too.

SCANNING: 563000000 (us-bcast:29)
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PROGRAM 1: 60.1 WNEU-DT
PROGRAM 2: 60.2 Xitos
SCANNING: 557000000 (us-bcast:28)
I was also sad to see 15.3 go. Prior August 15.1 used to come in decently most days, however ever since the change it has been choppy. 15.3 however was incredibly reliable though like you I saw it was gone today. I really hope this doesn't mean a loss of NBC programming for me.

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You're confusing real numbers with virtual numbers. VHF 5 is WGBH, WCVB is on UHF 33.

Like mentioned before WCVB, WGBX/WBTS and WBZ are all currently at reduced power from an alternate site while they finish the work on the main tower. If you got their signals prior to August, you should get them again when the work is done at the CBS Tower since the final signals will be stronger than their pre-repack signals.


WHDH (and WLVI) is preparing for their move on October 19th. Their latest progress report filing says they will be at reduced power from an interim antenna for about 3 weeks so they can swap the main antenna.

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I was also sad to see 15.3 go. Prior August 15.1 used to come in decently most days, however ever since the change it has been choppy. 15.3 however was incredibly reliable though like you I saw it was gone today. I really hope this doesn't mean a loss of NBC programming for me.
I lost 15.3 sometime between 4pm and 6:30pm yesterday (Oct 10th) based on mythtv recordings. It was painful watching Blacklist tonight. Next week. Oh Boy!
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You're confusing real numbers with virtual numbers. VHF 5 is WGBH, WCVB is on UHF 33.

Like mentioned before WCVB, WGBX/WBTS and WBZ are all currently at reduced power from an alternate site while they finish the work on the main tower. If you got their signals prior to August, you should get them again when the work is done at the CBS Tower since the final signals will be stronger than their pre-repack signals.


WHDH (and WLVI) is preparing for their move on October 19th. Their latest progress report filing says they will be at reduced power from an interim antenna for about 3 weeks so they can swap the main antenna.
I for whatever reason thought I read WCVB was moving to VHF 5. Good to know that's NOT the case. Also thanks for the report on the reduced power. Hopefully this all gets sorted soon.
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You're not alone. I too lost channel 7 WHDH two days ago. I'm west of Worcester. At least I know it's not my equipment.

This is a huge bummer. I have my VHF only antenna pointed toward Providence to pick up WNAC. WCVB used to be one of the channels that came in the best for me but since the UHF to VHF change in August I have not been able to pick it up. Looks like I'll have to choose between WCVB & WNAC, Fox will probably win that battle. I can pick up Providence ABC most days anyways.

I was also sad to see 15.3 go. Prior August 15.1 used to come in decently most days, however ever since the change it has been choppy. 15.3 however was incredibly reliable though like you I saw it was gone today. I really hope this doesn't mean a loss of NBC programming for me.
Removing 15.3 (running on WNEU) at this time fits the pattern of peculiar decisions that NBC has made repeatedly since WBTS first hit the airwaves. Using even the smallest amount of logic, they would have kept it until the WGBX signal (which carries 15.1) is moved back to the CBS tower where the signal should be excellent. They did however finally update their web site with 15.1 as the only channel listed, since as of earlier this week they still had 8.1 and 60.3 there.
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Using even the smallest amount of logic...
Whenever I use the "smallest amount of logic" regarding WBTS/NBC Boston I can never understand why Comcast leaves NBC available OTA at all. I mean if you are the "cable company" why would you ever support any OTA station? I'm pretty sure preserving OTA NBC was part of the initial agreement when Comcast was allowed to buy NBC, but that agreement has expired.
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