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Can anyone verify that KXLT moved to 26?

Any changes in signal level?
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Can anyone verify that KXLT moved to 26?

Any changes in signal level?
Yes, I can verify it has moved. I was out of town last week but when I returned yesterday it was on 26. Signal improved to a consistent 100% from 80% with my attic antenna/HD homerun setup in Rochester.
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Yes, I can verify it has moved. I was out of town last week but when I returned yesterday it was on 26. Signal improved to a consistent 100% from 80% with my attic antenna/HD homerun setup in Rochester.
I haven’t been able to pick up KXLT since the lightning strike. I’ve rescanned several times and raised my antenna height 2ft. Using ClearStream 2Max with the reflector. My Tablo shows 5 full bars on all channels in the DMA, besides Fox not showing up at all.
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Just for kicks, have you tried the tuner built into your TV?
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Just for kicks, have you tried the tuner built into your TV?
Great idea, unfortunately still missing KXLT on my built in tuner. Strange that I can get 100% strength on KSMQ but nothing on KXLT. I’m itching to see the values when TV Fool updates their site. I’m LOS with -74 power pre repack. I’m guessing they dropped the transmitter height a few feet.
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Great idea, unfortunately still missing KXLT on my built in tuner. Strange that I can get 100% strength on KSMQ but nothing on KXLT. I’m itching to see the values when TV Fool updates their site. I’m LOS with -74 power pre repack. I’m guessing they dropped the transmitter height a few feet.
I’m in Mason City btw. If I get up to 5 posts I’ll link the TV Fool report. I’m about ready to go purchase and install a tripod mount before it gets too cold/snowy, if I lose 1ft of height current setup, KXLT goes from LOS to 1 edge.
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Just looked up Mason City on TVFool. You're 30-45 mi from the transmitters. I'd try an RCA TVPRAMP1R on the antenna as it is now.

I would strongly recommend going with a better antenna setup and a preamp if you're going to go to all the trouble of putting up a tripod install - would give you way more "gain" than just mounting that anemic antenna a few feet higher. Might be a step overkill, but I'd do a Newark.com 30-2370 on UHF pointed right at 45° and a 30-2475 on VHF pointed at 53° into separate inputs of an RCA TVPRAMP1R.
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I agree with Matt on the stronger antenna. KXLT’s coverage in Mason City is now very marginal according to the map on rabbitears. I think it was much better previously but I’m not sure how to retrieve the contour before the move.

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Here's the before: https://www.rabbitears.info/contour....a&site=1&map=Y

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I was down in Rochester over the Holidays. At two different locations (both within 10 mi and LOS to the tower), K25NK-D was nowhere to be found. Anyone know when they went off the air? I haven't seen anything filed with the FCC.

Took SNR levels at one location with an LOS to all R/A/Mc towers. The difference between old/new KIMT and KXLT channel allocations is within 1dB (both are sitting at about 31-33dB - by comparison, KYIN was at 28dB).
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I was down in Rochester over the Holidays. At two different locations (both within 10 mi and LOS to the tower), K25NK-D was nowhere to be found. Anyone know when they went off the air? I haven't seen anything filed with the FCC...
Mid to late October.

It was about the time that KIMT and KXLT switched frequencies.

I assumed many such low power stations would be leaving the air.
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Has anyone else had reception problems for the past half of a week or so? As of Thursday morning, all channels were coming in perfectly. Starting Thursday night, the only channel we could receive was KTTC. I've tried rescanning channels and ensured the rooftop mounted antenna is still pointed in the correct direction, so this one has me a little baffled right now. Hopefully the problem is not on our end and everything will be back to normal soon.
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Has anyone else had reception problems for the past half of a week or so? As of Thursday morning, all channels were coming in perfectly. Starting Thursday night, the only channel we could receive was KTTC. I've tried rescanning channels and ensured the rooftop mounted antenna is still pointed in the correct direction, so this one has me a little baffled right now. Hopefully the problem is not on our end and everything will be back to normal soon.


Yes, while I still have reception for all, I’ve noticed some dropouts over the weekend with my dual attic antenna setup. The Rochester locals were previously pegged at 100% on my hd homeruns but now they are very choppy strength (except kttc which is still pegged). Very abrupt change after months of being very stable for me. Click image for larger version

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