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post #4141 of 11945 Old 12-10-2011, 01:50 PM
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Anyone else care to share what local sub-channels they don't watch?

I've never seen anything on 36.2 worth watching and like you, I don't watch 55.3. I've also got the 2 LP stations blocked as well. 16 and 28 or something like that.
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The 2 main subchannels I watch are WSPA 7.2 and WJZY 46.2, for MeTV and Antenna TV. Every now and then a movie on ThisTV 3.2. Don't really care for 3.3 or 36.2. For religious programming, I will sometimes watch TBN or Bill Gaither on WGGS-16 here. And Jim Bakker has a new program that is carried on their subchannel. But I would rather see some old Jim and Tammy reruns from the 80s. Not a Bible thumper, but enjoyed the creative concept of PTL/Heritage USA. Despite moral and financial failings, PTL delivered entertainment value with influences of Disney and Johnny Carson. And fiscal issues aside, PTL was a first rate television production that rivaled any Hollywood talk show that the networks produced. Always enjoyed the music, singers and ministry.
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Ever since the heavy rains of Tuesday November 29th my OTA receptions
has nosedived. Now I can only get WBTV 3 and it sub channels.
I have a Konvert digital TV box and an antenna on the roof
with a little box connected to it and AC power supply to amplify the signals.
I can pick up WCNC 36 if I rescan after midnight ,but once
the sun comes up I am now getting a No Signal message.

According to a friend of mine I was supposed to get dramatically improved
reception once all the leaves fell but the exact opposite has happened.

Any suggestions on what kind of TV with a built in digital tuner
would work best to keep me from having to waste time and money
getting a bunch of channels on one of the satellite services.
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My guess would be that your amplifier may have shorted out, perhaps due to the rain. Replace that preamp with a quality Channel Master or Winegard version. The Winegard 269 may be all that you need. And do you have a good UHF antenna such as Clearstream 2 or CM4221 placed at a sweet spot between the Charlotte towers? And for Columbia and GSP, you may want an Antennacraft HBU33/44 and a rotor. Also check cable connections and use RG6 ... As for tuners, LG, Sony, Panasonic and Samsung all have good sensitivity. I prefer plasma. For 1080p plasma, consider Panasonic or Samsung. And for 720p plasma, either Samsung or LG. But for OTA antenna reception, Samsung is best because they provide complete program information/description and channel list on all models.
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My guess would be that your amplifier may have shorted out, perhaps due to the rain. Replace that preamp with a quality Channel Master or Winegard version. The Winegard 269 may be all that you need. And do you have a good UHF antenna such as Clearstream 2 or CM4221 placed at a sweet spot between the Charlotte towers? And for Columbia and GSP, you may want an Antennacraft HBU33/44 and a rotor. Also check cable connections and use RG6 ... As for tuners, LG, Sony, Panasonic and Samsung all have good sensitivity. I prefer plasma. For 1080p plasma, consider Panasonic or Samsung. And for 720p plasma, either Samsung or LG. But for OTA antenna reception, Samsung is best because they provide complete program information/description and channel list on all models.

Thanks I'll look into those.
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Well, I have turned my antenna every which way except upside down and have faced the fact that 9.1 and 9.2 have just disappeared from my TV, as well as my digital converter box that I have connected to my old VCR. Re-Scan will not pick them up anymore.

I do not care for religious programming either. I have several channels blocked that I rarely ever even check.

14.1 (watch news occasionally).
All of the Fox channels - except for one main and one for sub-channel.
Kid channel on PBS.
Low powered stations that are fuzzy.

I like pretty much all of the sub-channels that are being offered.

I HAVE tuned in to 18.2 in the past just to get away from the constant babbling of announcers during football games.

I can't pick up 55.1 and have come to the conclusion that I never will.

TV has sure come a long way from when I was a kid and could only pick up three channels (which signed off every night).
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I HAVE tuned in to 18.2 in the past just to get away from the constant babbling of announcers during football games.
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Oh, it's even better for Nas Cah...no more babbling DW and that silly boogity-boogity.. !!

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Thanks I'll look into those.

I would also look into a bad coax cable. Coax can suck up water very quickly and corrode if you don't weatherproof the connections.
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Currently blocked on both TVs and DVR: 3.3, 14.1, 18.2, 36.2, 42.2, 46.3, 55.2, 55.3, and 58.2

I'm sure that each of these is somebody's favorite and I don't mean to bad-mouth them, just to say that don't fit the personal interests of my wife and I at this point.

Anyone else care to share what local sub-channels they don't watch?

I have blocked 18.2, 36.2, 46.3, 55.2, 55.3 and 58.2. I don't receive WHKY or WTVI.

I do like, and watch, Me-TV subchannel 18.3 on a regular basis. Every now and then, I'll watch 3.3. Occasionally, I'll watch 46.2, but I normally watch Antenna TV on WGHP 8.2.
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WCWG 20-4 = POINTLESS!!! WTVD 11-3 = POINTLESS!!! Sadly, our two TVs that are not on Directv share a converter box and said converter box does not allow the removal of individual subchannels.
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I would also look into a bad coax cable. Coax can suck up water very quickly and corrode if you don't weatherproof the connections.

For what it's worth, a sat installer told me that if the connectors are the compression type and of good quality, further weatherproofing is not necessary. Making "drip loops" near connections such as at a ground block are probably a good bet, too.

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7/16" Wrench works wonderfully to keep everything working well...

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7/16" Wrench works wonderfully to keep everything working well...

as long as it's not an x-mart discount special
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For what it's worth, a sat installer told me that if the connectors are the compression type and of good quality, further weatherproofing is not necessary. Making "drip loops" near connections such as at a ground block are probably a good bet, too.

While I agree that you rarely see any weatherproofing on commercial satellite or cable tv installs I would not do that myself. Use a good commercial butyl rubber wrap with good commercial quality electrical tape. Use Scotch Super 33 or Super 88 not the $1 a roll crap.

I work maintaining communications towers for a living and doing it right the first time is the only way to go. You can search eBay for coaxial weatherproofing kits from vendors such as Andrews, CommScope, RFS Cablewave etc. These kits contain all you need to do dozens of coaxial connections for TV type cables. NOTE that you are supposed to tape the connection prior to putting the butyl on the connection. It is step #1 in the referenced website below so DO NOT SKIP IT! If you have to remove a weatherproofing job where someone didn't put the "courtesy wrap" of tape you will understand where I am coming from. It makes an easy task with just a box cutter become a very time consuming mess!

Go to the CommScope website and search for item # 221213. Click on the link beside the # in the search and go to product details. Then go to Documents/Tools on that page. Click on the link entitled "Connector/Splice Weatherproofing Kit for HELIAX® Coaxial Cable"

I do not have more than 3 posts on here so it will not let me insert URLs... bummer.

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For what it's worth, a sat installer told me that if the connectors are the compression type and of good quality, further weatherproofing is not necessary. Making "drip loops" near connections such as at a ground block are probably a good bet, too.

Correct..with connectors such as Snap N Seal:

http://www.tnb.com/contractor/docs/snapnseal.pdf

But, as Shane says.. I still like to properly wrap them..

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WTVI Channel 42.2 runs International Mystery every (well, most every) Sunday with a rebroadcast on Tuesday along with International Cinema on Thursday's, all part of MHz Networks Worldview. At least two good reasons not to block it.
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For what it's worth, a sat installer told me that if the connectors are the compression type and of good quality, further weatherproofing is not necessary. Making "drip loops" near connections such as at a ground block are probably a good bet, too.

I always go overkill and wrap the connections in electrical tape as extra protection. I just don't want to have to rent the lift to get up to my antenna.
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And remember, that is their compression tool ($100+).. not the compression/crimper most people have, which leaves obvious spots for water to get in.
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No video right now on WSOC RF30 translator 9.5 and 64.5. Audio only.
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Video back but now no audio.
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RF30.2 now working both audio/video on 64.5; still no audio on 30.1 (9.5) but looks like they're working on it. Still video only. Switched to 9.1 which is coming in good early tonight.
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Still no audio on WSOC RF30.1 translator 9.5 as of 7am Sat morning. Video only. 30.2 audio/video working fine on WAXN 64.5. But PSIP info does not appear to be working. Have lost 9.1 due to cloudy conditions, so no WSOC for now. Switched to WBTV3 and WYFF4 for morning news.
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And hopefully WBTV won't accidentally kill anybody off this weekend.
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Still no audio on WSOC RF30.1 translator 9.5 as of 7am Sat morning. Video only. 30.2 audio/video working fine on WAXN 64.5. But PSIP info does not appear to be working. Have lost 9.1 due to cloudy conditions, so no WSOC for now. Switched to WBTV3 and WYFF4 for morning news.

It seems there have been issues at the translator site located in China Grove, NC as well (on RF36). No audio or video. I haven't seen any signal from that location in about a week...at least when I've checked it.
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RF30 translator problem corrected Monday. WSOC 9.5 signal now working audio/video.
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Channel 96.1FM radio signal returned this afternoon with new antenna. Not sure if they're all the way full power yet, but they seem to be coming in good here in Greenville, SC. Although HDRadio signal not locking in as before. Is the digital antenna a separate antenna? Any distant signal reports out there?
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The WAXN translator in China Grove has been converted to HD, 720p for WAXN, 64.7...9.7 WSOC is 16x9, 480i

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Does Accuweather still run on 9-8?

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Accuweather still runs on 9.2 with local cut-ins. Not sure about 9.8. Currently the only CLT weather subchannel remaining. In GSP, only WHNS 21.2 has radar and Natl Weather Service audio.
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I wish there were more GOOD weather subchannels; it can't be hard, costly, or bandwidth hogging. WFMY's is a joke. I can't get the Charlotte channels here in Burlington, and WNCN 17.3 from Raleigh has been gone for a few months... sad.
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