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What is my hope of picking up Stadium Sports in the Kings Mountain - Shelby area? Looks like my two options are WLOS-4 (13.4 ) or WVEB LD-3 (40.3). Not sure which would be easier to pickup.

*Edit, should have included that I'm using this attenna: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...ustomerReviews

As the reviews state, the included amplifier is useless and reception is better without using it.

Currently the antenna is on my second story deck, and I can't pickup either station when aiming toward them.
Are you in Oak Grove by chance?
You definitely won’t get WVEB...might get Wlos depending on location with a much better, higher gain antenna.

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I am very close to oak grove. Here is the data it gives me for WLOS
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If you have hi-speed internet, there is a stream of Stadium at pluto.tv. I just checked and it's the same as broadcast signal. Pluto is free and has more than 100 channels covering movies, old TV, videos, news, sports, music, etc. Perhaps this could be a workaround for you.
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I am very close to oak grove. Here is the data it gives me for WLOS
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Yes, I think I know where you are. Unlikely you would get it. Check Your PM.

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What is my hope of picking up Stadium Sports in the Kings Mountain - Shelby area? Looks like my two options are WLOS-4 (13.4 ) or WVEB LD-3 (40.3). Not sure which would be easier to pickup.

*Edit, should have included that I'm using this attenna: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...ustomerReviews

As the reviews state, the included amplifier is useless and reception is better without using it.

Currently the antenna is on my second story deck, and I can't pickup either station when aiming toward them.
Your signal report may not appear favorable, but there are posters here who receive WLOS in Belmont and Gaston County. So perhaps there is a possibility you can get WLOS in Cleveland County but you need a good antenna with VHF capability and possibly an amplifier. But your location may be problematic.
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Just looking at local suppliers, the GE 33685 Pro Outdoor Yagi seems to have good reviews. Also noticed the RCA ANT751. Would you guys say either one of these was worth a try?
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Just looking at local suppliers, the GE 33685 Pro Outdoor Yagi seems to have good reviews. Also noticed the RCA ANT751. Would you guys say either one of these was worth a try?

GE-29884 works great for VHF, but it comes down to height, height, and height. I was getting 15-16dB on WLOS, went 10 feet higher, got solid 20-22 year round. Pre-amp is a MUST. I've never even see a whisper of WVEB on my scans.
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GE-29884 works great for VHF, but it comes down to height, height, and height. I was getting 15-16dB on WLOS, went 10 feet higher, got solid 20-22 year round. Pre-amp is a MUST. I've never even see a whisper of WVEB on my scans.
Thanks..What preamp are you using with this?
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WSOCTV2 - Statesville. WSOC will shutdown WSOCTV2 (RF 47, Virtual 9.9) tomorrow night at 11:59pm. While I have ordered the new equipment for the channel change. I am still waiting on a mask filter (17 weeks). We hope to be on the air with the new channel (RF 12) as soon as possible. The shutdown is a mandated T-Mobile start up from the FCC

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Thanks..What preamp are you using with this?

Winegard LNA-200, and an old Radio shack FM Trap. Trap before amp, btw
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Watched all the extensive snow coverage today on WCNC, WBTV, WYFF, and WSOC on the Roku. But unfortunately I had to go to work last night and driving home from work this morning was a bit treacherous. But they still managed to get the Sunday Observer delivered to Publix here today in GVL, SC so I appreciated that. I still like the big Sunday paper and also get the GVL News. All the news stations did a very good job with the coverage this morning.
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WBTV is doing a one hour Black Ice Special this evening. Do we really need that?
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Is anybody else having issues with WCCB recently? I noticed a week or so ago my HDHomeRun device began showing it at 0% signal quality and several of my recent MeTV recordings have also cut out due to loss of signal. I restarted the HDHomeRun tonight and it now shows 100% signal strength but only 60% signal quality. WSOC is 100%/92% as is about par for the course. Usually WAXN drops out this time of year due to no leaves on the trees but typically WSOC/WCCB are consistent.
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Morning hostess Kathie Lee Gifford leaving Today Show in April. I liked old show with Regis and now possibly Jenna Bush may take over with Hoda. Big turnover on Today Show recently with Matt Lauer and Megyn Kelly, but Kathie Lee apparently leaving on her own accord to pursue other projects.
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Is anybody else having issues with WCCB recently? I noticed a week or so ago my HDHomeRun device began showing it at 0% signal quality and several of my recent MeTV recordings have also cut out due to loss of signal. I restarted the HDHomeRun tonight and it now shows 100% signal strength but only 60% signal quality. WSOC is 100%/92% as is about par for the course. Usually WAXN drops out this time of year due to no leaves on the trees but typically WSOC/WCCB are consistent.
I notice WCCB 18 on my tv not receiving any signal either today i been getting the WCCB very strong i don't know if they had any issue with their transmitter after this snow and ice over weekend. and i use get WSOC pretty Good also and it not getting any signal either,. i can get the other charlotte stations 36, & 46,55
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Also major retirement news locally as Friday is last day for anchors Paul Cameron and Delano Little on WBTV. Major void with longtime anchorman Paul Cameron who took over from Bob Inman. Not sure who will take over perhaps Jamie Boll or somebody new. End of an era, big shoes to fill.
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Has anybody heard if WBTV replaced their transmitter, or are they still reduced power? I can't really tell because I still get 10 bars. Just wondering, and perhaps these new transmitters are more modernized for future upgrade to ATSC 3.0 whenever that may occur.
Is anybody else having issue on receiving WCCB 18 i was getting that station full time till last week when i notice it that it doesn't come in as strong it did even with wingard LTA 200 amp.

Update I move my antenna around a bit last night and i got the WCCB back and move my amp that going to the TV up some then push some of the coax into a draw so the amp would stay up kindly even with the TV.

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Is anybody else having issue on receiving WCCB 18 i was getting that station full time till last week when i notice it that it doesn't come in as strong it did even with wingard LTA 200 amp.
A lot has changed. I now have to make sure I am on one of my Charlotte (east) antennas to get 18 or 64. But the good news is that one of my Dallas (west) antennas now gets a fairly solid and consistent signal on 7 and 62 out of Spartanburg. I watch a lot of GetTV, so being able to get it on 64.2 or 62.3 is an added convenience. One of my three Channelmaster DVRs has found a signal on almost every channel on the dial, but Raleigh, Columbia, Greensboro, Winston-Salem, High Point, Wilmington, etc. seldom keep a consistent signal. It just found them long enough to add them to the line-up and then lost them.
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Also major retirement news locally as Friday is last day for anchors Paul Cameron and Delano Little on WBTV. Major void with longtime anchorman Paul Cameron who took over from Bob Inman. Not sure who will take over perhaps Jamie Boll or somebody new. End of an era, big shoes to fill.
Yes, I saw the celebration honoring them both at the end of the 6PM news, but forgot to tune back in at 11PM to see their very last broadcast...
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Is anybody else having issue on receiving WCCB 18 i was getting that station full time till last week when i notice it that it doesn't come in as strong it did even with wingard LTA 200 amp.
I am 10-miles from the Transmitter and it is always solid so I can't compare to where you live in SC.

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I am 10-miles from the Transmitter and it is always solid so I can't compare to where you live in SC.
I live in Mt. Holly, NC (not SC). I am 6 miles from the transmitters in the Spencer Mountain area. So I am a little further from the Charlotte transmitters than you are.
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Does anyone know why 64.3 EsacpeTV and 64.4 Laff are off the air?
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Does anyone know why 64.3 EsacpeTV and 64.4 Laff are off the air?
Also 64.9 translator Crowder's Mtn. still off the air but 9.9 translator working ok.
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Yes, I saw the celebration honoring them both at the end of the 6PM news, but forgot to tune back in at 11PM to see their very last broadcast...
It was also on the website last broadcast 11pm. Sorry to see them go, especially Paul Cameron brought class, credibility, and stability to anchor desk at WBTV. Last of the legacy anchors in Charlotte, from Doug Mayes, Bob Inman, and Bill Walker. Will be interesting to see who fills the spot next. Also new company Gray takeover from Raycom next year, hope they maintain standards and don't make cutbacks.
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It was also on the website last broadcast 11pm. Sorry to see them go, especially Paul Cameron brought class, credibility, and stability to anchor desk at WBTV. Last of the legacy anchors in Charlotte, from Doug Mayes, Bob Inman, and Bill Walker. Will be interesting to see who fills the spot next. Also new company Gray takeover from Raycom next year, hope they maintain standards and don't make cutbacks.
I remember Paul Cameron and Delano Little that took over from Paul when he Move over from Sports side to News side they did alot Nascar specials when Nascar come to Charlotte for Speedweek in May back in the 80s
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I remember Paul Cameron and Delano Little that took over from Paul when he Move over from Sports side to News side they did alot Nascar specials when Nascar come to Charlotte for Speedweek in May back in the 80s
Jamie Boll fill in tonight interim anchor desk and they had both sports reporters at Panther game. Not sure yet who permanent replacements may be. Also new Good News reporter but I think they should bring Kristen Hampton back. And I also miss the Carolina Camera and On the Square. But I guess with the Tweeter and the Instantgram the On the Square may now be outdated, but they pioneer social media before all today's foolishness.
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WJZY air Panthers game tonight special edition Monday Night Football from ESPN. Will not air on WHNS. Pregame special on now.
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Jamie Boll fill in tonight interim anchor desk and they had both sports reporters at Panther game. Not sure yet who permanent replacements may be. Also new Good News reporter but I think they should bring Kristen Hampton back. And I also miss the Carolina Camera and On the Square. But I guess with the Tweeter and the Instantgram the On the Square may now be outdated, but they pioneer social media before all today's foolishness.
I notice they still have Paul and Danlo Little pictures on it WBTV channel 3 website for the news team i guess they may wait til they find a replacement Anchor and sports director anchor before they remove their pictures. I notice that WBTV 3 has two CHIEF METEOROLOGIST Eric Thompson and Al CONKLIN

WBTV channel 3 Slogan On your side used to be same Slogan that WSPA used to used
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I notice they still have Paul and Danlo Little pictures on it WBTV channel 3 website for the news team i guess they may wait til they find a replacement Anchor and sports director anchor before they remove their pictures. I notice that WBTV 3 has two CHIEF METEOROLOGIST Eric Thompson and Al CONKLIN

WBTV channel 3 Slogan On your side used to be same Slogan that WSPA used to used
WBTV and WSPA have almost same theme music. And WSPA now Carolinas Family.
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I think new sportscaster Will Klunkel do good job on WJZY. Panthers game defense done good but they still have problem. Hopefully better luck next year.
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