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What's going on with the 42's, WTVI? NHK is missing and the sounds isn't working.

Failure of Fiber from Master Control in New York State. Back up system was
configuration issue. Fiber was resolved Wednesday AM. Back up system is in the works.
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More news anchors on local and national programs broadcasting from home due to corona virus.
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i notice other night where WYFF 4 Chris Justic was doing the weather from Home.
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According to FCC file, WJZY has filed extension request for continued reduced power until new replacement filter can be installed. Original March deadline delayed due to availability of parts and crew and delay due to coronavirus. Now expected for completion by extended September deadline for full power.
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According to FCC file, WJZY has filed extension request for continued reduced power until new replacement filter can be installed. Original March deadline delayed due to availability of parts and crew and delay due to coronavirus. Now expected for completion by extended September deadline for full power.
I don't see anyone complaining about WJZY's reception so it really is just a moot point right now.

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I don't see anyone complaining about WJZY's reception so it really is just a moot point right now.
No complaints here. Good strong signal but apparently they will be delayed until September for full authorized power.
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I live to the far west and it is has gotten better but 12 at night it tends to fad out. I’m not in the DMA.
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WJZY 46 is fine where i live also they might be still on it old Power level
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I don't see anyone complaining about WJZY's reception so it really is just a moot point right now.



I guess I'm the odd man out. I've had few dropouts here and there over the winter, but when the weather gets warmer, I start loosing 46 and 64 completely, along with some dropouts on 58. Even the wind can cause issues. I think it's a combination of things, including new development (clear cutting of trees). Since there's not much on TV during the summer, it's no big deal.



From what I've read, it sounds like ATSC 3.0 will help. Since Sinclair(?) now owns 46/55, maybe they'll be the first to try it out. Looking forward to a HDhomeRun ATSC 3.0 tuner.
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I guess I'm the odd man out. I've had few dropouts here and there over the winter, but when the weather gets warmer, I start loosing 46 and 64 completely, along with some dropouts on 58. Even the wind can cause issues. I think it's a combination of things, including new development (clear cutting of trees). Since there's not much on TV during the summer, it's no big deal.



From what I've read, it sounds like ATSC 3.0 will help. Since Sinclair(?) now owns 46/55, maybe they'll be the first to try it out. Looking forward to a HDhomeRun ATSC 3.0 tuner.
It sounds like you have an isolated issue with your set up mentioning the different channels and they are all at different coordinates around the counties. I can get those stations with a paper clip in a tuner, so you really need to check your set up at home.

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From what I've read, it sounds like ATSC 3.0 will help. Since Sinclair(?) now owns 46/55, maybe they'll be the first to try it out. Looking forward to a HDhomeRun ATSC 3.0 tuner.


Nextstar who own WSPA 7 and WYCW 62 is who own WJZY and channel 55 WMYT now not Sinclair is who owns the Fox RSN networks
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It sounds like you have an isolated issue with your set up mentioning the different channels and they are all at different coordinates around the counties. I can get those stations with a paper clip in a tuner, so you really need to check your set up at home.
I live in a low area with hills around me and have multi-path issues. I have an old CM-4228 mounted in the attic, with a CM7777HD (pre-amp + LTE filter). Tried moving it out onto the chimney but then lost more channels... I found out that moving the antenna just a few inches makes a big difference, at least at my house.

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Thanks for the correction.
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I live in a low area with hills around me and have multi-path issues. I have an old CM-4228 mounted in the attic, with a CM7777HD (pre-amp + LTE filter). Tried moving it out onto the chimney but then lost more channels... I found out that moving the antenna just a few inches makes a big difference, at least at my house.



Thanks for the correction.
Have you tried the amplifier on the lower gain setting? If you are in a strong signal area perhaps you may have dropouts due to overload issues. The CM-7777HD has both high and low gain settings. But if you have one of the other 7777 modes, they have a fixed gain of 26 or 30db which may be too high.

And LMcKin is correct that Nexstar now owns WJZY, along with WSPA Spartanburg and WGHP Greensboro. They are reportedly a strong early proponent of ATSC 3.0, so perhaps that may come sooner than later. Remains to be seen. However supposedly the Next Generation TV standard may deal better with multipath issues and error correction.
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Have you tried the amplifier on the lower gain setting? If you are in a strong signal area perhaps you may have dropouts due to overload issues. The CM-7777HD has both high and low gain settings. But if you have one of the other 7777 modes, they have a fixed gain of 26 or 30db which may be too high.
Thanks for the suggestion, I forgot how I had it. I turned on 46 and it scrambled a few times and then it settled down, but it's cool out today so I'm not surprised. I just checked and I have it on low gain, so I tried turning on it high to see what would happen and looses the station completely. I think I'm just in a bad area .
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Thanks for the suggestion, I forgot how I had it. I turned on 46 and it scrambled a few times and then it settled down, but it's cool out today so I'm not surprised. I just checked and I have it on low gain, so I tried turning on it high to see what would happen and looses the station completely. I think I'm just in a bad area .
Are you actually in Charlotte..? Because there are no bad areas at all. You did mention hills so it sounds a little confusing to me.

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Are you actually in Charlotte..? Because there are no bad areas at all. You did mention hills so it sounds a little confusing to me.
Moved north of the border to Cabarrus county about 18 years ago.

My community lies in a small dip/valley. There's a community across the road where several people park at the bottom of the road when there is bad weather (ice or snow storm) because it is dangerous to get up/down the hill.

In any case, it causes multipath issues, but I found a sweet spot for summer and one for winter (have a rotor), until a few years ago. I assumed it was due to new communities going in around the area (tree clearing, etc). Then I read about LTE causing issues and replaced my old one with the 7777HD; the addition of LTE filter did help. I found a new sweet spot for winter, but if the temp goes above the 50s or wind blows hard, I have drop-outs. My old sweet spot for summer no longer works when it's been warming up and can't find another spot yet.
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