Not in Mundelein (Dish 6000) my SS normally in the 90's is all over the place. Time for someone to call the station, it's been this way since Monday evening which is when others reported that they lost the station.
OK, I'm still having problems with WGN-DT on my D6K, I asked a friend that also has a D6K and he also can't get WGN-DT anymore since Monday. I called the station and was dumped into a voice mail box at engineering, left a discription of the problem and my home phone, no call back.
If you're having any problems with WGN-DT please update this thread and I'll try e-mailing the link to WGN, maybe someone will finally look into the problem at their end. Thanks - Rick
OK, my WGN-DT signal is back to where it used to be before 5/5. Are others that couldn't receive them able to now and are the folks that saw lower signal #'s back to where they used to be??? Thanks - Rick
I work in the Engineering Department at WGN TV. I apologize for the delay in responding to your comments in this tread concerning our signal problems over the past few days. It's taken a bit to work through this issue as you'll read below.
Pls re-check your DT tuners - I believe you will find things back to normal at this time.
We had an anomaly in the digital transmitter early last week that has given us some real challenges. The input processing path is fully redundant - two exciters and matched drivers - either pair of which can drive the final RF amplifiers to develop full power. One exciter/driver chain utilizes first generation technology - the other third generation. They are supposed to be interchangeable - when one fails the other is supposed to automatically take over and the output power is maintained. Our third generation chained failed early last week - we switched to the other chain and all our monitoring parameters remained nominal. It was only after receiving several reports of signal problems that we started checking further, and discovered that there was an anomaly in the first generation chain that was impacting the viewer's received signal strength - even though the transmitter was still broadcasting at it's licensed power. We were able to finally understand the problem this morning, and correct it.
Thanks again for your patience. We're all learning - and we're going to make sure we don't have a repeat of this problem in the future.
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