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by mtburb
Tue Jan 22, 2019 9:40 am
Forum: Neighboring States/Ontario
Topic: WMNT-CD repack, with SNAFU!
Replies: 6
Views: 203

Re: WMNT-CD repack, with SNAFU!

Its signal is strong in Temperance. That's probably the only way to get it in Temperance or anywhere in Monroe County, Michigan as Buckeye doesn't show it there, they offer WMYD-TV 20 instead. I don't think Dish or Directv have it either. That's because all of Monroe County, including Temperance, i...
by mtburb
Sun Jan 20, 2019 1:40 pm
Forum: Neighboring States/Ontario
Topic: WMNT-CD repack, with SNAFU!
Replies: 6
Views: 203

Re: WMNT-CD repack, with SNAFU!

RabbitEars is confirming that WMNT-CD is now indeed on RF 36. Their coverage map on that site seems to show that their RF 36 transmitter actually gives it a coverage area about as large as the RF UHFs in Toledo.
by mtburb
Fri Jan 18, 2019 2:51 pm
Forum: Network & Syndicated Radio and TV
Topic: Network programming preemptions by individual stations
Replies: 38
Views: 7233

Re: Network programming preemptions by individual stations

Tonight is the auto show charity preview. WXYZ bumps a new Fresh Off The Boat to 1:37 AM. Syndication, The List is getting dumped, while WDIV is preempting Wheel Of Fortune and Jeopardy!
by mtburb
Fri Jan 18, 2019 1:40 pm
Forum: Engineering & DX'ing
Topic: Can't Get WJBK Off-Air in SW Detroit
Replies: 17
Views: 417

Re: Can't Get WJBK Off-Air in SW Detroit

If his house has at least two floors, you should consider moving it higher, maybe even outdoors. I'm several miles further from WJBK than he is and I can get it just fine with an indoor antenna on my second floor.
by mtburb
Thu Jan 17, 2019 7:42 pm
Forum: Metro Detroit/SE Michigan
Topic: VHF signal quality issues on Fox 2
Replies: 13
Views: 547

Re: VHF signal quality issues on Fox 2

An update of my own: as of tonight, with the snow rushing in, WDIV no longer frequently wipes out. I watched WJBK for a little bit last night and it didn't drop out at all.
by mtburb
Thu Jan 17, 2019 2:32 pm
Forum: Chatterbox
Topic: Domino's Shooting
Replies: 3
Views: 240

Domino's Shooting

https://www.detroitnews.com/story/news/local/detroit-city/2019/01/16/cops-angry-customer-shoots-up-detroit-dominos/2593351002/ Detroit — Police are on the lookout for a man who allegedly took out his frustrations regarding an unfinished pizza order by shooting up a restaurant's storefront late Tuesd...
by mtburb
Wed Jan 16, 2019 6:10 pm
Forum: Metro Detroit/SE Michigan
Topic: Hudson Tower (Building Under Construction) & Initial FM Collocation Analysis
Replies: 19
Views: 1316

Re: Hudson Tower (Building Under Construction) & Initial FM Collocation Analysis

I don't know of a single city with a building of that size, circa 1000 feet, being built, that would be the tallest in that city, that has not ended up with a lot of the FM and or TV stations relocating to the taller tower. You probably may not know too much about New York City then. Originally, th...
by mtburb
Wed Jan 16, 2019 6:05 pm
Forum: Metro Detroit/SE Michigan
Topic: VHF signal quality issues on Fox 2
Replies: 13
Views: 547

Re: VHF signal quality issues on Fox 2

I haven't yet noticed any problems, though I last watched this channel on Friday. What I have noticed however is that WDIV's signal has once again started having quality issues starting yesterday. During New Amsterdam it dropped and came back about every 10 minutes or so. Two-story home in Wyandotte...
by mtburb
Fri Jan 11, 2019 12:09 pm
Forum: Engineering & DX'ing
Topic: The Good Old Days of Full-Powered Analog TV
Replies: 20
Views: 690

Re: The Good Old Days of Full-Powered Analog TV

To get back on to the original topic of this thread (somewhat), anyone remember the pre-fiber-optic days of cable when cable channels 2-13 would often receive heavy interference from any nearby OTA VHF stations? This was heavily prevalent with 2/4/7/9, because back in the day both Wayne Cablevision/...
by mtburb
Thu Jan 10, 2019 6:21 pm
Forum: Engineering & DX'ing
Topic: The Good Old Days of Full-Powered Analog TV
Replies: 20
Views: 690

Re: The Good Old Days of Full-Powered Analog TV

That reminded me to repost this photo that I posted before but was lost in the big forum crash. This was a typical old-fashioned Metro Detroit rooftop antenna setup that I spotted early in 2018 on 22nd Street in Wyandotte that was already decommissioned and which would be removed a short time afterw...
by mtburb
Thu Jan 10, 2019 4:17 pm
Forum: Metro Detroit/SE Michigan
Topic: Best Local TV News in Detroit
Replies: 35
Views: 2210

Re: Best Local TV News in Detroit

I rarely watch the local TV news these days, but I do occasionally turn on 2 during the morning for something to have on in the background while I mull on my PC.
by mtburb
Thu Jan 10, 2019 4:15 pm
Forum: Engineering & DX'ing
Topic: The Good Old Days of Full-Powered Analog TV
Replies: 20
Views: 690

Re: The Good Old Days of Full-Powered Analog TV

Well a test is coming up soon. WLAJ/WLNS has an approved CP for 950 kW on channel 14. This is being built right now and will move both stations to the old Okemos site. Maybe we'll be playing Loverboy for Taylor again soon. (this is just a joke from me, I often heard this request picking up the phon...
by mtburb
Tue Jan 08, 2019 12:52 pm
Forum: Engineering & DX'ing
Topic: The Good Old Days of Full-Powered Analog TV
Replies: 20
Views: 690

The Good Old Days of Full-Powered Analog TV

This is the second time this thread had to be remade...the last two attempts at this thread were deleted in forum crashes. Remember the pre-2009 days when, through over-the-air pickups, analog signals were more reliable? The signals would often have larger "Grade A" and "Grade B" coverage far beyond...
by mtburb
Sun Jan 06, 2019 8:36 pm
Forum: Remembering the Golden Years
Topic: The Friendly Giant and Mr. Dress Up
Replies: 6
Views: 296

Re: The Friendly Giant and Mr. Dress Up

What I do know as well (thanks to old online newspaper archives) is that back when they were in first-run, CKLW showed all three of the syndicated Hanna-Barbera cartoon series that were airing in the early 1960's-Huckleberry Hound, Quick Draw McGraw and Yogi Bear.
by mtburb
Sun Jan 06, 2019 2:37 pm
Forum: Metro Detroit/SE Michigan
Topic: 98.7 The Breeze just ruined itself with new RnB playlist
Replies: 165
Views: 6985

Re: 98.7 The Breeze just ruined itself with new RnB playlist

Its pretty balanced. Here are the last 12 artists theyve played: -Fugees (R&B?) -Poison: Every Rose Has Its Thorn (acoustic ballad) -Stevie Wonder (kind of R&B) -Simply Red (Soul/pop crossover) -Paula Cole(Pop) -Billy Joel ( Pop) -Earth Wind and Fire (defies categorization- r&B, pop, jazz, disco fu...