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by innate-in-you
Sun Jan 20, 2019 6:30 pm
Forum: Neighboring States/Ontario
Topic: WMNT-CD repack, with SNAFU!
Replies: 6
Views: 136

Re: WMNT-CD repack, with SNAFU!

The FCC should give WMNT-CD an easy way out: Assign them virtual channel 58. That's their channel on Buckeye Cable, and the sation even ID's as My58 as it is.
by innate-in-you
Sun Jan 20, 2019 5:59 pm
Forum: Metro Detroit/SE Michigan
Topic: VHF signal quality issues on Fox 2
Replies: 13
Views: 526

Re: VHF signal quality issues on Fox 2

Update: Discovered this morning that when I run the microwave oven in the next room (kitchen), it wipes out the VHF channels. Not the UHF channels. As soon as the microwave goes off, the VHF channels return! This did not happen on the TV downstairs. So, the microwave is interferring with the VHF fr...
by innate-in-you
Sun Jan 20, 2019 3:09 pm
Forum: Neighboring States/Ontario
Topic: WMNT-CD repack, with SNAFU!
Replies: 6
Views: 136

Re: WMNT-CD repack, with SNAFU!

Its signal is strong in Temperance.
by innate-in-you
Sun Jan 20, 2019 1:59 am
Forum: Neighboring States/Ontario
Topic: WMNT-CD repack, with SNAFU!
Replies: 6
Views: 136

WMNT-CD repack, with SNAFU!

Did a channel scan with one of my converter boxes today. To my surprise, saw SEVEN 36. channels. Come to find out that WMNT-CD has changed their RF channel from channel 48 to channel 36. The SNAFU is that WMNT is showing as virtual channel 36, where WUPW, also virtual channel 36, is transmitting on ...
by innate-in-you
Sat Jan 19, 2019 10:21 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: What cell phone do you have?
Replies: 6
Views: 166

Re: What cell phone do you have?

Two. Samsung galaxy On5. A royal PITA to use, as the weather program crashed, causing a pop-up window dozens of times a day. I deleted the Weather app, yet the pop-ups continue anyway. Even though I have very few programs, apps, or images, It's always telling me the storage is full. I bought a secon...
by innate-in-you
Sat Jan 19, 2019 5:36 pm
Forum: Engineering & DX'ing
Topic: Can't Get WJBK Off-Air in SW Detroit
Replies: 17
Views: 355

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

If you can somehow find some twinlead (the flat plastic cable that nearly everyone used for TV before about 1980), you can make an antenna from it by cutting a 23" length of it, stripping the plastic and joining the conductors at each end, then making a cut at the middle of the wire at one face only...
by innate-in-you
Sat Jan 19, 2019 1:50 pm
Forum: Engineering & DX'ing
Topic: Can't Get WJBK Off-Air in SW Detroit
Replies: 17
Views: 355

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

Second that. It is a UHF-only design. Of course, it could receive high-VHF if the signal were VERY strong. But any antenna designed for all channels is more likely to work for WJBK 10 miles from the TL than a UHF-only model. I've been trying to tell people "Beware of the cute little antenna", yet UH...
by innate-in-you
Sat Jan 19, 2019 12:46 am
Forum: Neighboring States/Ontario
Topic: WPAY
Replies: 8
Views: 306

Re: WPAY

Did it take Rossford as COL because it wouldn't put 5mV day and NIF night over Toledo, or because (at the time) any relocation of a transmitter site required that service would be provided to a community that had no broadcast stations of its own?
by innate-in-you
Fri Jan 18, 2019 8:53 pm
Forum: Remembering the Golden Years
Topic: CHYR Radio 7 Canada
Replies: 10
Views: 491

Re: CHYR Radio 7 Canada

windsor wrote:
Fri Jan 11, 2019 5:29 pm
They moved to 730 at night for 700 WLW???
Or for WOR?
Or the 710 in Ville-Marie?
by innate-in-you
Fri Jan 18, 2019 8:41 pm
Forum: Engineering & DX'ing
Topic: TV detecting vans
Replies: 5
Views: 245

Re: TV detecting vans

The "TV detector vans" are regarded as being an elaborate hoax to frighten UK TV owners into paying the annual receiver licensing fee. The Beeb, however wanted viewers to think otherwise, unveiling in 2003 the "new generation" TVDV. TV Licensing launches 10th model of van in UK Supposedly they work...
by innate-in-you
Fri Jan 18, 2019 8:26 pm
Forum: Engineering & DX'ing
Topic: Can't Get WJBK Off-Air in SW Detroit
Replies: 17
Views: 355

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

Lots of brick at and around Grand Blvd. Is your Warren home frame (which helps immensely)?
by innate-in-you
Fri Jan 18, 2019 7:24 pm
Forum: Engineering & DX'ing
Topic: Can't Get WJBK Off-Air in SW Detroit
Replies: 17
Views: 355

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

What face of the building is his apartment on? West Vernor and W Grand Blvd (conozco bien) is urban, but not that dense. If he's on the south face, the longer waves (WJBK is actually VHF 7) and lower ERP (27kW) could be a problem. However, multipath is not as severe at VHF. Try an amplified indoor a...
by innate-in-you
Mon Jan 14, 2019 12:08 am
Forum: Metro Detroit/SE Michigan
Topic: OTA sports channel
Replies: 2
Views: 342

Re: OTA sports channel

RingtailedFox wrote:
Sun Jan 13, 2019 11:31 pm
Almost certainly never, since those are part of why cable bills are so high (retransmission fees and agreements with local/regional sports teams.. plus, those big stadiums aren't gonna pay for themselves
<snip>
Of course not. Taxpayers do that!
by innate-in-you
Sat Jan 12, 2019 12:17 pm
Forum: Engineering & DX'ing
Topic: A mildly surprising HDTV catch...
Replies: 6
Views: 196

Re: A mildly surprising HDTV catch...

CBET is actually on real (RF) Channel 9, so a UHF antenna would only catch them where they would be so strong that they could overcome both the capture area and the impedance mismatch -about ten miles on CBET's power.

A VHF-high capable antenna on a chimney or in the attic could do it.
by innate-in-you
Fri Jan 11, 2019 10:14 pm
Forum: Engineering & DX'ing
Topic: The Old FM Band 42-50mhz
Replies: 10
Views: 549

Re: ? For Audiophile On W45D Antenna Atop Ne Tubes

Audio, does it look like those turnstiles are 1/4 wavelength apart at 44.5 MHz? Not much gain that way. But the wavelength is around 20 feet, and it's on top of that ball of Neon, making it rather inaccessible. I never remember seeing the bare neon tubes. Is there a plastic dome over it now? The ne...