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As the repack continues, TVFool still doesn't have an updated transmitter database. What's going to happen?

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As the repack continues, TVFool still doesn't have an updated transmitter database. What's going to happen?

Post by F-Squared » Wed Jul 24, 2019 3:23 pm

It hasn't been updated since January 2017. With the repack here, it would be wise to stop trusting it so much due to inaccuracy. Any alternatives, perhaps?

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Re: As the repack continues, TVFool still doesn't have an updated transmitter database. What's going to happen?

Post by RingtailedFox » Wed Jul 24, 2019 5:01 pm

I thought Rabbitears.Info has an experimental transmitter database up and running for just this reason...


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Re: As the repack continues, TVFool still doesn't have an updated transmitter database. What's going to happen?

Post by F-Squared » Thu Jul 25, 2019 2:35 pm


RingtailedFox wrote:I thought Rabbitears.Info has an experimental transmitter database up and running for just this reason...
Really? I can't find it. Please do link it here.

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Re: As the repack continues, TVFool still doesn't have an updated transmitter database. What's going to happen?

Post by F-Squared » Thu Jul 25, 2019 3:35 pm

RingtailedFox wrote:here ya go! https://www.rabbitears.info/searchmap.php
Thank you so much! For some reason, I find their website really hard to navigate.

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Post by F-Squared » Thu Jul 25, 2019 3:36 pm

However, I'm a bit concerned because they don't list Canadian stations.

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Post by RingtailedFox » Fri Jul 26, 2019 11:51 am

I don't think many, if any Canadian stations are changing their broadcast locations because of very strict CRTC regulations on the matter. We try to keep our radio and television stations spaced very far apart to minimize interference and any new facilities or changes tend to be a pain to get authorized. Expect most to be in-place upgrades, like at the CN Tower in Toronto, for example.


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Re: As the repack continues, TVFool still doesn't have an updated transmitter database. What's going to happen?

Post by innate-in-you » Fri Jul 26, 2019 6:23 pm

F-Squared wrote:
Wed Jul 24, 2019 3:23 pm
It hasn't been updated since January 2017. With the repack here, it would be wise to stop trusting it so much due to inaccuracy. Any alternatives, perhaps?

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Online TV program guide "TVTV.us", which I've been using for years, still gives me TV program guide for WHTV Jackson.

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Re: As the repack continues, TVFool still doesn't have an updated transmitter database. What's going to happen?

Post by k8jd » Sat Jul 27, 2019 1:15 pm

I have not been too interested in TV but FM Fool has been pretty accurate. I use it to make a list, when we go camping around the state , to predict what I will likely hear out in the woods.



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