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Offline Polar Bear

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Television Repack and Digital TV
« on: August 09, 2020, 1723 UTC »
I don't know about you, but where I live they ran out of channels..

With all the low power translators, there is sometimes as many as 3 stations on the same channel.

I'm using stacked Winegard 8200u with a Channel Master CM 7777 pre amplifier,  with a Antennas Direct XG 91 with another Channel Master CM 7777 pre amp and a antenna switch, rotor, 30' tower, 20' mast.

I view the Pittsburgh,  Altoona / Johnstown market..

I'm not getting anything anymore out of Cleveland OH, Youngstown OH, Morgantown WV, Wheeling, Clarksburg WV.

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Re: Television Repack and Digital TV
« Reply #1 on: August 10, 2020, 0421 UTC »
Do you still have a VHF beam antenna, or even a beam for FM fringe reception? If so, point that at Clarksburg, WV and see if you can get WDTV VHF CH5 on a TV rescan. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/WDTV     One of the very few VHF Low Band TV channel, that is 8VSB, to be there. The question is, for how long? Too bad about the old Clearfield, PA analog WPSX-TV CH3. They lost a lot of range since the analog to digital transition and use to have viewership in WNY. Can you RX whatever their digital UHF channel is?  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/WPSU-TV
Since I did electrical training, for being an electrician, decades ago, I thought that I could always fall-back on that. Besides, what other field can you use trade terms like nipples, hickeys, and making male / female connections, without getting into trouble at work?

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Re: Television Repack and Digital TV
« Reply #2 on: January 22, 2023, 2234 UTC »
WDTV has been a no go for the past 8 years.

I have talked to Jim Breem about their signal, could receive it during the last solar cycle.

WPSU transmitter is 27 air miles from my qth - don't even need an antenna to receive it.

 

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