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post #1276 of 1494 (permalink) Old 2012-02-02, 09:47 PM
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OMNI2 hasn't transitioned to the CN Tower yet. They were only recently approved for a move to channel 40.

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post #1277 of 1494 (permalink) Old 2012-02-04, 11:15 AM
 
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67.xxxx have never come in better for me than they are this evening
I checked just after you posted this message and all the WBBZ stations were back for me. They were all coming in beautifully and have remained so since then, even this morning. There are just two things that I noted. In the past the stations only came in at a very fixed antenna location but now the antenna only needs to be within a 25-30 degree section of the dial. The other thing is that they are mapped as 7.1-7.4 where previously they were in the 67 range.

Other observations are that WKBW that was coming in at 7.1 now resides at 38.3. I had just re-scanned about a week and a half ago and everything was as it should be until this recent development. Another quirk is that I have lost TV-Guide data for TVO (19.1). In it's place is data for a station that is listed as "Show Case"!
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post #1278 of 1494 (permalink) Old 2012-02-13, 09:18 PM
 
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Anyone in Niagara Falls able to receive WPXJ ? Although TVFOOL shows plenty of signal I see only a blip on the meter.
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post #1279 of 1494 (permalink) Old 2012-03-09, 07:11 PM
 
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CHCH channel 11.1

Is anyone having problems receiving 11.1 in St. Catharines? I'm wondering if they've cut the power level, or if my antenna setup is failing, as the signal level on my sony tv for them has almost dissappeared.

Until recently channel 11.1 came in almost full strength.

I have a 8 bay channel master antenna for TO, and a large fm/vhf/uhf ant for Buff, both of which feed a cm7777 preamp, and about 120 ft of rg6 coax to my tv.
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post #1280 of 1494 (permalink) Old 2012-03-11, 10:44 PM
 
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Chch 11.1 seems to be alright in Niagara Falls
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post #1281 of 1494 (permalink) Old 2012-03-12, 03:48 PM
 
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Thumbs up Everything comes in

During the recent wind storm I all but lost digital signal from my ancient channel master UHF/VHF on a 30 foot mast. Looking at most basic cable I would be paying $34 plus tax to start for less broadcast channels than I now get. I now get CBC Toronto Digital, and CTV strong even with the antenna off target.

This is from Ridgeway 58KM as the crow flies on Google maps from Ridgeway. Plus I am shooting right into a big leafy tree.
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post #1282 of 1494 (permalink) Old 2012-03-12, 05:00 PM
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CHCH 11.1 is hit and miss for me. Fort Erie Ontario near the race track. I have a DBGH on a tower aimed half way between TO and Hamilton with the frt and the rear sees everything from Buffalo except 2.1 and its companions. 9.1 and 11.1 give me the most trouble. I have 140ft of RG6 and tried an amp but it is too much for the local stations. What I need is a variable amp that is controlled from in the house.
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post #1283 of 1494 (permalink) Old 2012-03-12, 06:06 PM
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9.1 and 11.1 give me the most trouble.
Of course they do, because you aren't using a VHF antenna.

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post #1284 of 1494 (permalink) Old 2012-03-13, 07:31 PM
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Of course they do, because you aren't using a VHF antenna.
Talk to 300ohm about that. I built his antenna.

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post #1285 of 1494 (permalink) Old 2012-03-13, 07:33 PM
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It is weather related. Wet rainy bad weather days. On clear days no issue. I get 9.1 right now at a low 10% and perfect picture.
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post #1286 of 1494 (permalink) Old 2012-03-13, 07:41 PM
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right, u can't control the weather.
keeping in mind the optimum aim for uhf may not be same as the optimum aim for vhf,
u can also try separate antennas like this.
That way ya can aim uhf separately from vhf, without having to worry about the
strong Grand Island stations which are all UHF.

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               uhf/vhf splitter joiner (UVSJ)  ------------------TV       
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post #1287 of 1494 (permalink) Old 2012-03-17, 04:06 PM
 
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Is anybody else near the lake having issues with a VERY weak CBC. I used to be able to have the antenna pointed to Buffalo and receive CBC no problems now I have to turn the antenna almost 40 degrees before it even comes in. DId CBC lower there power??

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post #1288 of 1494 (permalink) Old 2012-03-17, 04:12 PM
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I don't live near the lake (actually in Kitchener), but I did notice some issues with CBC last night (RF 20, Toronto). I believe it's likely due to co-channel interference brought on by warm temperature tropo.

CBC has not reduced power.

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post #1289 of 1494 (permalink) Old 2012-03-19, 12:00 AM
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Overnight fog hovering over Lakes Erie and Ontario have been very heavy for the past several evenings, nights and mornings. Lake fog is a spring and fall signal killer for us living near the great lakes.

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post #1290 of 1494 (permalink) Old 2012-04-19, 11:22 AM
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Hi Everyone

i moved to st.catharines from toronto a few months ago. was talking to a ota installer here he gave me two prices and i would like to know if all you guys think this sounds fair or not.

1 what he calls a 40 foot tower 3 sections + 10 foot mast 2 8 bay antennas one for toronto then one for buffallo installed and hooked up to tv complete 955.00 before tax.

2 same tower but one antenna and roter he tells me i would get more stations with roter like 51 & 67 so this price complete is 1130.00 before tax.

BTW i only have one tv don't have any plan to get anymore tv's

Please any thoughts or input anyone in or around st.cath have a system installed how does this price compare ? seem ok or to high

Thanks
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