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post #16 of 919 (permalink) Old 2008-01-05, 01:49 PM
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I haven't heard anything new to add to Post #11 at this point.
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post #17 of 919 (permalink) Old 2008-03-04, 09:29 AM
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Hi fellow Maritimers!

I live in Fredericton, NB and I am contemplating getting rid of my Bell Expressvu satellite and using an indoor antenna. I've bought and tried 2 Philips Antenna's that I got at Wal Mart. I only receive 3 channels (Global, CTV and CBC) which is fine as the only shows I watch are on those channels. But for some reason the channel that doesn't come in to my liking is CBC. It is watchable but not clear enough to my liking. The CTV and Global channels are virtually perfect.

Any ideas on what indoor antenna I should get? Is there anyhing else I can buy to boost the reception?

I should add that I do not have an HDTV etc.. just a regular 27" Sanyo.

Thanks in advance,


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post #18 of 919 (permalink) Old 2008-03-04, 05:47 PM
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Hi Marc and welcome here! Can you please have a look at this link to see which New Brunswick stations are the ones that typically reach Fredericton OTA:

http://www.user.dccnet.com/jonleblan...ons/index.html

If you can help me with that info I can try to offer some advice. Is an outdoor antenna an option for you? Also it seems that you are clear that only analogue signals are available to you at this point - just checking.
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Hi,

I'm not sure what is available at this point and to be completely honest I am not well versed in the shop talk around antenna's etc... So I don't know if the follow info helps or not.....

I checked the link you sent me and the only channels I recognize are the following(in bold)

The Channels I can pull in with the antenna are CTV (Channel 9) and Global (Channel 11). CBC on Channel 4 comes in but not clear enough and according to the list below I don't see it. Perhaps I need to look at different channels to land CBC?

NB Fredericton 19 CBAFT-10 CBCF 455651 663540 102.8 4200 500.00 Z
NB Fredericton 5 CBAFT-1 CBCF 453457 654738 195.2 33750 76.00 -
NB Fredericton 46 CBAFT-DT-10 455651 663540 0.0 0 662.00
NB Fredericton 31 CBAFT-DT-1 453457 654738 0.0 0 572.00
NB Fredericton 44 CIHF-DT-1 460226 662924 0.0 0 650.00
NB Fredericton 11 CIHF-TV-1 INDE 460226 662924 174.4 9000 198.00 +
NB Fredericton 32 NB-DT-115 455800 663858 0.0 0 578.00
NB Fredericton 53 NB-DT-116 455800 663858 0.0 0 704.00
NB Fredericton 48 NB-DT-117 455800 663858 0.0 0 674.00
NB Fredericton 50 NB-DT-118 460300 664458 0.0 0 686.00
NB Fredericton 59 NB-TV-415 455800 663858 0.0 0 740.00 +
NB Fredericton 55 NB-TV-416 455800 663858 0.0 0 716.00 +

The Channel 9 CTV and Channel 4 CBC station are not listed under the Fredericton list but I think they are listed under Saint John (1 hr away) as the channels and stations match up.

NB Saint John 4 CBAT-TV CBCE 452839 661359 384.9 55000 66.00
NB Saint John 9 CKLT-TV CTV 452839 661359 414.8 162000 186.00

As far as an outdoor antenna that is not an option at this time. I would be happy just getting a clear reception on the all 3 channels rather then just 2 of the 3 (CBC still not clear enough but could be watchable if I wanted to tolerate it). If any others came in would be a bonus as on some channels I can see something or hear a show but it is much much too snowy.

Marc
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Depending on where you are in Fredericton you should get:

04 - CBC
09 - CTV Atlantic (ATV)
10 - Maine PBS (can usually get it out in the direction of Mactaquac with an outdoor antenna for sure)
11 - Global
19 - SRC (French CBC)
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Okay that's very helpful, and thanks to Kloraff too.

If your intended stations are English only then they are all on VHF, and you cannot use an outdoor antenna so a set of rabbit ears is okay for your situation. Don't spend a lot of money on them - the cheapest basic unamplified ones from Zellers or WalMart are fine - don't read the claims on the boxes when you are shopping!

You will need to put the aerials completely flat horizontally from the centre stand, not upwards or in a Vee. The lower the channel number, the more you need to extend them outwards. The higher the channel, the more you need to push them in. Practice makes perfect.

Further, you will need to rotate the rabbit ears to get the intended stations, depending on which direction the signals are coming from. The aerials have to be at a right angle to the direction of the signals.

If this doesn't work out for you, try an amplified set of rabbit ears.

I sure wish you could put up an outdoor antenna! If all you can get is VHF a Delhi 304 or 305, 306 would be terrific, but if you can also get UHF stations a Delhi 934 or even a 935 or 936 would be great.
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Thanks kloraff and stampeder.

Thanks for the station list and I will try placing the rabbit ears as stampeder mentioned and give it a try.

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Hey! What is up with all of the DT noted OTA channels for fredericton!!!

Does that mean we are close to getting OTA digital???

Man if that is what it means, I am excited as it could mean the end of Rogers for me. Either way, the minute I can get CBC, CTV and Global in OTA Digital and clearly, I will likely jump off Rogers and save a bundle.
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Does that mean we are close to getting OTA digital???
Sorry to get your hopes up -- those are all transitional digital *allocations*. No one has actually applied for a license to use them yet. The final allocations may be different, and Fredricton is not likely to get digital TV before 2011.


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Hi,

I wanted to give an update on how I made out. With my Phillips antenna I can get CTV and Global and French CBC very clear with a minor adjustment required on the CBC station. However, I cannot get English CBC (channel 4). I can see the channel but there is no way I would watch it as there are some lines.

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Fredricton is not likely to get digital TV before 2011.TVl
This is if we are lucky, regardless of the mandate!!!

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Ota Halifax ?

What is available in Halifax for over the air digital or analog now or in future ?
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post #28 of 919 (permalink) Old 2008-05-18, 01:48 PM
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Halifax has no digital OTA TV at this time, but you can see the future digital assignments for Nova Scotia in this site:

http://www.user.dccnet.com/jonleblan...da_TV_Stations
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Near Scotsburn, NS

I live in the middle of noware with working power and phone on a paved highways minutes between river john, scotsburn and Nuttby and 30 minutes to Pictou, New Glasgow and Tatamagouche.

I get 4 Channels from a Directional Outdoor 4 bay UHF Antenna without a preamp somewhere between 15 to 25 feet?

I Get - CTV-08, CBC-13, SRC-31 and Global-42 from PEI

With a Onmi or Multidirectional Outdoor Antenna. I can get a watchable picture and clear sound of CTV-09, SRC-15, Global-21, Global 34 (There are from New Glasgow and Antigonish) and sometimes Global-27 somewhere from NB.

Do you know how to get low .020 watts Station from PEI, there are from eastlink and it scramabed and can get it at all. any guesses?
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Halifax: what happened to my ota channels?

I used to get all kinds of ota channels in halifax n.s. But 2 days ago they mostly all stopped showing up on my tv. I still get BNN, and a few sport channels, but no nbc, ctv, oln, hgtv, tlc, etc. Was anyone else getting these channels and then they stopped? Or is it just me? Is there any way that these channels could get blocked?
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