: OTA Station Status: Montréal, QC, Northern NY & VT
2009-03-16, 01:21 PM
Sherbrooke ones not available in the west Montreal
West End and West Island are not the same.
Sherbrooke stations 7, 9, 11, 24, 20 are widely available in the West End NDG/Snowdon/Hampstead/CSL). (9 and 11 suffer from adjacent interference from 10 and 12, so YMMV)
In south facing buildings in downtown Montreal, 7 used to come in better than 10 (fewer ghosts).
2009-03-16, 06:36 PM
Any news about the transmitting power of WCAX and WPTZ ?
The signal strength seem to be lower for me since few days....
2009-03-16, 07:55 PM
As of this evening TQ is back on it's original position!...27.1 is just a blank now! Were they running some tests? Are they suppose to move to 27.1 post transition in 2011?
2009-03-16, 08:19 PM
Well, it's back to 17.1 and back to 27.1 and back .....it's like that since the big wind storm of last wednesday...
Tonight, no sound on my CM 7000, but sound is ok on my Sharp Tv....:eek:
Patook, after aug, 2011, TQ-HD will be on ch.26...
2009-03-16, 09:03 PM
what is happening with Tele-quebec CIVM-DT because I have no sound from my Samsung 260HF box, all other channels have sound
also on my other Toshiba TV, the sound is ok
2009-03-16, 10:35 PM
I have the same problem than you, I got no sound from Tele Québec. Image are nice but no sound.
Maybe tomorrow it will work?
2009-03-16, 10:36 PM
They will actually move to channel 26 post transition.
I ask Tele Quebec if they were aware of the problem.
Here's the answer:
Nous sommes à évaluer et configurer de nouveaux équipements (PSIP complet). Il est possible que ce soit la source du problème, notre équipe technique travaille à corriger la situation.
Désolé pour les inconvénients.
Implantation, entretien et réseau
Translation:We are evaluating and configuring completely new PSIP equipment. It is possible that this is the source of the problem, our technical team is working to correct the situation.
Sorry for any inconvenience.
Sherbrooke stations 7, 9, 11, 24, 20 are widely available in the West End NDG/Snowdon/Hampstead/CSL).
how do they receive them, but not in the west island...
2009-03-17, 10:34 AM
I'm in Dollard and I get a very snowy 7 and 24, possibly 30 too (don't remember exactly, I'm at the office now), didn't know they were from Sherbrooke.
My 4228 is pointing slightly to the east of Mt.Mansfield, so I can catch the Montreal stations too.
2009-03-17, 01:45 PM
I have a Sharp 45" tv with TV GUIDE. The program information from the sub chanels has vanished since the changeover to digital in the US.
Has anyone experienced the same thing or anyone has information on this?
2009-03-17, 01:56 PM
I had problems yesterday evening when i rescan with my converter box:
Channels were missing too, like i got 33.2, 33.3, 33.4 but no 33.1
sa with WFFF, got 44.2, but not 44.1 !!
I had to change the position of the antenna and rescan to get back the missing channels...
DTV is a new world, and we gonna experiment some weird techno-effects of it until we get use to it :rolleyes:
2009-03-17, 01:57 PM
tresbojaco, post your TVGOS questions here:
2009-03-17, 01:59 PM
mille, lots of weird weather DX effects happening in the Southern Ontario are too in the last couple of days:
2009-03-17, 05:25 PM
how do they receive them
With rabbit ears, there's a slight bit of snow on 7 and 24, but it's watchable. A rooftop antenna pointed in the right direction would get them perfectly. 9 and 11 are tricky because of interference from 10 and 12, and 30 is a bit weaker than 24. This is for the CSL/NDG area.
2009-03-17, 07:19 PM
TQ have completely revised the psip data for CIVM-DT. It seems to follow the ATSC org. recommendations. I would suggest doing a rescan for those who had problem with civm. They have added the epg grid.
From TsReader lite:
Service Name: CIVM-HD
TSID: 17517 (0x446d)
Channel Number: 17.1
Carrier Frequency: 0
Modulation Mode: ATSC (8 VSB)
Source ID: 3
Descriptor: ATSC Extended Channel Name Descriptor
Extended Channel Name: Tele-Quebec
Descriptor: ATSC Service Location Descriptor
Service Location Descriptor:
PCR PID 49
Stream Type 0x81 (AC-3 Audio) ESPID = 52 Language = fre
Stream Type 0x02 (MPEG-2 Video) ESPID = 49 Language = eng
2009-03-18, 08:56 AM
everything seem to be back to normal with CIVM-DT
sound back with my CM 7000 converter, as the program infos....
remapping at 17.1 too
2009-03-18, 05:00 PM
Kool 105 (post 1198) No word yet on getting a device to record syndicated shows (like ET) in HD. This are still pretty busy here, with transition aftermath.
I had said I would take a break from sending you guys posts on our transition, however, there is something I need to share,,,Tonight, 18MAR.09, if all goes according to plan, we are going to shut down 3.1 and 5.1, for a few hours to work on the combiner again (in the middle of the night). It is being a persnickety bug-a-boo, which is taking a little longer to get working right than we had hoped and planned. Also, during the day on the 19th, a little after noon, all the signals from Mt. Mansfield will go to reduced power or be shut off(WVNY and WFFF), to allow for some emergency tower work to be done. In some cases, after we have shut down, some folks have trouble getting our signal. When nothing else worked these folks have corrected the problem by selecting Factory Settings, and then scanning everything in from scratch. It seems like an extreme fix, but in the age of computers it is the "shut down and re start" type of fix.
On Tuesday overnight to wed, last week we had a heck of a rain, ice and wind storm. The result of the weather and a few other things was a huge call volumne of people who were in trouble. I am a little burned out from talking to viewers for the last 6 weeks, so I will step back from submitting posts, but when there is something to share, i will jump back on to keep you guys in touch.
2009-03-18, 05:37 PM
I for one appreciate your input to this forum and wish engineer from other stations in Montreal (who probably read this thread) would join this thread.
2009-03-18, 06:59 PM
thanks for the info, hope all goes well.