: AB - Calgary, Lethbridge, Southern Alberta - OTA
2010-01-18, 02:57 PM
Global Calgary is on real channel 41.1 (everyone gets it on that channel including you) but the channel is remapped electronically at your end by your receiver to 2.1, so they are in fact the same channel. The old Global analogue channel continues to be on Channel 2.
See Post #15 in the OTA FAQ for an explanation of ATSC channel remapping.
2010-01-18, 10:49 PM
Thank you again Stampeder Do you know where do i find information here on guy wires, connections and how to...
2010-01-18, 10:52 PM
Everything you would ever need to know about it is in here: :)
OTA Mounts, Towers, Rigging Hardware (http://www.digitalhome.ca/forum/showthread.php?t=29559)
valkryie, see Post #1321 and newer in that thread - I've moved some of your posts there.
2010-01-21, 11:27 AM
it seems I lost reception due to soemthing going on with my channel master pre amp. I finally had a chnace to get on the roof last night and I decided to bypass the amp. well my signal is not as good, but i do have it back at 65% on cfcn. the pre-amp really helped with getting channel 2, but now it is unwatchable.
2010-01-22, 12:30 PM
Clgshaft,Seems logical then if all your connections were made correctly and now no preamp working,i'd think its your preamp.Did you only finger tighten your preamp connections? or did you use a wrench?I just purchased a CM778 preamp and was informed to only finger tighten the coax connections to the preamp as the contacts in the preamp are just soldered and overtightening can damage the unit.How old is the preamp?Maybe you still have time for warranty to cover it?
2010-01-26, 04:50 PM
hugedom are you talking about FTA? I actually cannot understand OTA, QAM and ASTC. I am still living in old technology. I had been playing with FTA alot. Now I am setting up a media center at home and media center does not provide live tv in Canada. I was just wondering if OTA, QAM or ASTC could help me watching tv? I live in calgary too is there anyway where u can see free tv with the help of any antenna or receiver?
2010-01-26, 04:52 PM
Welcome here CodeMaster, first read these links since they will answer all of your questions and more ------->
2010-01-28, 04:43 AM
Funny thing had CFCN for a week or so and now lost it totaly,no signal at all.Anyone else lost it?
2010-01-28, 12:31 PM
had CFCN for a week or so and now lost it totalyIf you get a change in signals like that and you haven't changed your OTA gear in any way, let us know if there have been any weather changes. :)
2010-01-28, 01:37 PM
Didn't watch TV last night, but CFCN is doing just fine at the moment here in West Hillhurst. Same signal strength I've been accustomed to.
2010-01-29, 02:02 AM
yes Stampeder,i hooked up the 4220HD,so i disconnected it and i have CFCN again.The CM3671 picks up Global on its own,is that because its a crossfire antenna?I also did some beam tilting,turned in the setscrews on 1 side of the mini tower and tightened the other side,got maybe 7 degrees.And which i now have a clearer picture of CBC and eliminated some ghosting on the others abit.I'd sure like to gain some height,the only way i can figure out is to use steel pipe,as you can get it in 20 foot lenghts,but its heavy too,so i dont know...
2010-01-29, 02:11 AM
I have noticed, since about the 18th of January, that CICT-DT is sometimes breaking up because of lower level of transmission. I now only have about 50-70%, whereas normally I would have 90-100% on most ATSC receivers in-home. In general it is ok, but the weakest link (bad antenna location :confused: ) is having real issues. Mind you, this is all with in-house areals ;) .
Have other people noticed this too? And could the impending CICT areal-move be related to this?
2010-01-29, 06:31 PM
I've noticed the same thing. CICT-DT breaks up a bit for me, whereas it was stable a couple weeks ago. I'm looking forward to the move to broadcast hill.
2010-01-31, 02:06 PM
kinghuang: If you check out TV Fool's coverage maps you'll notice parts of Sunnyside are not in line-of-sight with CICT's temporary transmission site. That might explain your flaky reception, in part anyway.
Use your address in the search field at http://www.tvfool.com/?option=com_wrapper&Itemid=90 to see predicted coverage at your location.
2010-02-01, 10:00 PM
My best bud just moved to Tuscany. Here's what reception is like from the basement (!) with just a set of 22-cm dipoles made of 10 gauge copper wire and a commercial balun, hooked to his ATSC/NTSC TV.
CFCN: In the "Normal" range of his signal meter.
CICT: Not viewable.
Analog reception (somewhat subjective, of course)
Perfect reception (no snow, electrical noise or shadows): CBRT 9, CKCS 32
Good reception (minimal interference/shadows): CIAN 13
Fair reception (some interference/shadows): CJCO 38, CFCN 4, CKAL 5
Adequate reception (tolerable amount of interference/shadows): CICT 2, CBRFT 16
2010-02-05, 04:33 AM
hey Billsmith found some new mast material, galvanized chainlink fence post comes in 20 foot lengths and 1 5/8 O.D. it comes in 4" swage fitted ends :)
2010-02-06, 03:23 PM
Great Stuff Valkyrie! Thanks for the tip! The last piece of 10 foot masting that I purchased from the Source arrived bent from the NWT so I received a refund instead. The Chainlink fence folks seem like the best bet in Calgary at least! :)
2010-02-06, 04:50 PM
sorry to hear about your bent pole billsmith,at least you got a refund.The place is call Lynx Brand :D fencing,up off Barlow Tr,i am going up there next week for a 20 footer,then maybe next chinook ever comes along.I have a truck ever you ever need to pick up that long pole.
2010-02-06, 06:25 PM
Hey - Great Valkyrie :) - if I ever get out of Mexico here and a Chinook comes along while I'm at home up there, I may take you up on that! Now since the diameter of the 20 footers is 1 5/8" I need to look for new chimney brackets and a welder so that I can redo the mounting frame up on my house. We had some strong storms last year while I was away and so in any case I need to replace the existing mounting brackets one of which got bent!
I"m trying to see if it's possible to get one of the CTV stations from where I am using an indoor antenna. Right now, I'm only looking to get CTV for the Olympics and plan to possibly upgrade in the future.
I might be able to put an antenna outside the relevant window if required. I live in a house and would not be able to place it in a high spot as of yet. A possibility would be the attic as well.
I looked at the decision chart and it recommends a CM 4220 however, I can only find the 4221 4 bay locally. Would this work indoors or in the attic?
Here are my tvfool stats.
Thanks in advance.