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Old 2015-01-27, 03:50 AM   #1
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Smile OTA Forum - 10 Years And Counting!

2015 is our tenth year of providing the very best Over The Air TV forum on the Internet!

Look at the overwhelming coverage of Canada we've achieved, the volume of generous help offered on a daily basis in both official languages of Canada, the folks from the U.S. who also provide and/or benefit from expertise here, and the sheer brilliance and industry of our DIY antenna R&D gang, who come from around the world... it is truly wonderful.

Thank you to all who have joined over the past decade, to those who have started from scratch and shared back many times over, to those who have come here with expertise at many levels - often from within the industry, to those who have enjoyed the learning and fun, and also to those who have gone on to the big reception range in the sky.

Please join me in applauding. This thread is open.
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Old 2015-01-27, 08:22 AM   #2
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Thank you to all of the members and moderators who have made this forum such a wonderful source of information. Not to mention all of the great assistance that is given to all who ask.

Thank you again.
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Old 2015-01-27, 11:09 AM   #3
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Yes, thanks to all the knowledgeable people in this section that have helped me learn so much about OTA and have helped me getting rid of cable!

Long live OTA!!!
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Old 2015-01-27, 01:59 PM   #4
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The OTA forum was created in 2006 not 2005.
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Old 2015-01-27, 02:00 PM   #5
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Counting fingers... 2006, 2007... hey, when we get to 2015 that's ten! So, enjoy the tenth year of OTA Forum operation.
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Old 2015-01-27, 02:04 PM   #6
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BTW I would be very remiss if I did not thank the other moderators, with 57 in particular. Jase88 and Downbeat stepped up when I got sick and they've really helped lighten the load and offer assistance over the past few years.
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Old 2015-01-27, 02:04 PM   #7
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Count again. If you were born on January 26th, 2006 then you would be 9 years old today.
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Old 2015-01-27, 02:11 PM   #8
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Count again. If you were born on January 26th, 2006 then you would be 9 years old today.
Oh brother... I would also be in my 10th year of existence. As I clearly stated in the FP:
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2015 is our tenth year of providing the very best Over The Air TV forum on the Internet!
So, I've changed the thread title to "10 Years And Counting". We celebrate. Here's Post #8 from the OTA FAQ, in which I give credit to those who were here before the OTA Forum.
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Old 2015-01-28, 06:26 PM   #9
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10 years is awesome! Let's hope the forum makes it to 20 years and beyond... without the CRTC letting Big Telecom send OTA to the guillotine, as they so desperately wish! (fingers crossed!)



Great wealth of info here, thanks everyone for your help and contributions. No cheap antennas that get poor signal or newbie mistakes for me when I was setting up my antennas, thanks to many of you guys. It's amazing how easy it is to get an OTA setup up and running once you know the "tricks of the trade" and avoid falling into some of the traps. This site is key for that!

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Old 2015-01-28, 06:38 PM   #10
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So, I've changed the thread title to "10 Years And Counting"
Wouldn't the correct title be "9 Years And Counting"? Typically you would only say "10 years and counting" once you've crossed the 10 year mark.

I don't know when the OTA forum was created, but if it was made on January 1, 2006, then it's existed for 9 years and 27 days (and counting).
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Old 2015-01-28, 07:10 PM   #11
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I don't know when the OTA forum was created, but if it was made on January 1, 2006, then it's existed for 9 years and 27 days (and counting).
Not really. Perhaps the site uses the same temporal measurement standard as car manufacturers: 2015 models actually came out and were available in 2014, so technically a 2015 model is already a year old on Jan 1st 2015 (if bought before that date, as then it dates back to calendar year 2014).

It's all about marketing...

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Old 2015-01-28, 08:48 PM   #12
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I haven't been around that long at all, but a quick search of the OTA Forum and this was the first post I could find.
Dated Jan 03, 2005
http://www.digitalhome.ca/forum/showthread.php?t=19256

Does that ring any bells with oldtimers?

sidenote... My dad (new york lawyer) used to say that the law considered you a year older the day before your birthday.
I don't know the precedent or in what context. But we always used to make fun of that when we were kids.
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Old 2015-01-28, 11:07 PM   #13
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This is probably the first OTA post in the Digital forum from March 2002.

CITY-TV HD Launches on October 15th posted on Sept 6, 2002 was probably the first thread in the HDTV forum discussing the Canada's first OTA HD station.

There were lots of OTA posts before 2006 but they were in the HDTV forum. The actual OTA forum was created in 2006 when OTA generated enough interest to start a standalone forum.
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Old 2015-01-29, 12:26 AM   #14
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does it really matter?
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Old 2015-01-29, 12:36 AM   #15
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I too would like to thank all the knowledgeable people who have worked so hard to make this an informative and all round enjoyable forum. To the arguments above consider when you are born you are in your first year of life, so when you have finished 9 years you are starting your tenth year (I don't really care either, I thought I would throw that in).
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