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post #856 of 2254 (permalink) Old 2011-08-16, 12:34 PM
 
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Hi retropc,

Global has indeed switched to digital, and you're not alone. I don't get it either, along with many others. You might have been optimistic getting it with a 4221hd, but I can't get it even with a vip302sr VHF antenna in the attic, pointed at CF.

Lots of posts under the Ottawa Station Status thread, including some Global contact numbers:
http://www.digitalhome.ca/forum/show....php?p=1297372
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post #857 of 2254 (permalink) Old 2011-08-16, 04:44 PM
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Exclamation My Digital Reception Status near Stittsville, Ontario

I am located approximately 4 miles outside of Stittsville, Ontario and this is my Digital reception information to date. If there are any suggestions that would improve my reception they would be appreciated.

Currently Ch 4 CBOT-DT (CBC), Ch 6 Global, Ch 9 CBOFTf, Ch 17 CityHD, Channels 18-1 WPBS, 18-2 WPBS, 18-3 WPBS-HD, 20 CKXTD9 SunTV, 24 TVO, 27 OMNI1, 66 OMNI2,

Ch 18-1,-2,-3 WPBS from Watertown, USA will lose signal strength during mid-afternoon but is mostly a 90% strong signal.
On occasion Ch 7 NY, and Ch 28 NY will be present when unusual atmospheric conditions support it.

My converter box is a Zenith DTT901 Digital TV Tuner Converter Box with pass-thru.
My Yagi antenna (993140 HD-2900 High Definition Antenna ) --- faces East-South-East for most of the time in a stationary position
Ch 6 Global and TVO 24 appeared on Aug 16/2011 with strong reception.

Oddity: If I set my DTV Converter to Ch 25 (supposedly CBC) it will automatically shift and tune Ch4. Normally my converter would sit on the selected channel slot with a "no signal" on the screen, but not for Ch25????

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post #858 of 2254 (permalink) Old 2011-08-17, 09:23 AM
 
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Global digital is crisp and clear, CBC French digital gone!

Rescanned this morning and to my surprise, Global (which was not viewable in analog) is crystal clear. To my surprise, CBC French 9-1 is no longer being received, just a black screen.
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post #859 of 2254 (permalink) Old 2011-08-17, 08:43 PM
 
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I tried adding a CM7777 pre-amp to my modified CM4221HD and adjusted the position of the antenna today hoping it might help.

It would appear I simply cannot get the HC tower solid without positioning the antenna upward toward the sky, but when I do that I end up having trouble getting CF, specifically 6.1.

Can I use two antennas, one for CF and one for HC?

Looking for options.

Edit: I decided to give up on 6.1 as I can get 4.1 and 20.1 regardless where I point the antenna knowing that 6.1 is terribly weak. I am still getting 6.1 but its pixel hell.
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post #860 of 2254 (permalink) Old 2011-08-17, 11:40 PM
 
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I tried adding a CM7777 pre-amp to my modified CM4221HD and adjusted the position of the antenna today hoping it might help.

It would appear I simply cannot get the HC tower solid without positioning the antenna upward toward the sky, but when I do that I end up having trouble getting CF, specifically 6.1.

Can I use two antennas, one for CF and one for HC?

Looking for options.

Edit: I decided to give up on 6.1 as I can get 4.1 and 20.1 regardless where I point the antenna knowing that 6.1 is terribly weak. I am still getting 6.1 but its pixel hell.
you can use 1 uhf and 1 vhf without any problems since you have a cm7777
just set it it to seperate instead of combined
also make sure you have tre fm trap set to in
this will help
then point the vhf directly at CF since the only 3 vhf will be at CF
i now get 6.1
5$ rabbit ears attached to the last dipole of my vhf hi pointed to CF
try and point your uhf to hc while keeping the cf uhf's
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post #861 of 2254 (permalink) Old 2011-08-17, 11:55 PM
 
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Indeed adding a VHF antenna helps when you already have the 7777. With my 4228hd on the roof pointed at wnyf I got way better ctv and global reception when I added an attic mounted VHF VIP-302sr pointed at CF. But that's not good enough for Global DIGITAL from Orleans
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post #862 of 2254 (permalink) Old 2011-08-18, 12:04 AM
 
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try the $5 rabbit ears on top of your 4228
point it to cf
bring the wire to the attic with a hlSJ to combine with the 302
then into the cm7777's vhf
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post #863 of 2254 (permalink) Old 2011-08-18, 02:32 AM
 
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Ch 25 is the real DTV ch of "CBC ch4"

"Oddity: If I set my DTV Converter to Ch 25 (supposedly CBC) it will automatically shift and tune Ch4. Normally my converter would sit on the selected channel slot with a "no signal" on the screen, but not for Ch25???? "

Carper,
Ch25 is the real DTV RF channel of CBC that you know as Ch 4,
the old analog channel.
The ch 4-1 that you see is called the virtual Channel.
In our area , as today, only 6-1, 17-1, 20-1, 24-1, 27-1 and 66-1 are on the ch that is indicated. The RF ch and the virtual ch are the same.

But PBS 18-1 is on RF ch23, 28-1 is on RF18, and 57-1 is on RF38.
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post #864 of 2254 (permalink) Old 2011-08-18, 10:36 PM
 
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I am not getting global 6.1 either with my roof mounted 4228 and cm7777. Thats from the top of beacon hill and regardless of whether I point the antenna directly at CF.

I am disappointed.
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post #865 of 2254 (permalink) Old 2011-08-18, 11:13 PM
 
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Mike you can find this other thread for global switching over in Ottawa
http://www.digitalhome.ca/forum/show...0&goto=newpost
You are not alone.
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post #866 of 2254 (permalink) Old 2011-08-19, 02:11 PM
 
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Help with indoor reception.

Hello everyone,

Been reading this forum for awhile now and thought it might be time for me to post something since I have been unable to improve my TV reception.

I cannot receive any of the Herberts Corners stations in either analog or digital. On a good day, channel 14 (CJMT - OMNI 2) is somewhat viewable but all of the others do not come in at all. The Camp Fortune digital channels (except Global) come in perfectly as do most of the English analog ones. The French ones are snowy but viewable.

I live in a ground floor apartment in New Edinburgh and face south-west with only a few small trees as obstructions. Looking out my window, the nearest building is probably 500 feet away.

Here's what I'm using...

Tuner: Built-in to my Panasonic plasma TV
Antenna: Cheap RCA VHF rabbit ears/UHF loop type located 2 feet away from the window. I cannot recall the model name but I bought it at The Source about a year ago.

Here's my TV Fool...

http://www.tvfool.com/?option=com_wr...9e74704396d6bd

In terms of antennas, the recommended one for indoor (according to the chart in the new members FAQ) is a Zenith Silver Sensor (or clone?) while the second best (Winegard Sharp Shooter) seems a bit too big for my apartment.

Here are my questions:

1) What are my chances of receiving any of the HC channels in digital and;

2) Would a Winegard SS-3000 help?

Any help/suggestions greatly appreciated.

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post #867 of 2254 (permalink) Old 2011-08-19, 02:27 PM
 
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For indoors and possibly outdoors on your patio, look into the cm4220hd or cm4220mhd which includes a mount. Also the Antennas Direct CS2. Check the dimensions to see what fits for you.

Are you allowed by your landlord to put a small antenna outside ?
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post #868 of 2254 (permalink) Old 2011-08-19, 02:30 PM
 
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flavoie: I am not allowed to mount anything outdoors.
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post #869 of 2254 (permalink) Old 2011-08-19, 02:37 PM
 
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Then the next question is, can you tolerate the size of a CS2 or 4221hd near a window ? These are the best rated antennas for indoors. Check the antenna chart for reference.
http://www.digitalhome.ca/forum/showthread.php?t=97121
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post #870 of 2254 (permalink) Old 2011-08-19, 02:48 PM
 
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flavoie: Thanks for the reply.

I probably could put either near (or right on) the window but aren't they both UHF only?Don't I need some VHF-high band capability to receive CBOFT and CJOH post conversion?

Do you think it's even likely that I'll be able to pick up the HC stations from where I live with an indoor antenna?
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