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post #16 of 1103 (permalink) Old 2016-03-12, 08:57 AM
 
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P.S. Swinging west still getting Columbus and that mystery rf18, point at it Orbot, you'll likely get it!
Oh, just saw your PS now. I've also been getting a mystery rf18 since last night but can't seem to lock onto it... darn.
Picked up a couple western ones:

11 WTOL Toledo
16 CHWI Wheatly

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post #17 of 1103 (permalink) Old 2016-03-12, 09:00 AM
 
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WGTE RF 29 from Toledo has just knocked out my regular 24/7 channel of CIII.
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post #18 of 1103 (permalink) Old 2016-03-12, 09:49 AM
 
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Got three RF21s since last night:

10 WHEC Rochester
11 CKWS Kingston
21 WBNS Columbus

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post #19 of 1103 (permalink) Old 2016-03-12, 10:00 AM
 
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Way to go orbot!! I've had the same thing with both RF 45 and RF 25 since last night. WDIV, WROC, and WEAO for RF45 and WLAJ, KDKA and CBLFT on RF 25. Come to think of it I've had this on RF 15, RF 19, RF 28, RF 30, RF 36 and RF 50 since last night. Impressive results but no new channels!!
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post #20 of 1103 (permalink) Old 2016-03-12, 10:10 AM
 
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Still hot just got at 10 10 am Buff WGRZ,WKBW,WNYO and Omni 1 and CIII wow!!!!

funny having 2 Laff's on 7 one WKBW and my regular on WXYZ

now 10 25 am still only have WKBW but strong 62% is that Buff strongest signal???
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post #21 of 1103 (permalink) Old 2016-03-12, 10:36 AM
 
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First new channel of the year at 10:30 am, low powered at 5KW WEKA RF 27 VC 41 from Canton Ohio. No picture just the call sign of the station. WEKA now becomes the 7th transmitter found on RF 27 and that ties with RF 16 for the most transmitters located.
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post #22 of 1103 (permalink) Old 2016-03-12, 10:42 AM
 
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Good job! My best is 8 transmitters on RF30, but I think you have more transmitters in total (plus longer distance record).

Got a couple more myself but still nothing new:

7 WWNY
12 WICU
16 WSEE
24 WJET

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post #23 of 1103 (permalink) Old 2016-03-12, 11:38 AM
 
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Got three RF21s since last night:

10 WHEC Rochester
11 CKWS Kingston
21 WBNS Columbus
WHEC is on rf10 and CKWS is rf 11 and rf30 unless I'm missing something?

It's been and still is an awesome day. Still getting Cleveland, Pittsburgh, Youngstown, Johnstown, Erie, Buffalo etc.

I just need an rf18 aed I'll have hit every rf, most with 2 channels! Most frequent rf today has been rf 48 (WPXI, WYDC, WSYX) .
Does anyone know if WPNT out of Pittsburgh has ceased operations? It was usually an easy get, way easier than WPGH and WPCW but haven't seen it.
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post #24 of 1103 (permalink) Old 2016-03-12, 11:39 AM
 
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@11 37am now no WKBW now WGRZ,WNYO,CIII,Omni1 strong too 60% on my LG.

using my 2nd ant the 4 bay clone up about 18ft no amp.

funny that Im jumping over Clev. and Erie and getting Buff.

nice distance from me to Buff.

@11 44am now mapped a Citytv 31.1 but no pic,2 CIII 6.1 and 29.1 and WKBW is back.Alot of unstable signals out there.
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post #25 of 1103 (permalink) Old 2016-03-12, 11:45 AM
 
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Those hops" are cool! Didn't know there was a low powered rf27 in Cleveland, dang one more I gotta get!

Nice grab Orbot on WWNY, still haven't gotten that one, WBBZ is still boooming here.

From everything I've read LG has the most sensitive tuners, I've tried a few set top boxes and none work as well as my tv tuner (panasonic), closest was the HDhomerun but it couldn't pull WGRZ in the winter so I returned it, wish I had done the same with the Hauppage950q.

That mystery rf18 Orbot, was that looking due west? I was getting something but no lock, I suspect it was WISE.

P.S. CITY Woodstock has been pumping out bad data this am, I get it 100% all the time and sometimes there is audio but no picture.
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post #26 of 1103 (permalink) Old 2016-03-12, 11:56 AM
 
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Getting Buff at 12noon is pretty rare in my experience with tv dx.Pretty cool!!!

Could the rf18 be WDWO LP TCT Detroit???
@12 10pm WKBW only one still in there @53% signal you would think it wouldnt be next to powerful local WADL on rf39.But no adjacent trouble at all.
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post #27 of 1103 (permalink) Old 2016-03-12, 12:04 PM
 
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Not likely, I can't see ANYTHING from Detroit due to my location, farthest West I've ever gotten is WBGU...I did get WANE once but it didn't resolve.

Looking at Hepburns maps this tropo should last till tonight with it getting REALLY strong to the west of us later this afternoon.
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post #28 of 1103 (permalink) Old 2016-03-12, 01:31 PM
 
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Sorry, I meant WBNS gave me my third rf21 of the session. Yes, my mystery rf18 was pointing west, I figured it could be TVO London but who knows. By the way, nice Cincy catch, that's my farthest channel!

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post #29 of 1103 (permalink) Old 2016-03-12, 06:47 PM
 
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Just scanned a Chicago station.
WBBM RF12 CBS 258.3 miles. Pictured here.

ID's as "CBS2-HD". This is just the second of two Chicago stations seen here, the other was WTTW RF47 from many years back. At the same time getting this, CIII 17 was found on the backside.

Had WNIT PBS RF35 from South Bend a few hrs ago. London/KW area has been strong most of the day. Some Toronto/Buf was strong early today.

EDIT: 7:02p WWMT RF8

7:57p now lots from the NE:
CHCJ-35
CITY-31
CICA-19
CBLT-20
CJMT-40
CITS-36
CITY-31
CBLFT-25
WICU-12
WNEO-45 overwrote WDIV.

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post #30 of 1103 (permalink) Old 2016-03-12, 08:02 PM
 
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tropo was great last night and tonite so far. Lots of basketball on and all kinds of choice. Last night I got channels I havent seen in a looooong time. Looks like summer is on the way.
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