OTA: Great Lakes Area DXing, Tropo, Atypical Reception - Page 4 - Canadian TV, Computing and Home Theatre Forums

 256Likes
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes

post #46 of 1112 (permalink) Old 2016-05-08, 12:11 AM
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: St.Thomas
Posts: 129
At 11pm, getting some Columbus stations in at 212 miles away, nothing new yet though!!
steelzone is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #47 of 1112 (permalink) Old 2016-05-08, 07:46 PM
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Windsor,Ont(OTA Heaven)
Posts: 302
Thankyou FrankZappa for explaining the tropo maps for me.
SpitsFanSec108 is offline  
post #48 of 1112 (permalink) Old 2016-05-10, 02:14 AM
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: St.Thomas
Posts: 129
Added a new station at 1:05 am, WQDI RF 21 VC 20 from Canton Ohio a 2kw powerhouse!!
steelzone is offline  
 
post #49 of 1112 (permalink) Old 2016-05-12, 09:09 AM
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Midtown Toronto (OTA) LG 32LD400, MythTV
Posts: 735
8am Toronto:
WHAM, WXXI, WSYR, WSTM, WUHF, TCT, WROC, WBGT-MY.

Antennas Direct C2V antenna pointed @ curved building NE. DB4e pointed SSE. Cable free since May 2011.
dheian is offline  
post #50 of 1112 (permalink) Old 2016-05-19, 11:07 PM
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: South Kitchener
Posts: 780
Glad to have helped SpitsFan.

Getting some oddballs tonight, WLEP Erie, now begcasting religious stuff and WTAJ made a brief appearance.

Go Blues!
Frankzappa is offline  
post #51 of 1112 (permalink) Old 2016-05-24, 06:05 AM
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: South Kitchener
Posts: 780
Good tropo to the west this am. Most of Cleveland including WEKA which now has 6 stations. I suspect those with a view of Detroit are getting a ton.

5:30am Swinging to the east WROC, WXXI, WBGT, WKTV, WUTR.
8:00am Syracuse, Utica, Rochester are booming, some rare ones, WTVH, WHEC, and a blank on City rf44 which would be WNYS and a blank TVO rf28 which would be WUHF.

Last edited by Frankzappa; 2016-05-24 at 09:13 AM.
Frankzappa is offline  
post #52 of 1112 (permalink) Old 2016-05-27, 11:58 PM
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Rockwood, ON
Posts: 707
Picking up some London right now CTS(14), TVO(18), CHCH(51), plus some Rochester and grabbed WDTB earlier.

36' 8200U-KT200-HDHR#1067A7DF / 33' DB8e-CM7777-HDHR#1067A183
orbot is online now  
post #53 of 1112 (permalink) Old 2016-05-28, 08:17 AM
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: South Kitchener
Posts: 780
Good reception both east and west. Rochester's WBGT, TCT42, WROC, WXXI, WHEC, CIII Peterborough and a breif hit on WKTV Utica, the usual Buffalo's, all of Erie and lots of Cleveland.

I imagine Steelzone is picking up a ton of Michigans as the Harder report shows lots of ducting that way.

8:30am Pittsburgh's WPXI, WTAE, Youngstown's WKBN/WYFX/Ion.

Erie was so strong for a while WLEP knocked out WNED while pointed at Buffalo, that's a first.

Last edited by Frankzappa; 2016-05-28 at 09:31 AM.
Frankzappa is offline  
post #54 of 1112 (permalink) Old 2016-05-28, 01:35 PM
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: St.Thomas
Posts: 129
Not really picking up anything to exciting, just the usual tropo channels from Detroit, Flint, Lansing, Cleveland and Buffalo. The only rarely seen channels in the last 24 hours were a couple of Rochester channels which I get a few times a year.
steelzone is offline  
post #55 of 1112 (permalink) Old 2016-05-30, 01:30 AM
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: St.Thomas
Posts: 129
Found 70 channels including sub channels during one of my scans earlier tonight, which was 5 short of my record.
steelzone is offline  
post #56 of 1112 (permalink) Old 2016-05-31, 08:43 AM
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: South Kitchener
Posts: 780
Good reception this am. Lot's of Cleveland, all of Erie including WLEP and Youngstown is booming, WKBN/WYFX @100%, the rarely seen WYTV and WFMJ made brief appearances before being zapped by CBC and CITS.
Frankzappa is offline  
post #57 of 1112 (permalink) Old 2016-06-11, 03:08 AM
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Midtown Toronto (OTA) LG 32LD400, MythTV
Posts: 735
2am-Midtown Toronto:

Getting rare sightings of WKTV and WUTR from Utica.

Antennas Direct C2V antenna pointed @ curved building NE. DB4e pointed SSE. Cable free since May 2011.
dheian is offline  
post #58 of 1112 (permalink) Old 2016-06-15, 06:08 AM
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: South Kitchener
Posts: 780
Good morning for tropo, looking west most of Cleveland, WBNX, WVPX, WQHS, WGGN, WDLI, WNEO, WEAO. Youngstown's WKBN, Pittsburgh's WPNT (which added ASN on 22-2), KDKA, WPXI, WTAE, WPCW. Looking East, Uitca's WUTR/WPNY, WKTV, Rochester's WXXI, WROC, All Buffalo except WBXZ. and all Erie except WLEP.

7:05am WEKA rf 27 Cleveland

9:10am WNEP rf50 Scranton
9:50am WOLF rf 45 Scranton
10:25am WJAC rf34 Johnstown
11:16am Pittsburgh's back again, WPXI is counting down the 14 minutes until the Stanley Cup Parade which they are showing, kinda cool.
11:30am WATM/WWCP rf24, WKBS rf46 Altoona
12:40pm WTAJ rf32 Altoona

Last edited by Frankzappa; 2016-06-15 at 01:42 PM.
Frankzappa is offline  
post #59 of 1112 (permalink) Old 2016-06-17, 10:07 AM
 
Join Date: Jun 2016
Posts: 497
This is Frank, for some reason my password and previous account couldn't be recovered, no big deal.

Great tropo this am, New Channel, WQDI rf21, vc 20-1 and 20-6, I believe it's a repeater of WEKA, located in Canton Ohio, according to rabiitearsinfo it has an ERP of 0.25KW, that would make it by far the lowest power to km reception I've ever gotten.

Most of Cleveland's booming, all of Erie, some Pittsburgh and lots of Eastern New York, WSTM, WUTR, WKTV, WNYS.

Last edited by Zank Frappa; 2016-06-17 at 10:31 AM.
Zank Frappa is offline  
post #60 of 1112 (permalink) Old 2016-06-19, 12:29 AM
 
Join Date: Jun 2016
Posts: 497
Just snagged pics of WUHF, hoping for some western tropo!
Zank Frappa is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Canadian TV, Computing and Home Theatre Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools Search this Thread
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome