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post #2356 of 2371 (permalink) Old 2018-03-26, 11:04 PM
 
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Couldn't catch WBXZ. Maybe they aren't all video channels but audio instead. When WROC and WRGZ were maximum, WNYO and WUTV were gone completely.

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post #2357 of 2371 (permalink) Old 2018-03-27, 10:31 AM
 
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WBXZ being a low power station is difficult to receive. The 9 channels are all video.

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post #2358 of 2371 (permalink) Old 2018-03-27, 12:49 PM
 
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I can see the WBXZ tower from my house and it cuts out occasionally for me. It is very LP.
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post #2359 of 2371 (permalink) Old 2018-03-28, 04:45 PM
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I can see the WBXZ tower from my house and it cuts out occasionally for me. It is very LP.
Yes, it is very Low Power. Also, WBXZ has a very directional transmitting antenna pattern that favors the east, and you are west of the transmitter.



Only 0.017 kW out of 15 kW ERP is sent in your direction. That is 17 watts out of 15,000 watts.

If you are still combining two 4-bay antennas aimed in different directions, that can make WBXZ even weaker.

Also, most UHF antennas have much less gain for the channels at the low end of the UHF band.
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post #2360 of 2371 (permalink) Old 2018-03-28, 09:03 PM
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WBXZ is co channel with Global tv Paris ON RF 17.My TV fool shows Global closer and stronger than WBXZ in Mississauga.WBXZ is very occasional only for me.

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post #2361 of 2371 (permalink) Old 2018-03-28, 11:33 PM
 
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Several years ago I lived about 4 blocks west of my current location, approx. same elevation. WBXZ was just coming online at the time before I moved. Occasionally there I would pick up Global 17 during tropo. Never seen Global once here, 600 meters away. WBXZ is weaker than most (20dB on Hauppauge signal mon,) but VERY stable. 59 Miles away and my ERP is 0.793. Very much favors east in its transmit pattern. My boss in Ashburn, 45 minutes north east of me has no trouble with it at all, (~28dB).

Since they came back online after their extended outage a few weeks ago, they're a tad stronger here and I require far less precision in aim. Most of their content is decades old, so the 9 channel split doesn't really hamper PQ. Will and Grace currently airing on .1 looks better than it did on SD cable all those years ago..
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post #2362 of 2371 (permalink) Old 2018-05-27, 11:12 PM
 
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Unless something has changed, conditions must be unique tonight. WBBZ Ch 67 (VHF 7) just scanned in for first time. There are 5 channels including METEST with no content. Signal is strong. Hopefully they've increased power and this is permanent since this looks like a good channel.

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post #2363 of 2371 (permalink) Old 2018-05-28, 11:53 AM
 
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WBBZ is very dependent on conditions. Its on and off here now that we are into the warmer weather. It is also a low power station and VHF. When conditions are right, it comes in on my UHF antenna, a CM 4221, pointed at Grand Island.

WGRZ 2.1, is now problematic. Its in and out throughout the day and night.

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post #2364 of 2371 (permalink) Old 2019-03-27, 06:38 PM
 
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Just scanned in virtual 15-1 (RF Ch 22) as StarRay TV with reference srtv.ca. First time I've ever seen this.

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post #2365 of 2371 (permalink) Old 2019-03-27, 09:06 PM
 
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staray is a downtown Toronto station broadcasting illegaly and soon will be off the air after all the reasignments
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post #2366 of 2371 (permalink) Old 2019-04-23, 01:00 PM
 
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Staray's been broadcasting without a license for years... he originally had one in the 1990's but they took it away when they removed the experimental licenses. He fought the CRTC and things kind of were left in a legal limbo without any final decision ... so for years they just left him alone. As long as no one is complaining they just won't do anything about it. He was using RF15 but when CHCH moved onto 15 he moved to RF22 not to interfere and cause problems for himself.
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post #2367 of 2371 (permalink) Old 2019-08-19, 03:24 PM
 
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Antenna to use?

I live in Mississauga at Dixie and Bloor. My antenna could be at about 35 feet above the ground.

Which antenna is generally regarded to be the best? Thanks.
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post #2368 of 2371 (permalink) Old 2019-08-19, 03:40 PM
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post #2369 of 2371 (permalink) Old 2019-08-20, 11:48 AM
 
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I live in Mississauga at Dixie and Bloor. My antenna could be at about 35 feet above the ground.



Which antenna is generally regarded to be the best? Thanks.


“Best” depends on what you’re trying to accomplish.

Let me ask this: do you watch CFTO? If yes, you’ll want an antenna that can pick up the VHF channels available to you.

A good first step is to go to tvfool.com and get a plot of what stations are available to you OTA, then we can talk antenna; with downtown Toronto to your ESE, Hamilton/K-W to your W and Buffalo SSE of you, something with a reflector is probably on your horizon. But you might not get CKVR out of Barrie.

See how this gets a bit tricky?



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post #2370 of 2371 (permalink) Old 2019-08-20, 02:07 PM
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Which antenna is generally regarded to be the best?
Hello, JugglingReferee

As audioguy_on_ca said, it depends upon what you want. You have channels in different directions; some are very strong, some very weak. This is a map for Dixie and Bloor:



This is a TVFool report for that intersection:

TV Fool

This is an image of that report:



This is a report using the new rabbitears.info Search Map:
https://www.rabbitears.info/searchma...&study_id=5342

and this is an image of that report:



There is no one fixed antenna that will get everything. If you use a preamp for the weak Buffalo channels, it might be overloaded by the strong Toronto channels. You must be willing to try some experiments to see what will work for you.

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