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post #841 of 1451 (permalink) Old 2011-09-05, 03:21 PM
 
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No CIII-22

What's happened to Global CIII-22. I was getting a strong signal until 2 days ago. Now I get a weak up & down signal and no picture. Any 1 else getting the same? Any suggestions?
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post #842 of 1451 (permalink) Old 2011-09-05, 03:48 PM
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I believe it was Phil81 who posted that it appears the tower has suffered some damage from the lightning storm a few days ago in the area, so it is at reduced power/off-air.

EDIT - see this post http://www.digitalhome.ca/forum/show...&postcount=562

The good news is at least one of the Global TV engineers reads this site, so hopefully they catch on to what was posted here and can rectify the situation (assuming it hasn't already come to their attention - and hey while your at it, how about convincing the powers-that-be to bump the kW a bit)
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post #843 of 1451 (permalink) Old 2011-09-05, 03:59 PM
 
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I agree about the Kw. It's difficult to get 22 in Windsor. The southern part of the county seems okay. Thanx for the info on 22. Iguess we'll wait for them to fix it.
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post #844 of 1451 (permalink) Old 2011-09-05, 08:08 PM
 
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Reception question

I have one antenna in my attic and the cable splits in my basement and goes to 2 tv's. One TV I get all my channels, the other I can not get CHWI, CBC or CW50, why would that be?
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post #845 of 1451 (permalink) Old 2011-09-05, 08:22 PM
 
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It's difficult to get 22 in Windsor
Seems to me that Global came in better when their tower was over by Tilbury, of course that was analog and approximately 35 years ago.
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post #846 of 1451 (permalink) Old 2011-09-05, 08:45 PM
 
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Now that cool weather has moved in, tropo conditions have moved out!!! Good time to measure "normal conditions" signal levels. I have been getting a steady lock on my Samsung of 7/10 bars on CBET 9-1 and 2/10 bars on CICO 32-1. I'm happy with this, considering I am near Holly, MI 53 miles from the MacGregor transmitter.
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post #847 of 1451 (permalink) Old 2011-09-06, 02:00 PM
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East Windsor (Pillette & Seminole). TV Fool.

I have a 30' high 4221 clone that picks up the Detroit stations fine. CBC 9 and TVO 32 are breaking up during poor weather and I would also like to pick up the Toledo stations.

I am looking for a VHF-HI antenna that I can combine with my 4221 clone. I will keep the 4221 clone (UHF) pointed towards Detroit and point a new VHF-HI antenna south towards McGregor/Toledo to pick up 9, 32, 11, 13, and 24 if possible. Can anyone suggest a good VHF-HI antenna for my location?

I will combine both antenna signals using a CM7777 pre-amp. UHF signal from the 4221 and VHF signal from the new VHF-HI antenna? When I combine the signals, is there a way I can keep receiving the channel 2 WJBK (VHF-LO) signal from the 4221?

Thanks, nutN2Lewz
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post #848 of 1451 (permalink) Old 2011-09-06, 05:29 PM
 
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NESTOR, did you mean Cottam, I can recall when Global first aired they had a transmitter in Cottam, due to being geographicaly to close to Detroit they had to run a test pattern for any programming that originated from US networks , which was basically almost %100 of prime time.

That transmitter had a fire after which it was never again used.
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post #849 of 1451 (permalink) Old 2011-09-06, 05:49 PM
 
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I will keep the 4221 clone (UHF) pointed towards Detroit and point a new VHF-HI antenna south towards McGregor/Toledo to pick up 9, 32, 11, 13, and 24 if possible. Can anyone suggest a good VHF-HI antenna for my location?
Being that Toledo is a bit over 50 miles away, and that there are both UHF and VHF you are going to need to point both the UHF and VHF antenna at Toledo to pick all those stations up.

11 and 13 are VHF (and 9 here in windsor) but 24 (UHF 49), 36 (UHF 46) and 30 (UHF 29) are all going to need the antenna pointed directly at Toledo per my experience. Im a bit further than you, out near Banwell road and I leave my combo antenna pointed directly at Toledo. I pick up all the Toledo stations and with Detroit being so close all those stations come in on the side of the antenna without issue. Always point to your weakest signal and see if you can find a sweet spot where they all come in.

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post #850 of 1451 (permalink) Old 2011-09-07, 08:52 AM
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I will combine both antenna signals using a CM7777 pre-amp. UHF signal from the 4221 and VHF signal from the new VHF-HI antenna? When I combine the signals, is there a way I can keep receiving the channel 2 WJBK (VHF-LO) signal from the 4221?
Not that I'm aware of. When you flip the switch inside the pre-amp to separate VHF and UHF inputs, you get separate inputs.

I suppose there could be some overlap but the frequency spread between channel 7 and channel 14 (the start of UHF) is over 300 MHz.
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post #851 of 1451 (permalink) Old 2011-09-07, 02:29 PM
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I will combine both antenna signals using a CM7777 pre-amp. UHF signal from the 4221 and VHF signal from the new VHF-HI antenna? When I combine the signals, is there a way I can keep receiving the channel 2 WJBK (VHF-LO) signal from the 4221?
Okay, I guess that is not possible and now that I think about it - I do want UHF and VHF from both antennas. Option #2 - use a combiner. Electrozad sells a Winegard CC-7870 combiner for just under $30. That seems like a lot of money to me. Is there a big benefit to using an official combiner like this rather than a cheap $3-$5 splitter/combiner?

A friend gave me a CM4228 antenna to test/buy. My plan now is to point the 4228 towards Toledo (205 degreees) and point my 4221 towards Detroit (310 degrees) and combine the two signals using a combiner. The big question is whether the two antennas will work well together and whether the 4228 will pick up the Toledo VHF-HI stations 50 miles away. Looks like I will have to wait a few days for the rain to stop before I can go up on my roof to try.

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post #852 of 1451 (permalink) Old 2011-09-07, 06:09 PM
 
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Ganging antennas

Go read up in the Ganging/Stacking antennas thread... there is years worth of discussion there. What you're trying to do is somewhat overkill though, Detroit is so close it shouldn't matter what direction you point a UHF antenna, all the channels will come in reliably. 11/13 from Toledo may be an issue with a 4228, not quite sure.

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post #853 of 1451 (permalink) Old 2011-09-07, 10:41 PM
 
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did you mean Cottam, I can recall when Global first aired they had a transmitter in Cottam
Could be, I was only guessing with Tilbury (so long ago, the memory loses track).
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post #854 of 1451 (permalink) Old 2011-09-08, 06:23 PM
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"What you're trying to do is somewhat overkill though, Detroit is so close it shouldn't matter what direction you point a UHF antenna, all the channels will come in reliably."

Okay, now you have me worried that there is a better or cheaper solution to my objective. Just when I thought I was out, you pull me back in again! Here is my TVFool.

I want to pick up ...

1. The Detroit stations (UHF and VHF-Lo (WJBK)) to the NW.
2. WADL 38 (UHF) to the NE.
3. CBC 9 (VHF-Lo) to the south.
4. TVO 32 (UHF) to the south.
5. Toledo (VHF-Hi and UHF) to the SW.

After reseearching this, I came to the conclusion that the best (and only?) way to receive these channels without a rotor is to point one dish north towards Detroit and another dish south towards McGregor/Toledo. I am open to suggestions on how else I can accomplish this.

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post #855 of 1451 (permalink) Old 2011-09-09, 12:15 AM
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Some of the UHF Toledo broadcasts are directional, so you might not get them very often. Getting Toledo will likely require a fringe area antenna. Everything else should come in with a simple antenna like the
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