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post #1426 of 1435 (permalink) Old 2019-05-22, 12:45 PM
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CITY TV RF31 Woodstock

As of Friday, I'm unable to receive this station on my TiVO Roamio. It works fine on other tuners...just won't tune on the Tivo (yes, I've done the re-scan, etc). Anyone else experience issues with this transmitter on any of their tuners?

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post #1427 of 1435 (permalink) Old 2019-05-22, 03:44 PM
 
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Nope, my Panasonic Plasma gets it as does my new Samsung, my Samsung shows the signal strength of 32-33dB SNR.

I do notice that Orbot's HDHomerun tuner lists it as "PT-City2" which my tuners don't.

Can you not get City Toronto on rf44?

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I remember not being able to lock/scan City31 on Friday even though the signal was loud and clear, but it's scanning in fine now on my tuners. I think the PT-CITY-2 is a rabbitears thing, the callsign on my tuners is CITYTV in all caps (unlike how it used to be Citytv).

EDIT: Now I can't lock City31 again, the signal's fine but something's messed up:


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post #1429 of 1435 (permalink) Old 2019-05-22, 10:16 PM
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I had something similar happen with CKCO Kitchener. On day it just stopped locking with both an HDHomeRun 3 & 4. After that it only showed up with tropo events. It was 2-edge so reception was variable and subject to interference from a co-channel in Michigan. Signal strength was usually about 60-70 but quality dropped from about 60 to 50 or less. I put it down to a bad connection or something else causing multipath. Never really figured it out and took the antenna down after a couple of years. The worst part of it was that I never had an issue when it was NTSC but the drop in power with the ATSC conversion caused issues.
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post #1430 of 1435 (permalink) Old 2019-05-23, 09:30 AM
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Thanks for the replies, everyone. I tried City 31 Woodstock again last night and it worked. I missed a few recordings over the last few days, which is frustrating. Hopefully it'll stay locked in.

As for City Toronto, I'm now living in a different location and can't receive it with my current roof-top setup. Hopefully I'll have a tower up this summer.

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post #1431 of 1435 (permalink) Old 2019-05-26, 10:11 AM
 
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WVIZ Cleveland virtual channel changes

WVIZ Cleveland is no longer virtual channel 25.

This morning, WVIZ can be received on virtual channels 19-3 through 19-9. No program info displayed at this time.

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WVIZ Cleveland is no longer virtual channel 25.
Well, that was short lived. WVIZ has now returned to its original virtual channel (25-1 - 25-9)

I wonder what happened at their transmitter this morning?

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post #1433 of 1435 (permalink) Old 2019-05-26, 02:51 PM
 
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Do you receive lots of Cleveland stations year round?

I'm surprised no channel has opted for a VC of 1, the marketing opportunities would be off the map. I can just imagine some deep baritoned announcer saying "Number 1 news on your side".

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post #1434 of 1435 (permalink) Old 2019-05-26, 08:28 PM
 
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Where I reside, we receive most of the Cleveland channels year round except for WOIO 19. However I'm not optimistic once the repack is done as some Canadian stations will occupy the same UHF frequencies of the Cleveland stations. So we'll see what happens.

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post #1435 of 1435 (permalink) Old 2019-05-27, 07:55 AM
 
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I suspect many Canadian broadcasters will lower their power with the change, Bell and Rogers have a disdain for OTA so that might be a saving grace for you. Must be nice to get all those Clevelands year round, my guess is Erie is good for you too.

I was WRONG, there are 2 tv stations in the US using 1 as their virtual channel number, KAXT out of San Francisco and W50CH out of Alton Illinois.

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