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post #31 of 3399 (permalink) Old 2006-05-16, 10:47 PM
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WPTZ-DT Channel 14

Hi Ettisl, here's the official FCC contour map for WPTZ-DT Channel 14 from just east of Burlington, VT:



So, judging from this map, it looks like Montrealais will need deep fringe or deepest fringe UHF gear to receive it.



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post #32 of 3399 (permalink) Old 2006-05-17, 08:55 AM
 
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Right now, WCFE emits at 100 kW

WPTZ will emit at 650 kW. 10% will be 65 kW on channel 14.
WFFF will emit at 47 kW on channel 43.
WVNY will emit at 10 kw on channel 13. (near channel 12's 325 kW)

Wich one will be the hardest to capt???

WETK will emit at 90 kW
WCAX, if they don't change, will be at 801 kW on 53


you can see a more detailed map of WPTZ on recnet.com

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post #33 of 3399 (permalink) Old 2006-05-17, 05:12 PM
 
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Yipikyer, when did WCFE go to 100KW? I thought they were at 7.5KW.
I am sure that I picked it up when they were 7.5KW.
Does this mean that maybe we will pick them up?
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post #34 of 3399 (permalink) Old 2006-05-17, 08:41 PM
 
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For WPTZ, don't panic. The map used shows the contour at 48db! That's more than what is actually needed. I think that only 15db is needed for a lock. Plus, WPTZ will still have the highest power of all. WCAX will reduce power after the transition as they move to channel 22 (somewhere around 400kw I think).
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post #35 of 3399 (permalink) Old 2006-07-05, 11:45 AM
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Dd 5.1!

Last night, PBS HD had 4th of July celebrations in HD with DD 5.1. Cool to see my setup working this great (and to see that Mountain Lake PBS has 5.1)

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post #36 of 3399 (permalink) Old 2006-07-18, 03:37 AM
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Topographical Map of Ottawa/Montreal/NE New York/Vermont

I cut and pasted this map out of a free NASA satellite composite image. It gives an excellent view of geographical relief and topographical features that affect DTV reception in Canada from Vermont and NE New York stations:

http://www.digitalhomecanada.com/for...&postcount=109



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post #37 of 3399 (permalink) Old 2006-08-08, 04:59 PM
 
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Anybody have any news on those U.S HD channels coming soon(ABC,FOX,NBC, ect)
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post #38 of 3399 (permalink) Old 2006-08-20, 02:19 PM
 
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After that date will we still need a VHF antenna or could I install only a UHF one?
Unfortunately, WVNY-DT (ABC) will be staying on channel 13 (VHF), meaning that it will probably be difficult to receive with just a UHF antenna.

I bought a UHF-only antenna and a single cut-to-channel 13 VHF antenna to be certain.
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post #39 of 3399 (permalink) Old 2006-08-21, 05:36 PM
 
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I thought the FCC were taking back VHF from TV and allocating it to other services.

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post #40 of 3399 (permalink) Old 2006-08-21, 06:36 PM
 
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No. It's the frequencies occupied by channels 59 to 69 that the FCC wants to take back and allocate to other services (that's why WCAX is forced to leave channel 53 post-transition). Low-VHF (2-6) will likely be abandonned voluntarily because the interference on these channels makes them inadequate for digital. High-VHF, however, (7-13) will still be very much in use. In fact, many stations are fighting among themselves in order to get these "beachfront" channels.
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WETK now broadcasting from Mt. Mansfield!

It's been reported on AVS that WETK-DT (Vermont PBS) has now signed on digitally from Mt. Mansfield.

They are broadcasting physically on channel 32, but re-maps digitally to five different sub-channels of 33.

Point your antennas as the other stations are expected to sign on within the next week or two.
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Oops. Apparently they're now off the air. There is, however, a press release on their website dated tomorrow (?) announcing the start of their signal.
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OK. They are now back on the air.

Stay tuned for the other four in the next week or two...
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post #44 of 3399 (permalink) Old 2006-09-29, 07:31 PM
 
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Black screen on VPT

my guess is that it's the broadcast flag. It's just a guess.

I have a Samsung T165 and a TV with ATSC.

It works fine on the tv , about 70% but black on the sammy.
The sammy is not upgraded for the BF, so i bet that's the problem.

any thoughts....
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post #45 of 3399 (permalink) Old 2006-09-30, 12:18 PM
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PSIP is likely the problem

One of the typical problem areas for new ATSC stations is getting the PSIP data correct. The fact that yipikyer has two different ATSC tuners doing two different things leads me to believe that the PSIP data stream is the problem.

Give a friendly call or email to that Vermont station and let them know what you are seeing. My past experience with station technicians all over Canada and the US is that they'll be happy to receive that info.

If you're not sure what PSIP is, read the OTA Forum Knowledge Base & FAQ thread.

Folks, please don't post remarks about the CRTC "jamming" any signals (I've deleted all those comments). This doesn't happen, and such guesses just confuse and misinform newcomers.



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