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post #721 of 732 (permalink) Old 2013-08-30, 11:35 PM Thread Starter
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The Field strength varies inversely proportionaly to the square of the distance for a given ERP. In the case of a given distance, the Field strength will vary proportionately to the square root of the ERP (EIRP). Hence the relation follows a square law.

Expressed In dBuV/m the new field strength of CBRT-DT will be 1.0771 times the old signal strength.





Downbeat - Sorry for the confusion of my earlier post. The point being that the signal strength does NOT
increase directly proportionally to ERP for a given distance from a transmission source.
This neglects tower height and does not take into account increased ground absorption at UHF frequencies.
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post #722 of 732 (permalink) Old 2013-09-04, 04:07 PM
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So is the CBC-Calgary transmitter now at full power? I didn't notice much difference. On my BellTV 9242 tuner its strength is the same as the other stations (not full 100%, more like 92-95), on my plasma it might have gone to over 90 from 75 or so, but I am not sure about the latter, since a very slight movement of the Terc antenna (which is on the floor, btw ) has previously produced similar variations.
I am less than 2 kms away from the transmitter.
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post #723 of 732 (permalink) Old 2013-09-05, 12:45 AM Thread Starter
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Arthur D. It sounds like you are quite close to the CBC tower, in which case it is possible that most of the power from it's antenna is passing over the top of you at your home site. Therefore, I doubt that you will see a huge difference in field stength anyway. These large broadcast antennas are designed to create a Saucer shaped radiation pattern so unless there is a design flaw, the amount of signal firing downwards from a tower is small. As I said in my previous post, the measurable difference in field strength will be small. The folks who will see the biggest difference will live further away nearer the limits of the old previous reception area and beyond. Good Luck with your reception!
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post #724 of 732 (permalink) Old 2014-06-13, 09:08 PM
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cts edmonton

Is this channel not broadcasting ... No signal last 2 Days
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post #725 of 732 (permalink) Old 2014-06-14, 11:39 AM
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Down for me as well this morning.
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post #726 of 732 (permalink) Old 2015-09-21, 09:03 PM
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Anyone else noticing CKCS-DT Calgary (Yes TV) showing a virtual channel 30-1 instead of 32-1?
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post #727 of 732 (permalink) Old 2015-09-24, 11:27 PM
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It moved? I haven't been able to receive YesTV for quite a few days. I emailed the station, but they didn't respond, of course.
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post #728 of 732 (permalink) Old 2015-09-25, 04:41 PM
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I just noticed the opposite switch for CKES-DT (Yes TV Edmonton), from 30-1 to 32-1.
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post #729 of 732 (permalink) Old 2015-10-13, 01:09 PM
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CKCS-DT Calgary (Yes TV)

It appears that CKCS-DT Calgary (Yes TV) has returned to 32-1. I can pick it up again.
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post #730 of 732 (permalink) Old 2018-06-25, 08:06 AM
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Global Edmonton gone ?

I can no longer receive ota Global on 013...my main source for viewing...can anyone comment ?...is it gone for good or possibly relocated ?..I tried a scan but nothing showed up..grrrr

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post #731 of 732 (permalink) Old 2018-07-06, 11:33 AM
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I'm just north of Calgary and have lost all channels except CBC. I did a scan this morning and now there's only CBC. Global, CTV, CityTV, etc, have disappeared. Not sure what happened.
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post #732 of 732 (permalink) Old 2018-07-06, 12:46 PM
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No problem here in NW Calgary (Tuscany), I have the usual 6 OTA. Just did a rescan, and found the 6 again.
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