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2019-08-20 07:13 PM
Andysradio I can confirm that 36 Smiths Falls is now off air.

Also, Prescott/Spencerville is now in digital RF 28, though it maps to 26.1. The picture is digital and 16x9 but it sure does not look HD.
Is there anyone that can confirm this?
Maybe they have to upgrade a receiver or something.
2019-08-12 11:06 AM
Brightonian Global Cobourg RF27 sending out signal with no picture for the last few days. My tv is unable to decode it.
2019-06-14 11:52 AM
David Winter Scroll down, and you will see all the Channels that are changing, and CITS and Omni are next..

https://www.ic.gc.ca/eic/site/smt-gs...f11282.html#s3
2019-06-13 12:29 PM
Andysradio A number of those transmitters Corus is shutting down have already been converted to digital. So *in theory* they should be able to move these transmitters to other sites that have yet to convert [eg Oshawa]
2019-06-13 12:05 PM
LONSat Shouldn't be a huge surprise but the CRTC is allowing Corus/Global to shut down 44 rebroadcast transmitters and reallocate the tangible benefits earmarked for (their) digital conversion to go elsewhere.

https://crtc.gc.ca/eng/archive/2019/2019-209.htm
2019-06-12 05:36 PM
Trip
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Originally Posted by rob50312 View Post
Coverage pattern on the new antenna has changed and puts more signal to the North.
I can find nothing in the Industry Canada database about this. Where did you find it?

- Trip
2019-06-11 10:08 PM
Gentleman
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Originally Posted by LONSat View Post
According to the CRTC site. There will be a decision on some of Global's transmitters
I checked the list of transmitters to be shut down by Corus and only one in Ontario (Bancroft) is scheduled for shutdown. Oil Springs is still functioning.
2019-06-11 05:00 PM
Andysradio LONsat you are correct and this decision does not include LTSS. The only transmitters they are asking to close in Ontario are Smiths Falls and Bancroft ch. 4 [CHEX repeater]
2019-06-10 10:39 PM
LONSat According to the CRTC site. There will be a decision on some of Global's transmitters

Decision relating to the following application considered under the Commission’s Part 1 process:

Corus Entertainment Inc.
Deletion of transmitters and reallocation of tangible benefits
Public record for this application: 2018-0936-0

I believe this in relation to many of their remaining analog transmitters. Not sure if this will also cover the LTSS program.
2019-06-10 10:24 PM
Gentleman
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Originally Posted by Jase88 View Post
Make sure that you let Global know. Without feedback they won't act to improve coverage.
Jase88, I called Global and they put me through to engineering. I left voice mail about the situation. That was a week ago and I haven't had any response. I've also sent two emails, with no response from the broadcaster. They just don't care.

My next action will be to write the CCTS and file a formal complaint. Stay tuned (pun intended).
2019-06-10 10:36 AM
Jase88 Make sure that you let Global know. Without feedback they won't act to improve coverage.
2019-06-09 04:28 PM
Gentleman
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Originally Posted by rob50312 View Post
Coverage pattern on the new antenna has changed and puts more signal to the North.
Rob, I figured as much. This was likely done to protect WVIZ Cleveland which also had a large power increase.

So......this is now two Canadian networks (CBC & Global) now MIA for OTA viewers in SW Ontario. Looks like there won't be much OTA in Canada soon.
2019-06-08 10:51 PM
rob50312
Oil Springs

Coverage pattern on the new antenna has changed and puts more signal to the North.
2019-06-04 07:06 PM
Gentleman
Global TV - Oil Springs

Global TV transmitter, Oil Springs has changed broadcast frequency (29 -> 35) and the transmitting antenna is 50 feet lower than previous. This explains our inability to receive the signal at our location.

Likely done to prevent interference with WVIZ Cleveland which INCREASED ERP to 280 kW and moved from 26 -> 35.

Looks like some households now will be without Global OTA.
2019-05-31 10:09 AM
Gentleman
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Originally Posted by FunkyTown View Post
I’m in Kanata and it’s coming in fine here. I just checked and no issues.
For give me, but you are 300 kms away from this transmitter and your are receiving it OTA? Tropo maybe?

This transmitter site is near Sarnia Ontario so you must have one heck of an OTA setup.
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