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2019-11-10 10:51 AM
57 @badger18 : I've moved your post to this existing thread. Please read recent posts in this thread, please read the following welcome thread and then post your TVFool results in your next post.
2019-11-10 09:54 AM
how to get channels 4 and 7?

my roof top antennae cant get 4 and 7 when i scan.i live in chatham ontario,signal is 65 to 70 on all other channels.
do i need a booster and if so which one please?Are tv tuners different on each models?
2019-10-29 03:48 PM
bitBuff PointeWest34, I have not noticed any drop in signal strength from WJBK 2.1. But my location is different than yours. I am located in Windsor near Belle Isle.
2019-10-09 11:51 PM
57 I moved your post to this thread. Please read the following welcome thread for OTA, then post your TVFool results as well as your current equipment (makes, models, etc). It may also help to describe the materials of construction of your dwelling around your antenna.
2019-10-09 10:20 PM
Signal loss in Southwestern Ontario

I have a 10 year old antenna system with a booster installing in my attic (condo rules do not permit antennas on my roof).
Over the last couple years I have been loosing signal strength and have lost WJBK 2.1 completely.
Is the age of my system to blame?
2019-07-12 09:07 PM
DetroitTVFAN @frenchophile

If you can turn your antenna toward Harrow for TVO rf19, thats how Im getting it pretty good.I dont know when WUDL moves.
2019-07-12 08:19 PM
DetroitTVFAN @TechD stack

Ok Im on vac. this week and am experimenting to get WGTE Toledo PBS rf29.

Antenna{ Clearstream 4V w/VHF kit no amp 20ftup presently.Location east Windsor/Ford test track park area.

I was first going to move the ant. to the back of my yard where there is more open sky toward Toledo which is about 55 air miles away according to tvfool.I declined this idea bc would have taken at least 100ft of rg6 so I guessed the loss from the long run wouldnt be worth it.

I decided to get the mast pipe higher some how where it is located presently.Ive seen posted many times even 5 ft higher can help.The higher the better of coarse.

So I managed to get it up 5-7 ft higher is my estimate.Did a scan on myLG and not only got WGTE but also WNWO24 rf23 Toledo.
WNWO was iffy bc of the repack it also share the freq with WUDL LP Detroit.

Both in at 60% signal solid for the last 4 hours.My one problem is WTOL and WTVG both in weak on vhf at 34/35% bc of the crappy
vhf kit .At some time i will have to add a better vhf only antenna.But overall I really like this antenna as a UHF long distance antenna probably 3rd to the DB8e and the 91XG.

But for now Im happy to get at least 4 of the Toledo stations at my location along with our local Windsor/Detroit channels off the side of the antenna.Even through the thick follage.

Looking forward to some tropo to see if the added height will help pull in some distant DX stations in the next little while.

Hope this helped some local OTA enthusiasts with there own antennas and what we can receive here in Windsor/Essex county with free tv.
2019-07-12 08:01 PM
frenchophile Any idea when WUDL is moving off 19? can't get tvo since it moved
2019-07-11 04:57 PM
DetroitTVFAN Also TVO is still there but seems at lower power then at rf32.To receive it you need to point at Harrow is how I rec it.

Its not omni direct. like on rf32.If your pointed at Detroit you prob. wont get it.Which sucks cause most have no rotor.
2019-07-10 11:36 PM
DetroitTVFAN Decades fan's get ready your channel is returning to Detroit TV.

Starting this fall Decades is being added to WJBK Fox2 @ 2.5
2019-07-04 03:22 PM
David Winter YESTV (CITS) is testing 19.1 in London now, so its on 19.1 and 14.1
2019-06-28 03:45 AM
tecumsehdstack TVO is coming out as 19.1 on PSIP at the moment; so it's no longer on RF 32 but RF 19? I figure they could just work their magic and get the signal to come out as PSIP 32.1. A bit confusing. I consider myself lucky that i can at least get it on 19.1 for the time being.
Also, I noticed that WNWO is even harder to get it than last year, I think because of interference from 23 from Detroit. And WGTE 30 is coming in remarkably strong again, along with 11.1 and 13.1. Global 29 moving to RF 35 did the trick! I think when WUDT 23 moves to RF channel 8, 24 might start making nightly appearances again, but that null in our direction makes it pretty tough east of Dougall avenue,to my estimation.
2019-06-25 06:14 PM
SpitsFanSec108 Most of Windsor cannot get TVO on rf19 at the moment bc its being shared with low power WUDL also rf19 in Detroit.I have 2 antennas set up and both cannot snag it Im guessing bc of interference.

Also TVO facebook says we have to wait a month for new antenna.Wouldnt you think they would have been more ready???

his new antenna better enable viewers to get the TVO signal off the back door as rf32 did, bc most ant are pointed at Detroit.

Stay tuned.............
2019-06-25 01:24 AM
tecumsehdstack I couldn't agree more. It's good to have the Kitchener repeater in our area at least for news from the region and an extra channel to have available. I know repeat American programming is repeated on it heavily, but this tower has been in operation since 1975 and served most of Essex, Kent and Lambton counties for all this time. I think it's signal touches London as well. Too many people using cable, not knowing or caring enough that OTA broadcasts are better quality than cable. Bad news
TVO 32.1 disappeared several days ago, and has reappeared as 19.1. I thought the move was only for physical channel 19 from 32, and that TVO would still appear through PSIP as 32.1. Is this a temporary glitch, or is 19.1 the new home for TVO in Essex County?
2019-06-22 12:08 AM
daggry IIRC CityTV had decided to not follow their repack plan and was going to stay on 31(?). The oil springs CTV Kitchener repeater is slated to be decommissioned and hence won't be doing their move.

[off track] The Oil springs shutdown is shocking when a simple drive in the area shows roughly 50% rural homes (maybe more) with antennas and no CTV alternative. I know there is CTV2 but it might as well not exist and should just merge with CTV at this point.
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