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dtvDoug 2011-08-17 07:31 PM

Global uhf15
 
Receiving a steady RF signal at 93-95% in Ile Bizard.

However, no picture or sound yet...cannot lock or save channel yet.

nolipro 2011-08-17 08:30 PM

CKMI-HD Global Montreal is on the air.
 
Now, Global Montreal has switched to digital.

mille 2011-08-17 08:32 PM

Ckmi -dt 15 montreal
 
full HD picture and signal at 86 to 100% :)

ogorek 2011-08-17 09:05 PM

Here in Vaudreuil on and off 1 bar, picture freezing and disappearing. Hopefully they are only testing with low power. Analog 46 was coming in very clean.

interdit_450 2011-08-17 11:24 PM

Same issues as ogorek in Pointe-Claire @ 10:00 ... only a few bars and picture / sound cutting out.

brettproject8 2011-08-18 12:20 AM

I receive it loud and clear a 68 % on a BEV 9200 here in Napierville about 40 KM to the transmitter

Indigo 2011-08-18 06:17 PM

Global in Quebec City
 
Hello!
Just wondering if any of you have some knowledge you can share! I'm up in Quebec City, within about 8 miles of the Global tower. I have a digital tv, UHF/VHF rabbit ears or a DIY bowtie antenna - yet am not able to receive any picture or sound from Global. I'm able to receive all of the other DTV converted stations so far (towers all within about 8 or less miles according to TV Fool - and one of those towers beside Global's tower).
The strangest part is when I go to the channel that is supposed to be Global and into the menu, it says I'm getting a strong signal of 8 bars ... yet no sound no picture.
Does anyone have any ideas of what I could do? I'm baffled Global is the only channel that won't tune in for me! Posts from the Quebec City area indicate everyone else is able to receive Global fine. Any ideas greatly appreciated!

ve9mdb 2011-08-19 01:50 AM

Global Moncton
 
Strange too that Global Moncton is down since a few days ( channel 27 ).
I have scanned yesterday and no digital signal yet...

Also, meanwhile, channel 2 (ATV) is running lower power and a new channel came in ( channel 9 ) for ATV/CTV.

My guess is that they are preparing the UHF transmitter for Global and that they will share their antenna with ATV/CTV because they will both be on UHF ( Channel 27 and 29 ) !

mr.eous 2011-08-19 05:35 PM

Shaw adds much more detail to transition website
 
I've been curiously checking Shaw Media's web page about the Global channels transitioning to digital, as they seemed to be adding minor updates every other day, and now they've gotten much more specific about dates.

They've actually listed the post-transition channel numbers with the PSIP ".1" notation, and (most relevant to me, at least :)) posted exact dates for the remaining Ontario transmitter transitions. Looks like late next week ("August 25 or 26") will be when Global Toronto switches to DTV channel 41, and Paris (Kitchener) flash cuts their dreaded DTV channel 6. Oh, and Fort Erie and Midland, too.
I'm glad to see Shaw/Global isn't going to wait until the very last minute.

Indigo 2011-08-19 06:27 PM

Abracadabra!
 
Thank you mr.eous for posting the global time chart. I had it in my head that maybe something magical would happen on August 31st or September 1st - but I can clearly see they've finished installing global in my city.
At least I can put all the magic behind me and start looking for a better antenna!
ve9mdb I hope Global starts working for you soon & that you're not in the same boat as me, wondering where global went & when it will appear!

ota_canuck 2011-08-19 06:55 PM

The balance of Ontario area Global analog shutdowns and digital transitions will begin August 25th to August 26th.
http://www.shaw.ca/Television/About/...obal-Channels/

I hope I transcribed this correctly:o

Toronto analog 41 ends August 25th & digital begins August 25th on Ch 41.1

Paris (Kitchener) analog 6 ends August 25th or 26th & digital begins August 25th or 26th on CH 6.1

Ottawa digital 6.1 Available as of August 15th, 2011

Windsor digital 22.1 Available as of August 8th, 2011

Fort Erie analog 55 ends August 25th & digital begins August 25th on Ch 41.1 and/or Ch 6.1 [Why 2 channels? From both Toronto & Ft.Erie]

Midland analog 7 ends August 25th or 26th & digital 7.1 begins August 25th or 26th

ScaryBob 2011-08-19 07:01 PM

I notice that they also list areas of potential signal loss. There seem to be lots of omissions, such as everywhere west of Woodstock for channel 6 in Paris. :rolleyes:

jbracing24 2011-08-19 07:03 PM

Quote:

Toronto analog 41 ends August 25th & digital begins August 25th on Ch 41.1
I thought Toronto 41.1 digital has been on for a year or more. I rarely get a signal anyway. Perhaps Fort Erie will work for me after that.

Humbar 2011-08-19 07:20 PM

Toronto Global has been operating on RF CH65 at very low power DTV for several years and it's virtual channel is 41.1. They are moving from CH65 to CH41 at 100KW which will easily reach Fort Erie. CH65 was only a temporary allotment until the analog shutdown. You will have to rescan after August 25 to pick it up on CH41. The Toronto transmitter will now serve Fort Erie, so you will also have to re-aim towards the CN Tower. CH-55 in Fort Erie will be shutdown for good.

ota_canuck 2011-08-19 08:36 PM

According to Shaw, it appears that CH-55 in Fort Erie will be transitioning to 6.1.

I don't see what the point would be in having the Global 6.1 digital channel if Toronto's 41.1 Global signal is going to provide strong coverage to the Ft.Erie area.


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