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Forum: OTA Reception Results   2020-02-20, 12:06 PM
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Posted By mrvanwinkles
Ya, I confirm, good news, hopefully ... I...

Ya, I confirm, good news, hopefully ...

I noticed CTV CJOH TV ch 6 Deseronto Ontario transmitter, Analog, back up and viewable from Kingston early morning Fri Feb 14 2020.

( i.e. the typical...
Forum: OTA Reception Results   2020-01-25, 12:54 PM
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Views: 232,034
Posted By mrvanwinkles
OTA TV - Eastern Ontario - in DECLINE / RETREAT (not advancing)

OTA - TV - Over the Air TV - in Eastern Ontario - by conventional antenna ...

Is in DECLINE. Is in RETREAT. It is *NOT* advancing. It is *NOT* improving.

It is a poor situation currently. ...
Forum: OTA Reception Results   2020-01-25, 12:34 PM
Replies: 976
Views: 232,034
Posted By mrvanwinkles
re: CTV CJOH 6 Analog Deseronto Video /...

re: CTV CJOH 6 Analog Deseronto

Video / picture is still unwatchable in Kingston, due, likely, to much reduced power output, still, I am guessing, on that Deseronto transmitter.
The noise...
Forum: OTA Reception Results   2020-01-23, 11:15 AM
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Views: 232,034
Posted By mrvanwinkles
2nd Response: TVO TV Ontario, Belleville transmitter

TVO Customer Relations, asks their "Technical Dept", and responds 2nd time to my subsequent concerns and questions:


No plans at this time, to increase power beyond their licensed limit of 10,900...
Forum: OTA Reception Results   2020-01-23, 10:19 AM
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Views: 232,034
Posted By mrvanwinkles
response: CTV-CJOH TV 6 (Analog) Deseronto. Bell Media response.

response: CTV-CJOH TV 6 (Analog repeater of Ottawa CJOH) Deseronto transmitter.

Bell Media response to my CRTC on on line comment.

RE: Ongoing very bad reception in Kingston and obvious...
Forum: OTA Reception Results   2020-01-18, 10:50 AM
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Views: 232,034
Posted By mrvanwinkles
TVO replied, that the Belleville transmitter is...

TVO replied, that the Belleville transmitter is currently at 3000 W on ch 26, and that they plan to go to ch 22 by March 13, 2020 with 10,900 Watts, for a TEST PERIOD.

They are regulated /...
Forum: OTA Reception Results   2020-01-09, 10:27 AM
Replies: 976
Views: 232,034
Posted By mrvanwinkles
TVO - TV Ontario - customer relations replys to...

TVO - TV Ontario - customer relations replys to me:

That on the Belleville Ontario Transmitter:

- that they have lowered their broadcast power on real uhf 26 temporarily
[ due, of course, to...
Forum: OTA Reception Results   2020-01-02, 07:39 PM
Replies: 976
Views: 232,034
Posted By mrvanwinkles
Dropped a note to TVO TV-Ontario on their website...

Dropped a note to TVO TV-Ontario on their website via their online "Contact Us" form.

re: Lost your OTA signal in Kingston, since Mid 2019, I think, possibly due to frequency conflict now with...
Forum: OTA Reception Results   2020-01-02, 03:22 PM
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Views: 232,034
Posted By mrvanwinkles
CTV CJOH 6 analog Deseronto. Totally off the air now - mostly - seems.

CTV CJOH TV, ch 6 analog from Deseronto (east of Belleville)

Seems totally OFF THE AIR in Kingston, mostly.

A few recent attempts to receive signal in Kingston, gave absolutely nothing.
Try to...
Forum: OTA Reception Results   2019-12-20, 10:15 AM
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Views: 232,034
Posted By mrvanwinkles
A few quick notes about my OTA reception issues...

A few quick notes about my OTA reception issues in Kingston area.

Generally, it's getting quite "SAD". Kingston is a little "hurting" for Canadian OTA by antenna right now.

CTV CJOH TV analog...
Forum: OTA Reception Results   2019-12-10, 08:10 PM
Replies: 976
Views: 232,034
Posted By mrvanwinkles
Thanks for confirmation Brightonian. Kind of...

Thanks for confirmation Brightonian.

Kind of Sad - if true - that they may close down this transmitter, possibly next year, 2020.

I suspect that part of the reason for the bad interference, on...
Forum: OTA Reception Results   2019-11-21, 08:25 PM
Replies: 976
Views: 232,034
Posted By mrvanwinkles
CTV-CJOH-TV ch 6 Analog/NTSC Deseronto near Belleville - transmitter issues ?

CTV-CJOH-TV ch 6 Analog/NTSC Deseronto near Belleville - transmitter issues ?

I am in Kingston, and have been watching by OTA antenna, and it seems like they have been having transmitter issues...
Forum: Television Industry / Channels and Providers   2016-12-02, 05:26 PM
Replies: 327
Views: 54,001
Posted By mrvanwinkles
Analysed it some more, thought about it some...

Analysed it some more, thought about it some more, went in again and asked some more questions.

There are (important) cases where it is still not true pick & pay. Packaging behavior and pricing /...
Forum: Cogeco   2016-12-01, 02:43 AM
Replies: 480
Views: 248,449
Posted By mrvanwinkles
I wanna RANT now about the change of M3...

I wanna RANT now about the change of M3 MuchMoreMusic to GUSTO.

This is a major change of content. Going from a Music Video Channel to a Food and Cooking Channel.

I don't think we were advised...
Forum: Cogeco   2016-12-01, 02:26 AM
Replies: 480
Views: 248,449
Posted By mrvanwinkles
It looks like we had Blackouts coming from...

It looks like we had Blackouts coming from Rogers, on Cogeco Cable last night on two of the Rogers Sportsnet channels, for two live NHL games later in the evening.

Cogeco Kingston ch 152 SNW -...
Forum: What's On In Sports?   2016-11-29, 02:48 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,444
Posted By mrvanwinkles
We should make it happen - somehow.

Wow Wiskers, Thanks.

So looks like I have come to the same thought as you - independently.

If no one is answering or acknowledging your email, and even the Politicians "won't touch it",
why...
Forum: Television Industry / Channels and Providers   2016-11-29, 01:54 PM
Replies: 327
Views: 54,001
Posted By mrvanwinkles
Some CRTC links.

Found these on the CRTC website, Reading now:


"Introduction
This information bulletin summarizes the new requirements coming into force on 1 March 2016
to maximize choice for Canadians in the...
Forum: Television Industry / Channels and Providers   2016-11-29, 01:12 PM
Replies: 327
Views: 54,001
Posted By mrvanwinkles
Well I suppose then, just to be sure, that I will...

Well I suppose then, just to be sure, that I will have to walk in there again in person,
some time after the December 1 Pick & Pay deadline has passed - and ask again:

After Dec 1:
=======...
Forum: What's On In Sports?   2016-11-28, 06:23 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,444
Posted By mrvanwinkles
CBC Sports Channels - should they get some?

CBC is out covering lots of great sports - worldwide - with excellent commentary.

CBC has a lot of excellent experience doing that.

We have, a number of TSN and Rogers Sportsnet Channels - on...
Forum: Television Industry / Channels and Providers   2016-11-28, 06:04 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 24,609
Posted By mrvanwinkles
CKWS 11.1 Kingston, Cogeco 10 here, gone a little...

CKWS 11.1 Kingston, Cogeco 10 here, gone a little funny now.
Mixed CTV and Global content, and even TSN coming occasionally, from CTV coverage I guess sometimes.

With the Corus and Shaw thing,...
Forum: Television Industry / Channels and Providers   2016-11-28, 05:25 PM
Replies: 327
Views: 54,001
Posted By mrvanwinkles
Pick & Pay? - not really. Quasi. Still big "Package" influence.

I went and asked Cogeco Kingston about pick & pay this morning, at their store front in the Cataraqui Centre Mall - west end Kingston.

It's sort of Quasi-Pick & Pay. Not true total, pick & pay....
Forum: Cogeco   2016-11-28, 04:44 PM
Replies: 183
Views: 60,778
Posted By mrvanwinkles
M3 "MuchMoreMusic" videos, changed to "Gusto" cooking channel

Well, it's maybe a couple months or more now, but Music Video Channel M3 "MuchMoreMusic and MuchMore" (Cogeco Cable 14 in Kingston) has changed to a cooking channel called Gusto ?

That's a bit of...
Forum: Home Theatre Corner   2016-05-25, 12:06 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,841
Posted By mrvanwinkles
YES. Check out BEHRINGER.

YES. Try BEHRINGER - for better quality audio stuff.


I do not own any BEHRINGER equipment myself.

... but I have seen (& used) some Behringer audio equipment - and I think that Behringer...
Forum: Home Theatre Corner   2016-05-20, 05:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,841
Posted By mrvanwinkles
I am very late to this thread / subject. But...

I am very late to this thread / subject.

But I found myself in a "similar" situation. Recently.

Wanted to connect a newer TV to my retro Stereo system - for MUCH better sound.
[ Crappy little...
Forum: Where Can I buy and general buying discussions   2016-05-20, 05:12 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,844
Posted By mrvanwinkles
WALMART Kingston - now has Front Bike Lights (!) Good! Congratulations!

Friday May 20, 2016


WALMART Kingston - now has Front Bike Lights (!) Good! Congratulations!


Happened to be in WALMART Kingston - about a week ago.

Decided to pass by again, take a look...
Forum: Humour.   2016-04-07, 07:00 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,577
Posted By mrvanwinkles
Faint and fall to the floor. Pretend to pass...

Faint and fall to the floor. Pretend to pass out.


Feign sickness. Put hand over mouth, pressurize face so you turn red, and run to the bathroom like you are about to be sick. Hold stomach,...
Forum: Where Can I buy and general buying discussions   2016-04-07, 06:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,844
Posted By mrvanwinkles
On March 24 2016, Since this Canadian Tire...

On March 24 2016,

Since this Canadian Tire Store is near me, and on my way out, I pass it regularly,

I went back again into the Canadian Tire near me to check for any new stock Bike Lights.
...
Forum: Humour.   2016-04-04, 04:41 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,245
Posted By mrvanwinkles
Top 20 Doublespeak Terms in Modern Media

Found this was good. So true. Modern Double Speak. Weasle words. Brainwash. Twist Terms.

Heard it the other night, looked it up online, decided to share it.
They claim it was originally a...
Forum: Humour.   2016-04-04, 04:17 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,577
Posted By mrvanwinkles
How To Avoid Conflict

Say: "Excuse me one Moment" - Look at your smart phone, and walk away, while tapping on it, pretending that you're doing something important online.
[ Typical of youth today. Their way to blow...
Forum: Bell Fibe TV   2016-04-04, 04:00 PM
Replies: 207
Views: 101,080
Posted By mrvanwinkles
Oh well. If that's the way it is, then...

Oh well.


If that's the way it is, then will just have to ADD the price of internet on to each of the channel packages offered - and compare that way - with the other providers.

But I...
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