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Forum: OTA Reception Results   Today, 11:43 AM
Replies: 2,417
Views: 645,316
Posted By tvlurker
The TV Fool database is at least 2 years...

The TV Fool database is at least 2 years out-of-date.
Using the tools at Rabbitears.info is now the preferred mehod.

That said, a 4-bay UHF only antenna at ground level is going to limit your...
Forum: OTA Station & Network Operational Status   2019-11-07, 10:25 AM
Replies: 3,364
Views: 1,055,129
Posted By tvlurker
Looks like Gray is buying Cross Hills' other...

Looks like Gray is buying Cross Hills' other station in Claremont, NH, as well.

https://www.wcax.com/content/news/WCAX-to-operate-2-more-TV-stations-564175311.html...
Forum: OTA Station & Network Operational Status   2019-11-05, 02:53 PM
Replies: 3,364
Views: 1,055,129
Posted By tvlurker
WYCI sale pending to WCAX

Cross Hill Communications, owners of WYCI Saranac Lake has applied to the FCC to sell the station to Gray Television, owners of WCAX-DT Burlington.

Details at...
Forum: OTA Reception Results   2019-10-23, 03:24 PM
Replies: 762
Views: 281,444
Posted By tvlurker
Here is the broadcasting database user manual....

Here is the broadcasting database user manual. (http://sms-sgs.ic.gc.ca/eic/site/sms-sgs-prod.nsf/vwapj/Broadcast_Database_Extract_Manual.pdf/$file/Broadcast_Database_Extract_Manual.pdf)

It covers...
Forum: OTA Reception Results   2019-10-23, 11:12 AM
Replies: 762
Views: 281,444
Posted By tvlurker
The only reliable way to tell is to download the...

The only reliable way to tell is to download the Broadcasting database (http://www.ic.gc.ca/engineering/BC_DBF_FILES/baserad.zip) and open tvstatio.dbf in excel, and then look for BANNER=AU stations...
Forum: Over-The-Air (OTA) Digital Television   2019-10-08, 10:44 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 769
Posted By tvlurker
The direction an antenna is pointed is often...

The direction an antenna is pointed is often irrelevant to the ability to receive out-of-band stations.
So the ability to receive physical channel 8 from the back or the side of an antenna designed...
Forum: OTA Station & Network Operational Status   2019-10-04, 11:34 AM
Replies: 3,364
Views: 1,055,129
Posted By tvlurker
Looks like there is no longer a DTV license for...

Looks like there is no longer a DTV license for the DTS transmitter on Terry Mountain in Peru, NY.
RabbitEars.info only shows the Saranac Lake tower...
Forum: OTA Station & Network Operational Status   2019-10-03, 12:16 PM
Replies: 3,364
Views: 1,055,129
Posted By tvlurker
The tower in Peru was not strong enough for a new...

The tower in Peru was not strong enough for a new top-mount antenna, so the antenna there will be lower down. It will probably still reach Montreal, but not as strongly or widely.
Forum: OTA Station & Network Operational Status   2019-08-27, 11:12 AM
Replies: 2,843
Views: 624,371
Posted By tvlurker
I noticed on rabbitears.info and in the Industry...

I noticed on rabbitears.info and in the Industry Canada Broadcasting database that CJOH-DT has authrization to use channel 16 at 56kW and higher up the tower instead of channel 7 at 19kW...
Forum: Over-The-Air (OTA) Digital Television   2019-07-23, 10:55 AM
Replies: 700
Views: 123,711
Posted By tvlurker
Bancroft and Kingston are both Global now, so I...

Bancroft and Kingston are both Global now, so I really wonder if Corus/Shaw will even bother keeping Bancroft going, so they might just stay analog on channel 2 until the transmitter gives out.
Forum: Over-The-Air (OTA) Digital Television   2019-07-17, 12:26 PM
Replies: 700
Views: 123,711
Posted By tvlurker
Try: https://www.citytv.com/toronto/contact-us/...

Try:
https://www.citytv.com/toronto/contact-us/

For service provider, select Other,
For specify Service Provider, type in :OTA - CITY-DT-2 Woodstock

If you you don't get an answer back, you...
Forum: OTA Reception Results   2019-05-31, 01:29 PM
Replies: 1,757
Views: 354,430
Posted By tvlurker
WWNY isn't on channel 8 yet. It stays on 7 until...

WWNY isn't on channel 8 yet. It stays on 7 until phase 10, about this time next year, when CJOH moves from 13 to 7, and WWNY moves from 7 to 8. CKWS moves from 11 to 13 in phase 11.

An...
Forum: Television Industry / Channels and Providers   2019-05-17, 04:54 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,229
Posted By tvlurker
Rogers gets the ad revenue.

Rogers gets the ad revenue.
Forum: Over-The-Air (OTA) Digital Television   2019-04-29, 03:21 PM
Replies: 700
Views: 123,711
Posted By tvlurker
US stations were able to take advantage of a...

US stations were able to take advantage of a US-specific FCC rule that allowed stations that were forced to change channels to maximize their coverage to match the coverage of the largest station in...
Forum: Internet Television: Streaming Services including Netflix and Apple TV   2019-04-09, 12:09 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 13,695
Posted By tvlurker
According to Wikipedia...

According to Wikipedia (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Twilight_Zone_(2019_TV_series)), The Twilight Zone was filmed in Canada. You'd have to dig through the credits to see how many other Cancon...
Forum: Television Industry / Channels and Providers   2019-03-27, 03:39 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,358
Posted By tvlurker
But that is the scenario. No one is converting to...

But that is the scenario. No one is converting to digital unless they have to. And most broadcasters in Canada feel that they have to.
Forum: Over-The-Air (OTA) Digital Television   2019-03-21, 01:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,019
Posted By tvlurker
Look down in the comments on this blog post: ...

Look down in the comments on this blog post:
https://stopthecap.com/2018/07/10/misleading-antenna-scams-are-back/
Pure scam.

The problem with a line antenna is not necessarily any 60Hz fault...
Forum: Over-The-Air (OTA) Digital Television   2019-03-05, 01:16 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,341
Posted By tvlurker
The red light on the power supply just means that...

The red light on the power supply just means that it is feeding power. It doesn't mean that the power is getting to the preamp attached to your antenna.
As others have stated, it is possible that...
Forum: OTA Reception Results   2018-10-19, 03:09 PM
Replies: 762
Views: 281,444
Posted By tvlurker
The Source sells FM Ribbon antennas for $16.99. A...

The Source sells FM Ribbon antennas for $16.99. A bit pricey, but they appear to be in stock in Thunder Bay.
Forum: Over-The-Air (OTA) Digital Television   2018-10-18, 10:41 AM
Replies: 700
Views: 123,711
Posted By tvlurker
IF they move lower. Although they will have to if...

IF they move lower. Although they will have to if CKWS Kingston moves as scheduled to 13.
Forum: OTA Reception Results   2018-10-15, 11:51 AM
Replies: 1,757
Views: 354,430
Posted By tvlurker
I haven't received WNPI in ages, even with my...

I haven't received WNPI in ages, even with my former setup. (The original Archer Hoverman has now been banished from the bedroom, and with it, any chance of distant reception. Anywhere else in the...
Forum: Over-The-Air (OTA) Digital Television   2018-09-28, 05:00 PM
Replies: 700
Views: 123,711
Posted By tvlurker
The point is that they are NOT moving. Read the...

The point is that they are NOT moving. Read the whole document.
Forum: Television Industry / Channels and Providers   2018-09-26, 02:22 PM
Replies: 656
Views: 69,478
Posted By tvlurker
Yes, I live in Craig Henry, 2 blocks from the...

Yes, I live in Craig Henry, 2 blocks from the path of the tornado, and I got both the Tornado Watch and the Tornado Warning on my phone.
However, the automatic alert on CBC radio only talked about...
Forum: OTA Reception Results   2018-09-17, 11:50 AM
Replies: 762
Views: 281,444
Posted By tvlurker
Your channels are all low power VHF. You would...

Your channels are all low power VHF. You would need either rabbit ears close to a window facing the transmitters, or an outdoor VHF Hi and VHF Low antenna. (Your channels are 2 and 4 (VHF-Lo), and 9...
Forum: AM/ FM, Internet Radio and Music Industry   2018-09-13, 10:57 AM
Replies: 230
Views: 48,820
Posted By tvlurker
The CRTC does not regulate the frequency spectrum...

The CRTC does not regulate the frequency spectrum -- that is done by ISED (The former Industry Canada).
That said, the international frequency coordination treaties are the ones that say that there...
Forum: Over-The-Air (OTA) Digital Television   2018-09-12, 02:21 PM
Replies: 369
Views: 82,130
Posted By tvlurker
Usually every 3 to 6 months. Watch this space! ...

Usually every 3 to 6 months. Watch this space!
DXer has been organizing them.
Forum: OTA en français   2018-09-04, 12:19 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,509
Posted By tvlurker
une différence de 5 dB entre des canaux voisins...

une différence de 5 dB entre des canaux voisins et co-situés ne devrait avoir aucun impact.

Petit detail: le site est celui d'Industrie Canada (maintenant Innovation, Sciences et Développement...
Forum: OTA en français   2018-08-31, 09:28 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,509
Posted By tvlurker
Consultez...

Consultez https://www.ic.gc.ca/eic/site/smt-gst.nsf/fra/sf11282.html (http://https://www.ic.gc.ca/eic/site/smt-gst.nsf/fra/sf11282.html)
Forum: OTA Station & Network Operational Status   2018-07-26, 04:50 PM
Replies: 3,364
Views: 1,055,129
Posted By tvlurker
WPTZ's sister station WNNE will be shutting down...

WPTZ's sister station WNNE will be shutting down as part of the American spectrum auction process. (It was essentially a repeater of WPTZ with separate advertising)
It's license will be covered by...
Forum: News, Weather, and Sports   2018-07-12, 12:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 885
Posted By tvlurker
Not according to Greyhound's FAQ...

Not according to Greyhound's FAQ (https://news.greyhound.ca/frequently-asked-questions):
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