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Forum: HDTV: High Definition Television including LCD and Plasma   2019-07-18, 08:13 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 143
Posted By Gentleman
TCL televisions at Costco

I was in my local Costco today (London south) and noticed they are selling one model of TCL 4K Roku televisions.

It was the 50 inch model and surprisingly, the price was less than Amazon online.
Forum: Television Industry / Channels and Providers   2019-07-18, 07:48 PM
Replies: 610
Views: 65,402
Posted By Gentleman
No alert for missing CAMH patient, what gives

If ever there was a need for an amber alert, it should have been issued for the missing patient from CAMH out on a day permit. The individual in this case posed a serious risk to the community at...
Forum: Other Canadian Cable and IPTV Providers   2019-07-17, 09:44 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 105
Posted By Gentleman
Teksavvy deals for new customers

Teksavvy internet has some amazing offers for new subscribers.

https://teksavvy.com/

Plus $0 for modem, $0 for shipping, $0 for activation.
Forum: Television Industry / Channels and Providers   2019-07-13, 06:37 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,325
Posted By Gentleman
Teksavvy TV is now available in my area, St....

Teksavvy TV is now available in my area, St. Thomas and Elgin.

Time to convince the wife it's time for a new TV. :wink
Forum: Over-The-Air (OTA) Digital Television   2019-07-11, 08:50 AM
Replies: 4,349
Views: 1,157,362
Posted By Gentleman
April Fain, I'm in the same boat. Online,...

April Fain, I'm in the same boat.

Online, the Channel Master store is out of stock on their new pro model. So I've requested an email notification whenever they get stock.

On the upside, the...
Forum: Over-The-Air (OTA) Digital Television   2019-07-10, 08:05 PM
Replies: 599
Views: 111,120
Posted By Gentleman
WFXP Erie moves to a new frequency August 2nd. ...

WFXP Erie moves to a new frequency August 2nd.

Looking at their patterns post repack, it looks like there will be a null at 345 degrees off the transmitting antenna which would impact reception in...
Forum: Home Fix-up including Appliances, HVAC and Power Tools   2019-07-08, 04:23 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 268
Posted By Gentleman
Issue solved

The prize goes to ExDilbert

The transformer feeding us had been tapped up to solve an older low voltage condition when the infrastructure was overloaded.

A crew showed up shortly after the noon...
Forum: Home Fix-up including Appliances, HVAC and Power Tools   2019-07-08, 09:04 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 268
Posted By Gentleman
Voltage measurement this morning: 131 Volts ...

Voltage measurement this morning:

131 Volts
130 Volts

262 volts coming into our residence.

On the phone to the utility company.
Forum: Over-The-Air (OTA) Digital Television   2019-07-06, 08:38 PM
Replies: 599
Views: 111,120
Posted By Gentleman
Previous emails and voicemail to engineering at...

Previous emails and voicemail to engineering at Global TV went unanswered. That's why I contacted the CCTS and CRTC.

Let's face it. Broadcasters in this country don't give a hoot about OTA. In...
Forum: Over-The-Air (OTA) Digital Television   2019-07-06, 12:47 PM
Replies: 599
Views: 111,120
Posted By Gentleman
fgt I lodged a complaint with both the CCTS...

fgt

I lodged a complaint with both the CCTS and the CRTC about Global's Oli Springs Transmitter (29-1) coverage area as we lost their signal post repack.

The polite replies I received from both...
Forum: Home Fix-up including Appliances, HVAC and Power Tools   2019-07-06, 12:38 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 268
Posted By Gentleman
That's why I took a reading at the terminals of...

That's why I took a reading at the terminals of the contactor on my central A/C unit. With the unit running I was measuring 254 volts and 27 volts across the coil of the contactor.

So I knew...
Forum: Home Fix-up including Appliances, HVAC and Power Tools   2019-07-05, 03:22 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 268
Posted By Gentleman
57 My Fluke multimeter is very accurate. The...

57

My Fluke multimeter is very accurate. The heating contractor also measured several outlets in our home as we had a blown 24 volt transformer in our furnace and he noted on the invoice "Customer...
Forum: Home Fix-up including Appliances, HVAC and Power Tools   2019-07-05, 11:46 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 268
Posted By Gentleman
Utility Supply voltage range ?

Does anyone know what range of voltage the local utility companies must keep residential supply voltage in?

I serviced my central A/C unit the other day and measured 254 volts across the contactor...
Forum: Television Industry / Channels and Providers   2019-07-01, 07:10 PM
Replies: 610
Views: 65,402
Posted By Gentleman
So you are suggesting we "turn back the clock"...

So you are suggesting we "turn back the clock" pun intended.

Seriously though, if a cell phone is all one has as a lifeline, or needed communication through the overnight hours, turning off the...
Forum: Home Fix-up including Appliances, HVAC and Power Tools   2019-06-30, 09:09 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 427
Posted By Gentleman
user_ What are your thoughts on Rheem...

user_

What are your thoughts on Rheem furnaces and their lifetime unit replacement guarantee?
Forum: Television Industry / Channels and Providers   2019-06-25, 10:54 AM
Replies: 610
Views: 65,402
Posted By Gentleman
Blasting out an alert due to a missing child over...

Blasting out an alert due to a missing child over a custody battle is not a life threatening alert.

Most of the comments on this topic are spot on. The system as implemented is broken and needs to...
Forum: Antenna Research & Development   2019-06-22, 05:22 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 7,210
Posted By Gentleman
Speaking of grounding, here is a short video of...

Speaking of grounding, here is a short video of "precipitation static" arcing across the centre conductor and shield of a coax cable.

https://youtu.be/fxhqTbbJL7M

When I had a cubical quad...
Forum: Television Industry / Channels and Providers   2019-06-21, 10:00 PM
Replies: 610
Views: 65,402
Posted By Gentleman
You do know that cell phones have other uses...

You do know that cell phones have other uses besides a phone? Years ago, I had an "alarm clock" next to my bedside to wake me in the morning for work. Today many cell phones are used as alarm clocks...
Forum: Antenna Research & Development   2019-06-21, 11:02 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 7,210
Posted By Gentleman
majortom Great article. Thanks for posting!

majortom

Great article. Thanks for posting!
Forum: Antenna Research & Development   2019-06-20, 08:00 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 7,210
Posted By Gentleman
Go to a tool rental place and rent a Hilti power...

Go to a tool rental place and rent a Hilti power hammer drill. I needed to install 3 - 10 foot ground rods around the perimeter of my amateur radio tower and driving them with a sledge wasn't...
Forum: Television Industry / Channels and Providers   2019-06-19, 08:46 PM
Replies: 610
Views: 65,402
Posted By Gentleman
Sorry Majortom but I'm with Audacity on this one....

Sorry Majortom but I'm with Audacity on this one.

The idea and implementation behind this system was poorly thought out. Remember the story about the boy who cried wolf too often?

The system...
Forum: Home Fix-up including Appliances, HVAC and Power Tools   2019-06-18, 06:38 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 290
Posted By Gentleman
The problem with high output UV light in air...

The problem with high output UV light in air filtration is ozone production at low air volume levels.

I would think that on low fire in a modulating furnace, you could see ozone production with a...
Forum: Home Fix-up including Appliances, HVAC and Power Tools   2019-06-16, 10:27 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 427
Posted By Gentleman
Jasonreg I have a high end Lennox furnace in...

Jasonreg

I have a high end Lennox furnace in my home. It is efficient and quiet. My G71MPP which just came out of the 10 year parts warranty last month has had the following replaced under...
Forum: Home Fix-up including Appliances, HVAC and Power Tools   2019-06-16, 09:19 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 427
Posted By Gentleman
If you managed to get labor costs covered in your...

If you managed to get labor costs covered in your warranty, you did well. Most manufacturers will only pick up the parts cost on a 10 or 12 year warranty which costs a manufacturer diddly. But then...
Forum: Home Fix-up including Appliances, HVAC and Power Tools   2019-06-15, 05:43 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 427
Posted By Gentleman
Jasonreg I've discovered that there isn't...

Jasonreg

I've discovered that there isn't much long term reliability in any of the major brands of furnace units.

In our home, which was constructed in 1980, we've had top tier furnaces and we...
Forum: OTA Station & Network Operational Status   2019-06-11, 09:08 PM
Replies: 275
Views: 75,165
Posted By Gentleman
I checked the list of transmitters to be shut...

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.
Forum: OTA Station & Network Operational Status   2019-06-10, 09:24 PM
Replies: 275
Views: 75,165
Posted By Gentleman
Jase88, I called Global and they put me through...

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...
Forum: OTA Station & Network Operational Status   2019-06-09, 03:28 PM
Replies: 275
Views: 75,165
Posted By Gentleman
Rob, I figured as much. This was likely done to...

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...
Forum: OTA Station & Network Operational Status   2019-06-04, 06:06 PM
Replies: 275
Views: 75,165
Posted By 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...
Forum: OTA Reception Results   2019-06-03, 10:54 AM
Replies: 950
Views: 78,271
Posted By Gentleman
Zank: I never had any issues with Global,...

Zank:

I never had any issues with Global, Oil Springs until they made changes as part of the repack. It was always 90% or better at my location.

I will call the station today and ask to speak...
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