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Any transmission signal changes with Windsor reception for CBC DT-9 ,noticing low signal locks ,yet TVO DT-19 remains fine from same tower ?
 

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Any transmission signal changes with Windsor reception for CBC DT-9 ,noticing low signal locks ,yet TVO DT-19 remains fine from same tower ?
I don't see any difference and I have a pretty cheap antenna facing the wrong direction... I'm in Windsor and had to turn it a little to the south to hit both Detroit and the CBC transmitter in McGregor.

I could be guessing, but I believe CBC is still on high VHF and TVO is on the UHF, correct? That could be your issue.

Where are you located?
 

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Greetings Detroit TVFAN!
Yes, CFTV is rock solid, 24/7. It's supposed to have several subchannels on it, but only 2 are currently appearing. Something appears to have been blocking it for the last 3 years, since I put up my new antenna, and now it's been liberated, so to speak. I tried getting it during the previous 3 summers nightly tropo events, but no luck. Now it's rock solid and strong. If you got a booster, I'd bet anything that you'd get it. Try this link below for RabbitEars. I believe you'd be just outside of the contour, but with a booster, and a southeastern antenna aim, you'd hook onto it. One word of warning though, the volume on the station is compressed and cranked WAY up; it's much louder than all of our other stations!
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What network is CTFV? I'm in Windsor but my antenna is pointed towards Detroit and a little bit South to hit CBC in McGregor.

I have an old school Yagi that is up on a tower but my preamp went wonky 2 years ago and never got the courage to climb 34ft in the air (not a kid anymore). Cheapie Amazon outdoor antenna still picks up everything from Windsor/Detroit though.
 

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The calls are CFTV. It doesn't have a network affiliation - just local sources>>>

Okay, your link says it's 480i, I don't think I want it now. Probably similar to some US independent religious or ethnic stations.

If it was CTV, Global or another network, I might do a 2 antenna setup to get it. Otherwise, I get CTV 2 in Windsor and don't bother with the Global from Stevenson. Most of their lineup is available from the US OTA networks (same with CTV).
 

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Hello Gibsons...looks like you old yagi has the long element at the back for vhf low. Can you pick up low power WHNE Detroit on low vhf rf 3 ??? I would be interested to know....thx.
 

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Hello Gibsons...looks like you old yagi has the long element at the back for vhf low. Can you pick up low power WHNE Detroit on low vhf rf 3 ??? I would be interested to know....thx.
Not a clue, antenna hasn't worked since the Preamp crapped out a couple years ago and I don't have the balls to go up there.

If you look really close, I'm using a small antenna near the base of my roof instead.
 

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Pretty shocked, hooked up my new Tablo and got 37 stations with a Rabbit Ear antenna. I couldn't get Ch 50 but I'm surprised what I got with that indoor antenna.

2-1
FOX
720p
2-2
MVIES
480i
2-3
BUZZR
480i
2-4
HEROICN
480i
2-5
DECADES
480i
4-1
NBC
1080i
4-2
THIS
480i
4-3
METVN
480i
4-4
COZITV
480i
7-1
ABC
720p
7-2
BOUNCE
480i
7-3
LAFF
480i
7-4
COURT
480i
9-1
CBC
720p
19-1
TVO
1080i
20-1
MNT
720p
20-2
ANTENNA
480i
20-3
MYS
480i
20-4
HSN
480i
26-1
CTV2
1080i
38-1
WADL-HD
1080i
38-2
GRIT
480i
38-3
QUESTSD
480i
38-4
QVC
480i
38-5
WORD
480i
38-6
CRIME
480i
38-7
HSN
480i
38-8
TWIST
480i
56-1
PBS
1080i
56-2
HD06
1080i
56-3
CREATE
480i
56-4
WORLD
480i
56-5
D-MLC
480i
62-1
CBS
1080i
62-2
STARTTV
480i
62-3
DABL
480i
62-4
FAVETV 480i
 

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I hooked up the Tablo to my outdoor antenna and got channel 15-1, guide says it's some sort of shopping network but Country Music was being played. Unsure what it is. I see only 15-4 listed on AntennaWeb, nothing on TV Fool.

Got 56 stations on the Tablo with my cheap outdoor antenna.
 

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I hooked up the Tablo to my outdoor antenna and got channel 15-1, guide says it's some sort of shopping network but Country Music was being played. Unsure what it is. I see only 15-4 listed on AntennaWeb, nothing on TV Fool.

Got 56 stations on the Tablo with my cheap outdoor antenna.
I guess you haven't heard about RabbitEars yet??? BTW, TV Fool is ancient data and it's known for a fact that the webmaster for that website never keeps it up to date anymore, so you are wasting your time if you are trying to get the LATEST programming information from that particular website.

15-1 is WHPS-CD, which has four separate streams (channels). You can see it listed on the Detroit TV market listings.

Detroit TV listings on RabbitEars>>>


Jim - Springfield, Missouri
 

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My Guide on my Tablo says 15-1 ShopHQ and it's actually The Country Network, with country music videos mostly. My LG TV says "no info" and just the call letters.

15.2 seems to have all African American content

15-4 and 15-5 are Shopping channels

The 1080i and 720p must be downgraded on these channels, it looks awful compared to a network feed.
 

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Gibsons........15.1 and 18.1 and theyre sub channels are low power stations in Det, you wont get much 1080 or 720 on them. Mostly religious, shopping, ethnic on them........we get them pretty good in Windsor but not much to watch program wise.
 

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Gibsons........15.1 and 18.1 and theyre sub channels are low power stations in Det, you wont get much 1080 or 720 on them. Mostly religious, shopping, ethnic on them........we get them pretty good in Windsor but not much to watch program wise.
Yes, it's like a sport to get more channels, but most of the ones you pickup aren't worth watching. I was checking out channel 28.1 and it looked like I was back in the old SD days, like some of the other low power stations.

I was watching "The X-Files" on 50-2 COMET, but was wishing it was in HD. Pretty tough to watch SD nowadays.
 

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Hi Detroit - I used Locast for awhile. Pretty good service. I found it was necessary to pay the $5 monthly fee to eliminate adds but not a big cost. I ended up having some issues with cast functionality and haven't used it for the last number of months but no real complaints. Something else to consider if you use Android is Mobdro - excellent option.
I don't like paying for TV, so I didn't get a VPN or Locast. Also read about them destroying you with annoying ads if you don't "donate". Sounds like something I don't really want to be a part of. If they come with a Canadian version for free, I'd try it. Otherwise, I'd rather stay with paying Zero.
 

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I just lost TVO 19-1 but picked up 6-1 and 53-1, 53-2 (all on RF 14 shared channel from ABC/CW) from Lansing, MI ! Must be some weather type event bringing it over as my antenna setup is pretty weak and it's listed as 75.4 miles away on my Rabbit Ears.
 

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I had 6/53 from Lansing booming in last night Gibbons. Its called tropo probagation or tvdx. You can look it up for the exact definition. You should get that great antenna you have on that tower and rotor fixed to have some great fun at night with tvdxing. Remember we can get channels from Toledo also but you have to point that way.
 

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I had 6/53 from Lansing booming in last night Gibbons. Its called tropo probagation or tvdx. You can look it up for the exact definition. You should get that great antenna you have on that tower and rotor fixed to have some great fun at night with tvdxing. Remember we can get channels from Toledo also but you have to point that way.
You can check out this website>>>


I'm in my mid-60s and have been a FM & TV DXer since I was 15. You either love it or hate it. The majority are tech minded men and their wives or girlfriends barely tolerate the hobby. Most people think you are weird, meaning anyone that does it is a little different.

Jim - Springfield, Missouri
 

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I had 6/53 from Lansing booming in last night Gibbons. Its called tropo probagation or tvdx. You can look it up for the exact definition. You should get that great antenna you have on that tower and rotor fixed to have some great fun at night with tvdxing. Remember we can get channels from Toledo also but you have to point that way.
Tropo is more of a nuisance to me than a revelation... it's nice to get far away stations but then you look through your channel guide and other closer stations are missing. 6 and 53 were coming in very strong for hours last night. I never saw it so strong.

My bowtie must have a pretty wide beam because after tropo is over, I'm picking up 16 from Wheatley and I'm pointed in the opposite direction towards Detroit. It's rather useless because 26 is the low power repeater that I get perfectly.

I'm not a kid anymore, I bought a climbing harness and the rope w/carabiners was way too long and I had no clue on how to arrange it... so I scrapped the plan. Only way I'd climb it is if I had a fall suppression setup that I was comfortable with. Otherwise it's going to sit. It's also not easy to find a pro to climb it and when they do... one told me there was a $150 tower climbing fee. I told him to pound sand (I'm cheap and that's ridiculous).

My cheap bowtie is at around 18ft now with a preamp. Everything is pretty solid. Discovered ch 18 when I did these things. Who knows what I could receive if I got my existing Yagi to work at 34ft, but you know the situation. It has the old school Low VHF elements as well, might be able to pickup that station that few can get in Detroit.
 

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If you like Soccer, it looks like one of the Channel 18 subchannels (18.6) is all about Soccer, better understand Spanish though.

WDWO-CDDETROIT, MI
18-122.1001 WDWO-CD Azteca America
18-222.1002 WDWO-CD LX
18-322.1003 WDWO-CD ShopHQ
18-422.1004 WDWO-CD TCT
18-522.1005 WDWO-CD NTD America
18-622.1006 WDWO-CD beIN Sports Xtra en Español
 

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Still getting 6, 53 and 25 from central Michigan in the afternoon, here in Windsor. Around 75 miles away. I've never seen Tropo last this long or in the daytime. Pretty interesting. Here's the specs from my Sony TV on channel 25.1 NBC from Plymouth, MI:
 
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