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CBC and SRC comes from the CBC building's rooftop. Here in Greenfield Park it comes in a 95% on both. WCFE comes in at 75%
 

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yipikyer said:
CBC and SRC comes from the CBC buildind's rooftop. Here in Greenfield Park it comes in a 95% on both. WCFE comes in at 75%
Thanks... good to know. I've got an almost direct view of the CBC building.
 

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Kafou, what is your location? Also do you know which brand/model of antenna that old one is, or if not can you describe what it looks like?
 

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Kafou, what is your location? Also do you know which brand/model of antenna that old one is, or if not can you describe what it looks like?

I'm from Mascouche near Montreal, I don't know which antenna it is but I soon as I can, I will take some pictures so you can help me discover which one it is. It's a pretty standard antenna.

I take a look at the signal strength on my TV and for SRC I have 70%, for CBC 28% and PBS 28%. Maybe with this tool, I will be able to fine tune the position of the antenna to have a better signal.

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I have a 25-30 feet tower with an ordinary uhf vhf antenna with a CM7777. I use it iwth the 30inch Sanyo tv that i bought at Wal Mart for 650$. The digital tuner is pretty amazing on it. It pick up signal much better than my Samsung T165 (with active firewire). I'm not talking about my crappy digital off air tuner that i bought for my Expressvu 6000....

With the Vermont station that will pop up next fall, i plan to stack up another antenna( 8 bays, probably). I will then be able to have one antenna pointing Mount Royal and another one pointing Mount Mansfield. I will probably have to tune manually channel 57 siince it is on Lyon mountain, NY(i think)...
 

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Burlington, VT: problem for montreal...

As the Vermont stations becomes available next fall, here in Montreal we'll have a possible problem with the abc affiliate WVNY. Why? Because it will operate on channel 13 (VHF) at 10Kw. You have channel 12 in Montreal who operate at 100Kw!!!!! What the signal will look like when they lit up WVNY?

Also, as soon as we get CIVM on channel 27, we will loose the PAX (analog)

The rest of the channels will come in cristal clear.

Here is a view of the acutal and future DTV channels in Montreal:

02 A CBFT SRC
03 A WCAX CBS
05 A WPTZ NBC
06 A CBMT CBC
10 A CFTM TVA
12 A CFCF CTV
13 (22) D WVNY ABC
14 (05) D WPTZ NBC
17 A CIVM RQC
19 (02) D CBFT SRC
20 (06) D CBMT CBC
21 (12) D CFCF CTV
22 A WVNY ABC
27 A WBII PAX
27 (17) D CIVM RQC
32 (33) D WETK PBS
33 A WETK PBS
35 A CFJP TQS
38 (57) D WCFE PBS
42 (35) D CFJP TQS
43 (44) D WFFF FOX, WB
44 A WFFF FOX, WB
46 A CKMI GLOBAL
51 (46) D CKMI GLOBAL
53 (03) WCAX CBS
57 A WCFE PBS
59 (10) D CFTM TVA
62 A CJNT CH
69 (62) D CJNT CH
 

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thanks! that's quite the list.. wow

This morning while paying rent I asked my landlord for permission to erect an antenna and he had no problems with it - so I'll go shopping this weekend. This is only a hobby for me.. I've got Videotron as my main HDTV supplier. Plus.. technically I don't have a HDTV set yet :)

I would be happy just to get the big five next year from the States.. and the Montreal channels. I've got an ATSC card in the computer now (Avermedia A180) and can tune in SRC with rabbit ears when the weather is good. The resolution is stunning.

I'm not quite sure where to buy a good antenna locally. I know of Addison Electronique in the east end. I'll check them out this weekend. Channel Master lists them as one of their suppliers however they have no CM gear on their website.
 

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OTA availability in Montreal

As of today, 3 stations are available:

2-1 (19) SRC comes in at 90% ( Very low power )
6-1 (20) CBC comes in at 90% ( Very low power )
57-1 (38) PBS comes in at 65% (7.5 Kw)
57-2 (38) PBS comes in at 65 % (7.5 Kw)

The Sanyo is pretty amazing in getting stations!!!!!!
 

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Hi,

I have a picture of my antenna, can you tell witch it is? Today I adjust my antenna to have a better signal for SRC and CBC Montreal. Now I got 84% for SRC, 70% for CBC and 65% for 2 PBS stations.





Kafou
 

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It is difficult to tell from the picture but it looks to me like the Yagi is pointing in one direction and the bow tie UHF is pointing in the opposite. This of course could be because the signals you want are coming from opposite directions concidering the fact that there isnt a rotor on the antenna's. Just courious and I could be wrong.
 

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That's make sense since yesterday I rotate the UHF antenna witch was not pointing to Montreal city by 180 degre. I don't rotate the VHF one because what I want to improve was the signal strength for the HD channels. Is rotating the VHF antenna will improve the signal of the UHF channels:confused:

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What Antenna for DTV for St-Bruno

I am also interested in DTV as I am already off the cable and live in St-Bruno.
I already get CBS (3), NBC (5), ABC (22), PBS (57), PBS (33) from the US using a cheapo antenna in the attic (DAE-100C 40$) without a rotor. I am somewhat elevated in the mountain, so this certainly helps but now I would like to go Digital with a Sanyo HT30744 TV.

Thanks, Robert
 

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Hi Robert, you could use a VHF/UHF combo antenna like a Wade-Delhi 936SR with the UHF Power Zoom enhancer kit to keep things simple, but unless you put it on a rotor there is a problem. Since you're on the south side if you point the antenna to the Vermont/NY stations you will have the Montreal stations at the rear where most antennas don't have much gain.

If you want to go with just a UHF I would suggest a CM4228, which will probably get the Montreal stations through its rear lobe, and for a separate VHF/FM I would go with a Wade Delhi 306 and you'd probably get the Montreal VHFs on it (not guaranteed because it has excellent rearward rejection).

You could try it though and if the results are satisfactory then fine, but if they don't come in well you could take it down (much easier with a combo antenna) and remount it on a rotor or just put whichever antenna(s) you choose on a rotor in the first place.
 

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Hi Robert,

Do you have the tv yet?

I'm in Greenfield Park and SRC, CBC and PBS are all coming in pretty strong.
 

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Thanks for the advice Stampeder, by pointing the antenna south for vermont, Montreal will not be in the rear but west at 90 degrees. So I guess the combo 936SR might work without a rotor.

I don't have the TV yet Yipikyer as I am still debating if the Sony 30xs955 wouldn't be better. I could get it in the US for about 1000$ CDN. Not that much more than 750$ (TX incl.) for the Sanyo. Any thoughts?
 

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I don't have the TV yet Yipikyer as I am still debating if the Sony 30xs955 wouldn't be better. I could get it in the US for about 1000$ CDN. Not that much more than 750$ (TX incl.) for the Sanyo. Any thoughts?
To me, it all comes down to the selectivity of the Tuner. I have an older sony(4 years old), a Samsung Tuner and the Sanyo. The sanyo win it easily. Now, the Samsung is the first generation Atsc tuner, the sony, i don't know, but i have difficulty getting the Digital PBS station (comes in at about 55%). The Sanyo one comes in at 90% most of the times. Also, channel 3 and 5 comes in much better on the Sanyo without trapping ch.2 and 6. On the Sony, i need those trap.

Anyway, this is my situation in Greenfield Park.
Hope it helps
 

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Lamhorn said:
...by pointing the antenna south for vermont, Montreal will not be in the rear but west at 90 degrees. So I guess the combo 936SR might work without a rotor.
Personal note: I used to live in St. Hubert, Jacques Cartier, and St. Bruno at different times when Dad was in the air force, so I should have known your direction! :confused: That was a long, long time ago and I haven't been back to visit in about 5 years so that's my excuse. ;)

Okay having the Montreal stations to the west might still be a problem because some antennas have nulls (dead spots) at their 90 degree point, depending on the design. Just be aware of that if your results are strange and force you to use a rotor. Hopefully you can test this first before buying a rotor.

If you find that you need a rotor its likely that you'd only need to move it about 10 degrees or so to the southwest to have the Montreal stations match with a lobe (live spot) in the antenna reception patterns, which would take about 3 to 5 seconds.
 
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