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Post 3,376 made on Tuesday May 29, 2018 at 18:28
rob50312
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WBXZ has amended their application to turn their directional signal more away from Canada as requested by Canada.
Post 3,377 made on Wednesday May 30, 2018 at 04:56
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Post 3,378 made on Thursday May 31, 2018 at 20:00
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[Link: fccdata.org]

That's Nice.
Post 3,379 made on Friday June 1, 2018 at 18:16
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Post 3,380 made on Wednesday June 6, 2018 at 18:13
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As you my have noticed by now, GLOBAL has dropped the SD sub-channel -2 on all stations.
                                                                                                            
Post 3,381 made on Thursday June 7, 2018 at 10:19
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Never really understood what it was for anyways...
Post 3,382 made on Thursday June 7, 2018 at 18:47
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...engineer at Global Toronto told me it was for viewer convenience; some people like me with converter boxes prefer the cropped image (without having to adjust settings).
Post 3,383 made on Friday June 8, 2018 at 19:05
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Niagara / Buffalo channel changes

2-4.................Quest
4-2.................Laff
7-4.................Grit
17-3...............KIDs
26-3...............LightTV
29-2...............TBD
29-3...............Charge
Post 3,384 made on Friday June 29, 2018 at 17:27
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With the HEAT WARNINGS in effect for this weekend, expect this to affect (positively and negatively) signal reception.  Try scanning early Sunday morning to see what distant signals come in  clear.

Erie's WICU and WQLN came in good this morning for me.
Post 3,385 made on Monday July 2, 2018 at 11:28
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On April 4, 2018 at 17:19, OBICO said...
 WNYO-DT  today was granted approval by the FCC to move its transmitter to Grand Island in 2020 on RF  with a maximum ERP of 575 kW.

What another RF carrier to deal with??? F..k'ing FCC!

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Last edited by videobruce on July 2, 2018 11:40.
Keep OTA television alive.
Post 3,386 made on Wednesday July 18, 2018 at 20:06
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Thanks everyone for all the useful information on what is happening with the OTA channels.

I am not sure if anyone else has had this issue but as of Sunday July 15, CFTO Channel 9, from Toronto has had excessive macro blocking,and drop outs and today has totally failed on me. One TV just says retrieving information, and the other shows no signal strength at all.

I live in Burlington, Ontario so correct me if I am wrong as I should be able to get it with just and indoor antenna direct to either of my tvs, which I have tried, yet nothing.

As I thought it might be an issue with my existing setup, of CM4221 (Toronto), CM4228 (Buffalo) combined and sent through a CM777 amp.

Any thoughts or help is appreciated.
Post 3,387 made on Wednesday July 18, 2018 at 22:17
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D. the 4221 uhf antenna performs poorly as VHF antenna.If you want to improve CFTO try adding VHF dipole and use UVJ combiner.
Post 3,388 made on Thursday July 19, 2018 at 08:12
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@rob50312

How do you go about doing that? Where do you put the VHF dipole and UVJ combiner in the connection chain? I have a 4221 as well and sometimes have issues with CFTO as well as other stations in the VHF band.

Also, do you know what the range is for a VHF dipole?

Thanks
Post 3,389 made on Thursday July 19, 2018 at 08:46
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I am sorry forgot to mention that I do have a small DIY yagi antenna for VHF aimed at Toronto in the mix and is on the third input of my combiner.
It was working fine for years, showing 80+ signal strength, but now I get nothing.
Below is a basic diagram of my setup

UHF Antenna Buffalo ------

UHF Antenna Toronto ------ Combiner ---- CM777 Amp ------ Splitter ----- TV1
----- TV2
VHF Antenna Toronto ------

I built my Yagi back when CFTO went from the temp UHF channel back down to VHF channel 9, however long that is ago now.

Only thing I can think of now is, could the 300-75ohm matching transformer on my Yagi gone bad?


Update:
Antenna is fine, something must be causing interference. I hooked up an old Homeworx OTA box, was getting very garbled CFTO. Went up and down in the channels and I got CHCH and WiVB, perhaps I need a band pass filter, so only CFTO comes through on the Yagi.

Last edited by Darklaysaer on July 19, 2018 12:39.
Post 3,390 made on Thursday July 19, 2018 at 14:08
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After after eating lunch, and thinking about my above results, I made simple shielding from tinfoil and cardboard.

I put it on the side that CHCH and WIVB would be hitting the antenna on, and now CFTO is back...so I am guessing if I can make a band pass filter for 189Mhz, that should clean up the signal for CFTO permanently.
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