It looks like they are testing, but not full time.
I see though with their current output I'll never pick them up,I just tried a scan for CHCH-DT on uhf18 and no go...and at 30Kw i should be able to pick it up, 20Kw seems to be the threshold that the MyHD card can function at.
I wish we could get the CRTC to force the CDN stations to run at least 100Kw.
As reported by others, Global is once again broadcasting a test signal on 65-1 as of 1:00 pm Tuesday. From central North York, it is a very strong signal so anyone in the GTA should be able to receive it. Hope they start regular broadcasting soon.
In Thornhill with a Samsung DTB-H260F external tuner, attached with a CM 4228 antenna with no preamp, I am pulling in 3 bars (And considering I only get 1 bar and drop outs on CXXI) I am happy (CFTO, CITY and CBLT are all 7 or more bars).
Thanks everyone for your imput. I think I am going to stick with what I get now, buffalo local. I tried some different configurations over the weekend and it didn't help. Does anyone have dish network hd with dvr? I am considering upgrading but I am not sure if it is work the $150 upfront and $10 extra a month. Plus they say I can dvr ota hd, how well does that work?
I'm new to the forum. I've been a long distance TV DXer since 1976....
I too found CIII 65 testing last night. For comparison, I measured the following signals this morning on my Sony TV..
CBLT 20 sig 95 snr 30 CBLFT 24 sig 93 snr 29 CIII 65 sig 87 snr 27 CFTO 40 sig 78 snr 23 (normally sig 90) CKXT 66 sig 78 snr 23 CITY 53 sig 67 snr 20 CFMT 64 off air CJMT 44 off air - as usual (I suspect Rogers won't keep these up 24/7 until forced to by the CRTC - that's what happens when a cable company owns a TV station)
Antenna here is a deep fringe Delhi VU-937SR log periodic @ 33' AGL 172' HAAT (the antenna is only 4' above the terrain south of my backyard - I plan on putting up a 60' tower some day to get over it).
Wow! I can't believe the link in your signature! Did you receive all those channels yourself? Obviously some are from quite a long time ago...but getting Cuban TV signals in Niagara Falls...wow!
Yes, those are video captures from my own VCR tapes over the years (and a few old photos). I don't want to get too far off topic, but the main reception modes are described well in Wikipedia at [Link: en.wikipedia.org] . I also do forecasts for tropo DX at [Link: dxinfocentre.com] . The Cuban and other ch 2-6 E-skip is unpredictable. The Venezuelan catch is "F2 skip" associated with the last solar cycle. In 1981 I also received TV audio from the UK & France via F2, back when they still had black & white transmitters just below our ch 2. Those are my TV highlights.
Despite this, I have problems getting WUTV 14 reliably here because of the trees. Mind you, my antenna is probably *too* directional (I have Delhi's power zoom attachment on). I like to leave my antenna aimed at WGRZ/WIVB/WKBW since they are the most distant. But then WUTV has dropouts despite only being out by 13 degrees. WUTV is rock solid if I point right at Grand Island, but then WGRZ sometimes has issues. It would be nice if WUTV was as strong as WNED/WNLO/WNYO as they are all still rock solid when aimed at WGRZ/WIVB/WKBW. Also, the wind blows my antenna off target sometimes. I might just end up putting up a fixed bowtie just for TV viewing and leave the big antenna for DXing.
I was very impressed with the TV DXing link as well. Good job and welcome to the forum. I assume you are on top of the escarpment at Grimsby. This height must help but its still astounding all of the long distance stations you have received.
Great to see you here! Those who have followed this thread from the early days a few years back know all about your DXInfo website and use it in the summer as a constant way to get those Rochester stations, and anything else that trickles in. Same over at Digital Home.
Again, great to see you over here and joining this convo!
Now, just to add an update. WNED has added remapping this afternoon, as it now shows up at 17-1, 2, 3 on my tuner for HD, SD and Thinkbright. CIII still shows color bars unfortuantly, and CXXI is all of the sudden at 3 bars on my tuner, the first time I have ever had it that high (don't forget, I am NOT using a pre-amp, so I am acustomed to 1-2 bars on stations and getting a watchable signal)...
Thanks for the welcoming guys (and good to see some "locals" using my maps).
I am on the brink of the escarpment about 90% of the way up. So lots of height to N & NE 300+', not so good S. Most pix taken in Mississauga (12th floor apartment with indoor 4-bay) or Brampton (CM V-U combo on tower @ 47') between 1987-2003. Some pix from here since '03, including the 46 South Bend one, so WSW not too bad a direction. From here, my most distant analogue "regular" that fades in and out 24/7 under dead conditions is CIVO-30 Gatineau, QC at 243 miles on my 13" Samsung. My most distant regular for TV audio (but no video) is WETK-33 Burlington, VT at 348 miles - that's on my Icom scanner in narrow FM mode.
I came across the forum after looking at the excellent Toronto/Buffalo HDTV channel list. I hope to contribute every so often when something changes in the regional DTV world. Cheers.
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