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Poll: Are you having trouble with your over-the-air channels? (198 member(s) have cast votes)

Are you having trouble with your over-the-air channels?

  1. I have OTA and I am having issue (describe below) (61 votes [30.81%])

    Percentage of vote: 30.81%

  2. I have OTA and I am not having any issues (note market below) (86 votes [43.43%])

    Percentage of vote: 43.43%

  3. I do not have OTA (51 votes [25.76%])

    Percentage of vote: 25.76%

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#1 ONLINE   Doug Brott

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Posted 08 March 2010 - 10:02 AM

From this thread it seems that Wilmington is having some issues accessing one of the local channels. I'm not sure if this is localized or more widespread, so I thought I'd start a poll and find out.

If you do seem to be having some issues, please note the market you are in and the issue you are having (channel #, etc.)
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#2 OFFLINE   Indiana627

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Posted 08 March 2010 - 10:05 AM

As of 8AM this morning I was not having any OTA problems, and that's how I get all my locals.

Binghamton, NY DMA.
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Posted 08 March 2010 - 10:11 AM

right now, 11 am, Bangor, ME DMA my NBC 2-1 and 2-2 are only ones not working.
have verified they work on TV tuner just fine with high strength.
am re-running ota setup to check.

I accidentally clicked ok, I had forgotten to check this channel as it required an antenna rotate. can you please change my vote.

edit: redoing setup/rebooting/clearing settings did not help.

edit 3-10-10: today redoing initial setup for a 7th time brought it back although its signal is extremely low. what used to be 80 is now 30. tv still sees it as 85% strength as always.
what a horrible convoluted setup.

Edited by David MacLeod, 10 March 2010 - 12:57 PM.

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Posted 08 March 2010 - 10:45 AM

I noticed yesterday that channel 22.1 in the Columbia/Jefferson City MO DMS was no longer available.

I did a rescan without any luck. I was also PM'd by another DBSTalk member and he noticed that 22.1 disappeared last Wednesday, March 3rd.
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Posted 08 March 2010 - 10:48 AM

Boston MA,Portland ME every thing ok so far getting all channels.

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Posted 08 March 2010 - 10:55 AM

scranton wilkes-barre PA locals

abc (wnep) goes off for a day now and then, signal is between 93 and 100 all the time execpt when it goes off.

fox (wolf) all were out last night OTA (03/07/2010), and on directv fox was losing signals every couple of minutes, with burps and hiccups.

also no weather problems clear skies all day and night

but this is always 100 signal stregnth. OTA


nbc (wbre) is fine all the time

cw is fine all the time

cbs (wyou) is fine all the time

pbs is fine all the time

all my locals are in hd with directv except pbs and cw, ota is mostly a backup for weather.

Edited by jilardi2, 08 March 2010 - 10:57 AM.
all of my locals are in hd with directv


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Posted 08 March 2010 - 11:06 AM

Metro Atlanta - all the subchannels (that I know of) are in the guide. HR20-700

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Posted 08 March 2010 - 11:08 AM

I'm in the Atlanta DMA, and I have no issues with my OTA reception here.

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Posted 08 March 2010 - 11:08 AM

Everything is working here, I receive OTA channels from both the Pittsburgh, PA and Steubenville,OH/Wheeling, WV DMA's.
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Posted 08 March 2010 - 11:24 AM

Amarillo TX market. No problems.

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Posted 08 March 2010 - 12:00 PM

Market: Wilmington, NC
Affected channel: CBS / WILM / 10-1

Further to my original post about the loss of CBS OTA, I should also point out that this is our only CBS channel (maybe that's different elsewhere when OTA channels are lost?).

Please DirecTV, you need to look into this as this is the only way some of us can get local channels in HD is via OTA - and using our HR20s so they're integrated into our overall programming. As stated in my original thread, it's a straightforward (I hope) issue with only one channel being affected; the other locals (ABC, NBC, Fox, and PBS) are still working fine. I've also contacted the CBS local station and they seem to be well aware of the situation, and also believe it to be a DirecTV issue.

Thanks Doug for pursuing this - I'm sure there are plenty of others who too will be grateful for this!

Edited by jazzyjez, 08 March 2010 - 12:04 PM.
added market details


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Posted 08 March 2010 - 12:01 PM

Market/Location: Charlottesville, VA
Zip Code: 22901

Beginning sometime after 11pm on 3/2/10 the following stations disappeared from the guide.

WVAW (RF Channel 16) 16.1 ABC16
WAHU (RF Channel 40) 27.1 FOX27

Sub channels 16.2 and 27.2 are still in the guide.

Reboots and rerunning antenna setup do not help.

#13 OFFLINE   marker101

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Posted 08 March 2010 - 12:37 PM

all my locals are in hd with directv except pbs and cw, ota is mostly a backup for weather.


pbs is in hd.

#14 OFFLINE   jilardi2

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Posted 08 March 2010 - 12:48 PM

pbs is in hd.


ok, that shows you how much i watch PBS.

i guess we just need the cw then


do you have occasional trouble with wnep or fox ( i think is wolf-tv) OTA

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Posted 08 March 2010 - 12:52 PM

Bit error rate ("signal strength") for FOX in NY appears to be jumping all over the place. It used to be consistently in the high 90's, but every now and then I get 771's that result in a/v burps in recordings.

Fox is coming from the Empire State Building, along with NBC, ABC and CBS. PBS comes from the same direction (228 degrees), but is in NJ. As opposed to FOX, signals from all these providers are clean and steady.

FOX is the highest #'d UHF channel I receive (44), and I wonder if that may have something to do with it. All the others range between VHF 7 and UHF 33. I understand that higher UHF channels are more sensitive to interference from leaves on trees, e.g., that could be randomly obstructing my signal, based on how windy it is at the time. :scratchin
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Posted 08 March 2010 - 01:16 PM

Salisbury, MD DMA. No problems.
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Posted 08 March 2010 - 01:27 PM

I have OTA in the Wheeling, WV/Steubenville, OH market and have NO issues.

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Posted 08 March 2010 - 01:46 PM

Raleigh-Durham. No problems. I do use/need an amplifier for antenna and 70 ft. run

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Posted 08 March 2010 - 01:56 PM

Fox is coming from the Empire State Building, along with NBC, ABC and CBS. PBS comes from the same direction (228 degrees), but is in NJ. As opposed to FOX, signals from all these providers are clean and steady.



According to antennaweb, from my location in NJ FOX, PBS & WOR have a different compass heading then ABC, NBC, PIX & CBS. ABC,NBC,CBS & PIX are (from me) at 81degrees and 14.8 miles and PBS, FOX and WOR are at 75degrees and 17.1 miles so i don't think FOX is on the ESB unless antennaweb isn't updated. Seems the 17.1 mile stations are further uptown.

Actually I think antennaweb is screwed up because it lists PBS as 17.1 miles and it's actually in Newark which is probably less then 10 miles from me.

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Posted 08 March 2010 - 02:03 PM

do you have occasional trouble with wnep or fox ( i think is wolf-tv) OTA


I mainly use my AM21 for WNEP-2 at this point, and from what I watch with that it looks pretty solid.




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