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#151 OFFLINE   Montel

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Posted 26 September 2012 - 03:45 PM

I have an unneeded AM21, and a rooftop antenna now - hmmm what to do with them.

Thinking it might be a nice project for my 3 year old on our "take apart Sundays"

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#152 OFFLINE   de_runner

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Posted 26 September 2012 - 05:00 PM

I plan to preserve my Antenna for use to pull in the many channels available over the air which DTV doesn't include in the locals in HD lineup. There are several subchannels which are actually pretty good, such as THIS.

#153 OFFLINE   inkahauts

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Posted 26 September 2012 - 07:43 PM

I have an unneeded AM21, and a rooftop antenna now - hmmm what to do with them.

Thinking it might be a nice project for my 3 year old on our "take apart Sundays"


I wold not take it out. You may need it some day if there is an outage for some reason.

#154 OFFLINE   SPACEMAKER

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Posted 27 September 2012 - 07:58 AM

Let's hope Lansing MI is next week.

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Posted 27 September 2012 - 08:09 AM

Let's hope Lansing MI is next week.


Don't think Lansing is even in test yet.....

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Posted 27 September 2012 - 09:03 AM

Corpus Christie, TX, Duluth, MN and Laredo, TX HD LILs in *TEST starting today.

Bakersfield, CA and Monerey, CA HD LILs are ACTIVE.

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which channels are testing for Duluth?

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Posted 27 September 2012 - 12:34 PM

Don't think Lansing is even in test yet.....


Topeka, Corpus Christi, Laredo, and Duluth are in test.

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Posted 27 September 2012 - 12:36 PM

which channels are testing for Duluth?


GCT has it posted here http://www.dbstalk.c...t=206618&page=9

Duluth channels testing:
KDLH CBS
KBJR NBC
WDSE PBS
WDIO ABC
KQDS FOX
KCWV IND

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Posted 28 September 2012 - 07:14 AM

Don't think Lansing is even in test yet.....


How do you think that bodes for an October launch?

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Posted 29 September 2012 - 08:06 PM

ION HD now being remapped to local ch 47 in the Raleigh NC market.

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Posted 01 October 2012 - 02:08 PM

Topeka, Corpus Christi, Laredo, and Duluth are in test.

Generally, how long does testing last? Or is there a set date that the local HD channels become live in Corpus Christi? Thanks

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Posted 01 October 2012 - 04:14 PM

Hopefully by Wed! ;-) Im in CC!

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Posted 01 October 2012 - 06:58 PM

Generally, how long does testing last? Or is there a set date that the local HD channels become live in Corpus Christi? Thanks


I would expect at least a couple weeks and possible as long as a month or two

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Posted 02 October 2012 - 11:58 AM

Apparently Lansing, MI has been pushed back to November...

Pushed to November.

Two other markets will launch later in October. Lansing early November unless something technical comes up.


Which two markets will launch this month?! I don't know...

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Posted 02 October 2012 - 12:03 PM

Generally, how long does testing last? Or is there a set date that the local HD channels become live in Corpus Christi? Thanks


Testing takes anywhere from two weeks to... whenever. Most likely before the month is out, but that's just a guess... especially now that it looks like only two markets may launch this month.

Hopefully by Wed! ;-) Im in CC!


Sadly, HD-LiL will most likely not be launched prior to Thursday night's episode of "Person Of Interest" with Reese and Detective Carter visiting Corpus Christi, TX. :nono2:

Quite a few members of my family lived in Corpus Christi, TX at one time, and a couple still do... so I wish y'all a special amount of luck for your HD-LiL launching soon! :)

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Posted 02 October 2012 - 03:36 PM

Generally, how long does testing last? Or is there a set date that the local HD channels become live in Corpus Christi? Thanks


It seems that LOCALS testing can take up to a month. Bakersfield and Monterey were in test for about 6 weeks even..... it's not usually a "next week launch", but at least you now know you'll likely have it before Christmas. :D
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Posted 02 October 2012 - 09:02 PM

It seems that LOCALS testing can take up to a month. Bakersfield and Monterey were in test for about 6 weeks even..... it's not usually a "next week launch", but at least you now know you'll likely have it before Christmas. :D


Bakersfield and Monterey were in test for 7 weeks exactly. They probably could have used 8, my NBC has been really glitchy. Shame I already unplugged my little Radioshack antenna.

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Posted 09 October 2012 - 11:37 PM

Just waiting for Lansing, MI HD-LiL :)

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Posted 10 October 2012 - 12:47 PM

Just waiting for Lansing, MI HD-LiL :)


No major news today except four ACTIVE channels from *TEST for El Paso, TX.

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Posted 10 October 2012 - 04:45 PM

Testing takes anywhere from two weeks to... whenever. Most likely before the month is out, but that's just a guess... especially now that it looks like only two markets may launch this month.



Sadly, HD-LiL will most likely not be launched prior to Thursday night's episode of "Person Of Interest" with Reese and Detective Carter visiting Corpus Christi, TX. :nono2:

Quite a few members of my family lived in Corpus Christi, TX at one time, and a couple still do... so I wish y'all a special amount of luck for your HD-LiL launching soon! :)

~Alan


As we found out, Alan, Reese and Carter visited Bishop, TX, not Corpus Christi. Bishop is south of CC and just next door to Kingsville (home of the King Ranch). I was stationed at the US Naval Air Station there for three years in the '80s. However, the filming was obviously done around New York City (POI's home base) as the area around Bishop and Kingsville is much flatter than that portrayed in the episode.

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Posted 10 October 2012 - 07:09 PM

It's time to start testing those HD Fargo locals!

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Posted 11 October 2012 - 02:23 AM

Let's hope Lansing MI is next week.


This suck still no Lansing and it 2-3 times the market of what has been going live as of late why must we wait!!!!!!!!!!!

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Posted 15 October 2012 - 05:12 AM

i just noticed pbs was in HD here in massachusetts.
When did this happen.
Think the only local they have to get in HD now is WSBK

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Posted 17 October 2012 - 05:36 AM

FARGO,ND HD LIL's in *TEST as of Today.

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Posted 17 October 2012 - 05:43 AM

FARGO,ND HD LIL's in *TEST as of Today.

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Perhaps I Misremembered.




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