[TriLUG] OT: DTV transition and new ATSC frequencies
Neil L. Little
nllittle at embarqmail.com
Sun Jun 14 11:13:29 EDT 2009
I live over here in deepest darkest Harnett county (near Fuquay Varina).
My tv antenna is a home built one using a 1x4 and some coat hanger wire.
Its leaning against the wall behind the TV.
After the transition to analog I actually picked up two more stations
after the switch.
One Greensboro station CH8 and Burlington CH2. No change in WUNC still
in just as before (Watched This Old House last night and again this morning.
> Mark Turner wrote:
>> Andrew Rankin wrote:
>>> "Some viewers of UNC-TV's over-the-air digital signal in the Chapel
>>> Hill area -- the signal from WUNC Channel 25 -- are experiencing
>>> reception problems following the federally-mandated shutoff of all
>>> analog television signals.
>> Wow, so even viewers in the Chapel Hill area are having trouble
>> getting the signal? And they're blaming it on a low-power Durham
>> station? That sounds like a bigger problem than they're letting on.
>> I heard this from my brother:
>> "I e-mailed them. They are upgrading their analog antenna to digital
>> - they have a digital one already, but the strength is not enough to
>> reach all their viewing areas (i.e. my house). Techie suggested
>> better antenna or waiting 90-120 days for project completion."
>> I sure hope it doesn't take three months to get my UNC-TV back!
> Well, if you're a regular UNC viewer, I'm sure you're used to UNC
> taking off their regular programing for 6 weeks at a time to air
> new age snake oil salesmen. Despite all those warnings from the
> members of this Old House.... I naively thought that if I had my
> HDTV working fine Thursday, it would be working Sunday. Now
> I only get 3 channels after getting dozens before the switch.
> And one of those is in Spanish.
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