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Old 27-May-2018, 10:06 PM   #1
tsigwing
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DFW Reception Help

Did my research two years ago, ended up with a CM4228 on a pole mounted on my chimney has worked great for two years now. Recently though KXAS, the local NBC channel has gotten very bad. It will not come in consistently. Its weird, and the only channel(s) that I have any issues with. I have a hdomerun and looking at the signal meter for any other channel the signal strength, signal quality and symbol quality are all hovering around 100%. KXAS is in the yellow in the 60's for signal quality, the 50's for signal quality (but will periodically drop to 0) and symbol quality is all over the place from 0-100.

Any thoughts on what could be go on? All transmitters are basically in the same place in Dallas so its weird that this one channel is a problem.
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Old 27-May-2018, 11:23 PM   #2
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hello, tsigwing

Your TVFool report is no longer on the server:
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Here's my report:

http://www.tvfool.com/?option=com_wr...5b9423d34bb337

I put up a channel master 4228HD on the roof with a pretty clear shot to all of the major networks. I went with this antenna because of the outstanding reception and the fact that all of my locals are located together. I also wanted to hook up 3 or 4 TV's without a pre-amp or amp. Everything is coming in outstanding, except for KDFW, fox 4. It does come in, but is the weakest by far. Not sure why it is the problem child when all other channels are great. I was really more worried about WFAA ABC, since it is a VHF high station, but it is great. I attached a picture from my hdhromrun tuner for channel 4. Thoughts?
KXAS is moving from channel 41 to 24 on Wed May 30th. My guess is that they are running with reduced power so that the antenna crew can work safely on the tower with the new antenna.
https://www.rabbitears.info/market.p...&callsign=KXAS

https://www.google.com/search?source....0.hj26vIjlsO8

https://www.nbcdfw.com/news/local/Ho...476697693.html
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Old 28-May-2018, 2:33 PM   #3
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hello, tsigwing

Your TVFool report is no longer on the server:


KXAS is moving from channel 41 to 24 on Wed May 30th. My guess is that they are running with reduced power so that the antenna crew can work safely on the tower with the new antenna.
https://www.rabbitears.info/market.p...&callsign=KXAS

https://www.google.com/search?source....0.hj26vIjlsO8

https://www.nbcdfw.com/news/local/Ho...476697693.html
That's what I said.
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Old 29-May-2018, 12:19 AM   #4
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[QUOTE]My guess is that they are running with reduced power so that the antenna crew can work safely on the tower with the new antenna.[QUOTE]

FWIW, thanks rabbit73 for your reply! It's helpful to have confirmation of repack updates as we go forward. Here in SOCAL/OC channels are starting to change and sometimes one wonders what might be going on and when your favorite channels are going to reappear???

Comforting to have your steady hand at the helm here on TVFool!
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Old 29-May-2018, 12:47 PM   #5
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hello, tsigwing

Your TVFool report is no longer on the server:


KXAS is moving from channel 41 to 24 on Wed May 30th. My guess is that they are running with reduced power so that the antenna crew can work safely on the tower with the new antenna.
https://www.rabbitears.info/market.p...&callsign=KXAS

https://www.google.com/search?source....0.hj26vIjlsO8

https://www.nbcdfw.com/news/local/Ho...476697693.html
Hopefully you are correct. This morning I checked again and two of the three meters were in the green, with the other bouncing between the green and yellow. Picture was perfect.
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Old 30-May-2018, 2:34 PM   #6
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Woohoo. Back in business. They switched over to their new frequency last night, did a rescan this morning and everything is back to 100%.
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Old 30-May-2018, 5:46 PM   #7
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Woohoo. Back in business.
Thanks for the report; glad to hear all is OK.
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