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Old 3-Mar-2019, 6:45 AM   #1
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web site or link for DTV reception maps after repacks

I know how to view DTV reception maps for a particular broadcaster.

But can someone provide a link for the projected DTV reception maps for a broadcaster after repacks? There are a couple of stations I want to look at (post repack) and wondering how I can view that information?
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Old 3-Mar-2019, 7:00 AM   #2
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Here's a link that might help:

https://www.rabbitears.info/

Go to Listings, then Market Listings to find your particular market.

I have been able to see repack reception maps for some of my stations in my area.

Hope this helps and best viewing to you.....
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Old 3-Mar-2019, 7:03 AM   #3
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Here's a link that might help:

https://www.rabbitears.info/

Go to Listings, then Market Listings to find your particular market.

I have been able to see repack reception maps for some of my stations in my area.

Hope this helps and best viewing to you.....
Thanks so much for your quick response. I will check that out.
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Old 3-Mar-2019, 5:46 PM   #4
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There are a couple of stations I want to look at (post repack) and wondering how I can view that information?
Which stations? The listings are by DMA (Designated Market Area).



Greensboro, DMA 52
https://rabbitears.info//market.php?...&callsign=WFMY

Greensboro Repack Plan, Ph is Phase Number
https://rabbitears.info/repackchanne...=&lss=&status=

Charlotte, DMA 26
https://rabbitears.info//market.php?...&callsign=WSOC

Charlotte Repack Plan
https://rabbitears.info/repackchanne...=&lss=&status=

Repack Schedule by Phase Number
https://www.fcc.gov/about-fcc/fcc-in...ition-schedule

https://www.commlawcenter.com/2017/0...deadlines.html
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Old 3-Mar-2019, 6:04 PM   #5
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Which stations? The listings are by DMA (Designated Market Area).
WJZY, WCNC, and WSOC in the Charlotte DMA market.

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Old 3-Mar-2019, 7:41 PM   #6
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WJZY, WCNC, and WSOC in the Charlotte DMA market.
WJZY will be moving from 47 to 25 during Phase 5, 8/3/2019 to 9/6/2019
https://www.rabbitears.info/market.p...&callsign=WJZY

WCNC, 22 to 24, Phase 5
https://www.rabbitears.info/market.p...n=WCNC#station

WSOC, 34 to 19, Phase 5
https://www.rabbitears.info/market.p...n=WSOC#station
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Old 4-Mar-2019, 4:31 AM   #7
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The reception coverage maps (before and after) repacks appear to be about the same on these stations. Still I suppose with higher power, we may see better results. Thanks for sending.
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Old 4-Mar-2019, 3:07 PM   #8
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The reception coverage maps (before and after) repacks appear to be about the same on these stations. Still I suppose with higher power, we may see better results. Thanks for sending.
The intent during Repack channel changes is to maintain at least the same coverage area. WJZY is adding some vertical polarization power for mobile coverage.
https://www.rabbitears.info/market.p...&callsign=WJZY
click on Technical Data
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Old 5-Mar-2019, 10:16 PM   #9
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Here in SOCAL LA/OC Repack channel changes have increased signal strength and viewing quality, at least at my locale.

PBS SoCal, KLCS, and METV(now in improved HD720p), are all above 30db SNR on my Samsung signal meter. Previously these channels were around mid to upper 20s. All this was verified at rabbitears.info on the Longley-Rice coverage maps.

April 12 is going to be another big day in phase 2 of Repack here. About a half a dozen channels will change stations, so hopeful at least a couple of my favorites will carry forward increased signal strength and quality. Fingers crossed.....
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Old 6-Mar-2019, 4:38 PM   #10
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Well I think you might see low power BROADCASTING station
And it's low band vhf and the fcc suggests use a combination ANTENNA that has
Hi&low band vhf/uhf like the Winegrud 8200U,or channel master tv antennas.
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Old 7-Mar-2019, 12:41 AM   #11
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Here in SOCAL LA/OC Repack channel changes have increased signal strength and viewing quality, at least at my locale.

PBS SoCal, KLCS, and METV(now in improved HD720p), are all above 30db SNR on my Samsung signal meter. Previously these channels were around mid to upper 20s. All this was verified at rabbitears.info on the Longley-Rice coverage maps.

April 12 is going to be another big day in phase 2 of Repack here. About a half a dozen channels will change stations, so hopeful at least a couple of my favorites will carry forward increased signal strength and quality. Fingers crossed.....
As crowded as the airwaves must be in your locale in the SOCAL LA area, that sounds really good with the repacks reaching at or above 30db SNR on your signal meter....especially with some channels only being in the mid 20s before. I hope phase 2 goes well for you.

I did go back and run the coverage maps for my location on rabbitears.info. This time I viewed the maps in the Longley-Rice format. The Longley-Rice view provides a better perspective, allowing viewers to zoom in on a given area. Given what I've seen on these colorful maps, fingers crossed here as well for increased signal strength.
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Old 7-Mar-2019, 12:47 AM   #12
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Well I think you might see low power BROADCASTING station
And it's low band vhf and the fcc suggests use a combination ANTENNA that has
Hi&low band vhf/uhf like the Winegrud 8200U,or channel master tv antennas.
Thankfully, no VHF in my area, with the exception of WTVI (PBS) in Charlotte. I've never been able to receive that particular station anyways so not a big deal.
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Old 7-Mar-2019, 1:27 AM   #13
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Thanks for the replies, scott784.

With our four hands and fingers crossed, I'll place a bet in Vegas for improved viewing as Repack continues!

There is at this time one station moving to low VHF here: KBEH-TV is moving from real channel 42 to 4. Their sub channel 63-3 features Retro TV. Some Old School shows I like to watch. My antenna system is ready for low VHF, so hopefully continued excellent signal strength above 30db.

It will be interesting to see how many other TV stations end up on the low VHF range, since it is wide open in that frequency range in our area. So far, I haven't seen any other movement on rabbitears. But who knows? Back to the future???
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Old 7-Mar-2019, 10:59 PM   #14
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Old school yes and I wish channel master and Winegrud would bring back one of the best
Hi&low band vhf outdoor tv antenna for a short time the antenna 's are 15ft long ??
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Old 9-Mar-2019, 5:55 PM   #15
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Thanks for the replies, scott784.

With our four hands and fingers crossed, I'll place a bet in Vegas for improved viewing as Repack continues!

There is at this time one station moving to low VHF here: KBEH-TV is moving from real channel 42 to 4. Their sub channel 63-3 features Retro TV. Some Old School shows I like to watch. My antenna system is ready for low VHF, so hopefully continued excellent signal strength above 30db.

It will be interesting to see how many other TV stations end up on the low VHF range, since it is wide open in that frequency range in our area. So far, I haven't seen any other movement on rabbitears. But who knows? Back to the future???
Well, I haven't been to Vegas in about 15 years. But I'll place that bet with you from afar for improved viewing after repacks. And hopefully, you won't see any more SOCAL LA channels moving over to VHF (at least low VHF).
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Old 10-Mar-2019, 3:00 AM   #16
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Well the broadcasting station and the fcc is dishing out big money
For the low power vhf BROADCASTING station too come a live
And they say that the ANTENNA manufactures will have too bring back old SCHOOL
Hi&low band vhf too bad that antennacraft went out of business.
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