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Old 2-Jul-2018, 12:24 AM   #1
mikecandu
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Comments on Repack Toronto/Buffalo/ Hamilton?

All,

Any comments on the Toronto/ Buffalo/Hamilton Repack?

See this link:

https://rabbitears.info//market.php?...rting=physical

My comments:

The Good

1) I'm excited about Fox (WUTV) real 14 moving to real 36. I've struggled to get this station as I get interference from Real 15 CHCH Hamilton. Although I may get some interference from the CKVR repeater (real35) it's behind me instead of direct line of site like CHCH. Plus the DB8E should get some better gain with the higher frequency.

The Bad

WNYB moving from 26 to 5. I enjoy watching some of the shows on sub channel "light tv" and the signal comes in strong on 26 but it probably won't come in at all on 5

WNYO moving from 49 to 16. I really enjoy the cheesy sci fi movies on this channel but right now it's a struggle to get a good signal and it's basically a " summer only" station for me. On 16 I'll most likely not be able to get it at all.

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Old 2-Jul-2018, 1:47 AM   #2
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This shows the changes by Phase number:
https://www.rabbitears.info/repackch...=&lss=&status=

This gives the dates for the Phase number:
https://www.commlawcenter.com/2017/0...deadlines.html

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WNYB moving from 26 to 5. I enjoy watching some of the shows on sub channel "light tv" and the signal comes in strong on 26 but it probably won't come in at all on 5
You would need an antenna for VHF-Low channel 5. You might be able to use a preamp for it if you use a low pass filter in front of the amp like the low section of a HLSJ to protect it from overload by your very strong local signals.

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WNYO moving from 49 to 16. I really enjoy the cheesy sci fi movies on this channel but right now it's a struggle to get a good signal and it's basically a " summer only" station for me. On 16 I'll most likely not be able to get it at all.
That will be very difficult; it will have adjacent channel interference from CHCH on 15, and to a lesser extent from CIII-41 on 17.
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Old 2-Jul-2018, 1:29 PM   #3
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What about all the fabulous programming on Canadian channels?
What will you watch when television becomes a streaming only
media???
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Old 2-Jul-2018, 4:51 PM   #4
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"What about all the fabulous programming on Canadian channels?"

There doesn't seem to be any big changes on the Canadian side. CTV affiliate CFTO is moving from 9 to 8 and Global and the OMNI stations are moving from the 40s to the high teens. This shouldn't be a big deal since the CN tower is line of site for me and signals are plenty strong.

The Canadian programing isnt all bad. If you like PBS the Ontario version (TVO =TV Ontario) on channel 19 is pretty good with documentaries and similar programs . The OMNI channels have multicultural programs and I watch the Ukrainian shows . Star TV is a " pirate" station with some interesting local history shows.

"What will you watch when television becomes a streaming only
media???"

The big media companies in Canada would probably be more then happy to let OTA tv die but the CRTC won't let them.Personally I wish they'd make better use of the sub channels but they don't seem interested. Id try to market
OTA TV as a way to attract melenials to tv viewing ( free tv!) But they don't seem to interested in that either.
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