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by Splouge
Mon Apr 06, 2020 2:15 am
Forum: Metro Detroit/SE Michigan
Topic: WFHD-LP
Replies: 4
Views: 808

Re: WFHD-LP

They filed two apps:

One to transmit on UHF 30 from Ann Arbor (pending as of 3/4/20)

One to transmit on UHF 18 from SW Detroit (being reviewed as of 3/10/20)

Their application narrative says they intend to broadcast live, local, quality programming for Ann Arbor and the surrounding communities.
by Splouge
Sun Apr 05, 2020 12:17 am
Forum: Metro Detroit/SE Michigan
Topic: Please, enough with the whining
Replies: 7
Views: 557

Re: Please, enough with the whining

I have re-scanned several of my TVs and all are missing 14. I used to get it before the re-pack. I'm East of A2 and use the same antenna as before. One thing with the recent repack is not I get 6,48,52 out of Lansing. The 35 dBu contour goes out to Chelsea. It is possible to receive it at the edge ...
by Splouge
Sun Apr 05, 2020 12:14 am
Forum: Metro Detroit/SE Michigan
Topic: Please, enough with the whining
Replies: 7
Views: 557

Re: Please, enough with the whining

SolarMax, I totally agree. WHNE is the only LPTV in the area with an identity. It's because they aren't owned by a large corporation. It's like McDonalds vs. the charming locally owned restaurant across the street.
by Splouge
Sat Apr 04, 2020 8:30 pm
Forum: Metro Detroit/SE Michigan
Topic: Retro TV WHNE
Replies: 30
Views: 719

Re: Retro TV WHNE

CK-722 wrote:
Sat Apr 04, 2020 7:41 pm
You could just mount a set of rabbit ears outside at some moderate height. You'd get a substantial increase in signal.
Nope, not sturdy enough. The rods are not made of the same sturdy thick metal that outdoor VHF yagis are. They'd snap off in the wind.
by Splouge
Sat Apr 04, 2020 7:08 pm
Forum: Metro Detroit/SE Michigan
Topic: Please, enough with the whining
Replies: 7
Views: 557

Please, enough with the whining

DISCLAIMER: Most whining that I'm referring to exists on WHNE's Facebook. Not the buzzboard, you guys are good :D A lot of people are whining about the "crappy" signal being put out by WHNE. The signal isn't crappy, your antennas are obviously crappy at getting low VHF. Once the pandemic stops, get ...
by Splouge
Sat Apr 04, 2020 6:21 pm
Forum: Metro Detroit/SE Michigan
Topic: Retro TV WHNE
Replies: 30
Views: 719

Re: Retro TV WHNE

Maybe something could happen with WWJ TV. CBS's ratings never recovered after the 94 realignment, and if WHNE let WWJ air a HD simulcast of 62.1 on one of 3's subchannels (transmitted from 62's transmitter, for coverage and bandwidth purposes, while still being licensed as a WHNE subchannel), WHNE c...
by Splouge
Sat Apr 04, 2020 4:19 pm
Forum: Metro Detroit/SE Michigan
Topic: Retro TV WHNE
Replies: 30
Views: 719

Re: Retro TV WHNE

CK-722 wrote:
Sat Apr 04, 2020 4:18 pm
They have an MOD for 6.5 kW filed which is pending.
That mod is nearly 10 months old, it's basically dead
by Splouge
Sat Apr 04, 2020 4:15 pm
Forum: Metro Detroit/SE Michigan
Topic: Retro TV WHNE
Replies: 30
Views: 719

Re: Retro TV WHNE

My advice is, only worry about feeding your main TV. No splitters. The LEAST loss from a splitter is 3.5 dB. Many splitters are even worse. Put up a second antenna a few wavelengths away for another TV. I used the splitter to simulate the future power decrease, so I could see if I'd be able to rece...
by Splouge
Sat Apr 04, 2020 2:17 pm
Forum: Metro Detroit/SE Michigan
Topic: Retro TV WHNE
Replies: 30
Views: 719

Re: Retro TV WHNE

My advice is, only worry about feeding your main TV. No splitters. The LEAST loss from a splitter is 3.5 dB. Many splitters are even worse. Put up a second antenna a few wavelengths away for another TV. I used the splitter to simulate the future power decrease, so I could see if I'd be able to rece...
by Splouge
Sat Apr 04, 2020 1:49 pm
Forum: Metro Detroit/SE Michigan
Topic: Retro TV WHNE
Replies: 30
Views: 719

Re: Retro TV WHNE

MW, 15 kW is too high for low VHF. At 6.5 kW 483 ft, WHNE is received in Capac, 37 miles away, near the very edge of the 35 dBu (the city grade strength level set by the FCC) contour. Indoor coverage here in Melvindale. This is what WHNE's pattern would be at 15 kW: https://www.rabbitears.info/patte...
by Splouge
Sat Apr 04, 2020 11:41 am
Forum: Metro Detroit/SE Michigan
Topic: Retro TV WHNE
Replies: 30
Views: 719

Re: Retro TV WHNE

szmigiel wrote:
Sat Apr 04, 2020 8:05 am
Of course last fall Retro TV announced "Big Things on the Horizon" on https://www.myretrotv.com/ and we are still waiting to find out what those changes are. Is it more old Canadian shows? time will tell.
Old Canadian shows hopefully means Red Green! Even though it already airs on Heartland.
by Splouge
Thu Apr 02, 2020 1:44 pm
Forum: Metro Detroit/SE Michigan
Topic: RePack Phase 8 started
Replies: 156
Views: 10645

Re: RePack Phase 8 started

It wouldn't surprise me if this e-skip everyone worries about isn't a problem either. We'll see in the summer. But I think it's a dramatization. We're not yet into sporadic-e and tropo season, which can run into early summer. Whether it's a problem will depend on how many other Channel 3 signals th...
by Splouge
Thu Apr 02, 2020 11:40 am
Forum: Metro Detroit/SE Michigan
Topic: RePack Phase 8 started
Replies: 156
Views: 10645

Re: RePack Phase 8 started

There is no CBC station in Sault Ste. Marie, I was thinking of CICI CTV Sudbury. Also, the microwave totally knocked out channel 3 this morning, otherwise it's perfect. So happy I have it! I've been spending almost 2 years waiting to see if I'd receive it, worrying that I'd lose it, partly caused by...
by Splouge
Thu Apr 02, 2020 12:06 am
Forum: Metro Detroit/SE Michigan
Topic: RePack Phase 8 started
Replies: 156
Views: 10645

Re: RePack Phase 8 started

It wouldn't surprise me if this e-skip everyone worries about isn't a problem either. We'll see in the summer. But I think it's a dramatization. We're not yet into sporadic-e and tropo season, which can run into early summer. Whether it's a problem will depend on how many other Channel 3 signals th...
by Splouge
Wed Apr 01, 2020 10:40 pm
Forum: Metro Detroit/SE Michigan
Topic: RePack Phase 8 started
Replies: 156
Views: 10645

Re: RePack Phase 8 started

It took me a while to get them, but I can verify, they aren't April fooling. Coming in in Melvindale indoors at 47/100 Digital low VHF isn't that bad so far. Honestly, the electrical interference everyone was worried about is near nonexistent. Turning on the microwave hardly affected it. It only wen...