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    WMPT In Annapolis MD

    For the last few weeks this channel has been coming in much better for me in Northern Virginia and without any dropouts or pixelation. Is it using more power or has anything else changed?


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    According to the FCC they have a construction permit to upgrade from 150000 watts to 516000 watts

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    Maybe they upgraded the power recently? (it takes a while for the FCC records to catch up)

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    I'm pretty sure the final power increase occurred right after the digital transition. Maybe something to do with the leaves on the trees around you.

    I've had little trouble getting them with the 3 antennas I put up in Manassas & even Aldie since then. It's always been very strong here in north Arlington at my location.

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    I live in a valley and it has been tough for me---until now. I guess I will just enjoy it.

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    If you are anywhere near the beltway or closer, WMPT should be easy to get with the
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    if mounted outside.

    The outside antennas I have put up in Falls Church, Merrifield & Alexandria all get both WMPT & Baltimore's WMPB with no amplifier or rotator.


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    Again my problem is being in a valley. Many of my neighbors have much worse OTA reception. WRC comes in great. Interestingly it was problematic for many before the transition due to ghosting problems. High VHF Digital (7 & 9) which used to be great is now a problem for many and 22 and the Baltimore stations are only a rumor to many. And until recently you just could not rely on WMPT at all.

    Personally I get all of the DC stations well with only an occasional drop out at 9. My Baltimore reception is limited to WBFF, WNUV, and WMAR but that is better than most----except the few that forego DC reception in favor of Baltimore. and I appreciate the advice but while I am not too far from some of the areas you mention reception here is much more difficult.

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