WMPT In Annapolis MD

Discussion in 'Digital Over the Air Television Talk By RabbitEars' started by Geronimo, May 14, 2011.

  1. Geronimo

    Geronimo Thread Starter Supporting Founder Supporting Founder

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    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
    TV Query Results -- Video Division (FCC) USA

    Maybe they upgraded the power recently? (it takes a while for the FCC records to catch up)
  3. No Static At All

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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.
  4. Geronimo

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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 right antenna 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.
  6. Geronimo

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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.
  7. Geronimo

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    FWIW every database except TVFool shows WMPT at the lower power level but none indicate a scheduled date for the increase. I am just going to enjoy it. The change isa bit too dramatic to be attributable to leaves on the trees. I was just wondering if anyone else in the area was experiencing a similar jump in signal strength.
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    I'll try to check when in Manassas this coming weekend to see if there is an improvement.

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