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there are no local channels for my area, i am going through the distant network applications. can someone explain the rules about this?

is it an fcc thing? or just a greedy local tv thing
 
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princess anne maryland

thought it was in my profile, oops
 
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well i did get access to fox and nbc
and i wrote abc and cbs letting them know they lost a viewer until its rectified, and that im most likely not the only person affected.
 
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mdram said:
princess anne maryland

thought it was in my profile, oops
What TV market are you located in? Distant networks can get very convoluted.
 
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not sure i follow you about tv market.
if i throw up rabbit ears i might get 3-5 stations, on a good clear day
 
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Although Neither dish nor Direct Tv carry your local channels, you do have two. ABC channel 47 (WMDT) and CBS (WBOC) Channel 16 are both listed as a grade A signal - about as good as it gets. That means you can get these two stations with a reasonable outside anetenna, probably with good rabbit ears. So you will need a waiver from them to get a distant network. However, NBC and FOX have no signal in your area and you should be able to get those distants without any waiver.
 
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He's in the Salisbury, MD DMA

Looks like the locals claiming his DMA are
CBS 16
PBS 28
ABC 47
PBS 64
 
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the signals are not that great, thats why i want it via sattellite.
 
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It doesn't matter to the local affiliate if the signal isn't that great. They own your eyeballs and have final say in if you are allowed to get a signal through another source. Dish would gladly sell you everything under the sun, but they don't have the ultimate control.
 
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Is there a web site I can go to that'll tell me if I'm in a A, B, or white area? I'm aware of antennaweb.org, I'm looking for a site that'll show me the above classifications. TIA:)
 
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checked antennaweb for locations of the stations, they are only off by about 20 miles

WMDT TV Tower is a 313-metre-high guyed TV mast at Sharptown, Maryland, USA at 38°30'07.0" N and 75°43'59.0" W. WMDT TV Tower was built in 1980.

WBOC-DT WBOC, INC. STATION WBOC-TV, SALISBURY, MD; DIGITAL CH-21; ANTENNA LOCATION: (38-30-16 75-38-35); HAAT: 305 METERS; ERP(AVG): 173.8 KW; ANTENNA:DIELECTRIC, TVP-P4-16-1; AMENDED 05-12-99; COORDINATES: (38-30-17 75-38-37); HAAT: 302 METERS; ANTENNA:
 

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