No Signal - total confusion in San Francisco (1 Viewer)

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SatelliteGuys Pro
Mar 16, 2004
San Francisco, CA
At midnight this past Sunday night KTSF virtual 26, RF 27, turned off their transmitter on Mt. San Bruno, five miles south of San Francisco, and started sharing with KDTV virtual 14, RF 51. They informed their viewers to simply re-scan and they would continue to receive channel 26.
Hundreds of viewers who have been using indoor antennas performed the re-scan and then could not find KTSF. The transmitter for KDTV is located 35 miles south of San Francisco and the signal isn't strong enough to receive on an indoor antenna in the city. KTSF is the primary station for Chinese and Cantonese news programming, so people are now up in arms over the loss of this programming. They're going to have to install an outdoor antenna, if they can, and even then some areas will not receive a signal because of the hills.
I suspect this will be a problem all over the US as stations turn off their transmitters and start sharing with a station that does not have similar coverage. Have any other areas experienced a similar problem with channel sharing?
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Mister B

SatelliteGuys Pro
Jun 3, 2008
El Paso County Texas
Yes, I put up an antenna for a friend in San Juan Capistrano, CA in a very marginal reception area. He could get KLCS virtual 58, RF 41 but not KCET virtual and RF 28. Now that KLCS has moved to share with KCET he can get neither which cost him the loss of the Create sub-channel.
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