Repack Dates For Washington DC Market

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  1. Trip

    Trip RabbitEars Webmaster Staff Member HERE TO HELP YOU!

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    WDVM is, I believe, still at low power. At my parents' house, the signal level has not changed substantively since the transition on August 2. Although their website had said they were planning to move to the full-power facility earlier this week, their most recent filing was after that date (IIRC; FCC database is down right now) and said that work was still being done.

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  2. navychop

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    Yes. But two weeks ago I could get it to scan in, even if I couldn’t watch much.


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  3. Trip

    Trip RabbitEars Webmaster Staff Member HERE TO HELP YOU!

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    Two weeks ago, WDVM would have been at 550 kW. Right now, I believe they're on at 18.4 kW, quite a bit less. When all is said and done, they should be up at 800 kW.

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    Thanks. I did not realize that.
     
  5. navychop

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    So, I climb up on the roof of the RV shelter and it’s 30-40 degrees off to the west. Reaimed.

    Didn’t seem to help. I rescanned. Still have the same four channels of MPT.

    SIGH. Antenna isn’t very old. Doesn’t look to be in bad shape. Coax and connectors are good. 78475686-31A3-4B79-86EF-46EFDBE4C000.jpeg
     

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    Maybe add a mast extension to get it to a higher elevation? Sometimes, a few feet can make a difference.
     
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    You might brush out some of the cobwebs. Silk conducts surprisingly well when the humidity is up.
     
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    I didn’t know that. Can’t hurt to try.

    I’ve considered a taller mast, but the trees are a few times taller than the roof. Wouldn’t that be an exercise in futility, and make the whole thing more susceptible to damage?


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    A four or five foot mast extension shouldn't be a cause for worry. Any higher and I would use some guy wires to support it.
     
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    And I should consider a rotor. I will look for reviews on that cheaper RCA model.


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    You should get a ham radio rotor, they tend to hold up better than plain old RCA TV rotor.:)
     
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    Intere$ting


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    I’ve never had a CM rotor go bad on me. Granted, the new ones are different from what I’ve bought in the past.

    Any rotor at our RV will be rarely used. So that’s why I wonder if a cheap RCA would be good enough.


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    You and navy are right. I failed to look carefully enough and only counted 6.
     
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    It would be easier to count them if they weren't covered on cobbies. ;)
     
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    So this weekend I now need to climb up there again and clean it a bit.

    If I get bitten by a spider and fall off, I’m blaming both of you!


    :oldwink


    Wait! We’re going to the PA Renaissance Fair this weekend. Maybe do it on Sunday.


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    Looks like they went to full power around 2:20PM today.

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    Great! I’ll be at the trailer in about 3 hours. I’ll rescan.


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  20. navychop

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    I jinxed it. Wife unit suddenly must work tomorrow.

    No trailer tonight.

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