Originally Posted by BrushApe
A question for you guys. This week real channels 14 and 21 went from about 50 to zero on my Tivo signal meter. Real channel 30 comes in at about 50 and I am pretty sure it's broadcast from the same tower if not the same feedline. My question is how likely is it that it's my problem? I'm thinking since the leaves are mostly down I get some marginal channels that I couldn't get this summer which makes me think it's not on my end.
Besides CTV having to move some stations to different channel numbers some stations have to lower power. Looking at the info from rabbitears.info (which has the info from the FCC)
Real channel 14 (which is KMSP, Buzzr and Light) has no changes. Can you get RF34 which has FOX 9 and FOX 9+ (formerly My 29)?
Real Channel 21 (NBC) has to drop power down to 350 watts (from 2000) and is moving to a lower tower (975 to 596 feet). They have to because KDLT (also on 21) is increasing their power and moving to a higher tower so there would be too much interference from CTV 21
current coverage for the CTV coop RF21
RF30 (KSTP) has to also drop power...from 12,000 watts to 2,000 watts (probably due to KSTC 45 in the cities moving to RF30 per the repack)
looking at the info these stations have to make changes besides the ones listed above
26 (KTCA 2)...slight drop form 2kw to 1.7kw
41 (StartTV sub..they cant carry WCCO anymore)..drop from 2kw 975 ft to 400 watts 596 feet
44 (KSTC 45)..same info as 41 except 500 watts
49 (KPXM Ion 41)...moving to 28
45 (TBN mux) moving to 22
So you may need a more powerful antenna to keep the stations you have (or had). The St James tower doesnt need many changes in stations moving RF numbers. The Frost and Jackson towers do have a few RF number changes (moving to lower channel numbers.)