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Official Fox6 New Location Technical Report Thread

Started by Tom Snyder, Wednesday Jun 09, 2004, 12:39:21 pm

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Tom Snyder

Use this thread only to report reception, signal strengths, drop outs, etc once Fox6 begins broadcasting from their main tower.
Tom Snyder
Administrator and Webmaster for milwaukeehdtv.org

John L

Friday Jun 25, 2004, 03:59:40 pm #1 Last Edit: Friday Jun 25, 2004, 04:15:35 pm by John L
Its Friday afternoon, June 25th @ 4:00 pm and I am receiving a strong digital signal.  No ID and no audio or picture. It is coming in error free on ch. 33.  So it is obviously WITI-DT testing here.  I live in Muskego on the Southeast side.

I am getting a 20 db signal which is common reading among all the local channels here.

-John L.

Re-Editing this post.  Since I can't delete it.  The above is a FALSE ALARM.  My Hauppaughe Win-TV-D TV card wasn't performing quite right.  I had thought I was getting a signal on ch. 33, then I tuned to ch. 34 and get 20 db signal but no ID and NO WISN, I tune to Ch. 61 and get 20 db signal but picture or audio of WVTV!!!

This sometimes happens.  Apparantly something isn't always happy when I boot up the computer.  In order to get it to work, I have to shut down the computer and re-boot.  After I re-booted I tried ch. 61 and got WVTV-DT Test Pattern, then no signal at ch. 33.  Then ch. 34 I got WISN-DT.  

I realize I should get a REAL TV and throw the cheap computer card away.  But I have no room, money and no real need to replace my current analog TV.  Eventually when the analog TV dies, I will have more reason to purchase a digital TV and if I have to take out a loan, I'll do it then.

I should look at the hauppauge website and see if they have such thing as a "fix" to this problem.

-John L.


friday June 25th   8:20 pm
Location  Wales, wisconsin

I am receiving 6-1 with about 40% on my meter.  I have a samsung D* TS160.  This is the first time i have ever received any signal for 6-1

Lets hope it stay this way, or a least they get the bugs out by september for football:)

Kevin Arnold

Kevin Arnold


Friday June 25 8:50 pm
Southwest side of city of Waukesha (by West HS)

6-1 is on my D* TS160 at about 30%
I am on the backside of the hill with an attic mount antenna
getting some breakups in the signal.  I think I need to have the antenna set better for Fox & CBS

Signal strength is slightly less than i get for CBS (58-1 on my box)


Gregg Lengling

About 30% here in Cedarburg...but it won't lock...no real signal..but then again with 1/2meg at channel 34 I didn't expect much as my antenna is pointing directly at both.
Gregg R. Lengling, W9DHI
Living the life with a 65" Aquos
glengling at milwaukeehdtv dot org  {fart}

Steve Mann

Friday Jun 25, 2004, 09:42:48 pm #6 Last Edit: Saturday Jun 26, 2004, 08:47:21 am by Steve Mann
My stupid panny has no signal meter, but I'm getting a strong lock with only a couple of mili-second drop outs over a period of the 5 minutes that I watched. I'm located close to 27th & College on the south side.

Edit: Using a garage rafters, UHF only RS antenna.
Steve M. Mann
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1 - HR24-500 DirecTV HD PVR
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Doug Mohr

I turned on the HD a few minutes after 8:00PM and I am getting a 93% signal and watching "the Jury" right now.



Edit: I have been watching for 2 1/2 hours and no drops or garble.


:D :drink:

I don't believe it!!!!!

96%!!!!  on approximately 68th & Oklahoma, with a roof top.

Just flipped it on during a caution in the truck race and...  

Whoo Hoo!

:rock: :rofl:
If I can\'t be a good example - I\'ll just have to be a horrible warning!

Mits WS-48413
Samsung SP-R4232 in the Rec room
Yamaha RX-V657
Atlantis ATL-10 mains
Boston Acoustics VRC
Def Tech BP 1.2x surrounds
Def Tech Supercube II
Sony DVP-CX995V DVD Jukebox
TWC 8300 HDC :(
XBOX 360
Universal Remote MX-850

The wallet is now empty, and I couldn\'t be happier. :D

Matt Heebner

I am not getting any type of signal.



Friday Jun 25, 2004, 10:45:19 pm #10 Last Edit: Monday Jun 28, 2004, 05:56:00 pm by bimmer_immer
Date/Time: 6/25 10pm
Location:  SE Mequon **53092 **
Antenna: R-S rooftop VU-75 (50" boom) w/rotor
Receiver: RCA DTC-100  
Signal Strength: 52

In comparison:
WTMJ (4-1) is at 84
WMVS (10-1) is at 94

Picture seems more stable than before the move, but I do need to point the antenna right at the Ch 6 tower to get a decent signal.


Ken Smith

Located on a hill outside of Big Bend(Southwest of Milwaukee) with a RS 75 antenna outside.  Antenna is at 1010 feet above sea level.  

Getting a fairly strong (72) signal, but it breaks up quite a bit.  Must be some Multi-Path.  Will have to re-aim again tomorrow.

John L

WITI-DT is coming in nice and strong here tonight!!!

20 db is how the Win-TV-D card measures.  Surely a lot gifferent than a real tuner.

Like I said before I live in Muskego.

-John L.

Tom Snyder

Signal Strength of 70 here in Germantown! Cool! Showing on 33-2?
Tom Snyder
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John L

Saturday Jun 26, 2004, 06:41:24 am #14 Last Edit: Saturday Jun 26, 2004, 06:44:48 am by John L
Showing on 33-2?

33-2?  I only get one program, and thats just ch. 6.

-John L.

Being 6:45 am Saturday, what I find very weird is that both WITI and WCGV are broadcasting the same exact program at the sametime.


-John L.