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Topic Title: OTA WOFL 35 Orlando (Fox)
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Created On: 01/20/2020 11:02 AM
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 01/20/2020 11:02 AM
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RustyTruck

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Anyone else not getting this channel over the air since the rescan?

I used to get it fine, but since the recent notice to rescan, I'm not picking it up.

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 01/20/2020 12:21 PM
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dingpatch

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Hmmmm, , , , have not tried but, now WFTV 9 is "Hit and Miss"!!
 01/20/2020 01:54 PM
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SurferMic

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From da net "WOFL is scheduled to start its repacking process on 4/13/2017 and finish on 1/17/2020. After the repack, the RF channel (not digital) will change from 22 to 33. This means that to continue to view WOFL, you will need to rescan your TV after that scheduled completion date."....I cannot get 35 any more and sometimes had an issue getting it before the rescan...MY GUESS is the freq 33 is not as strong as 22? Let me know if you can get it, going on the roof to mess around with the antenna.
 01/21/2020 04:05 AM
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dingpatch

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So, , , , , this morning I tried WFTV 9 on the old Vizio 1080 HD in the kitchen. Clear as a bell.

But, NO WoFL 35. The TV knows what it's looking for and identifies it as such but, "Channel Not Available". ?? I'm a gonna do some interneting to see WTF.

Can't find anything other than the usual "rescan" BS.

Edited: 01/21/2020 at 04:40 AM by dingpatch
 01/21/2020 05:21 AM
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SurferMic

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Channel 9 is being difficult, one TV works fine, the other some pixelation, the cheap antenna works better for Ch9????, also time of day and atmospheric conditions seems to always affect Channel 9...now it is even more fussy in the AM with cloud cover...I "think" the freq shift was maybe to a lower powered freq across the board? Wonder if you lived in Orlando (sorry if ya do) if Channel 35 is working fine over the air?

Edited: 01/21/2020 at 05:21 AM by SurferMic
 01/21/2020 05:26 AM
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dingpatch

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Well, so far, so good, on WFTV 9 in the kitchen and living room. Previously, the new 4K in the living room had no problems at all but, the old 1080 HD Vizio was crap (its built-in digital amplifier is assumed to be a POS). Both TVs use the same antenna.
 01/21/2020 10:33 AM
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SurferMic

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No luck getting channel 35 back...Anyone able to view ch 35 who lives beach side or in Melbourne using digital antenna? i am thinking they reduced the signal strength since the freq switch..not sure , If someone can pull it in I guess i need to upgrade my antenna (more coat hangers and more aluminum foil
 01/21/2020 11:12 AM
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RustyTruck

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Well at least it's not just me. I don't watch Fox network much but I wanted to see the game the other night and had to go to a bar (not a total loss).


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 01/23/2020 06:43 AM
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dingpatch

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And now, this morning WFTV is not-so-much pixelated but the sound is going "Ah, ah, TT, TT,, uh, uh. . .

I'm going to go up on the roof and mount my good, store bought, antenna outside and give it a go.

Edited: 01/23/2020 at 06:44 AM by dingpatch
 01/23/2020 03:12 PM
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RustyTruck

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Rescan now to get WUCF back, they sent me an email.

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 01/23/2020 06:20 PM
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Cole

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Sling has Fox and a bunch of other channels for $25 a month. That's cheaper than a bar bill.
 01/27/2020 08:17 AM
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dingpatch

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F It!

Now, WFTV 9 does not come in at all on the kitchen shit box Vizio. And, that is with an amplifier on the antenna.

I re-scanned again the other day and was surprised to only see 28 channels.
 01/27/2020 08:37 AM
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SurferMic

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Getting all channels (no issues with 9,9.2, 9.3 as well) except for 35..guess the new freq (22) is too weak to reach beachside from O-Town....as for problems with Ch 9 you can try the "double rescan methid" Steps to a double rescan for a converter box or digital TV: 1. Disconnect the antenna from the box or digital TV. 2. Rescan the box or digital TV without the antenna connected. As with any scan follow the on-screen instructions or owner's manual for your device. 3. Unplug the box or digital TV from the electrical outlet for at least one minute. 4. Reconnect the antenna to the box or digital TV and plug the unit into the electrical outlet. 5. Rescan the box or digital TV one more time. May work, or may not, worth a try...
 01/28/2020 05:12 PM
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GreenLantern

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rescan
a lot more channels but not 35
damn it

what channel is the superbowl on ??????

damn it
 01/29/2020 06:42 AM
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dingpatch

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Big Load of Stinking Crap!

So, I guess we get to have Verizon shove 5G up our asses, instead of getting good TV reception??

But, I do get 35 pretty good in the living room on the new 4k but, still sucks in the kitchen .

Edited: 01/29/2020 at 07:45 AM by dingpatch
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