[opendtv] Re: Lawmakers Establish 2009 Deadline for Analog TV Phaseout

  • From: Cliff Benham <cbenham@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: opendtv@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Sun, 25 Dec 2005 19:42:24 -0500

I do it all the time. I tune in a weak Philadelphia Classical/Jazz NPR 
station and sometimes
I can pull in WQXR, New York. I also tune to a Salisbury, Md. FM station 
WBJC that
plays classical music.
As far a local stations providing adequate service, thats a laugh. 
I can't even get All Things Considered at home most of the time. It is 
ONLY on one frequency in this area.
If I try to listen to NPR news I get it twice a few seconds apart 
because both the Philly station and the Washington D.C. station
are on that SAME frequency. But they are not synchronized. The audio 
from one is about 12 seconds ahead
of the other. No other stations I can receive carry ATC. Talk about bad 
I have a 12 element Yagi with a rotor for FM and a low noise tunable 
preselector. Doesn't help.
This "simulcast" must be breaking some FCC rule...

Craig Birkmaier wrote:

>How often do you try to tune to New York or Philadelphia radio 
>stations? it IS possible, but given the reality that your local radio 
>stations provide more than adequate service, there is little need to 
>pull in out-of-market signals. The same would be true for DTV if the 
>infrastructure were designed properly.
>But some people can;t let go of a bad idea...

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