[opendtv] Philadelphia digital station interference

  • From: "Albert Manfredi" <bert22306@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: opendtv@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Thu, 23 Nov 2006 16:10:43 -0500


Here are some possible causes of your Philadelphia reception woes. If Baltimore signals are stronger than Philadelphia signals, I would expect that Washington stations might also affect your reception, if on the same channel as a Philadelphia station and at greater power, even if not as much as a Baltimore station. This sort of problem should resolve itself after analog cutoff.

Take a look at how many Philadelphia digital stations might be affected (I ignored the Phila analog stations which might be affected):

KWY-DT Ch 26  770 KW and WETA-TV Washington at 2.29 MW
WPSG-DT Ch 32 250 KW and WHUT-TV Washington at 5 MW
WYBE-DT Ch 34 500 KW and WUSA-DT Washington at 1 MW
WIXF-DT Ch 42 305 KW and WMPT-DT Annapolis at 150 KW
WPHL-DT Ch 54 500 KW and WNUV-TV Baltimore at 5 MW

Are those the Phildelphia stations that are giving you problems? Perhaps WIXF-DT is okay, but WPHL-DT is certainly a candidate. I'd expect in all these cases that your AGC to be clamping down some, preventing good reception of Philadelphia stations.


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