WHDH-DT Now Simulcasting

Joe joe@scanworcester.com
Tue Jun 16 23:21:11 EDT 2009

Greetings from Worcester. This is my first post here. I decided to subscribe
to the list, after researching and finding this thread about WHDH.

I've been actively watching DTV since August 08, without problem. I, like
many others, had issues with WHDH going VHF. The signal is very spotty and I
have yet to rescan to get back onto the UHF simulcast. I will report my
findings tomorrow after I get the chance to play around.

I did want to write in about the comments of the hilly terrain, which is
quite obvious if you know anything about Worcester. I live in a bit of a
valley between Indian Hill and Green Hill, but as mentioned, have no
problems receiving very good to excellent signals from Boston. I'm using an
8-bay Channel Master 4220 HD antenna with a preamp. The signal gets split
amongst 4 or 5 TV's. Of course, the TV's near the end of the line drop the
weakest channels, but the main players are still there. 

As I type this, the anchors of the WHDH 11:00p broadcast mention the
simulcast and recommend a re-scan.

- Joe Tortorelli, Jr
KB1PXA / ScanWorcester.com

-----Original Message-----
From: boston-radio-interest-bounces@tsornin.BostonRadio.org
[mailto:boston-radio-interest-bounces@tsornin.BostonRadio.org] On Behalf Of
Ron Bello
Sent: Tuesday, June 16, 2009 11:08 PM
To: Roger Kirk; Garrett Wollman
Cc: 'Boston-Radio'
Subject: Re: WHDH-DT Now Simulcasting

At 10:49 PM 6/16/2009, Roger Kirk wrote:
>Garrett Wollman wrote:
> >> Not that I trust $40 coupon tuners to do the right thing.
>News story today on WBZ (AM) about Worcester residents having major 
>problems receiving Digital TV stations after 6/12.
>The obligatory interview with a stereotypical, older, helpless 
>female who couldn't make her converter work, so she called her son 
>and he couldn't make it work, either.  So, (insert SFX of hand 
>wringing here) her only remaining options are "A Bigger Antenna", a 
>Dish or "Cable"  - with cable at least $45/month.  Also, a quick 
>sound byte of a technical person talking about the "Cliff Effect."

Anyone who knows Worcester, the city of 7 hills, knows TV reception 
has always been an issue.
There are hills to the east of Worcester blocking the signals from Boston.
Worcester was among the first (it not the first) places with cable in 
MA in the 60s to solve the issue.
This was ignored by BZ. 

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