TV Reception

Scott Fybush
Sat Aug 17 16:03:41 EDT 2019

The Cedar Street tower isn't yet fully configured for the repack, so
everyone is operating from what will eventually be their aux facility
(except for WFXT and WGBH) at Cabot.

My understanding is that there is indeed a problem at Cabot that has not
yet been resolved, and so there's a lot of low-power operation for now.

On Sat, Aug 17, 2019, 2:43 PM Alexander Svirsky <> wrote:

> I'm glad someone else has confirmed these reception problems and it's
> not just me.
> For the last week reception of anything I think is still on the former
> Westinghouse tower has been weak. WBZ reception is rare. WCVB, WSBK
> (usually weak anyway), and WGBX/WGBH/WBTS come and go. Spotty
> reception and sometimes disappearing completely at night. Are there
> feedline or master antenna problems? WBZ was very strong immediately
> after the repack but lately no good.
> Also *very* interesting that it explains why I suddenly have extra
> 15.3 and 15.4 NBC/Cozi channels. I didn't know these were coming from
> someplace else. Any idea where these signals are coming from if not
> My assumption that the problem is on the Westinghouse tower and not my
> antenna comes from receiving WHDH just fine. WFXT still seems OK too,
> though I'm no longer sure where it transmits from.
> Reception of WBZ, WCVB, WSBK, and WGBH/WGBX/WBTS seems OK today on
> Saturday.
> Good for me that WMUR and WENH still have strong VHF-hi signals. I am
> annoyed at losing 1080i reception of WGBH due some stupid idea of
> putting it on VHF low band.
> WUTF is simply GONE since the repack. Not that I watched it much but
> it used to be one of my strongest received signals, and now there's
> not a trace of it.

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