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collecting tv channels January 21, 2017, 9:49 pm
= Antennas
= Channel List

In 2012 I started watching tv the oldschool way with an outdoor antenna pointed at tv transmitters atop tall ground towers (called over-the-air tv, or broadcast tv, or terrestrial tv). I regularly pick up 22 transmitters with 31 channels (most are HD) and it's free. Right now I'm using a homemade antenna for channel 14-51 (left/top and right) and a store-bought antenna for channel 7-13 (left/bottom).

But the fun part is when certain atmospheric conditions occur, allowing the signals from distant transmitters to travel much farther than normal and reach your antenna and sometimes be strong enough to appear on your tv screen for hours or just a matter of seconds. The fun part isn't watching the distant stations, it's scanning them in and collecting them because predicting the special atmospheric conditions and when these distant stations can be scanned into your tv isn't an exact science, so you have to be diligent and patient when turning your antenna searching for new channels. All transmitters aren't created equal as well, they operate at different power levels and pump out different amounts of signal, so it can be equally exciting to scan in a really low-power transmitter intended for a small land area compared to a high-power transmitter much farther away. Then there's also channel interference - there are only so many channels (7-51), so all of these distant channels have to fight with other distant channels and your regular channels before they can get to your tv screen. My 22 regular transmitters are mostly very strong, and 4 of them have never been replaced with a distant channel, so it's also exciting when conditions are strong enough to overpower one of your regular transmitters with a distant one.

Does anyone see their local channels in this list?
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programming request November 5, 2015, 11:06 pm
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PM if interested
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my new/free death metal full-length album May 3, 2013, 11:03 am
Free Download: http://nostrilcaverns.bandcamp.com/...-labyrinth-2013

Escaping the Spiral Labyrinth
by Nostril Caverns

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There are 29 songs that last 44:49.
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Song download: http://nostrilcaverns.bandcamp.com/...nd-of-the-world

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free hdtv August 26, 2012, 7:10 pm


I bought a new antenna + a pre amp and a rotor for watching free over-the-air high-def tv channels. It was a bit nervous to watch the installer climb up the tower while holding the antenna on his shoulder (the tower is 30 feet, the antenna is 14 feet and weighs 13 pounds). I get channels from Toronto (CN tower), Buffalo, Rochester, plus a few others. 37 channels in total so far, plus maybe a couple more during rare perfect conditions. EFF TO THE YES.

EDIT: 40 channels now
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GTA Challenges February 23, 2012, 1:32 pm
GTA3 (PS2) - 100 hidden packages before the first mission in 56:03

video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xmlcDNL7X70

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December Ringtones December 23, 2011, 12:26 am
Download: Gymnast-2011DecemberRingtones.zip

For Christmas this year I made everyone in my family a "ringtone". It's guitar + drums, 11 mp3s, around 15 seconds each.
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fj November 29, 2011, 11:18 am
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