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  • WUWT-CD TP

    Not really DX...

    WUWT-CD.jpg

    ... But I don't see many ID slides / test patterns anymore.

    WUWT-CD 26 Union City, TN. 41 mi.

    73, Ed NN2E
    Owner / Operator - Murphy's Law Test Site & Thunderstorm Proving Grounds
    "You Might Be a Redneck If...
    Your TV is on 24/7.
    Your TV has been permanently on for over a decade.
    The only time your TV is off is during a power outage.
    Your TV gets 512 channels, but you go outside to use the bathroom.
    Your new TV is sitting on top of your old TV.
    Your TV costs more than all of your other furniture.
    Your deer-stand has a TV antenna on it.
    Your cable provider has no idea that you exist."
    Jeff Foxworthy

  • #2
    Here we are, a week later, and the WUWT test-slide is the only thing that's been on air, all week. It would appear the station is having some technical issues.

    73, Ed NN2E
    Owner / Operator - Murphy's Law Test Site & Thunderstorm Proving Grounds
    "You Might Be a Redneck If...
    Your TV is on 24/7.
    Your TV has been permanently on for over a decade.
    The only time your TV is off is during a power outage.
    Your TV gets 512 channels, but you go outside to use the bathroom.
    Your new TV is sitting on top of your old TV.
    Your TV costs more than all of your other furniture.
    Your deer-stand has a TV antenna on it.
    Your cable provider has no idea that you exist."
    Jeff Foxworthy

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    • #3
      Doing some research Rabbitears says it carries (carried) RetroTV Network
      http://www.rabbitears.info/market.ph...&callsign=wuwt

      A week ago the satellite that Luken was using to broadcast RetroTV, Rev'n, Family Net etc for affiliates had a catastrophic failure. No that wasn't the only thing on that satellite. Luken is now on a different satellite about 20 degrees away (they were on AMC9 at 83 degrees west...they are now on SES1 at 101 degrees west)

      The owner probably hasnt moved the satellite at their receiving spot yet

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      • #4
        Could be they're having trouble finding an engineer to move the dish. MANY *radio* networks are moving to a new satellite late Friday night and there's a ton of reaiming work going on. Many of these dishes haven't been moved in decades & engineers are having trouble getting them to the new bird. (no, AMC-9 *isn't* the satellite they're leaving -- it's AMC-8..)
        Doug Smith W9WI
        Pleasant View, TN EM66
        http://www.w9wi.com

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        • #5
          Doug... When you say, "Engineer" do you mean the station owner's nephew, with a roll of duct tape, a hammer, a screwdriver, and vise-grips? *grin*

          Unfortunately, "real" Engineers rarely get to work on these, "Mom & Pop" TV stations. The prevailing business model seems to be, "Run it until it catches fire / quits and then we'll think about doing some maintenance."

          73, Ed NN2E
          Owner / Operator - Murphy's Law Test Site & Thunderstorm Proving Grounds
          "You Might Be a Redneck If...
          Your TV is on 24/7.
          Your TV has been permanently on for over a decade.
          The only time your TV is off is during a power outage.
          Your TV gets 512 channels, but you go outside to use the bathroom.
          Your new TV is sitting on top of your old TV.
          Your TV costs more than all of your other furniture.
          Your deer-stand has a TV antenna on it.
          Your cable provider has no idea that you exist."
          Jeff Foxworthy

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          • #6
            (grin)!

            I say, they tried to use the station owner's nephew & now that the deadline is a few days away they're trying to cajole a real engineer into coming out for free. They will be silently disappointed.

            They'll probably also be the same ones who learn the hard way they need a new dish & there's no way they're going to get it in time.

            This weekend may be a very good time for AM DXing
            Doug Smith W9WI
            Pleasant View, TN EM66
            http://www.w9wi.com

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            • #7
              Several hours ago I saw some actual programming on WUWT-CD (It was a preacher telling me I'm going to Hell unless I send money) so I thought their technical issues had been resolved. However, a bit later it was back to the test-slide shown in the first post. It would appear they're running some local programming but haven't yet restored their satellite feed.

              73, Ed NN2E
              Owner / Operator - Murphy's Law Test Site & Thunderstorm Proving Grounds
              "You Might Be a Redneck If...
              Your TV is on 24/7.
              Your TV has been permanently on for over a decade.
              The only time your TV is off is during a power outage.
              Your TV gets 512 channels, but you go outside to use the bathroom.
              Your new TV is sitting on top of your old TV.
              Your TV costs more than all of your other furniture.
              Your deer-stand has a TV antenna on it.
              Your cable provider has no idea that you exist."
              Jeff Foxworthy

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              • #8
                A few hours ago I spotted WUWT-CD with it's normal, "Retro TV" programming. Maybe it's really fixed, this time... 'Only' took three weeks. :-)

                73, Ed NN2E
                Owner / Operator - Murphy's Law Test Site & Thunderstorm Proving Grounds
                "You Might Be a Redneck If...
                Your TV is on 24/7.
                Your TV has been permanently on for over a decade.
                The only time your TV is off is during a power outage.
                Your TV gets 512 channels, but you go outside to use the bathroom.
                Your new TV is sitting on top of your old TV.
                Your TV costs more than all of your other furniture.
                Your deer-stand has a TV antenna on it.
                Your cable provider has no idea that you exist."
                Jeff Foxworthy

                Comment

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