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CFTO the Toronto CTV affiliate is changing their frequency/channel after April 28 so everyone will have to rescan Monday morning
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jenviea wrote: CFTO the Toronto CTV affiliate is changing their frequency/channel after April 28 so everyone will have to rescan Monday morning
What channels are they now? I don't think I get them, I can't get far enough west with my antenna without losing all the buffalo channels.
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Gutty96 wrote: What channels are they now?
I press 9.1 on my remote for CFTO
41.1 for Global
57.1 for City
5.1 for CBC
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jenviea wrote: I press 9.1 on my remote for CFTO
41.1 for Global
57.1 for City
5.1 for CBC
Odd, I do get 5.1, 41.1, and 57.1 pretty my 100% of the time, but have never, ever got 9.1.

Are they broadcasting from the same location?
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Gutty96 wrote: Odd, I do get 5.1, 41.1, and 57.1 pretty my 100% of the time, but have never, ever got 9.1.

Are they broadcasting from the same location?
I assume it's all spewing out from the CN Tower but honestly I've no idea
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jenviea wrote: I assume it's all spewing out from the CN Tower but honestly I've no idea
That's what I assumed too.

Always found it odd I get a lot of channels ( upwards of 60+ on good nights ) but never got CTC as a major Canadian network.
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Gutty96 wrote: Odd, I do get 5.1, 41.1, and 57.1 pretty my 100% of the time, but have never, ever got 9.1.

Are they broadcasting from the same location?
What kind of antenna do you have? CTV switched over to VHF frequency a few years back which makes it harder but not impossible for UHF antennas to pick up.
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I have 3 that I have tried, none have every got me CTV.

This one was my longest running, and seemed to give the most distance in a straight line.

https://www.amazon.ca/1byone-Amplified- ... 156&sr=8-9

This is what I am currently trying out. It seems to give a wider range, but doesn't penatrate as deep in a straight line. Seems to be a bit of trade off, but I am going to stick with it for the next little while and see how it goes. Maybe make a up a home made mast to get it another 5ft or so higher. Right now it is just mounted to the all off my second floor.

https://www.primecables.ca/p-356275-cab ... oth-vhfuhf
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Wound up doing the rescan for CTV and got several other channels I have never seen / didn't receive before (Get TV, Comet, Stadium, MyTV, 94.5 - WNED FM (Buffalo), Bounce, CW 23, WNED, Create, WNED HD, Laff, and WIVB (CBS Buffalo)).
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toguy wrote: Wound up doing the rescan for CTV and got several other channels I have never seen / didn't receive before (Get TV, Comet, Stadium, MyTV, 94.5 - WNED FM (Buffalo), Bounce, CW 23, WNED, Create, WNED HD, Laff, and WIVB (CBS Buffalo)).
Thanks for the reminder.... I will rescan tonight.
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toguy wrote: Wound up doing the rescan for CTV and got several other channels I have never seen / didn't receive before (Get TV, Comet, Stadium, MyTV, 94.5 - WNED FM (Buffalo), Bounce, CW 23, WNED, Create, WNED HD, Laff, and WIVB (CBS Buffalo)).
For all the trouble, CTV/CFTO is still channel 9.1 but now I actually have to enter 9.1 before I just had to enter 9
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OK Laff TV became Court TV many months ago but it's no longer on my antenna (channel 4.2)

I also lost WNLO (CW-- channel 23.1), independent Bounce TV (poor man's BET channel 23.2) and sadly WIVB (CBS-- channel 4.1)

I think these frequencies changed to WUTV (FOX - channel 29.1), something called TBD (channel 29.2) and something called Charge (channel 29.3 -- an old episode of CHiPs is playing)

I'm not sure which situation was better but I guess I don't really have a choice
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jenviea wrote: OK Laff TV became Court TV many months ago but it's no longer on my antenna (channel 4.2)

I also lost WNLO (CW-- channel 23.1), independent Bounce TV (poor man's BET channel 23.2) and sadly WIVB (CBS-- channel 4.1)

I think these frequencies changed to WUTV (FOX - channel 29.1), something called TBD (channel 29.2) and something called Charge (channel 29.3 -- an old episode of CHiPs is playing)

I'm not sure which situation was better but I guess I don't really have a choice
I noticed the change from laugh to court. I was pissed at first as I am a big that's 70s show fan, but I still get enough at 7.2.

Still get 23.1 and 23.2 just fine.

I have noticed that I have constantly been getting Fox (29.1) since the spring where it used to be hit or miss, and more miss, so maybe there was a frequency change for the better for me.
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Gutty96 wrote: I noticed the change from laugh to court. I was pissed at first as I am a big that's 70s show fan, but I still get enough at 7.2.

Still get 23.1 and 23.2 just fine.

I have noticed that I have constantly been getting Fox (29.1) since the spring where it used to be hit or miss, and more miss, so maybe there was a frequency change for the better for me.

How has WNLO (CW 23.1, 2.32 etc) been working for everyone this month? I've been struggling to get it back and wondering if it has to do with FOX as well...
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Zida wrote: How has WNLO (CW 23.1, 2.32 etc) been working for everyone this month?
Never got it back since I noticed they went missing
I get unstable versions now and then of NBC Buffalo 2.1 ABC Buffalo 7.1 some early mornings, never at the same time tho'
Sometimes I get a whole suite of useless shopping channels IIRC 51.1 to 51.5 but I am finding I do miss the fairly stable CBS Buffalo 4.1 and WLNO 23.1 I used to get

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