Monday, December 20, 2010

What's on TV

This started as a triathlon blog but so far it's been more of a "what's on TV" blog.

Don’t try this at home!  Perched high above the ground I connect the coax cable to the antenna.


I finally moved the over-the-air antenna outside, mounted it to the chimney, and connected the coax cable. I ran about 40’ of RG-6 cable from the chimney through a hole I had drilled through the exterior brick wall and floor joist into the basement of the house. I ran the cable up through the first floor into a wall in my living room via a hole I had drilled for a previous audio/video project. Once the cable was run where I wanted it to stay I removed the excess and installed the end connector. I screwed the connector onto my VIP-722 HDTV receiver Over-the-air Antenna In connection and powered on the receiver and TV

Just like before, after connecting the cable I scanned for local channels. My first scan found 30 channels and the second scan found 51 channels. After the scan was complete I reviewed the found channel’s signal strength. Below is a list of the channels and signal strength. Channels with a signal strength in the 60's provide less than desirable view, if a picture is available at all.  Universal Sports is on channel 11.3 and is indicated in red.











Chnl #
Signal Strength

Chnl #
Signal Strength

Chnl #
Signal Strength


2.1
100%

32.1
66%

32.29
66%


2.2
100%

32.2
66%

32.30
66%


5.1
100%

32.3
66%

34.1
94%


8.1
92%

32.4
66%

34.2
94%


8.2
92%

32.5
66%

35.1
64%


8.3
92%

32.6
66%

36.1
75%


11.1
88%

32.7
66%

36.2
75%


11.2
88%

32.8
66%

46.1
88%


11.3
88%

32.9
66%

57.1
66%


14.1
60%

32.10
66%

63.1
87%


14.2
60%

32.21
66%

63.2
87%


14.3
60%

32.22
66%

63.3
87%


16.1
74%

32.23
66%

63.4
87%


16.2
74%

32.24
66%

63.5
87%


16.3
74%

32.25
66%

69.1
100%


16.4
74%

32.26
66%





17.1
90%

32.27
66%





30.1
85%

32.28
66%
















I couldn’t find my compass but I know the antenna is pointed in a somewhat northerly direction.

The weather was clear with the temperature around 50-degrees when I performed the scans.

A look at the Universal Sports holiday line-up of shows makes all this work well worth the effort. http://www.universalsports.com/tv-listings/index.html

December 24th
8:00PM – 9:30PM – 2008 Ironman World Championship
9:30PM – 11:30PM – 2010 Boston Marathon
11:00PM – 12:00AM – 2007 Ironman World Championship

December 25th
12:00AM – 1:00AM – 2007 Ironman World Championship
1:00AM – 3:00AM – Women’s World Championship (Budapest, Hungary 9/12/10)
11:00AM – 12:30PM – 2008 Ironman World Championship
12:30PM – 2:30PM – 2010 Boston Marathon
2:30PM – 4:00PM – 2007 Ironman World Championship
4:00PM – 6:00PM – Women’s World Championship (Budapest, Hungary 9/12/10)
8:00PM – 9:30AM – 2009 Ironman World Championship
9:30PM – 11:30PM – 2010 London Marathon
11:30PM – 12:00AM – 2008 Ironman World Championship

December 26th
12:00AM – 1:00AM – 2008 Ironman World Championship
1:00AM – 3:00AM – Men’s World Championship (Budapest, Hungary 9/11/10)
1100AM – 12:30PM – 2009 Ironman World Championship
12:30PM – 2:30PM – 2010 London Marathon
2:30PM – 4:00PM – 2008 Ironman World Championship
4:00PM – 6:00PM – Men’s World Championship (Budapest, Hungary 9/11/10)
8:00PM – 10:00PM – 2010 Ironman World Championship
10:00PM – 12:00AM – 2010 New York Marathon

December 27th
Time?– 2010 Ironman Florida and Ironman Arizona

Ironman Florida is the race I really want to watch since I'm registered to race in 2011!

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