[TowerTalk] HD Over-the-air TV

Hsu, Aaron (NBC Universal) aaron.hsu at nbcuni.com
Tue Mar 7 15:29:07 EST 2006

The website is run by the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) which
is *THE* trade group that most major (and small) consumer electronics
companies are members of.  Basically, they're the consumer electronics
equivalent of the NAB (National Association of Broadcasters).  The CEA
is the group that hosts the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas
every year.

The reason the locator prompts for a physical address is so that you get
accurate compass bearings for pointing directional antennas to broadcast
tower locations.  If you don't want to give your specific info, just put
in your ZIP.  When the results page comes up, click on the "view map"
button (which opens a clickable map pop-up), then "move" the center
point closer to your actual QTH.  The compass bearings on the main
browser page will update based on the location you click on the map.


  - Aaron Hsu, NN6O

And, just for reference...

CEA - http://www.ce.org
NAB - http://www.nab.org

-----Original Message-----
Sent: Tuesday, March 07, 2006 11:37 AM
Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] HD Over-the-air TV

Looks like a data base fishing expedition to me. Why do they need my 
name, e-mail, phone#, etc. No thanks.

A.J. Farmer (AJ3U) wrote:
> On 3/7/06, Lee Buller <k0wa at swbell.net> wrote:
>>  I know that this might be a little off topic, but I find the whole 
>> idea of terrestial high >definition digital television facinating 
>> from the idea of signal to noise, propagation, and >multipathing.  
>> Has anyone out there have any experience with HD Terrestial TV?
> Yes, I'm picking up the stations out of Washington DC here at my 
> house.  I'm about 60 miles away.  I'm using a UHF directional TV 
> antenna with a mast mounted pre-amp.  Since it is digital, the 
> reception is crystal clear.  The nice thing about the over the air HD 
> channels is that each broadcaster is broadcasting two channels.  One 
> is the standard programming (NBC, CBS, FOX, whatever) and the second 
> channel most of them have dedicated to local weather.  The ABC station

> here leaves their second channel on their local doppler radar sweep 
> 24/7.  Whenever I heard the rumble of thunder, I switch to that 
> channel and can see the location and movement of the storms in 
> realtime.
> This is a great website for finding what HD stations are in your area:
> http://www.antennaweb.org/aw/welcome.aspx

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