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    I'm thinking conspiracy theory. After the converter box crooks made enough money (probably the same guys who own the cable stations), little by little the OVA signals going be cut out and we either going be forced to spend money for cable, or live in the dark. Neh mine, can still use the tv for games and watch vhs/dvd's. Oh yeah, computer can provide a lot of stuff, just have to have at least dsl hookup. Either way, it'll somehow cost everyone money to watch the shows that we have grown to love.

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    Nice to have another OTA/DTV outage here on Maui, Are the walls closing in us OTA viewers?

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    Angry Re: Digital TV Over The Air

    Quote Originally Posted by Mauibuzz View Post
    Nice to have another OTA/DTV outage here on Maui, Are the walls closing in us OTA viewers?
    What's going on? Tried to watch TV last night and I got "No Signal" on all channels.
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    Does anyone know what happened about the outage on Monday, would like to know

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mauibuzz View Post
    Does anyone know what happened about the outage on Monday, would like to know
    No idea, but when in the early 70's we had to get our OTA from Maui. From time to time it would go out. Probably a downed power line to the top of Haleakala.

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    Back in the day when they where power outages on Haleakala, they seem to last only for a few hours. Now since the move to Ulupalakua, they seem to last 12+ hours or more. Nice Progress!What's Up With That?

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    I received an email from someone who asked me to pass on her request, unusual as it might be. If anyone here is good with antennas or knows someone who is, please drop me an email at ryanozawa@gmail.com! I believe she is on the Windward Side of O'ahu.

    I'm an attorney who is 64 years old and just came out of a coma in May after falling from a ladder in my carport. All I want is a referral to someone who might be willing to reconnect or reposition my two antennas on my roof. I used to get perfect reception but one of my tenants might have messed with the cables. And, I no longer can climb up the ladder to see what's up. As an attorney, it is my understanding that Oceanic is required by the FCC to broadcast the network stations OTA. I'm willing to pay someone to take care of this admittedly humbug work just to get the 4 or 5 network broadcasts again.

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    As an attorney, it is my understanding that Oceanic is required by the FCC to broadcast the network stations OTA.
    Uhhh... sure this lady is a real attorney?

    Oceanic does provide HD feeds of the local broadcast stations to its cable customers. But they (or any other cable TV operator) is not responsible for OTA signals.
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    Default Re: Digital TV Over The Air

    Hey, give 'er a break, she's 64 and just came out of a coma. She prolly doesn't even have an antenna (them pesky tenants stole it).
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    Has anyone on Maui been having problems OTA 4.2 the MeTV channel, I get sound but no pix and get "audio only"?

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    Yeah, I had the problem back then and I'm on Oahu. Now, the sound on 4.2 is not in sync with the picture. I emailed about the problem, but got no response.
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    It has been 2 weeks with this problem, I talked to an engineer at KITV named Rodney. The problem with this is it does not affect all TV's. My big LG does not get 4-2, only audio, I also tried an RCA DT800B converter box, it did not work. But my small bedroom Vizio gets it although it randomly pixelates. There number is 535-0206.

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    Since cutting the cable cord 2 years ago I have not had any problems with 4.2. Get sound and picture. Haven't noticed any picture and sound synch problems... but then again I am in the Ala Moana area, which I believe is near the KITV transmitter site.

    My TV is a tiny 7 inch AudioVox TV-DVD combo player hooked up to an RCA digital to analog converter box and of course hooked into an indoor TV antenna.
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    This is being posted as an FYI only.

    Honolulu / Oahu TV Channels
    TV stations and networks you can get for free over the air with a TV antenna.

    December 2013

    Channel - Call Sign - Network or Program format

    2.1 KHON - Fox
    2.2 KHON - CW
    4.1 KITV - ABC
    4.2 KITV - MeTV
    5.1 KGMB - CBS
    5.2 KGMB - This TV
    9.1 KFVE - My Network TV
    11.1 KHET - PBS Hawaii
    11.2 KHET - PBS Kids / Create / NHK Japan
    13.1 KHNL - NBC
    13.2 KHNL - Antenna TV
    14.1 KWHE - LeSea (religious) / Independent
    14.2 KWHE - LeSea (religious)
    15.1 KUPU - Hawaii Catholic TV
    20.1 KIKU - Japanese programming
    26.1 KAAH - TBN (Trinity Broadcasting - religious)
    26.2 KAAH - The Church Channel
    26.3 KAAH - JCTV (Christian music videos / religious)
    26.4 KAAH - Enlace (religious - Spanish)
    26.5 KAAH - Smile of a Child (children / Christian)
    32.1 KBFD - Korean TV programs
    32.2 KBFD - Korean TV programs
    38.1 KALO - Religious
    44.1 KWBN - Daystar TV Network (religious)
    50.1 KKAI - Retro TV Network (in Kailua)
    66.1 KPXO - iON Network
    66.2 KPXO - Qubo (children)
    66.3 KPXO - Life Network
    66.4 KPXO - Infomercials

    Notes

    1. All channels require an antenna to be viewed for free over the air.
    2. Channel reception varies according to transmitter and receiver location.
    3. Most channels are available on cable TV and satellite services.
    4. Network affiliates stream some content online.
    5. Stations with HDTV signals transmit that signal to digital TV sets for free.

    Informational Links

    Wikipedia Hawaii TV Stations - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of...ions_in_Hawaii

    MOHU TV Antenna - http://www.gomohu.com/ - Enter zip code and see list of TV stations

    Antenna Web - http://www.antennaweb.org/

    Hawaii Radio & Television Guide - http://hawaiiradiotv.com/HawaiiTV.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by mel View Post
    5.1 KGMB - CBS
    5.2 KGMB - This TV
    9.1 KFVE - My Network TV
    Is this right? On DirecTV, 5 is KFVE and 9 is KGMB (and this is also what the Wikipedia reference you give says).

    I don't get This TV on DirecTV, so far as I know.
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    Quote Originally Posted by salmoned View Post
    Hey, give 'er a break, she's 64 and just came out of a coma. She prolly doesn't even have an antenna (them pesky tenants stole it).
    How amusing. Maybe she knows something you don't:
    Alternately, local commercial and noncommercial television broadcast stations may require a cable operator that serves the same market as the broadcaster to carry its signal. A demand for carriage is commonly referred to as "must-carry." If the broadcast station asserts its must-carry rights, the broadcaster cannot demand compensation from the cable operator.
    http://www.fcc.gov/guides/cable-carr...dcast-stations
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    Most definitely KGMB is on 5.1 and 5.2 and KFVE is on 9.1. When I get back to Oahu I can take a picture of my TV showing the channel numbers. Otherwise there is this:

    KGMB - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/KGMB

    KFVE - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/KFVE

    I thought it was a bad idea for those stations to flip the channel numbers but I think it had something to do with the ownership change and consolidation of the news operations. Been in effect since the digital switch-over of 2009 at least.

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    For the second time in 6 months problems with OTA MeTV on Maui, again no pix but with audio. On top of that 7.1&7.2 KAII(KHON) Has been un-watchable. What's up with that? Thank god for ROKU and Hawaiian Telcom.

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    Anyone using MOHU TV antenna in Honolulu? I'd like to get information on where you are and what stations you are catching with the MOHU antenna. Would like to know that before I buy one.

    I have a regular set top antenna. In the urban Honolulu area I can get KHON 2.1, 2.2, KITV 4.1, 4.2, KWHE 14.1, 14.2, all of the KAAH channels 26.1 - 26.5, KBFD 32.1, 32.2 very well. I have spotty reception on KFVE, KGMB, KIKU, and KALO. I get no reception from KHET, KHNL, KPXO.

    I wonder if the MOHU antenna will improve this.

    If you live in other areas of Oahu or neighbor islands, tell us your experience with the MOHU antenna.

    Link - http://www.gomohu.com/
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    I just picked up an indoor flat antenna (unamplified) for use in Mililani Mauka. I get great reception for KGMB, KIKU and a slew of religious channels. Is reception possible from KITV and KHON from Mililani? Would an amplifier help? Channel scans from the tv don't pick up either of these stations so it's probably not even getting a trace of signal.

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    I just picked up an indoor flat antenna (unamplified) for use in Mililani Mauka. I get great reception for KGMB, KIKU and a slew of religious channels. Is reception possible from KITV and KHON from Mililani? Would an amplifier help? Channel scans from the tv don't pick up either of these stations so it's probably not even getting a trace of signal.
    Did you get a MOHU antenna? I am thinking of getting one but if yours from Mililani is not getting KHON and KITV which have their transmitters in town, then I guess getting one for me (I live in town) won't help me pick up KHNL, KGMB and KHET. I have an older Radio Shack rods and triangle shaped indoor antenna. If I could I would put up an outdoor antenna but alas, I live in a condo with rules against that.

    So in essence I have the opposite problem. Great reception of KHON and KITV but spotty on KGMB / KFVE and zero reception on KHNL and KHET (PBS).

    I get decent reception of KBFD (Korean) and KAAH (religious).
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    I guess it's a Mohu style antenna. I went with one with good reviews from Amazon for just over $20. I dug up an old powered splitter that should have amplified the signal, but still no luck in Mililani Mauka in getting KHON and KITV. I guess there's just no signal that's getting through. Mauka has the same strict rules about exterior antennas, so there are limitations as to where I can place the antenna.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bueller555 View Post
    I guess it's a Mohu style antenna. I went with one with good reviews from Amazon for just over $20. I dug up an old powered splitter that should have amplified the signal, but still no luck in Mililani Mauka in getting KHON and KITV.
    That doesn't bode well for my hope to catch KGMB / KFVE / KHNL / KHET. Those stations have their transmitters somewhere on the Waianae mountains.

    KHON / KITV's transmitters are in town. I hope they stay there.

    What the stations need are booster transmitters in town to repeat those signals on the mountain. And probably vice versa.

    A growing number of cable subscribers are cutting the cord. It would be nice if the digital signals over the air were as far reaching as the older analog ones were.
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    Honolulu / Oahu TV Channels

    TV stations and networks you can get for free over the air with a TV antenna.

    November 2015

    Channel - Call Sign - Network or Program format

    2.1 KHON - Fox
    2.2 KHON - The CW
    4.1 KITV - ABC
    4.2 KITV - MeTV
    5.1 KGMB - CBS + Hawaii News Now
    5.2 KGMB - This TV
    5.3 KGMB - Escape
    9.1 KFVE - Local + My Network TV
    11.1 KHET - PBS Hawaii
    11.2 KHET - PBS Kids / NHK Japan
    13.1 KHNL - NBC + Hawaii News Now
    13.2 KHNL - Antenna TV
    13.3 KHNL - GRIT
    14.1 KWHE - LeSea (religious)
    14.2 KWHE - Cozi TV
    15.1 KUPU - Hawaii Catholic TV
    20.1 KIKU - Japanese programming
    20.2 KIKU - The Works
    26.1 KAAH - TBN (Trinity Broadcasting - religious)
    26.2 KAAH - The Church Channel
    26.3 KAAH - JCTV (Christian music videos / religious)
    26.4 KAAH - Enlace (religious - Spanish)
    26.5 KAAH - TBN Salsa (Spanish)
    32.1 KBFD - Korean TV programs
    32.2 KBFD - Korean TV programs
    32.3 KBFD - Ariang - Korean TV programs
    38.1 KALO - Religious
    44.1 KWBN - Daystar TV Network (religious)
    50.1 KKAI - Retro TV Network (in Kailua)
    66.1 KPXO - iON Network
    66.2 KPXO - Qubo (children)
    66.3 KPXO - ION Life
    66.4 KPXO - Shop
    66.5 KPXO - QVC
    66.6 KPXO - HSN

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    Has anyone been having problems with MeTV OTA? It seems the progaming and national ads are "pixelized" And when they run the local ads, they are good. This has been going on for over a month.

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