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CH 35 UCSD TV gone dark?

Since late last week, CH 35, UCSD-TV (NTSC analog!) has shown "no signal". Nobody answers the phone and likewise with e-mail. Am I the only OTA viewer?? Sad state for such a prestigious U. They have excellent programming, in the mold of public TV before it went "big-time". Lots of University events, etc.
I don't think they are going digital until Jan. 2016.
Does anybody out there have more info?
 
http://www.ucsd.tv/RelatedContent.aspx?RelatedID=314

UCSD-TV is now a digital channel on 35.1. May 28 is when they stopped the analog feed and the digital feed is transmitting at Mt. Soledad in La Jolla.
Followup Question: Was the analog transmission from Mt. Soledad?

I was looking forward to the digital version. The analog was a bit snowy, but watchable 90% time, using rabbit ears about 12 ft. up, SDSU area.
Now, nothing!
The re-scan on 2 TVs came up empty. One even picked up Ch 4 LA (on the "list" but won't play), but no sign of UCSD-tv.
 

Admin65

Administrator
Staff member
http://www.uctv.tv/roku/
If you have a Roku device, you can watch UCTV the affiliate for (K35DG). Works on current and older generation Roku players, but recommended if you have the latest or newer generation units. If you do not have one, it is not very expensive as you can get one for under $100, or less, depending on which model you get.
 
http://www.uctv.tv/roku/
If you have a Roku device, you can watch UCTV the affiliate for (K35DG). Works on current and older generation Roku players, but recommended if you have the latest or newer generation units. If you do not have one, it is not very expensive as you can get one for under $100, or less, depending on which model you get.
Thanks for the tip. I'll just have to go with streaming on my pc. They also have an extensive archive online, which I have tapped after seeing various OTA broadcasts.
 

Admin65

Administrator
Staff member
Thanks very much for the information. The link indicated they were only 150W ERP!
Do you know if that was the same power as the analog transmissions?
According to Wikipedia, K35DG was 24.1 kW, so this new weaker channel was designed to work around cochannel interference from LA and Mexico, and due to treaties. If K35DG delayed their transition by just a day, they could have lost their station. Unless, you live near an area where you can get this signal, then it is best to watch it on Cable, or online.
 

joem

New Member
I too was also looking forward to the digital version. Previously in my location the analog was also a bit snowy, but still watchable 90% time with an outdoor antenna about 12 ft. above ground level. But now there is nothing at all and I think I know why. If you look at the contour plot:

http://www.bing.com/maps/?mapurl=https://transition.fcc.gov/fcc-bin/contourplot.kml?gmap=2&appid=2001296&call=K35DG-D&freq=0.0&contour=51&city=LA_JOLLA&state=CA.kml

You'll see that they have one of their main beams aimed toward the ocean and away from the Chula Vista and Imperial Beach areas ! I think it should be possible to improve the coverage, perhaps they can re-orient (or try another antenna) to include these more populated areas.
 
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