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Old 03-29-2010, 08:46 PM
 
Location: San Quilmas, Tx
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Or educated, experienced in this field, and knows better than to believe everything the local news reports!
Three years with the "old" USAFSS...I know the difference..y tu ???...
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Old 03-29-2010, 09:44 PM
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Location: Ohio
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This is ridiculous. I'm going to guess that 1,000 people are impacted by this. So the community is going to spend about $100,000 because the government can't change their frequency?? Where is this country headed?
Let me put this in perspective... The same government you're seeking sympathy from made hundreds of TV stations spend millions of dollars apiece to change frequencies and change to digital broadcasting in the last few years. It also made millions of dollars worth of analog TVs in consumers' homes obsolete about a year ago. That should prove that $100,000 is not a concern to the government when there is a need to better utilize frequencies.
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Old 03-29-2010, 10:16 PM
 
Location: San Quilmas, Tx
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Let me put this in perspective... The same government you're seeking sympathy from made hundreds of TV stations spend millions of dollars apiece to change frequencies and change to digital broadcasting in the last few years. It also made millions of dollars worth of analog TVs in consumers' homes obsolete about a year ago. That should prove that $100,000 is not a concern to the government when there is a need to better utilize frequencies.
The government made the TV stations move because they wanted the frequencies to lease out for communications. A whistleblower broke the news. It involved money...lots of it. It's becoming more apparent that the government is not working for the people anymore and has it's own agenda. Right now they're making friends wherever they go....
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Old 03-30-2010, 03:51 AM
 
Location: San Antonio, TX
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Three years with the "old" USAFSS...I know the difference..y tu ???...
12+ years in ESC/AFIC/AIA...so yeah, I do too...
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Old 03-30-2010, 06:49 AM
 
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The government made the TV stations move because they wanted the frequencies to lease out for communications. A whistleblower broke the news. It involved money...lots of it. It's becoming more apparent that the government is not working for the people anymore and has it's own agenda. Right now they're making friends wherever they go....
People complain just for complaining,
even when they actually benefit from whatever change was made.

To put it in few words,
making TV stations go digital frees bandwidth that can be leased and make a profit and provide better wireless communications for everybody.

Digital TV switch set for early 2009 - CNET News

By the time of the 2009 switch, the government will have auctioned the remaining spectrum to companies interested in deploying wireless technologies. The proceeds are estimated at about $10 billion by the Congressional Budget Office. The auction is supposed to begin no later than Jan. 7, 2008.

"It's just about the best Christmas present that I can think of coming to the tech sector from the public policy process," said Janice Obuchowski, executive director of the High Tech DTV Coalition, a group of 19 trade associations and technology companies including AT&T, Dell, Cisco Systems, IBM, Intel, Microsoft and Texas Instruments. "It's really great spectrum, and it's going to yield some great applications."

Analog TV signals use the 700MHz frequency band, meaning that by nature, they travel farther than those on bands used by the wireless and electronics industries today. Reusing that spectrum could mean easier and cheaper deployment of broadband networks--and translate to more affordable, widespread high-speed Internet access for consumers.
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Old 03-30-2010, 11:13 AM
 
Location: New Braunfels, TX
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And heavens knows, folks like Time Warner would NEVER use it to turn extra revenue....the fact that the new HD channels are ABOVE the ones most of the current TV's can tune to, thereby requiring you to get a box-top convertor in order to view the channels you used to be able to view was pure chance.
Oh - more than one TV? THAT one you hafta pay $5/mo for....oh, but look - with it, you can get all these nifty "pay-per-view" channels, too!!

Pure coincidence....ignore the man behind that curtain!
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Old 03-30-2010, 09:26 PM
 
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I saw that someone created a fix. He took some speaker wire (copper) and spliced it into the wire antenna that hangs down from the garage door motor. He then ran the speaker wire to where it was outside the house. Supposedly, his door and several neighbors worked from this fix.

I also saw this on the news. It worked.
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Old 03-30-2010, 10:32 PM
 
Location: San Quilmas, Tx
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Modifying mine tomorrow...will post results here.
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Old 04-02-2010, 11:02 AM
 
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Modifying mine tomorrow...will post results here.
Didn't work. I added 50 feet of wire straight down my driveway.
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Old 04-02-2010, 11:03 AM
 
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You need to go back and read through this thread, Federal law and the FCC give the DoD priority to use this frequency. Sign as many petitions as you want, it isn't going to change a thing...
What I am saying is that this is just wrong. It does not surprise me when citizens become so enraged at the US government when they pull stunts like this. They are servants of the people, but rarely act like it.
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