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Windows 7: wtkr 3.1 became wtkr 3.12 and WMC says no signal

21 Apr 2015   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
wtkr 3.1 became wtkr 3.12 and WMC says no signal

I am also asking this question on the green button forum so do not get angry with me.

Post#1 Tue Apr 21, 2015 9:00 pm

I tried do a restore point which successfully restored windows to 4/07/2015 12:00 am, BUT channel 3.1 is still gone and 3.12 does not work.

I resetup all the channels and it always finds a nonexistant 3.12 while ignoring 3.1 which is the real WTKR.
3.12 has all the program data which should be showing up at 3.1 which WMC does not display. Regarding '3.12' there is no 3.12 channel in our area. Our Zip Code is 23608

I was able to manually scan for new channels and get a 3.1 to watch but it has no program data, been like this now for several days.

I would like WMC to show us 3.1 with the program guide and be able to watch 3.1 like before, so what do I do?
One fine day, we went to watch channel 3.1 and it was gone away, and WMC guide was showing a 3.12 with the guide data of 3.1 which when you try to watch 3.12, WMC says no signal.
It just did this all by itself.

Adding more info

I turned off WMC in programs and features, then I deleted the files in ehome folder.
I then re enabled WMC and redid the setup again.
WMC again comes up with this bogus 3.12 channel.

So I then do a manual scan, 3.1 appears with no program data.
I can watch 3.1 TV, but of course with no data there won't be any automated recording, and that was the channel we recorded most of our shows, figures.
Since WIMC doing the automated setup discovers a bogus 3.12, I think some one who programs the guide data screwed up a keypad entry. Then when I do a manual scan 3.1 appears, so the channel does work.

here is a picture showing the guide of the bogus 3.12 and 3.1 manually scan adds in with no data.

My System SpecsSystem Spec
22 Apr 2015   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

well, somehow I managed to make it work.
I went in to edit channels edit sources edit listings and there was a combine setting which combined the listings for channel 3.12 into channel 3.1 and then did not show 3.12 in the guide. So now 3.12 went away and 3.1 has the guide data.

I noticed in the edit listings that channel 3.12 was using frequency 18.1 ???
Channel 3.1, 3.2 uses frequency 40.1 and 40.2
If someone typing in the WMC guide data messed up a keystroke, then when they fix the guide, I imagine the channel combine wil fail and I will have to wipe WMC and start over again.

I will mark it solved, even though it is a kluge, not genuine, it is a fake deceptive fix.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
06 May 2015   #3

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate and numerous virtual machines

The station is licensed to Norfolk and broadcasts on channel 40 (virtual channel 3). Its transmitter is located in Suffolk, Virginia. The station is owned by Dreamcatcher Broadcasting, LLC, as part of a duopoly with CW affiliate
Is this the station? If so you need to edit the guide info and enter the real channel number UHF 40 and then name it 3.1. This can happen when the station transmits an invalid PSIP code so TV sets may then display a strange number. I have to do that here in Indy as we have 2 Channel 8 CW. One is on Ch 9 the main and a relay on Ch17 for areas shadowed from the VHF signal. Of course I can pick them both up very strong where I am. Or you could be picking up another station which does the same virtual channel. A heads up, most of the TV stations no longer broadcast on the channel number displayed on the TV guide. There are no stations above Ch 52 and very few on low band VHF 2 to 5.
WTKR - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Yup found this, you are picking up the relay translator as well as the local high powered signal
There is one low-powered translator of WTKR on the Eastern Shore of Virginia, W18EG-D in Onancock.[8] It is owned by the Accomack County government rather than Tribune
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