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Old 03-18-2013, 05:23 PM   #1
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Travel and watch your local TV news stations??

We have returned from our first retirement trip down south. We miss watching our local TV stations to stay up on things. I thought satelite was the answer but found out that the providers only give you news stations from the area you are parked in. Any solution?
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Old 03-18-2013, 05:29 PM   #2
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We have returned from our first retirement trip down south. We miss watching our local TV stations to stay up on things. I thought satelite was the answer but found out that the providers only give you news stations from the area you are parked in. Any solution?


if your not home and on vacation to get away from home why would you want to see what's going on at home ?

No way that I know of to do what u ask.
We get about 80 miles or so from home and loose locals

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Old 03-18-2013, 05:46 PM   #3
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Many TV Stations now have their news online so you might try the internet.
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Old 03-18-2013, 05:47 PM   #4
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or smart phones ......
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Old 03-18-2013, 05:49 PM   #5
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We don't even watch TV on our local trips but when we live in our RV for a couple of months we miss the local connection.
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Old 03-18-2013, 09:33 PM   #6
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IMHO 95% of local news isn't worth watching. It's usually about all the bad stuff that happened.
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Old 03-18-2013, 09:48 PM   #7
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The signal cone sent for local stations is very narrow, thus if you get 80-100 miles away you loose locals.
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Old 03-18-2013, 09:56 PM   #8
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This is the FCC that placed the "spot beam" on local channels several years ago. If you want network channels, there are ways around the problem, however, they are a pain. Like everyone states, about 100 miles and your home town locals are gone.
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Old 03-18-2013, 10:49 PM   #9
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I don't understand the restrictions on Satelite providers. My daughter lives 5 miles from me but in a different county and she receives local stations from a different market. Direct TV told her that she did not have a choice.
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Old 03-18-2013, 11:30 PM   #10
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We just ordered a Dish Tailgater package (Amazon $449) and "pay as you go" programming, you can get 60 channels for $39 month-to-month. You can add "local channels" (CBS-NBC-ABC-Fox) broadcast from NY or San Francisco for about $10/mo.
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