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Post 3,421 made on Sunday April 21, 2019 at 19:38
rig4365
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OVER-THE-AIR TRANSMITTER CHANNEL CHANGES

CFTO will be changing it's broadcasting channel on April 29 12:01AM which will require us to perform a rescan. See link below:

[Link: ctv.ca]
Post 3,422 made on Friday April 26, 2019 at 17:21
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Just a reminder, 'Channel Changes' notifications are posted here.    
Post 3,423 made on Thursday May 23, 2019 at 19:30
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[Link: enterpriseefiling.fcc.gov]

WGRZ-DT has filed a petition in increase its ERP by 42 kW. 
Post 3,424 made on Friday May 24, 2019 at 11:40
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Maybe I will be able to get it again! I haven't been able to since I moved.
Post 3,425 made on Saturday May 25, 2019 at 17:15
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My problems are WIVB and its sharing with the CW, it might be my outdoor equipment needs replacing {installed 2004} because they come in stronger on the indoor antennae, hence I've had to adjust the PVR settings.

On the other hand, I wonder if CFTO going to RF8 might be enough to interfere with my previously strong {40%} reception of WBBZ and its subs
on RF7.

Either way, CFTO has always been too wimpy for me to get here in Welland, it came in years ago after the initial set up of the outdoor, but then dropped after the first few months past conversion. That's okay though, all their crap is US, which can be torrented and as for W5 I can get the repeat, along with Question Period rerun off Fonthill's Barrie repeater.

EDIT: Question for OBICO; only because at my age my wetware is like Swiss cheese. Will CKVP Fonthill be staying on RF42? or moving? On one strange note, the HD Homerun reads the Fonthill CKVP as 42.1 but the much older MDP-130s schedule captures for those two shows as RF42.2, according to the 130's "Reservations" dialogue box. Might be the hardware, or does that Fonthill repeater output two sub-channels?

Last edited by Bruce H.Campbell on May 26, 2019 01:33.
Post 3,426 made on Tuesday May 28, 2019 at 16:57
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Sorry for the delay in responding.

     CKVP-DT Fonthill will (as mandated to a lower frequency) be moving to RF  during phase 9, between March 14 and May 01, 2020.  No change in parameters (ERP 3.5 kW).

     Note:  This will conflict with  CHEX-DT-2 Oshawa and  WTDB-LP Buffalo.

     There are no sub-channels.  Newer digital sets can display channels differently.  I've been told that CHEX-1 Peterborough can either be shown as 12-1 or 29-1 depending on the set.
Post 3,427 made on Tuesday May 28, 2019 at 19:43
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NOTIFICATION:

WSEE-DT ERIE  has moved to RF  back in December (phase 2) but is broadcasting on a temporary, side-mounted antenna for operation due to an antenna manufacturer issue.  A 90-day extension was granted April 25, 2019.

[Link: enterpriseefiling.fcc.gov]
Post 3,428 made on Wednesday May 29, 2019 at 18:30
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NOTIFICATION:

WPXJ-DT
Pavilion has encountered the same problem WSEE-DT has; antenna manufacturer delay.  A side mount antenna will be use temporarily broadcasting on  pending FCC approval on this application. 
Applicant requests that the time within which to complete construction be extended until: 01/29/2020. 

[Link: enterpriseefiling.fcc.gov]
Post 3,429 made on Friday May 31, 2019 at 16:52
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NOTIFICATION-CORRECTION:

When CKVP-DT moves to  in May 2020, its average ERP will drop from 1.29 kW to 1.25 kW, its max ERP will drop from 5.0 kW to 3.77 kW.  Note the change in patterns.  Better strength north and south, worse east and west.

       
Post 3,430 made on Friday May 31, 2019 at 17:35
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NOTIFICATION:

WKBW-TV filed a notification of Reduced Power Operation on May 13, 2019 due to a tube failure in its transmitter. The transmitter has been repaired and WKBW-TV returned to full-power operation on May 23, 2019.  [Link: enterpriseefiling.fcc.gov]
Post 3,431 made on Wednesday June 12, 2019 at 17:45
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     If you had trouble receiving WIVB before when they were broadcasting from Colden, you will now have the same trouble again with WIVB and WNLO, though broadcasting by 10 kW stronger.
Post 3,432 made on Monday July 15, 2019 at 19:25
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Delays, Delays, Delays...

     Anyone who is receiving WXXI-DT Rochester, please note the FCC has granted them a STA.  They will be broadcasting from a side mount antenna on their tower 20.5 lower than their current antenna and at a reduced ERP of 91.0 kW down from 131.0 kW on .   [Link: enterpriseefiling.fcc.gov]

    Both WJET-DT and WFXP Erie have filed for STAs, but I'm told that WJET-DT is still a go for  for August 02.
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