KWVT Salem

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  • #20353
    yahmit
    Participant

    Is the Salem transmitter off the air? None of their three channels are coming in today.

    #20354
    jr_tech
    Participant

    Getting all 3 fine off of the Portland transmitter right now.

    7:25 Just checked, and I can’t detect the KSLM digital reference carrier (548.312 mHz) with my Icom reciever, so I guess the Salem transmitter is off.

    #20356
    yahmit
    Participant

    Good to know.

    Thanks for checking for me.

    At least I know it isn’t my antenna. I only live 3 miles from the Salem transmitter and all the other channels come in.

    #20360
    semoochie
    Participant

    When you say the “Salem transmitter”, do you mean the transmitter for the station licensed to Salem or its translator in Salem?

    #20361
    jr_tech
    Participant

    The signal that I am getting on my tv is from KWVT-LD, which transmits from the Portland west hills on ch 49. COL Salem. Good signal on my tv tonight.

    The signal that I checked for with my Icom would be KSLM-LD, which transmits from the hills west of Salem (hence, I referred to as the Salem transmitter) on ch 27. COL Dallas. I usually can detect the digital reference frequency, but it seems to be missing tonight.

    Both stations carry the same line-up of virtual channels:
    17.1 KWVT- YouToo & local
    27.1 KSLM- Retro tv
    37.1 KPWC- Azteca

    #20368
    yahmit
    Participant

    Semoochie
    I mean the original transmitter location in Eola Hills in West Salem.

    Thanks

    #20373
    semoochie
    Participant

    Thank you, I thought it could go either way.

    #20374
    Andy Brown
    Participant

    There are very few TV translators in Oregon, the majority being in Rockaway Beach on the coast.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_television_stations_in_Oregon#Translators

    Most of what is repeating full power programming are low power stations.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_television_stations_in_Oregon#LPTV_stations

    #20380
    jr_tech
    Participant

    Yahmit
    Is it back on yet? I am detecting a very faint carrier that would be slightly off frequency (548.324 mHz) and somewhat unstable… *might* be coming from KSLM-LP… don’t know.

    #20382
    semoochie
    Participant

    What is the difference between a translator and low power station that repeats another’s programing? I know a Class A is afforded protection but this is another matter.

    #20384
    mwdxer1
    Participant

    We were supposed to have a KWVT translator out here near Astoria on analog 4 or 5, but they were never built, The CPs I think are still alive, but I would be surprised if a new low VHF would come on out here, as everything is UHF. Here is our list:

    04 Analog CP
    05 Analog CP
    15 Digital CP
    17 KGW (8.1 KGW, 8.2 Justice, 8.3 Estrella)
    21 KPTV (12.1 KPTV, 12.2 Cozi, 12.3 Laff)
    23 KOPB (10.1 KOPB, 10.2 OPB+, 10.3 OPB Radio)
    24 Digital app
    26 KATU (2.1 KATU, 2.2 METV, 2.3 Comet
    28 Digital CP
    34 KOIN (6.1 KOIN, 6.2 Get TV, 6.3 Decades)
    36 Digital CP
    38 Digital CP
    42 Dead CP
    43 Dead app
    51 Digital CP

    With the FCC dropping down to 29, I have no idea what will happen to the higher channel CPs.
    Right now the only translators on are the 5 Portland stations 2-6-8-10-12 and sub channels.

    Patrick
    Warrenton OR

    #20385
    Andy Brown
    Participant

    There does not appear to be anything but low power digital (LD) and translator (TX) CP’s, I don’t see any analog CP’s listed anymore. DT’s (full power digital TV) and DR (??) fill out the list.

    http://tinyurl.com/j9b642g

    #20387
    Andy Brown
    Participant

    Semoochie: The answer is here:

    http://tinyurl.com/jz27r7j

    #20388
    semoochie
    Participant

    Thank you, Andy. I understand that the difference between a translator and low power TV station is that a low power station is allowed to originate programing. What I was wondering is, if they chose to repeat another’s programing and not originate their own programing, how is that different from a translator?

    #20398
    Andy Brown
    Participant

    Do you mean other then displacement protection?

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