June 4, 2016 at 6:18 pm #20353
Is the Salem transmitter off the air? None of their three channels are coming in today.June 4, 2016 at 7:02 pm #20354
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.June 4, 2016 at 7:54 pm #20356
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.June 4, 2016 at 9:46 pm #20360
When you say the “Salem transmitter”, do you mean the transmitter for the station licensed to Salem or its translator in Salem?June 4, 2016 at 10:32 pm #20361
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- AztecaJune 5, 2016 at 5:35 am #20368
I mean the original transmitter location in Eola Hills in West Salem.
ThanksJune 5, 2016 at 1:33 pm #20373
Thank you, I thought it could go either way.June 5, 2016 at 1:56 pm #20374
There are very few TV translators in Oregon, the majority being in Rockaway Beach on the coast.
Most of what is repeating full power programming are low power stations.June 5, 2016 at 3:10 pm #20380
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.June 5, 2016 at 4:37 pm #20382
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.June 5, 2016 at 8:50 pm #20384mwdxer1Participant
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.
Warrenton ORJune 5, 2016 at 11:55 pm #20385
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.June 6, 2016 at 12:34 am #20387June 6, 2016 at 1:02 am #20388
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?June 6, 2016 at 1:30 pm #20398
Do you mean other then displacement protection?
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