September 11, 2014 at 6:26 am #2688
Two Non Commercial TV Stations in Los Angeles.
KCET and KLCS to Auction Off Spectrum.September 11, 2014 at 7:30 am #2689
“KCET is a nonprofit, viewer-supported station facing financial difficulties and lower viewership following its decision to become independent from PBS in 2010 over dues it owed the system.”
Reads as if KLCS is saving KCET’s ass.September 11, 2014 at 8:25 pm #2690Kent.RandlesParticipant
They hope to have the Stonehenge master antenna back on the air this weekend.
KGON, KYCH, and KWJJ are all using their backup antennas (which means no HD for KGON and KYCH), as well as KBOO, KRYP, KPDQ-FM, KBFF, and KFIS.September 14, 2014 at 10:43 pm #2691
Since 2011 KCET went independent of PBS. And finds it doesn’t have enough revenue without PBS subsidies. Now they think that a one time cash infusion. From the auction and merging transmitters will solve their ongoing revenue problem. Nothing wrong with that business model.September 18, 2014 at 5:50 am #2692
Video of Walnut Grove Transmitter TowerSeptember 18, 2014 at 6:14 am #2693
I see that channel 5 has filed its license to cover for digital transmission. I think that was the last analog signal.September 25, 2014 at 8:02 pm #2694
KBOO has applied to up power of their translator K264AA on Channel 264 (100.7). Originally a new antenna pointing at Salem was installed with the plan to rebroadcast KMUZ Turner, but either that appears to not have met expectations (or some other issues evolved), so they have reapplied with the same DA and a power increase from 28 W to 175 W since they will be changing from a non fill in translator to a fill in translator for KLVU Sweet Home. They are actually being repositioned on the tower slightly lower (10 meters) as well, but the large power jump is due to the status change. This will put a better signal into Salem on the order of 50 dBu.September 26, 2014 at 4:24 am #2695
I notice that 96.3 is off the air. In that 103.7 has filed for its license, I wonder if this is the last step before moving permanently to that frequency. On the other hand, they could just be having transmission problems. Does anyone know? There’s nothing yet on KFBW-HD3, which they’re supposed to rebroadcast.September 26, 2014 at 6:04 am #2696
Being that 96.3 has been granted to somebody else, I’d say they had no option but to shut down. Plus, the new location will be using an antenna shared with K272EL which is already in place. Assuming the combiner is in place, and the antenna being directional but already certified and in use, there is nothing holding them up from using it. All they have to do is shut down K272EL, put the combiner in line, test the two transmitters, and away they go.September 26, 2014 at 7:01 am #2697
Time wise, KWLZ isn’t an issue right now. The fact that in the very near future, they won’t be licensed for 96.3, is. Thank you for mentioning the antenna sharing concept. I don’t believe I was aware of it.October 1, 2014 at 12:35 am #2698field_strengthParticipant
The 96.3 translator has returned to the air, with Air1 again. Perhaps there has been an unexpected delay with the construction of the new 103.7 site. I’m really curious what will appear on that frequency when they light it up!October 1, 2014 at 2:55 am #2699the_radio_guyParticipant
The new 103.7 could bring Active Rock back to Portland, although there would be some overlap with Radio 102.3.October 5, 2014 at 3:34 am #2701
New DTV stations to sign on’s. Using the Low VHF Band.
WJLP TV 3 Sign On (Middletown Township, NJ)
New York City Metro
KJWP TV 2 Sign On (Wilmington, DE)
Both of these stations carry Me-TV in the New York and Philadelphia areas.October 5, 2014 at 4:53 am #2702jr_techParticipantOctober 5, 2014 at 5:55 am #2703Randy_in_EugeneParticipant
The question is why they’d want to use low VHF for digital? It was tried in Chicago on channel 3 and the signal was reliable only 15 miles out from the tx site.
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