Towers & Such 2014

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  • #2688
    washnotore
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    Two Non Commercial TV Stations in Los Angeles.

    KCET and KLCS to Auction Off Spectrum.

    http://labusinessjournal.com/news/2014/sep/10/kcet-and-klcs-auction-spectrum/

    #2689
    Andy Brown
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    “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.

    #2690
    Kent.Randles
    Participant

    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.

    #2691
    washnotore
    Participant

    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.

    #2692
    washnotore
    Participant

    Video of Walnut Grove Transmitter Tower

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ry0nzb4aUUc

    #2693
    semoochie
    Participant

    I see that channel 5 has filed its license to cover for digital transmission. I think that was the last analog signal.

    #2694
    Andy Brown
    Participant

    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.

    Old: https://licensing.fcc.gov/cgi-bin/ws.exe/prod/cdbs/forms/prod/cdbsmenu.hts?context=25&appn=101633301&formid=349&fac_num=65756

    New: https://licensing.fcc.gov/cgi-bin/ws.exe/prod/cdbs/forms/prod/cdbsmenu.hts?context=25&appn=101651439&formid=349&fac_num=65756

    #2695
    semoochie
    Participant

    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.

    #2696
    Andy Brown
    Participant

    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.

    #2697
    semoochie
    Participant

    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.

    #2698
    field_strength
    Participant

    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!

    #2699
    the_radio_guy
    Participant

    The new 103.7 could bring Active Rock back to Portland, although there would be some overlap with Radio 102.3.

    #2701
    washnotore
    Participant

    New DTV stations to sign on’s. Using the Low VHF Band.

    WJLP TV 3 Sign On (Middletown Township, NJ)

    New York City Metro

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PzYHljY65BE

    KJWP TV 2 Sign On (Wilmington, DE)

    Philadelphia Metro

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9u5EAW3P5tU

    Both of these stations carry Me-TV in the New York and Philadelphia areas.

    #2702
    jr_tech
    Participant

    Interesting story… loophole allows move of the stations across the country:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/WJLP

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/KJWP

    #2703
    Randy_in_Eugene
    Participant

    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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