Towers & Such 2019

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  • #42089

    washnotore
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    KOIN 6 gets new transmitter antenna

    It’s here! KOIN 6 gets new transmitter antenna

    KOIN says there tower work should be done by mid August

    KATU says there equipment work will be done by Phase 6

    #42148

    msndrspdx
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    WNBC New York moved to their post-repack frequency and a new tower in the early afternoon of August 1, according to their Facebook page. Over the air viewers had to rescan. Iā€™d assume that KOIN and KATU will do likewise once their new antennas are in place and ready to go.

    #42150

    DarkStar
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    We won’t know for sure at KATU when we’ll repack frequencies until the tower crew is further along, but we’re estimating mid-October right now.

    Yes, viewers will need to perform a rescan to receive KATU once we’re on the new frequency. KOIN has already changed frequencies, so no rescan will be necessary for them.

    #42153

    chessyduck
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    I started looking at KVIP-FM (Redding) and their growing coverage throughout Oregon and Northern California. Like other religious broadcasters with lots of translators they also employ the strategy: MAIN–>satlink–>NONCOMM xltr–>COMM xltr.

    One example, KVIP’s Sunriver translator (K257DT) 99.3 is fed by their Chemault translator (K219LR) 91.7 which is in-turn fed by satellite. KVIP also has satellite-fed non-comm translators in Condon, Burns, and elsewhere…

    #42200

    russell-curry
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    Back in the mid-70’s we lived near Cottage Grove, and I had an Archer all-channels tv antenna. One late-summer afternoon when KOAC WAS OFF THE AIR, I picked up KVIP with it, though very faintly. KCNO was much louder, just over KVI. You can imagine how well KXL came in. I don’t know how that antenna could do so well on such low frequencies.

    #42201

    semoochie
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    I think KVIP is on 540.

    #42203

    Alfredo_T
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    Were you using the antenna downlead to receive AM? Some German console sound systems from the 1960s employed a very clever trick whereby common-mode signals on the FM antenna terminals were routed to the AM section, while differential-mode signals were routed to the FM section. This, of course, required that the antenna be connected to the radio with twinlead.

    #42204

    semoochie
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    twinlead: That’s what they strive for in Minneapolis. šŸ™‚

    #42206

    russell-curry
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    “Kvip is at 540, 2.5kw now, I’m pretty sure it was 1kw then. The antenna was hooked to this thing called an am-tenna, which I had heard advertised on KCRL. It was flat, about 1/8 inch thick, with antenna and ground terminals, you’d lay your portable radio on it. I found I could null a strong signal somewhat by tuning a little pocket radio to that frequency, and placing it facing the radio.

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