July 24, 2019 at 12:24 am #42089
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 6August 3, 2019 at 9:46 am #42148
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. I’d assume that KOIN and KATU will do likewise once their new antennas are in place and ready to go.August 3, 2019 at 7:37 pm #42150
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.August 4, 2019 at 12:30 pm #42153
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…August 10, 2019 at 2:41 am #42200
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.August 10, 2019 at 12:36 pm #42201
I think KVIP is on 540.August 10, 2019 at 11:46 pm #42203
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.August 11, 2019 at 1:01 am #42204
twinlead: That’s what they strive for in Minneapolis. 🙂August 11, 2019 at 2:24 am #42206
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.September 9, 2019 at 5:12 pm #42405
According to RabbitEars, KPTV is adding a new subchannel on 12.4 today. It’s a new lifestyle channel from CBS called DABL. Listings on RabbitEars started turning up on most of the CBS-owned stations across the country in late summer. Since this is a new stream, over the air viewers will have to rescan to get it. The network’s website went live over the Labor Day weekend. Martha Stewart will have a show there. No sign of a Comcast Portland pickup yet. In Seattle, the CBS-owned CW station, KSTW, will carry DABL there. Comcast Portland already runs Cozi and Laff off KPTV, so I’d say the odds would be good that Comcast will likely carry DABL as well. No other significant changes to the Portland area subchannel lineup at this point.September 10, 2019 at 1:31 am #42406
Can someone tell me what RF channel is 3.1? It says it’s KVDO but that’s around Albany.September 10, 2019 at 12:35 pm #42408
KVDO 3.1 is transmitted on Channel 11, along with KWVT 17.1, KSLM 27.1 and Azteca 37.1, our mid valley group.September 11, 2019 at 12:48 am #42412
Thank you. I checked two different sites and didn’t see any mention of channel 11. I tried TV Fool and one other. I think it was the FCC site. One of them was outdated and the other didn’t list KATU. Are there any other similar sites I could check?September 11, 2019 at 1:20 am #42414
This one is tricky… COL is Salem but it transmits frrom the old ch 49 tower in the west hills.
I use the FCC site, but do not search for Portland stations, but search instead for stations within a 20 mile radius of Portland coordinates.September 11, 2019 at 9:35 am #42417
I never thought of that. That’s why it doesn’t come up! It doesn’t adjust for the seemingly wrong COL. I think there’s one for La Grande too.
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