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Blue Mountain Now… I’m not sure what type of programing it is. Or who is even willing to carry it in Portland.
This not to be confused with Blue Mountain Television in Walla Walla.
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KPXG-LD VC:42 or RF:21 has returned after the repack. Besides Daystar. Daystar in Spanish has been added as well.
Allen Media Group the owner of KEZI and KDRV. Buys This TV and Light TV.
Back on October 13 the FCC issued a “Notice of Proposed Rulemaking”. While the FCC initially granted KGW’s request. It still must go thought a comment period. And other regulatory steps before the FCC can do a final grant order.
The FCC recently approved KGW’s Rulemaking. To move there main signal from RF 8 to RF 26. In the meantime KGWZ RF 23 is now broadcasting as a fill in. As well as a temp signal. When the Antenna Change Out occurs next year.
Most of the Scripps stations across the county. Have ABC network affiliation in there given market.
I can think of one situation in Philadelphia. Where ABC O&O WPVI has been stuck on VHF-Lo channel 6 since 2009.
I’m sure ABC would like to make a deal with Scripps. And move WPVI signal up the UHF band. To ION owned WPPX in the fourth largest TV market.
There maybe other station group owners. In certain parts of US. That would like buy the stronger ION signal for there own.
Once everything is all said and done. ION could just become another digitnet. With in Katz Broadcasting family.
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The ION Media acquisition from Scripps. Means a digitnet shuffle is in the works. That puts Meredith owned KPTV/KPDX in a KECH-22 situation. Because they carry Katz Bsct (owned by Scripps) digitnets. Laff, Bounce, Grit and Court TV Mystery. The plan is to move these digitnet over to ION owned stations at a later time.
Oh Goodie, I finally can get KGW and all there sub channels. Now that UHF signal of KGWZ-LD RF 23 is now up and running. I don’t have to move my indoor antenna round just to get VHF signal of KGW on there main RF 08.
KIRO and KOIN are the only CBS Stations in Seattle and Portland. That are not under the same ownership group. Like there NBC and ABC counterparts are.
Rabbit Ears has the wrong listings/programming for KORK-CD 38.X . KORK is rebroadcasting KWVT-LD and its subchannels on RF 35.
If your wondering what type of programming KOXI-CD will be carrying.
It came from there website
Here the list if you can’t find it.
20.1 Azteca America – (Also carried on 37-1 KPWC-LD)
20.2 CRTV – (New Shopping Channel)
20.3 Binge TV – (New Classic TV Channel)
20.4 Classic Retro TV – (Previous carried on 17-1 KWVT-LD)
20.5 Shop LC – (Also carried on 26-2 KJYY-LD)
20.6 LX – (New NBC Lifestyles Channel)
Station will become ATSC 3.0 before too long.
There was no listing for HC2 owned KORY-CD in Eugene.
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A new lower power in station in San Francisco KDTS-LP. Is conducting test on RF UHF 14 from Sutro Tower at 15 kW ERP. Every odd minute from 10:01 AM until 1PM the transmitter is on. Every even minute the transmitter is off.
This is being done to make sure Land Mobile users. Aren’t experiencing an interference problems from the station. KDTS-LP does have a huge waveguide filter with steep cutoff below 470 MHz. As a way to fine tune the signal. Also if needed the station can reduce it’s overall power levels.
Historically UHF 14 in the Bay Area has been used by full power Pubcaster KCSM-TV and later Univison owned KDTV-TV. The local ION station was to be assigned to that channel after repack. After finding a high power digital station would not work there.
Changes to the Portland TV “Dial”
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Around 10:00 AM I was checking each channel. Be way of TSReader Lite. To see the new streams come online. Everything went pretty smooth.
HD streams for each channel were pared down a bit. 1080i bit rate is around 10 MB. While 720p bit rate is around 7 MB. The 480i streams were between 1 to 2 MB. Not bad for having up to 5 or 6 streams per RF Channel.
Just a few things to note.
All the KPDX streams are now on Hi-VHF (Portland Only). The audio on 49.1 was fluttering/clipping. It was fixed a few hours later.
KRCW 32.1 has slightly more bandwidth allocation then KATU 2.1 on RF 24.
I enjoyed the two hours of dualcasting. To compare between old and new ATSC 1.0 encoder rates.
Both KPDX and KRCW have each file STA paperwork with FCC. To indicate there restacking plans with other ATSC 1.0 stations.
I noticed over the years. That Meredith uses two translator per community where they broadcast in. One is KPTV signal the other KPDX signal.
Now the KPDX is being reconfigured for stacking with KPTV/KGW. That leaves an open translator space for another Portland broadcaster to use.
I noticed that in a few areas like Tillimook, The Dalles and Prineville. KOIN is lacking it’s own translator signal to those communities.
This was due to KOIN ownership shuffle some years ago. That left some holes in there translator network. Across Western and Central Oregon.