Saw a news item on WYOU which gave a progress report on the conversion to high definition. Report showed the new antenna going up and said that a full power signal will be on the digital channel at the end of the month. Since the same company also owns WBRE, I suspect that that channel will also be showing high definition by the end of October. Hope their schedule holds up.
I have only picked these stations up once, but I am 45 miles away (Orefield). Will the full power signal be on channels 11 and 13 as they are now? And what day in October will this happen? I assume they will use 22 and 28 when analog is chopped.
We wrote to Him.
What is the status of your High Definition upgrade?
And his reply was
Target date for WBRE and WYOU is on or around Halloween.
C. Randolph Williams
I noticed that Channel 22 was off the Air last week for 2 or 3 days.
Do we now have a updated Date as to when this may start...
They will go full power before passing the HD signal. Look for that to happen by Wednesday morning.
Thanks for the update, but I have a question. Every since hooking up my ATSC tuner in my home theater I have been receiving WBRE and WYOU on their respective digital channel assignments but with the standard definition signal at a decent signal strength. I saw on the news some weeks ago a report that a new antenna was being installed. Why can't they just send out the high definition signal on what antenna and transmitter equipment that has been sending out the standard definition digital signal for all these months?
I live in Pittston.
My Father in Wyoming.
Yesterday and for a day or so, both 22 and 28 have been off the air.
Last night Still nothing on mine. But Father in Wyoming says if he punches in 22 on his tv it goes to a 2-1 dtv and not 22-1 and on that it had Channel 22 working??
I could not do that. It would not work. Any reason or what is that channel he is showing?
Are the Stations still going to stay 22-1 using 13? I believe and 28-1 as 11?
The antenna and transmitter were replaced because they could not output the full power signal that the new HD needed. The antenna was also mounted higher up on the tower to give better coverage.
Think most of your questions are probably answered by now. The last few days were just steps in the process to get things up and running. The channels will stay 22-1(13) and 28-1(11).
Note for Sunday morning, the 13th, from the WYOU/WBRE chief engineer:
Tomorrow around 8:30 / 9:00 AM WBRE and WYOU-DT will be off. WYOU 22 (Analog) will be at 5-10% power.
The last part of this project is my new tower lighting system. Tomorrow the tower crew will climb to the very top of our tower and analog antenna with RF Suits on to instal the top beacon.
I will make sure that WBRE-DT and WYOU-DT are back on BEFORE NFL on WYOU and NASCAR on NBC!
Damn. Anyway, I'll install an external antenna to catch HDTV channels anyway (from old VOOM set-up), so I'll catch them eventually anyway. I live 2 miles away from the towers, so that's nice.
Comments are my own and not that of the FCC (my employer) or anyone else.
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I have been receiving 56-1, 22- 1 and 28-1 since November, but have been receiving 16-1 prior to that.
Now for about a week no 16-1 or 56-1 at all. Signals varies from 20 to 40 but mostly at 20 with no picture.
22-1 and 28-1 are about 65-70 with ok reception.