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I spoke to the lead engineer at Maryland Public Broadcasting about two months ago concerning the tower that they had just finished constructing in Annapolis for WMPB-DT 22. He didn't give a time frame, but indicated that once they moved the transmitter from the old tower to the new, they would boost the power. This should enable most of us to get the signal, but I got the idea that this was months away from happening. They are building similar towers throughout the state and it could be that they will be turning them all up in power at about the same time...
Anyone else have any info?
Coincidentally, WBFF-DT suffered a storm hit Thursday night that knocked out their picture on the digital station. I let their engineer know that there was sound and no picture. The picture was restored that afternoon, so he was very responsive. A while back, he told me that because the station is located right underneath the transmitter and because of their low power, they are unable to receive the signal and that they don't monitor it. I assume this will all change for them once they boost the power.