Originally posted by Harleyman1340
I've been trying to help a friend in Cochran get the Macon DTV stations and it looks like they are a little behind with their digital game. He can only get WMAZ and the ABC affilate. It's really too bad that the Macon stations are not up to speed with the digital implementation because the digital/hd technology is awesome.
WPGA-DT (ABC) is the only station in the Macon market making their full licensed power. Hal Sutton's the chief engineer over there.
WMAZ-DT (CBS) is making about half their permitted power. They're good about passing HD... if CBS sends HD, that's what's on the air. John Timms is the CE at WMAZ, and is very, very good about trying to address any issues you may notice.
WGXA-DT (Fox) is making a whopping 1160 watts. Almost a waste of time, especially since they're not sending any HD at all. Richard Blanton's the CE, and right now, looks like he's fubared his PSIP stream again, so even if you see signal, you may not get anything.
WMGT-DT (NBC) is making 3300 watts, on channel 40, right next to their full power analog channel 41, so that makes things challenging right out of the box. Chris McClendon's the CE, and now that things are settling down from the launch of their news operation, he's taken time to make sure they do a better job with HD and the ED stuff (like NASCAR) that NBC sends.
Down at Cochran, you can't expect to see Fox or NBC. They just aren't making enough power.
Where I am, near Perry, Fox does OK (with some breakup sometimes) and NBC is decent most of the time.