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Old 04-14-2017, 11:00 PM
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Thanks Trip, that clarifies some questions I had.

Is it safe to assume that no Mobile stations will be moving to VHF in the repack?
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Thanks Trip, that clarifies some questions I had.

Is it safe to assume that no Mobile stations will be moving to VHF in the repack?
According to RabbitEars, there will be quite a bit of movement, but nothing new in VHF.
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So Nexstar owns channels 25 and 27 in Mobile. The repack moves 27 to 20 and 25 to 27. Why not just leave 27 alone and move 25 to 20? Wouldn't that save Nexstar a whole lot of cash?
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Since the FCC is paying for it, it won't cost Nexstar anything.

In any case, it would put WKRG too close to WWL which is being repacked to 27.

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Will WPAN still technically be required to use virtual channel 53 even though they've never used a virtual channel number before?
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I was able to receive a signal from a station named "WGOX-TV" (its call letters were listed as WGOX-LD on the official World Wide Web site for the Federal Communications Commission) on radio frequency channel 43 (this was also its virtual channel number) for the first time (from Mobile) last Sunday, but never any programming from it on the channel itself since then (there appeared to be an official Facebook page for the station and a live video stream for it).
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I was able to receive a signal from a station named "WGOX-TV" (its call letters were listed as WGOX-LD on the official World Wide Web site for the Federal Communications Commission) on radio frequency channel 43 (this was also its virtual channel number) for the first time (from Mobile) last Sunday, but never any programming from it on the channel itself since then (there appeared to be an official Facebook page for the station and a live video stream for it).
Interesting… The current licensed pattern according to RECnet is a pencil-thin beam from Berrydale in Florida towards Jay and Flomaton. They have a CP from Spanish Fort, though, so if the signal has been constant I bet they're testing that facility. I wouldn't have thought in a million years they'd ever build it, though.

Edit to add: I tried several different antenna positions, got nothing here in Foley.

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I was able to receive a signal from a station named "WGOX-TV" (its call letters were listed as WGOX-LD on the official World Wide Web site for the Federal Communications Commission) on radio frequency channel 43 (this was also its virtual channel number) for the first time (from Mobile) last Sunday, but never any programming from it on the channel itself since then (there appeared to be an official Facebook page for the station and a live video stream for it).
I believe this station is the long-time coming reincarnation of W50CF that was forced off the air when WFGX fired up their full-power digital signal. When I've attempted to pick it up, all i've seen was what appeared to be a roku feed set to the Word of Life church...the ministry that ran W50CF and now appears to be on WGOX-LD.

I'll be happy to be an antenna user again once I move out of my black hole that barely picks up WKRG on a good day. My new location gets EVERYTHING including all of the Biloxi locals!
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I believe this station is the long-time coming reincarnation of W50CF that was forced off the air when WFGX fired up their full-power digital signal. When I've attempted to pick it up, all i've seen was what appeared to be a roku feed set to the Word of Life church...the ministry that ran W50CF and now appears to be on WGOX-LD.

I'll be happy to be an antenna user again once I move out of my black hole that barely picks up WKRG on a good day. My new location gets EVERYTHING including all of the Biloxi locals!
I take it you're on the west side of Mobile, then?

In my seven years and change in Baldwin County, I've never gotten anything except locals, even during decent skip conditions on FM. Granted I don't have anything better than a small amplified indoor antenna, but it's surprising how little it picks up. WALA and WFNA are difficult, WDPM is almost impossible, and I still haven't even seen a peep from WGOX-LD yet.

What I wouldn't give to be able to climb to the top of one of the tall condos in Gulf Shores with a portable digital TV and see what it can pick up. In the old analog days I remember Dothan being a daily presence on multiple channels as well as the occasional Montgomery signal from atop the sixth floor stairwell at the condo my parents would get every year.
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