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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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