Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: Eau Claire Wisconsin
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I sent 3 emails. 2 to the Eau Claire tv stations to see if they can pull in the LaCrosse CBS station out of galesville, and 1 to the LaCrosse CBS Station to see what there thoughts were on me receiving their signal in Eau Claire. Here are there responses:
WEAU-TV 13 Eau Claire NBC
We have not been able to receive WKBT-DT. They are transmitting low power and even with a 50ft tower and rotor I cannot receive them. I was able to receive the public station's digital from Lacrosse.
WQOW TV 18 Eau Claire ABC
Yes we do pick up the digital channel 41 signal (CBS) here at the studio. We have 150 foot tower and a parabolic antenna with a pre-amp and we pick up channel 41 (from Galesville), channel 14 (ABC from La Crescent), and channel 30 (PBS from La Crescent). They are all running about 15 kw power output right now, so they are not very strong. How good is your over the air reception of channel 8? If you get that signal really well, it might work.
WKBT CBS LaCrosse:
With our current antenna and transmitting power from Galesville it might be difficult to receive our digital signal. At the WQOW studio there are able to watch us but they have a gain antenna on a 60 ft tower. I can't give you a date as to when we will increase the power to cover the Eau Claire area.