I'm going to go ahead and post today's update from the engineer at Channel 5.
"It's that time again. We have some good news this week. The work at the top of the tower is done.
The factory engineer has come and set up all of the processing equipment in our studio building, and it is working. The only thing left to do at the studio end is to get the controls working for the switch that switches between CBS High Definition programming and our upconverted programming (for when CBS is not sending anything). We received the software drivers for that this morning, and I don't expect that to take more than a couple of days. Even if we don't get that working right away, we can switch this manually. It won't look as nice at the switch, but it won't slow down our progress.
The factory engineer for the transmitter end is still on site, and as "at least one more week" of work to do. I am expecting closer to two to three weeks, but he may surprise me.
We have developed one other problem. There is a problem with the microwave path that carries our digital signal from our studio to the transmitter. We don't know what the problem is yet, so we don't know what it will take to fix it, but the factory engineer is supposed to come in tomorrow to work on it. I have hopes that it will be fixed before the transmitter is ready to go on the air.
Thank you all for your continued interest and your patience with us. "
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Things are looking up for local DTV 47 - maybe even in time for Grammy's.