Originally posted by r0mar:
Question: Does anyone know what power level NHPTV DTV 57 is broadcasting at and when will they be at full power. Have e-mailed them but never received a reply.
Surprising channel 11 didn't respond....(probably still recovering from "auction frenzy").
From NHPTV's Chief Engineer, Bob Ross:
"We were at 280KW erp, which is our current max..."
Currently they're under a construction permit, and it'll still be a while before they go full power.
I get Channel 57 very well in Framingham, MA using
a big UHF antenna and preamp. (I'm ~70 miles away.)
For program updates, email Bob Ross <BRoss@NHPTV.UNH.EDU> and ask to be put on his quarterly HDTV programming list. (It gives the program's initial airing time; Channel 57 often stays on later for these broadcasts.) Sometimes Bob has been able to give us some "heads-up" warning about the Channel 11's live broadcasts (e.g. UNH hockey), other times (like tests from the Channel 11 auction, as well as after-hours testing, you're going to have to tune-in at the right time.)
Location and signal strength reports welcome, including the seasonal changes (i.e. did the leaves help/hurt with reception.)
Also email email@example.com and ask to be put on the NHPTV e-news newsletter (and lobby him to also have it include Channel 57 programs.)
It also doesn't hurt to mention how much you like Channel 57 when you send back your membership renewal card. (WGBH reads your comments, but NHPTV really listens.)
Note for those who've tried to get Channel 57 earlier, try again. The transmitter is in Deerfield, NH on Saddleback Mountain, right next to the Channel 11 transmitter.
In early Spring, some [unknown] tweaks done by Channel 57 gave me a more-steady signal, and now with leaves on the trees, I get almost perfect reception [reduced multipath?].