All low-power stations in the last two weeks of June had an opportunity to
do what their full power counterparts did: apply to have an analog AND a digital
channel (IE, WSBT=analog 22/digital 30). Well, I was waiting for the applications to be filed, and...
Lots of stations filed! LP=Low Power unprotected station; DA=directional antenna with null(s) in at least one direction. Here we go:
South Bend, IN:
WMWB-LP (WB 25) has applied for channel 27 at 15 kW
WBND-LP (ABC 57) has applied for channel 49 at 15 kW DA
WMYS-LP (Ind 69) has applied for channel 23 at 15 kW DA
Very, very nicely done, Kyle (TVMICROWAVE2002) and gang at Weigel.
At 15 kw (as high as you can go), with a proper antenna, you'll get these
40 miles away. With an amplifier, 60 miles away. When WCIU was at 15 kw
in Chicago, I locked them 60 miles out with an attic antenna (ChannelMaster 4228 with a Channelmaster 7777 pre-amp)!
So, patience...these should go through...and then you guys get your ABC and CW in HD!
Thanks to "Trip" Erickson for the processed data. For more markets, see the "Low power digital companion channel" thread, which should be a "sticky" soon.