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It also shows that WSB will be dropping power from the current 100 kW to 869 kW. I wonder if that will prove detrimental to those of us in problem signal areas.
IIRC, the changes, once completed, are supposed to result in no more than a 2% increase in homes that cannot receive the signal reliably.
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It also shows that WSB will be dropping power from the current 100 kW to 869 kW. I wonder if that will prove detrimental to those of us in problem signal areas.

Also WPCH is moving from channel 20 to 31
WUPA from 43 to 36
and WUVG from 48 to 18

We may see more changes as stations respond with their new data to NAB
Supposedly the new power levels are determined by the Dipole Factor and are supposed to basically match the current coverage area. However I do share the same concerns for fringe viewers or those who attempt to use an indoor antenna. Hopefully this will not indeed prove detrimental.I wish they could have just allowed most of the upper UHF stations to remain 1000kw as many are now, but the FCC has their own formula. But apparently there may be an appeal process for stations who may face problematic signal issues.
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IIRC, the changes, once completed, are supposed to result in no more than a 2% increase in homes that cannot receive the signal reliably.
We will see how that prediction proves out. During the analog to digital transition, WSB lost more homes than had been predicted and had to build several translators to fill some of the gaps.
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We will see how that prediction proves out. During the analog to digital transition, WSB lost more homes than had been predicted and had to build several translators to fill some of the gaps.
Living in Cumming (Forsyth County) I actually get a better signal from WSB's repeater station from Gainesville. I have the choice of two antenna sources for WSB and I'm a bit closer to Gainesville with less obstruction than to Atlanta. Quite a few homes have their antennas pointed towards Gainesville in my area to get both WSB and the repeater station for WUVG. As well Daystar broadcasts from that direction.

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It also shows that WSB will be dropping power from the current 100 kW to 869 kW. I wonder if that will prove detrimental to those of us in problem signal areas.

Also WPCH is moving from channel 20 to 31
WUPA from 43 to 36
and WUVG from 48 to 18

We may see more changes as stations respond with their new data to NAB
Here in Athens I receive two of the three WSB transmitters (31 & 39) with 31 strength much higher (believe they installed that transmitter near Monroe in order to overcome the shadow cast by Stone Mountain for 39). So will be interesting to see what happens to WSB 31 when WPCH moves to that channel.
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I'm surprised WSB-31 is still on the air given that WPXA moved to 31 a few years ago.

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I'm surprised WSB-31 is still on the air given that WPXA moved to 31 a few years ago.

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Trip, I was thinking WPXA had a three lobed antenna pattern and that the Athens area was in one of the nulls. The transmitter is located way north of Atlanta proper and Atlanta is covered by one of those lobes.
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Trip, I was thinking WPXA had a three lobed antenna pattern and that the Athens area was in one of the nulls. The transmitter is located way north of Atlanta proper and Atlanta is covered by one of those lobes.
Here's a nice visual of WPXA versus WSB-31. There's a significant area of overlap.

https://www.rabbitears.info/contour....extras=1365627

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Here in Athens I receive two of the three WSB transmitters (31 & 39) with 31 strength much higher (believe they installed that transmitter near Monroe in order to overcome the shadow cast by Stone Mountain for 39). So will be interesting to see what happens to WSB 31 when WPCH moves to that channel.
In several markets including Atlanta and Charlotte, Cox has several translators to support the fringe areas of their primary signal such as WSB and WSOC. But with the repack reducing the broadcast spectrum, there may not be room for all of these translators to remain on the air. That remains to be seen, but could be an issue for fringe area reception.
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