Originally Posted by zaphod7501
Thanks for the info. That could explain some of the low power desires.
Does that mean there won't be any HD from the CW? I didn't think you could simulcast two HD subchannels.
I just checked and 40.2 does not seem to be here yet.
Likely not, BUT...in Milwaukee, the UPN affiliate is HD. But they have
a subchannel where they showed a Bucks game in HD. If you do
the setup right, you can have HD on any channel that you broadcast out,
so it is possible. Will they invest in that equipment and manpower to do
that? Even without knowing, you can probably come up with a reasonable
answer to that question...
That probably does explain the low power desires. It will likely never have the ratings/revenue of the "big 4". And if, at 39 kw, it gets all of the audience they want, why go higher? Better than the other network for the Quad Cities...My Network TV gets shoved on a low power analog there that barely reaches all 4 cities when all is said and done.
BTW, since Peoria is between Quad Cities, Springfield-Champaign-Decatur, Quincy/Hannibal and Chicago, it's relegated to having few channels on UHF at the massive 1 megawatt we all want. WMBD chose well and they will be the signal
powerhouse starting in July...2 months away! NBC didn't do bad at all, and you can get them up into Lee county. WMBD will likely be the same.
On a fun note...my friend in southern DeKalb county gets WHOI when he points
his antenna southwest...and then locks PSIP on the Milwaukee PAX affiliate on the same frequency when he points it northeast. That's a proper antenna setup.