Originally posted by winkydink
My (pleasant) surprise came when I pointed my antenna toward Wilkes-Barre/Scranton. With some playing around, I was able to pick up WNEP-DT (ABC). They were sending out two (2) channels 16.1 and 16.2 ( I believe they are actually at 49 but are remapped to 16). 16.1 was the ABC feed in HD. They are sending out 720p 16:9. I was experiencing very few drop outs last night, and it seemed if I was interested in "LOST" I could have watched the entire show without any problems. The 16.2 feed is a local news feed, and last night they were showing minor league hockey at 480i standard resolution. I must have been experiencing one of those favorable reception periods that 'slykens' was referring to.
One of their subchannels has their doppler radar on it, or at least they were planning to do that at one point. They're pretty high up, that might be why you can see them..
1) Where can I find out what various stations output power is currently, and what their full power will be. Is this an FCC document (link please).
You might want to check this site out. He downloads the FCC data and incorporates it into his site every so often. The power ratings are what's on the applications, not necessarily what is actually operating.http://www.2150.com/broadcast/defaul...=Show+Stations
2) Are there any thoughts as to why I can pick up WATM, but not even see the signal for WTAJ (I do not have a meter, only the TV so I cannot see what strength of signal I am receiving).
From my position, TAJ comes in a lot better than ATM. I can also get JAC sometimes, but I have a lot of trouble with them.. I'm up on Mt Nittany in Lemont.
3) Is there any info on how State College will get WJAC (NBC) or WWCP (Fox). Johnstown is far away and signals are weak. Will they convert over channels 7 and 59 respectively.
The FCC maximization order requires that all the stations provide service over more than 80% of their market area, or risk loosing it. JAC is licensed for 1000KW and that should be more than enough for us to receive. FOX is more of a question. As slykens has said, they're more than 80 miles away, it will be diffcult to get them even when they're at full power. The fact that you can get NEP when they're only running at 100W is interesting and might bode well for us getting WWCP.
4) Is there a list of email that can be supplied so we may campaign to the local stations for over the air DTV and HDTV.
Kathy Smith from TAJ, you can find her email elsewhere in this thread. FOX and ABC are the same operation... The chief engineer is listed on their web pages.
I suspect we just have to be patient until July for ABC, FOX and NBC. CBS are the hardcases here..
Has anyone pointed any high gain antennas towards harrisburg? There's a couple stations down there supposedly at full power.