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Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: Central Wisconsin
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Sorry about the false alarm on 55 going digital. Here is the email reply i received back
No truth at all.. Sorry...
March 2006 was a projected schedule for the FCC to grant digital channels to the 200+ stations that do not yet have them. That includes us. Just last week that scheduled date was possibly pushed back to August.
Once the FCC grants a channel allocation, it could take up to a year to get it built. There would be a couple of months of FCC applications and modifications, then we'd order the transmitter and antenna. Then, given the Wisconsin weather, installation on the tower is limited from October thru March due to ice and snow.
As soon as we have anything close to a firm schedule we'll be the ones that announce it.. All these private websites do is guess based on little snippets of information that's made public.