Originally Posted by ewitte
Thats odd. Are they at least going higher frequency? Channels 2-11 seem a lot harder to pick up looking at most of the antenna specs. I really don't want a 110" section no matter where I put it, especially if it were on the roof.
Did you mean higher power?
According to the FCC document, Channel 35 (KPRC) will become one of the 'superpower' stations in town, along with KHCW and a couple others, each running at 1 million watts (1 megawatt)
Ch. 11 will be running at 17,000 watts,
Ch 13 will be running 22,200 watts
Ch 26 will be running 234,000 watts
All numbers are expressed in effective radiated power (ERP).
ERP is the output power of the transmitter, minus the feedline loss, multiplied by the gain of the antenna.
I haven't heard what size coax (transmission line) they're using tho at that power level and antenna height I wouldn't be surprised if it's nitrogen-pressurized 6-1/8" dia. rigid copper (abt $80 a foot).
Perhaps someone with the true scoop will give us the details.