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I guess the bottom line is that no one really knows when LCG will complete construction, including them, but they probably have some timeline in place in order to schedule contractors, order equipment, etc.
I think we've all been somewhat guilty, including me, of being too pessimistic with a glass half empty outlook regarding the tower issue. While we were all complaining on this forum, LCG was quietly backdooring sCARE with a federal law. Right after that, the attitude on this forum brightened somewhat, but now it seems we're back to the negative, procrastination mode.
What I've learned from all of this so far is that our comments are fun to post and read but have little effect on reality. I know we all want to see the construction completed and full power transmitters on the air well before 2-17-09. I think we should monitor, as best as we can, the progress of LCG's construction efforts and see what bona fide conclusions we may draw from that. Perhaps folks like our friend from SLC, Ken, can give us some guidance on what needs to take place as construction proceeds and how much time it will take, based upon his experience at KSL.
I also think it's somewhat baseless to continue to think that the 2-17-09 analog shutdown won't happen. Even with a Democratic president, I don't think you're going to see Congress move that date within the month between swearing in and 2-17-09. Congress doesn't move that fast, analog TV's will be off the market, stations operating a full digital power will want their electric bills reduced via analog cutoff, etc.
I know it's hard to think on a positive note, but I'm keeping my office pool date of 5-21-08.