That has nothing to do with DMA. Repacking the number of stations necessary demands more co-channeling. The TV band will become nothing but a mess of interference in many markets that people will not want to put up with and will cause people to purchase services from the wireless companies to watch their programs. That is what the FCC is after. To destroy FREE OTA TV as we know it for the financial benefit of certain wireless companies. Cronyism. Plain and simple.
The FCC has started trying to figure out how to clear stations off of channel 51. See here. http://www.rabbitears.info/tvq.php?c...est=list&sort=
Good Luck with finding another frequency for WTAE, Pittsburgh. They would'nt be on channel 51 if another 1 Megawatt frequency was available.
Too close to WFXP.
According to a search on Trip's Rabbit Ears website it appears that channels 27 & 31 are the only open UHF frequencies for a full service station. Channel 31 would require the FCC to dispose of KDKA's application for a fill-in translator and who knows if either are suitable for a million watt ERP.
At least one of the six stations on channel 38 or higher in Pittsburgh has to either go to low VHF or go out of business and channel 14 and 18 (Land Mobile) have to be made available for television repacking rather than spectrum auctions for there to be even a slight chance of the FCC recovering channels 31-51 in the area and that's without considering what it will take to recover spectrum in adjacent markets. Three of the stations that would have to be moved are maximum power major network affiliates.
I'll be keeping an eye out for an NPRM any day now.
Wow, the FCC wasted no time. I hadn't found the documents for WEPX in PRM12MB, where I would have expected them to be, so I decided on a whim to try looking for recently-assigned docket numbers... sure enough, the FCC already assigned it a docket number, 12-130, and I found the documents there.
I'll be keeping an eye out for an NPRM any day now.
26 is actually a better channel, but I doubt seriously with that short tower that WEPX will gain as many viewers as they think, especially with all the trees around eastern NC.
This whole wireless business is garbage. Elites looking to suck more out of the sheep.
Anybody have any idea what's the status and holdup on the WNCT Greenville NC request to move to UHF ?? It's been over a year and a half since they submitted the application......wonder if FCC is waiting on repacking fallout or is it dissent from other stations ? Wonder where and when they will end up ?
Look in the Greenville, NC thread. There is the explanation of why no channel changes nationwide (not just WNCT) have been granted.
It never fails....i ALWAYS read the Greenville HD thread first, then pop over here......EXCEPT yesterday......i got it backwards.....posted the Q here before checking the Greenville HD thread. I checked over there afterwards and I saw the new answers-- DOH !!! Sheesh...sorry guys.....but thanks for the heads up and links, really appreciate it !! Yeah, I've read the FCC papers. Thanks again...
Yup....Repacking freeze as i suspected......sad.
By the end of this month, the Federal Communications Commission will vote on proposed rules governing a planned 2014 auction that will allow over the air TV stations to surrender their “free TV” channels in return for money from the nation’s wireless phone companies looking for more mobile broadband spectrum.
Are apps for on-channel TV boosters frozen as well?
DTS is allowed as long as it doesn't expand the contour, but I'm not sure why anyone would build anything right now knowing it may need to be replaced again in a few short years.
Anyway, after a recent storm, I found myself in the market for a new telescoping antenna mast. I spoke earlier today with a vendor that informed me that the combination uhf/vhf antenna would soon be obsolete because in 2014, all VHF band would be free of television signals. Since I hadn't kept up with the latest FCC mandates, I hated to argue. In addition, he is in the antenna business, and should be well aware of what's going on.
I've got to know if it's true. Are we soon losing the VHF channels again? Sorry if I missed it in this thread.
No, the VHF band itself isn't going anywhere, but some of your previous posts indicate that you are in the Tri-Cities DMA. If that is correct, both WCYB and WJHL have petitioned the FCC for permission to move from VHF to UHF, which would clear off the VHF band in your market. As of yet, the FCC has not acted on those petitions and does not appear to be in any hurry to do so.
Thanks Trip. That is interesting becasue I thought that WJHL wanted to stay on the vhf band. I'm also in the Knoxville and Asheville markets, so it will be interesting.
More to that story today on the Omaha thread. Will this be a trend that will accelerate, given the FCC's recent stance on limiting duopolies?
chs 2-5 uses RF signals 22.1CBS SD 33.1HD NBC RF 28
5WNYW NEW YORK CITY uses RF44
WABC 7 USES RF7 my dual band UHF VHF antenna facing towards shelton ct on balcany seems to be recieved yet half
power but never stays in ...to enjoy
wpix uses RF 11 WNET 13 theese channels do not recieve
well on google they claim to be requesting to boost there
personally theese channels need to switch over to RF UHF
to be recieved at all...
9 stories high joe recieves 2 4 5 8 9 21 lost cw 20 farmington
ct not water bury...
tv 41.4 55 long island 67.1-67.3 57wfut.....
49 wedw should be greatfull that anything at all recieves..
wasa comes in joe looses cw 20 wasa goes cw20 returns
same for WMBC 63 there in pax wliw weekends theres
a weird relationship there per channel engineers per network
including WTNH ANGELO no help at all..