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Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   03-16-2017, 09:09 AM
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Posted By Theo1080
A lot of discussion on reduce power levels. WSOC...

A lot of discussion on reduce power levels. WSOC is dropping 15 channels (90 MHz). The power drop from 1000Kw to 720Kw doesn't worry me. At UHF, height trumps power.
Dropping 280Kw not a problem,...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   03-15-2017, 06:08 AM
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Posted By Theo1080
Since the list is out. WSOC: Old Power:...

Since the list is out.

WSOC: Old Power: 1000Kw New Power: 720 Kw
WAXN: Old Power: 150Kw (DA) New Power: 107 Kw (DA)

ERP(new) = ERP(current) - 20 * Log ([F(mhz)(new) / F(mhz)(old)]) ...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   03-10-2017, 06:20 AM
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Posted By Theo1080
WSOC has always had the best in encoder...

WSOC has always had the best in encoder technology. Two 720p streams has been done in many places in the US successfully. The two streams will be Stat-Muxed.
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   03-09-2017, 07:04 PM
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Posted By Theo1080
720p, 2.0 audio

720p, 2.0 audio
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   03-09-2017, 11:39 AM
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Posted By Theo1080
Effective June 1, 2017, WSOC-TV will become the...

Effective June 1, 2017, WSOC-TV will become the affiliate for Telmundo in Charlotte.
Telemundo will be broadcast on 9.2 in HD. Laff TV, currently on 9.2 will move to 64.4. WSOC-TV 9.1 will not...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   03-06-2017, 07:46 AM
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Posted By Theo1080
http://fccinfo.com/image.php?ShowPattern=0%2C0.200...

http://fccinfo.com/image.php?ShowPattern=0%2C0.200%2C10%2C0.371%2C20%2C0.530%2C30%2C0.696%2C32%2C0.729%2C40%2C0.853%2C50%2C0.958%2C60%2C0.978%2C70%2C0.941%2C80%2C0.748%2C90%2C0.655%2C100%2C0.831%2C110...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   03-06-2017, 07:40 AM
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Posted By Theo1080
They do not. Separate owner and operations

They do not. Separate owner and operations
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   02-20-2017, 12:44 PM
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Posted By Theo1080
The lowering of ERP is done because of the...

The lowering of ERP is done because of the "Dipole Factor". The lower the UHF channel, the less power is need to cover the same area. WSOC's new channel with new ERP will, in mathematical theory,...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   02-20-2017, 10:42 AM
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Posted By Theo1080
The FCC has not stated the official position on...

The FCC has not stated the official position on translators. My opinion is they will be hard to fit in, but again, we will wait and see.
WAXN will file to change its pattern back to what it had...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   02-20-2017, 06:04 AM
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Posted By Theo1080
I can confirm the following concerning WSOC and...

I can confirm the following concerning WSOC and WAXN.

1) It goes without saying that WAXN will move to a lower channel
2) Although WSOC (34) is below channel 37, it too, will change channels (Not...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   02-09-2017, 08:16 PM
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Posted By Theo1080
Public notice will come out the first of March. ...

Public notice will come out the first of March. Everything above channel 36 will have to move. WAXN, WMYT, WJZY, WUNG, WHKY I know WAXN new channel but can not release to the public.
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   02-09-2017, 12:46 PM
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Posted By Theo1080
FCC has sent out new channel assignment. WAXN...

FCC has sent out new channel assignment. WAXN will announce its soon.
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   01-18-2017, 09:00 PM
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Posted By Theo1080
Yes, the translators receive there signal from...

Yes, the translators receive there signal from the main.
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   01-10-2017, 01:16 PM
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Posted By Theo1080
FYI: WSOC-TV and WAXN-TV will both be off...

FYI:

WSOC-TV and WAXN-TV will both be off the air Tuesday, January 24th from 12:30am till 4:15am for maintenance. Spectrum/TWC & ATT Uverse consumers will not be effected.
If all work is not...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   11-21-2016, 06:30 AM
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Posted By Theo1080
Trip, Let me respond: I know the...

Trip,

Let me respond:

I know the difference between a translator and a LPTV. It's not a legal term. If I give you a sheet of paper and say " go make a xerox of this" and copier is made by...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   11-20-2016, 09:51 PM
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Posted By Theo1080
WHED-LP is licensed to Lumberton but is located...

WHED-LP is licensed to Lumberton but is located in Charlotte on the tower at Tryon and May near Clanton Rd. It got here by what is known as "translator creep" A LPTV can file for a CP to move...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   10-31-2016, 10:45 AM
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Posted By Theo1080
WAXNTV1 in China Grove is on the air as of 1148...

WAXNTV1 in China Grove is on the air as of 1148 Monday morning. WSOC apologize for the issue but was at the mercy of Gates Air for parts
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   10-24-2016, 07:29 PM
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Posted By Theo1080
WAXNTV1 translator in China Grove is out of...

WAXNTV1 translator in China Grove is out of service for at least the next 5 to 7 days. Transmitter has lost a controller board and power supply. WSOC apologize for any inconvenience. We are...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   10-24-2016, 07:24 PM
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Posted By Theo1080
WSOC has not purchased or has ANY connection with...

WSOC has not purchased or has ANY connection with channel 28 and/or WGTB in Gastonia.
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   10-07-2016, 10:08 AM
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Posted By Theo1080
Another good source, COX stations WJAX and WFOX...

Another good source, COX stations WJAX and WFOX in Jacksonville, FL
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   08-31-2016, 08:07 PM
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Posted By Theo1080
WSOC's Crowder's Mtn translator was out of...

WSOC's Crowder's Mtn translator was out of service due to a power hit. The encoder control card has been repaired and is back to normal.
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   07-01-2016, 09:27 AM
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Posted By Theo1080
WRAL-EX's antenna is located at 1798' AGL, ERP:...

WRAL-EX's antenna is located at 1798' AGL, ERP: 40Kw Channel:39 Antenna is highly directional at 312 degrees which points is back toward downtown Raleigh.
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   01-31-2016, 04:36 PM
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Posted By Theo1080
We are not license to reach those areas, please...

We are not license to reach those areas, please stop comparing my 1000' tower to WBTV's 2000. I could increase power to 1500kw (legal limit is 1000Kw) and still not cover what WBTV does. Height...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   01-31-2016, 04:35 PM
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Posted By Theo1080
We are not license to reach those areas, please...

We are not license to reach those areas, please stop comparing my 1000' tower to WBTV's 2000. I could increase power to 1500kw (legal limit is 1000Kw) and still not cover what WBTV does. Height...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   01-30-2016, 07:44 PM
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Posted By Theo1080
And you base this on what measuring stick?

And you base this on what measuring stick?
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