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Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   02-03-2015, 06:36 PM
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Posted By Jon Ellis
PSIP channels are assigned by the FCC and go...

PSIP channels are assigned by the FCC and go along with the license, so they get to keep virtual channel 4. I think many in the market will be surprised to find out that there is still a channel 4.
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   02-03-2013, 11:44 AM
Replies: 2,528
Views: 287,123
Posted By Jon Ellis
Quote:Originally Posted by Wright...

Quote:Originally Posted by Wright Countyguy http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/446660/minneapolis-mn-ota/1800#post_22917707)

Other thought/question: what...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   01-26-2013, 09:02 PM
Replies: 4,962
Views: 521,018
Posted By Jon Ellis
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by VintonShellsburg http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/651840/cedar-rapids-ia-hdtv/4860#post_22841062)

A brief aside...any word on...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   12-01-2012, 05:56 PM
Replies: 4,346
Views: 440,325
Posted By Jon Ellis
When I was down there in August, I noticed that...

When I was down there in August, I noticed that there were channel 19.1's coming from both RF 19 and RF 23. Apparently they still haven't turned off the 19.1 signal from KCWI even though KDMI's own...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   11-25-2012, 11:03 AM
Replies: 220
Views: 37,960
Posted By Jon Ellis
Nope, no relation to Rod Ellis or any of the...

Nope, no relation to Rod Ellis or any of the other Ellis' in this area. My version of the Ellis family came from Iowa.
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   11-25-2012, 10:36 AM
Replies: 9,643
Views: 1,063,959
Posted By Jon Ellis
Big update on the KSNB situation: KOLN/KGIN's...

Big update on the KSNB situation: KOLN/KGIN's owner has reached a deal to buy KSNB for $1.25 million. They're seeking a failing station waiver to get the deal approved, since the market doesn't have...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   11-24-2012, 03:24 PM
Replies: 220
Views: 37,960
Posted By Jon Ellis
Over-the-air digital reception from Park Point...

Over-the-air digital reception from Park Point with an indoor VHF/UHF antenna should be no problem - she'll get 13 channels, 5 of them in HD. She can also get the same channels by plugging the...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   11-24-2012, 03:12 PM
Replies: 3,394
Views: 302,343
Posted By Jon Ellis
If it's the same as the Minneapolis market, you...

If it's the same as the Minneapolis market, you need to have a DirecTV HD receiver to get the MN Channel. Standard definition receivers can't see it.
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   11-24-2012, 03:08 PM
Replies: 9,643
Views: 1,063,959
Posted By Jon Ellis
Good sleuthing! I would've never even thought of...

Good sleuthing! I would've never even thought of that, even though I have created dozens of those reports.
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   10-20-2012, 03:59 PM
Replies: 9,643
Views: 1,063,959
Posted By Jon Ellis
Yes, they have to turn the transmitter on to...

Yes, they have to turn the transmitter on to find out whether it works, but they don't have to keep it on while they wait for the license to be granted. Once the license is granted they have to go...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   10-19-2012, 08:33 PM
Replies: 9,643
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Posted By Jon Ellis
Anyone seen any sign of KSNB-TV/4 in the last...

Anyone seen any sign of KSNB-TV/4 in the last few weeks? On Oct. 2, they filed a license to cover application for their new facility near York, meaning it may be on the air. The theoretical rooftop...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   04-21-2012, 01:59 PM
Replies: 2,528
Views: 287,123
Posted By Jon Ellis
I would not be surprised if FOX gets more...

I would not be surprised if FOX gets more interested in subchannels this fall. They're launching MundoFOX and have promised 75% coverage of national households. They might have to put the network on...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   04-14-2012, 04:27 PM
Replies: 1,646
Views: 177,407
Posted By Jon Ellis
According to their announcement, Me-TV is...

According to their announcement, Me-TV is simulcast on 18.3 and 26.3. Presumably ThisTV (which is Me-TV's sister network) continues on 26.2.
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   02-15-2012, 07:28 PM
Replies: 9,643
Views: 1,063,959
Posted By Jon Ellis
My Network TV is more of a brand than a network,...

My Network TV is more of a brand than a network, IMHO. (They prefer not to be actually called a "network" anymore in the industry trades, either, just a "program service" or something like that...)...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   02-14-2012, 08:03 PM
Replies: 9,643
Views: 1,063,959
Posted By Jon Ellis
Quote:Originally Posted by Trip in VA...

Quote:Originally Posted by Trip in VA http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/post/21646785)

Er, don't they have three years?

- Trip


Yep, I guess it...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   02-14-2012, 06:14 PM
Replies: 9,643
Views: 1,063,959
Posted By Jon Ellis
Well, that was quick... KFXL made the formal...

Well, that was quick... KFXL made the formal application for 1,000kW on channel 15 and the FCC has already approved the construction permit. They now have 18 months to put it on the air.
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   02-11-2012, 06:10 PM
Replies: 9,643
Views: 1,063,959
Posted By Jon Ellis
Quote:Originally Posted by ScottChez...

Quote:Originally Posted by ScottChez http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/post/21631485)

Cox, Dish, and DirectV will not be able to give it to Omaha area...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   01-16-2012, 07:12 PM
Replies: 1,646
Views: 177,407
Posted By Jon Ellis
WBQD-LP notified the FCC last month that they...

WBQD-LP notified the FCC last month that they went silent on Dec. 9 after losing their tower lease. I'd been wondering what was going on...

The MyNetworkTV page on WQAD's website is simply their...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   01-11-2012, 09:04 PM
Replies: 4,962
Views: 521,018
Posted By Jon Ellis
They did post this preview video of a new logo...

They did post this preview video of a new logo on their Facebook page a few days ago:

http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=10100437610621770
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   12-09-2011, 08:08 PM
Replies: 9,643
Views: 1,063,959
Posted By Jon Ellis
Quote:Originally Posted by BellevueTVWatchr...

Quote:Originally Posted by BellevueTVWatchr http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/post/21323603)

My guess is that they want the distance range that VHF...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   10-30-2011, 09:38 PM
Replies: 2,528
Views: 287,123
Posted By Jon Ellis
Quote:Originally Posted by jjeff...

Quote:Originally Posted by jjeff http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/post/21145920)

It was nice to see Laural and Hardy back on the air this Sunday...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   10-17-2011, 10:08 PM
Replies: 4,962
Views: 521,018
Posted By Jon Ellis
Quote:Originally Posted by uhf...

Quote:Originally Posted by uhf http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/post/21090132)

A crawl on KCRG right now says that 9.2 is now Eastern Iowa's My...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   10-12-2011, 06:14 PM
Replies: 2,528
Views: 287,123
Posted By Jon Ellis
From what I've heard, 45.5 is supposed to be...

From what I've heard, 45.5 is supposed to be there. Not sure if that'll remain the same if 45.1/45.2 are eventually turned off.
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   09-25-2011, 09:41 PM
Replies: 2,528
Views: 287,123
Posted By Jon Ellis
Fiber feeds, I think. A now-closed company...

Fiber feeds, I think.

A now-closed company called Equity Broadcasting used to feed several dozen stations via unscrambled satellite feeds. That was fun, until they went bankrupt! WUMN-CA (13) was...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   09-24-2011, 04:10 PM
Replies: 2,528
Views: 287,123
Posted By Jon Ellis
Gannett uses a similar facility for its...

Gannett uses a similar facility for its stations. Usually flawless, but I did see a bug ID for their Portland, Maine station on KARE once!
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