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Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   02-18-2017, 02:57 PM
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Posted By Jon Ellis
It's also important to remember that more...

It's also important to remember that more stations may be moving to VHF as part of the spectrum auction. It won't be publicly announced which stations are moving until April.
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   02-12-2017, 10:09 AM
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Views: 169,462
Posted By Jon Ellis
Thanks for the information! I see they did...

Thanks for the information! I see they did mention it in a blog post last month, that I missed.
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   02-11-2017, 09:20 AM
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Posted By Jon Ellis
Nice lineup! Inquiring minds want to know......

Nice lineup!

Inquiring minds want to know... what's on 2.5 and 2.6?
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   01-16-2017, 05:24 PM
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Posted By Jon Ellis
It does mean there is less bandwidth for the...

It does mean there is less bandwidth for the other channels -- but compression technology has improved since the early days of digital TV. WPT says they have switched to different encoders that...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   01-04-2017, 05:18 PM
Replies: 4,979
Views: 529,295
Posted By Jon Ellis
An outdoor antenna is definitely going to make a...

An outdoor antenna is definitely going to make a big difference, even if it's not a large one. I'd look for an antenna that has poles that stick out for the VHF elements. A lot of the newer compact...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   12-24-2016, 07:15 AM
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Posted By Jon Ellis
A post from a WPT programming official on the...

A post from a WPT programming official on the Madison thread says the new channel will be PBS Kids starting in January.
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   12-24-2016, 07:13 AM
Replies: 5,832
Views: 621,192
Posted By Jon Ellis
WDSE-DT2 ("Explore") is actually now carrying...

WDSE-DT2 ("Explore") is actually now carrying World Channel on a partial schedule, with some other PBS and local programs mixed in. I'm not sure if what they were carrying before was actually a PBS...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   08-10-2016, 05:24 PM
Replies: 245
Views: 40,064
Posted By Jon Ellis
I have not been up to Gheen to check, but I...

I have not been up to Gheen to check, but I suspect KRII is probably doing it the same way as KBJR.
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   08-06-2016, 01:09 PM
Replies: 245
Views: 40,064
Posted By Jon Ellis
KDLH 3.1 (CW) is now broadcasting in 720 HD. ...

KDLH 3.1 (CW) is now broadcasting in 720 HD. Charter and DISH are adding HD feeds of the channel since it is now KDLH's primary affiliation.

It's interesting to note that Quincy is attempting to...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   04-30-2016, 03:44 PM
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Posted By Jon Ellis
It is possible, but no guarantee. I'd recommend...

It is possible, but no guarantee. I'd recommend that your acquaintance look up his address at www.tvfool.com to see what it says for his exact location. If he's in a valley or behind a ridge, it...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   12-20-2015, 03:38 PM
Replies: 2,234
Views: 319,467
Posted By Jon Ellis
Channel 23.1 is probably Frank Digital...

Channel 23.1 is probably Frank Digital Broadcasting's K23LB-D Fargo. They applied for a license to cover their construction permit back in October, which is how you tell the FCC you're ready to go...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   11-09-2015, 05:46 PM
Replies: 1,551
Views: 169,462
Posted By Jon Ellis
Problem is, neither KCPO-LP nor KAUN-LP has...

Problem is, neither KCPO-LP nor KAUN-LP has actually applied to convert to digital. Both are currently authorized only for analog broadcasting.
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   11-08-2015, 11:52 AM
Replies: 1,551
Views: 169,462
Posted By Jon Ellis
KWSD's brief return to the air may have just been...

KWSD's brief return to the air may have just been a legal requirement to save the license. By federal law, they would have lost their license if they had not returned to the air by Nov. 21. There...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   10-30-2015, 06:30 PM
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Views: 2,324
Posted By Jon Ellis
The above post was quoted from my website,...

The above post was quoted from my website, NorthPine.com.
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   02-03-2015, 05:36 PM
Replies: 2,234
Views: 319,467
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, 10:44 AM
Replies: 3,081
Views: 320,816
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, 08:02 PM
Replies: 4,979
Views: 529,295
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, 04:56 PM
Replies: 4,425
Views: 450,600
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, 10:03 AM
Replies: 245
Views: 40,064
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, 09:36 AM
Replies: 9,880
Views: 1,088,659
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, 02:24 PM
Replies: 245
Views: 40,064
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, 02:12 PM
Replies: 3,462
Views: 310,408
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, 02:08 PM
Replies: 9,880
Views: 1,088,659
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, 02:59 PM
Replies: 9,880
Views: 1,088,659
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, 07:33 PM
Replies: 9,880
Views: 1,088,659
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...
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