Originally Posted by jake14mw
Thanks for letting us know, we appreciate that. Can you tell us what the "(and others)" channels are? I believe the other channel is WTXX-DT?
Does standby or temporary mean totally off of the tower, or just lower down the tower? The term temporary brings thoughts to mind of a very low temp tower. At least I know now to change any of my Tivo recordings from WTIC-DT. Not good news for football fans.
The main WTIC-TV analog antenna is now disconnected and will be lowered next week. They are on their stand-by antenna, which is about halfway up the tower. After the old WTIC-TV antenna is taken down, the top section of the tower will be replaced with a candelabra array. WTIC-TV (analog) will immediately return to the top of the tower (as part of the candelabra) and will be joined by WEDH (analog) broadcasting from their new location for the first time. WTXX-DT will be combined with WTIC-DT in a joint antenna stack when
their new antenna is built and delivered, but as is the case with WEDH-DT, the F.C.C. STILL hasn't gotten around to giving the stations their final approval. I know
you don't want to hear this, but that means even though the candelabra will be in operation in about a month, the permanent (and full power) WTIC-DT, WTXX-DT, and WEDH-DT antennas will not
be delivered in time for the winter construction shutdown...
Other than short periods of shutdown and/or reduced power, WTIC-DT and WTXX-DT's existing temporary facilities shouldn't degrade from where they've been.