Originally Posted by Calaveras
I must have missed this. Back in August KEMO was granted a Construction Permit for a 2 transmitter DTS facility. ... DTS1 is their current site on Mt. St. Helena with an antenna pointing south and 50KW. (They might already be running this.) DTS2 (also on channel 32 of course) is to be located on Sutro tower running 200KW.
I saw the DTS2 listed in my TVFool listing a few months ago and have it shown in the notes of my DTV Channels List in upcoming changes. Also listed as coming to Sutro is K14MW from Petaluma, 300 watts on channel 3, in addition to their Construction Permit for Mt. Tamalpais. Have you seen anything on this, Chuck?
KEMO could be running the 50 kW now, because their signal is stronger than it used to be. They used to average about 24 to 25 dB here; now they're in the 27 to 28 dB range with my CM4228 pointed north... not a bad signal for being 65 miles away. Sometimes I can even get a viewable signal off the back of the antenna when it's pointing toward Mt. San Bruno.
There are several stations with Construction Permits for this area, so I do a scan every so often to see if there's anything new. Supposedly, there's KTVJ channel 4 from Mt. Tam, KBKF channel 5 from the hills above Woodside, a translator for KTFK on channel 5 from Mt. Diablo, K07ZK channel 7 on Mt. Toro licensed to Monterey, KDAS channel 8 from Mt. St. Helena, KOTR, Santa Cruz, on channel 11 from Loma Prieta Mt. (maybe the old KNTV site?), and the list goes on. Look at the bottom of my DTV station lists for a complete list. How many will actually build and get on the air is anyone's guess.