Originally Posted by 888CALLFCC
Just checked RF32 for signal from Sutro. No signal from Sutro.
The antenna pattern for the proposed RF 32 from Sutro needs to be checked, signal to the North would not help, to the South, yes but Azteca has a transmitter on Fremont Pk. Signal to the South East???
KEMO has been solid most of the time I have checked with some exceptions. KRCB even more solid. That's for the last 6 months plus.
My main antenna is pointed at Sutro and Mt. St. Helena so a second signal on RF 32 would just be multipath and be rejected just like multipath. That's how:
Service Designation: DD Digital Television distributed transmission system (multiple transmitter sites)
KNTV used the old KCSM tower, and KCSM moved to Sutro.
See ABC, NBC follies
KNTV analog 11 could not be on Sutro tower due to VHF channel spacing requirements .... (full power analog 11 from Reno) ..... I think
Not sure if RF 12 is permitted on Sutro now under FCC lax spacing rules for full power VHF digital stations.
Maybe the $$ rent is cheaper ..... on San Bruno Mountain...
Due to the history between KGO and KNTV linked above IMHO it would be unlikely for KNTV to ever move to Sutro.
Do the owners of Sutro have veto power like the UN Security Council Permanent members do? Is there room for a RF 12 antenna, KGO would say no to sharing their antenna.
EDIT: I found this.
The tower houses antennas for the owners, and, under a Federal Communications Commission guidelines, enables equal access for leased antenna space to other local TV stations.
KNTV MUST put a city level signal over their city of license, San Jose. I remember that they were allowed a bit higher power level. From so far away an UHF RF channel would not work. That's the main reason Bruno was possible.
When KNTV got NBC I watched the next newscast from KSBW (NBC). The anchor said everybody be calm, we are not going anywhere. Nothing is changing.
Well, soon after they moved the transmitter South to Fremont Pk. Now what is the second 16:9 stream on KSBW? ABC. KSBW owners have lots of stations with ABC.
Santa Cruz thus lost their two OTA stations, a huge loss as laws for Cable back then restricted what channels could be available in order to protect the OTA stations, which moved away.
Note: KSBW sold their tower near Mt. Madonna County park, KNTV has kept theirs.
Edited by SFischer1 - 10/27/13 at 7:44pm