Originally posted by clevfandad
Yeah, what's up with KMAX anyway? First it was waiting for FCC approval, which it received, I understand. Then it was installation of equipment which would take a few weeks and be done by May 1. (Which is strange because it HAD operated at high power for test periods.) Then it was a few minor PSIP adjustments which would take 2-3 days. As I recall that was weeks ago. Time for KMAX to level with prospective viewers in Modesto, Tracy, and other areas.
1. We did have a PSIP problem. We replaced our first generation PSIP equipment and all is now well.
2. We did - for about a week - test our transmitter into the master antenna on the KCRA tower. All was well.
3. We applied for, and were granted, a power increase to 850 KW.
4. To operate at this power level requires negotiation with the owner of the master antenna. This is in progress.
5. To operate at this power requires that the transmitter be slightly modified and certified at the new power. This is in progress.
Bottom line: It should not take much longer to get this transmitter on the air. Any specific questions, just email me - bhess at cbs.com. And include your name so I can address a real person!
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