Originally Posted by Michael P 2341
Have you seen WOIO-DT's coverage map? You are lucky to be getting it @55 miles! Viewers closer than you have problems thanks to Raycom's insistence on being on ch 10 when the analog ch 10 CFPL-TV in London Ontario is not going away any time soon. Anyone north of I-90 in Lake and Ashtabula counties have problems with WOIO-DT. There is also an analog ch 10 in Columbus, but they were not allowed to go back to their legacy frequency (probably due to Raycom's lock on ch 10).
After the transition, WOIO-DT will have to continue to protect CFPL-TV, making their "full power" signal coverage area smaller than the rest of the Cleveland stations. WKBN-DT OTOH has the best coverage of any station in N.E. Ohio. It's a shame none of the Cleveland stations (or the other Y'town stations for that matter) could get that kind of coverage. If the rest of the Y'town stations had better coverage, they could probably take Ashtabula County away from the Cleveland DMA.
Yes, I've seen WOIO's current coverage map. I'm at least a few miles outside of its limit. Of course, I'm sure you realize that the coverage maps at the FCC web site represent not actual but theoretical contours. WOIO has applied to increase its power output from 3.5 kW ERP to 10.3 kW ERP. You can review the projected coverage map HERE
. If the FCC approves the power increase, more than half of the Youngstown area will fall within WOIO's service contour. Regardless of whether or not Atltransplant wants to receive WOIO, he'll need an antenna capable of receiving VHF high band stations if he wants to receive WJW, WQED and WTOV after they shut off their analog transmitters.
Yes, WBNS of Columbus also broadcasts on channel 10. It may cause interference in this area during periods of tropospheric propagation, but I've never experienced problems caused by WBNS. We also don't experience interference problems caused by CFPL.