Originally posted by Bill Barber
You are correct that WTVZ-DT is still operating under a Special Temporary Authorization (STA) which allows us to maintain "driver power" levels until we choose to fire up the high power. Even at these lower levels, you should be able to receive an effective signal throughout most of the Hampton Roads area. In any case, we will be at full licensed power no later than the end of October 2005 in order to preserve our fringe protection.
A special note: My assistant engineer, Charles Rouse, who just signed onto the forum a week ago, will be leaving Hampton Roads very shortlly to take the position of Chief Engineer at our Sister Station, WRLH (Fox) in Richmond. Please wish him well!
Thanks for the info. I don't have any problem receiving WTVZ-DT at all here in Mathews County (45 miles from your transmitter). Signal is in the 50's but my old RCA F38310 with the built-in DTC-100 receiver has handled it exceptionallly well.
Good luck in your new position in Richmond. I'm originally from there and in the early days of WRLH the station engineer was into CB radio and he put an antenna 900 feet up the tower so he could talk to his buddies in Hampton Roads......I can't remember his name now but I think it was Jim ?