Originally Posted by MeeZ01
what happened to the analog signal of MYTVZ-33 tonight. its really bad with a snowy picture, but the skies are clear outside.
WTVZ was operating at VERY low power while Digital filters were installed in the transmission line. It was a major job, and we were actually at about 1% power from Thursday morning until late in the afternoon Friday.
As a heads up - sometime in the next week the Analog will be completely off air for a day or so as the Digital exciter is set up and proofed on Ch. 33.
Our plan is now to cut 33 directly from analog to digital servicel, and relinquish 38 at that time.
Our pattern on Ch 33 is a bit better than 38, and we will have slightly increased antenna height and power, both of which should allow us to roughly replicate our analog service area.
This is great news from my point of view since it means that we shouldbe able to maintain service to the vast majority of our over the air viewers, and might even pick up a few!
I'll try to post when I have a firm date for the next interruption, and you will be seeing our announcements on air shortly concerning the actual cutover date.