Originally Posted by K5ING
Anyone notice that 27 is off the air this morning? Does this have anything to do with the big switch (now scheduled for Monday, the 17th)?
The video "has been removed by the user". Wonder why. It was very good.
And that's where real experts at the facilities could be so useful in this forum.
I based my presumption upon the FCC forms 301 and the make and model of the antennas specified for each station:
KDFI/KPXD: A-D Model A/CUK40671/1
KDTN/KDTX/KTAQ: RFS PHP-36C
I envy those fortunate folks over in the San Francisco thread. Detailed information about Sutro was provided there by those in the know. It's possible to visit that thread and know precisely where all the stations are located.
I can't be certain (since I'm doing this remotely from work to home) but the trio of stations using a common antenna at Richland South are all off as of this moment:
- Those three are at the ~1620' level on the tower.
I seem to recall that KDFI shares an antenna with Ion's KPXD. What I do discern is that KDFI (RF-36) is down from its usual 100% signal power and signal quality (now showing only 85% and 72%, respectively). Oddly KPXD (RF-42) is 100% for both of those readings.
- Those two are at the ~1627' level on the tower.
And the two top-mounted facilities (KDAF RF-32 and KSTR RF-48) are both on, reading 100% for both signal power and quality.
As I posted a few entries back, it's a shame that aside from Johnny Stigler, no other engineer or tech posts here to keep we geeks better informed. The fortunate souls in Greensboro, New Orleans and Roanoke, among others, all have the benefit of participation from those really in the know.
In fairness, given the tight deadline compounded by the foul weather, I'd imagine that any broadcaster sited at Richland South likely has no time at present to join our discussion.
On the other hand, they may just think we're a bunch of nuts to even be interested in such things as towers, transmitters and OTA antennas! :-)
Are you saying that you are currently seeing a signal from KDFI? I'm showing 0 signal from them, but ION (KPXD) is showing a good signal (88 here).
As of 17:00 this date, here's what I'm showing for the stations on the Tar Road tower. [...]