Originally Posted by Trip in VA
...because they have to take the channel 62 antenna off the tower to put up the new channel 39 antenna in its place...- Trip
Okay. So why not simply announce that "we are going offline with our present digital channel for a day or two and then we will be back on at a different frequency and we will then be terminating our analog channel on ___"? That's not what Pat Simon said and it's not what their website says. Have you been to their website to see what it says?
They have to take down the channel 62 antenna and put a new channel 39 antenna in its place.
Yea, you already said that.
Unfortunately, we live in a universe where only one object can exist in a particular place at a time.
Gee, thanks for the heads up on that.
That's what they're doing. They're transitioning early.
And doing a piss-poor job of it.
Well, they could have just gone off the air entirely on February 17 and then come back on in May. Would that be preferable?
Well, at least if they did that they might have been able to do what they said they were gonna do. And if they did choose to do that, it's their call. All I could do is complain about how stupid it would be.
That they managed to convince a tower crew to go up on a mountain in Pennsylvania in December (the original plan was to go off the air on Dec 22 and sign back on on Jan 5) is amazing enough...
Wahhhhh! Excuuuuse me while I go call the wambulance!!
...cut them some slack.
They did a lousy job -- and I told 'em so. Just like the morons who are running Citibank and BOA and Wall Street and the oil companies and ........
And who ends up paying for it when it goes bust?
Other stations aren't trying to juggle antennas. WPVI and WHYY are using their existing antennas, and WCAU has installed a temporary channel 34 antenna at a lower spot on the tower (and I doubt WLVT can afford two antennas like WCAU can).- Trip
So what's your point? Again, should I be calling the wambulance for them?
BTW, they are NOW back up with their new digital setup and might have been even before I put my last post up. Their analog channel is silent. I checked not long after I posted and saw that so I re-scanned and got 'em digitally.
Edit: Got a response from the engineering department @ 9pm advising that the problem was: "The transmitter company ran into some problems converting the digital transmitter. We are now transmitting digital on our post-transition channel (39)."
Y'all can decide for yourselves whether I got two different stories or not.