Originally Posted by GE AVS
As noted, LOM is Lookout Mountain. In the link below, note the towers on the mountain: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lookout_Mountain_(Colorado
The mountain is on the west side of metro Denver and is the largest transmitting site (the most TV stations of all the sites) for Denver. However, there are seven transmitting sites for full power TV stations surrounding Denver. From the center point of downtown Denver, transmitting sites are located to the west/southwest (4 sites), southeast (1 site), east (1 site), and north (1 site). This is quite different than the more favorable single area Cedar Hill locations for all of the full power TV stations for DFW.
Thanks so much. That background makes reviewing the Denver OTA messages much more meaningful to someone far from the metro area.
Now I have just a few followup questions (and these are triggered by your remarks about the exceedingly favorable conditions for OTA here in Dallas by virtue of our terrain, HAATs, powers and, most of all, the single point of transmission at Cedar Hill [except for three LPTVs downtown]).
1). Were the politics (of c-a-r-e) the prime reason why everyone didn't move to Lookout Mountain for digital facilities. Or were there also engineering concerns as well?
2). Could you explain more about the "ice bridge" antenna used by KRMA until August 2009? Was a temporary side mount not possible?
3). I can sort of understand why KDEN and KPJR are at the site near Frederick. But what of KPXC? Unless I'm mistaken, wasn't their analog facility on the west side? Why did they opt to move their digital plant away from where it's easier to capture the other major stations?
Originally Posted by Don_M
That's Republic Plaza, a 700-foot-tall downtown Denver office tower whose rooftop was the location for the temporary digital facilities of the LCG stations (CBS/ABC/NBC/MyNet affiliates), plus PBS affiliate KRMA, from ~2001-02 to 2008. The LCG stations began moving to LOM in April of that year; KRMA moved a couple of months later to Mount Morrison.
Thanks greatly for the "RP" definition. My naive question concerns the so-called coat hanger antenna for KMGH (it will always be KLZ-TV to me
). That picture posted was
a gag wasn't it? Although their 1.91 kW facility at 67' HAAT on channel 17 makes me ALMOST think it could
have been plausible.
Stepping away from engineering for a moment, given that KBDI and KRMA both target essentially the same audience, does that impact fundraising for them?
(Over the years, our NCE (KERA) has always done reasonably well financially since it has no competition. For several years, North Texas Public Broadcasting had two facilities (KDTN/2 and KERA/13) but, being under the same umbrella, there was no competition between the two. In 2004, KDTN/2 was sold to Daystar, thus fattening NTPB' coffers).