Originally Posted by jsmar
I can still get them, but they are very weak. Signal quality is so low that they are constantly breaking up. I used to get them somewhat reliably, so I'm not sure what is happening. They applied to switch their antenna to Mt. Morrison, which should be better for me, but right now that is not the case. Perhaps they are in the middle of transitioning and have not finished the move (e.g. they put up something temporary in their old location while they move their primary equipment to Mt. Morrison).
I just went back to the FCC query page for KETD. The first time I looked, I focused on the "Licensed" info, which pointed to the Parker transmitter.
This time I looked at the "Application" and "Modification of Construction Permit" info. Those point to a location on Mt Morrison, as you suggested. The Longitude and Latitude match the KRMA Mt Morrison transmitter. A key parameter: "Antenna Height Above Ground Level: 8. meters AGL ". I am virtually certain that is the INFAMOUS KRMA ICE-BRIDGE LOCATION
. It is hard to believe that anyone claiming to be a broadcast engineer would use that site without doing a little research.
Based on the KRMA experience, that location provides terrible coverage to several degrees in a generally north direction from the transmitter. The bad coverage included the Ls (Louisville, Lafayette, Longmont, and Loveland) and I suspect much of Fort Collins. I believe the problem is that the ground, and the old KPXC transmitter building, in that direction, are higher than the antenna site. I suspect that if they just climbed onto the Ice-Bridge they would realize that they can't see the horizon over the top of the old KPXC building.
I don't see anything on the FCC KETD qwery to indicate the situation is temporary. If that is the case, I don't expect to be able to watch KEDT-2 any more. This is not a huge loss, but it is still annoying.