Originally Posted by systems2000
For the last 24 hours, 60-1 has been switching between the program and a test pattern with some words similar to "i
ON NOC Media."
Haven't seen it during the short time this afternoon that I've looked at it, for the show "A Grandpa for Christmas."
A quick check a few minutes ago showed regular programming on WWPX-DT 60.1. BTW, how far are you from the broadcast towers in NW DC if you can only get WTTG-DT Fox 5 intermittently?
While posting about Ion, on Friday the FCC granted the WPXW-DT Ion 66 maximization request to operate at 1000 kW on UHF 34 post-transition. WPXW-DT will be moving from Fairfax to the WUSA-DT 9 digital 34 antenna in NW DC, but had been allocated to run at 110 kW post-transition. Since WUSA-DT is currently at 1000 kW on UHF 34, WPXW-DT should be at 1000 kW on Feb 18 and will have the same coverage as WUSA-DT does now. However, those located some miles NE of Baltimore may run into an interference issue as WCAU-DT NBC 10 in Philadelphia will be moving to UHF 34 post-transition.
On the news front, President Bush signed the analog night-light bill today which will allow some analog stations to stay on the air for 30 days after Feb. 17 with info messages and any emergency broadcasts. Which stations will opt to do so and will be able to do so has not been announced.