Originally Posted by RJL1965
They used to (around the time of the digital transition). Not any more. In fact, 23.2 is now PSIP'd from the low-power RF channel 39 (which 23.1 is also PSIP'd from) while 48.1 is now PSIP'd from a new low-power RF channel 32. 26.6 is no longer in existence.
Up until late 2010, WCIU was PSIP'ing 23.1, 26.1 - 26.4, 26.6, & 48.1 on RF 27, while 23.2 was PSIP'd from RF 39. When they eliminated FBT, then 23.1 was PSIP'd to RF 39, along with 23.2 & 23.3, while RF 27 is now 26.1 - 26.5. Once RF 32 signed on last year, then 48.1 was PSIP'd to that RF channel. I was glad when the PSIP was changed, because if I accidently deleted any channel mapped to RF 27, then I was forced to rescan my converter box in order to get RF 27 back. Otherwise, my converter box couldn't find any PSIP channel when the RF channel was manually entered, except for 23.1. Because of that, RF 27 until late 2010, would manually PSIP to any 23.X channel, if I entered the RF channel manually. All other stations (as long as no PSIP channel was also stored in my box that used another station's RF channel number) could be entered manually with the RF channel. Weigel Broadcasting should have had 23.1 PSIP'd to RF 39 from the time the digital station signed on, & not have it part of a subchannel to RF 27. At least now, once WBBM-TV signs on RF 26 (their translator), I'll delete PSIP 26 from my box, then enter 26 for the RF channel to see if I get it. If I do, then I could decide to store it, or just continue picking it up on RF 12. I know it (translator) won't be as strong on the Indiana side, since they were forced to move the translator site to the former WXRT studios, instead of using the Sears Tower as originally planned.