KPBI in the Fayetteville AR market is being bought by KFSM, the local CBS station. KFTA, the FOX station in that market, is another Nexstar station that will be losing FOX in the future, so I'm speculating that FOX will wind up on KPBI. However, KPBI only covers the northern half of the market. I came up with a possible transmitter configuration for them. The idea I had is a DTS with four transmitters, all on channel 34.NOTE: This is speculation on something they COULD do, not an actual application. There is absolutely no evidence to suggest this will actually happen.
Here's the map I came up with: http://www.rabbitears.info/contour.p...ontour=Y&map=Y
Please note that the blue contour lines are required to stay inside the green line with only a "de minimis" amount allowed outside that green line.
Site 1: The current transmitter site would be upgraded to 1000 kW, but with a slightly directional antenna to shave off a bit of the power to the north. (Antenna pattern borrowed from WFDC.)
Site 2: The tower that analog 5 was on. This tower would operate at 60 kW and use mechanical beam tilt to aim the bulk of the power down toward Fort Smith while limiting radiation toward the horizon to 500 watts or so. (Antenna pattern borrowed from KQEH.)
Site 3: A tower owned by New Live Evangelistic Center right on a line between Harrison and Fordland, for obvious reasons. 5 kW. (Antenna pattern borrowed from K23DU.)
Site 4: The KBNS-CD tower, using a highly directional antenna to hit just Branson. (Antenna pattern borrowed from WKOB-LD.)
There's no telling if they would actually build out such a thing, but I rather like the idea. Any opinions?