Originally Posted by maybeway36
Check out WEUX's analog channel. That doesn't look like Everybody Loves Raymond.
WEUX FOX 48
IS CURRENTLY HAVING TECHNICAL
DIFFICULTIES. IF YOU HAVE
QUESTIONS OR CONCERNS YOU
WILL NEED TO CONTACT THE
WEUX FOX 48 (608-781-0025)
HOPES TO HAVE THIS ISSUE
RESOLVED IN THE NEAR FUTURE.
THANK YOU FOR YOUR UNDERSTANDING
Haven't checked in for a little while...seems a few of you are getting a little testy...
Anyways, here's an update...
As for the little announcement CHARTER-Eau Claire had running back on Wednesday...
WEUX-TV (48.0-Analog) went off the air at 0800.05 in order to transition over to a new transmission line that had been installed on the tower during the previous week...
Before the Xmtr. could be re-attached to the line, the new line had to be swept and "tuned" for flat response and checked for any anomolies...once that was completed, the full transmisison system had to be tested for the same responses.
That was completed and the transmitter was brought back on the air around 1752.30 Wednesday evening.
Long story short...we avoided a line burn-out.
NOW...AS FOR THE CURRENT STATE OF DIGITAL UPGRADING...
During the past 4 months, I've been getting an addition added to our building. That was "completed" just in time to take delivery of the new High-powered Digital transmitter. That unit is currently being tested for "infant-mortality" purposes...i.e.: "If it burns up now, better now than after it's on the air."
As it stands, once the FCC approves a few applications for CP modifications, we can order our antenna, get it installed and THEN, the new Digital Transmitter can be put on-line and the digital power can then be increased.
If you're all nice and everything, I'll keep you posted as to what's happening WHEN it occurs...due to the recent spate of copper thefts and related vandalism in the Eau Claire/Chippewa Falls area, and for SECURITY REASONS, I will NOT be posting anticipated schedules for any work...Only COMPLETED PROJECTS will be announced...
I'm sorry for any inconvenience caused by this policy, but with the way stuff disappears, ANY problems in any of the projects will cause extreme delays that may lead to further issues not already discussed here.
Thank you for your time, patience and understanding...
Mark G. Burg
Chief Operator/Chief Engineer
WLAX TV-DT / WEUX TV-DT
La Crosse / Chippewa Falls-Eau Claire, WI.