With the Phase 2 repack, a number of stations were forced into lower power, and a number of them were redirected more to serve Denver south.
KQCK RF11 comes from a transmitter on Horsetooth Mountain, west of Fort Collins. It is technically a Cheyenne TV station. It is also only 16kW VHF. I cannot receive it in Longmont, because its signal gets blocked by the foothills, in someway. I am surprised you can receive it, in any form, it almost 70 miles from its source
As for KQDK-CD, this one is an oddity. As there are two RF16s, now in operation. KBRO-LD (transmitter in Lyons) and KQDK (transmitter in Aurora). KBRO is 1.4 kW; KQDK is 2 kW. Neither will go far. Thought teh contour map has KQDK reaching as far north as Boulder and as far south as just north of Castle Rock. KBRO just covers Boulder, Longmont and Berthoud.
KPRJ and KPXC moved to a new tower, while KDEN stayer where it was. All are in Fredrick. KPRJ is now 660 kW and KPXC is 330 Kw. The signals were directed more southward towards Denver. They come in marginal here, in southwest Logmont.
The old RF16, RF26, Rf38 (now RF14, RF30), RF26 may or may not go to RF10, all redirected their signal south. The can no longer be received north of Baseline Road; or so. As KMGH 9RF7) was marginal here, losing RZCO (now RF30 with the old Rf28), makes ABC reception here marginal.
KDEO-LD which was borderline reception here, also redirected its signal south and reduced its power moving from RF46 b- Rf21.
In affect northern Colorado's losses were south Denver's gain.
There were two improvements with these changes. KSBS (which simulcasts KDCO) reception is much better. The same goes for KRMT (simulcast on RF20 with KDNF).
Thee remaining full power moves KDVR, KCEC and KETD will move a year from now.
KETD never reached this far north. KCEC will reduce power from 1000 kW to 660 kW., when it moves to RF32. KDVR will remain at 1000kW, when it moves to Rf36. KETD will increase power from 100kw to 200kw when it moves from RF45 to Rf15.
One last thing , some low power stations are suppose to move to RF3, Rf4, and RF10.
Originally Posted by Rick313
I'm not sure about the topology, but there is a ridge just south of Lone Tree, so it's possible that the whole area is slighly elevated. I can't say that I receive KQCK well. The signal is very marginal but enough for my TV to decode and produce a very pixelated image and choppy audio. My reception of KQDK (virtual 39) used to be much better, but now it is the same as KQCK (virtual 33) and my TV shows both coming from RF 11. I assume that this is a temporary situation. I just thought I would mention it since it seemed odd.