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For some stations on the 100kwatts site, there are multiple transmitters listed for a station. For example in Buffalo on WGRZ-DT ch33 at this link http://100kwatts.tmi.net/tv/BUF.html there are three different transmitter powers on the same tower. What are these three different listings. I can't find this documented on their site. Any suggestions.
 

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May I piggyback a question on yours since you ask about the same site I had a question about.
http://100kwatts.tmi.net/tv/TKA.html


take a look at the bottom of the page. KTKA is at 3470kW DA What the heck is DA?? I get channel 13 WIBW much better at 316kW than KTKA. Is that becuause of KTKA being a much higher frequency and UHF???
 

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Answers to the questions:

WGRZ-The first transmitter listed is a temporary low power transmitter(STA). The FCC is allowing DTV stations to serve their city of license with these low power stations until a permanent DTV transmitter is completed.

The second one listed(CP) is a construction permit for a transmitter authorized by the FCC. The last one listed (app) is an application the station has made to the FCC to modify their transmitter.

KTKA- DA means Directional Antenna. Judging from the transmitter location KTKA is likely sending more signal E/NE and less W/SW.


Hope this Helps.
 

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Originally posted by timmy1376
May I piggyback a question on yours since you ask about the same site I had a question about.
http://100kwatts.tmi.net/tv/TKA.html


take a look at the bottom of the page. KTKA is at 3470kW DA What the heck is DA?? I get channel 13 WIBW much better at 316kW than KTKA. Is that becuause of KTKA being a much higher frequency and UHF???
The higher the frequency, the higher the power required to achieve the same coverage.


The maximum power allowed for analog transmitters is as follows,


Channel 2-6, 100Kw

Channel 7-13, 316Kw

Channel 14-69, 5000Kw


For digital transmitters in the UHF band, the maximum is 1000Kw.
 

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Thanks Charles
 
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