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I live in an area where KQFX and KRBK overlap. Yesterday KRBK activated their broadcast on RF 22 which happens to be the same RF KQFX broadcasts. It wiped out KQFX. I know KQFX is supposed to move to RF30. Does anyone know when this is going to happen?
 

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I live in an area where KQFX and KRBK overlap. Yesterday KRBK activated their broadcast on RF 22 which happens to be the same RF KQFX broadcasts. It wiped out KQFX. I know KQFX is supposed to move to RF30. Does anyone know when this is going to happen?
Looking at the licenses at the FCC's page, I don't see where KRBK overlaps. It is authorized RF channel 49. I can't find where it's authorized to switch to 22. Normally the government keeps tight tabs on this kind of thing to prevent problems.

Where did you hear of the KQFX-LD move to RF channel 30?

https://publicfiles.fcc.gov/find/
 

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Looking at the licenses at the FCC's page, I don't see where KRBK overlaps. It is authorized RF channel 49. I can't find where it's authorized to switch to 22. Normally the government keeps tight tabs on this kind of thing to prevent problems.
https://www.rabbitears.info/market.php?request=station_search&callsign=krbk
and the KRBK Engineering Facebook page
https://www.facebook.com/pg/fox5krbkengineering/posts/?ref=page_internal

Where did you hear of the KQFX-LD move to RF channel 30?

https://publicfiles.fcc.gov/find/
the same rabbitears site and also the FCC site
https://enterpriseefiling.fcc.gov/dataentry/public/tv/publicAppSearch.html

But the issue is KQFX is dropping power to 3200 watts so they dont interfere with KRBK and so they can cover their city of license. It says they have issues with the tower
The licensee holds a construction permit for displacement to Channel 30.
See FCC File No. 0000052554. However, due to serious tower structural issues, it is not
possible to construct the new Channel 30 facility at this time. Given the limitations on
tower riggers available for tall tower work, in addition to the magnitude of the tower
structural issues, it is anticipated that it could take a significant amount of time to
accomplish the KQFX-LD construction on Channel 30.

https://enterpriseefiling.fcc.gov/dataentry/api/download/attachment/25076ff3651b83f2016548c0b0361a98
 

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Networks of Mid-Missouri replacing broadcast tower

https://www.abc17news.com/news/networks-of-mid-missouri-replacing-broadcast-tower/1100267186

The tower between Jamestown and Prairie Home is beyond repair and is being replaced this summer, requiring the shutdown of one of the Networks of Mid-Missouri's digital channels. However, all stations will still be available over the air.

"Our major concern is it has weakened to the point where we're not sure whether a strong storm or even just ice in the winter might cause enough extra weight on it or enough extra force that it would just collapse," ABC 17 Chief Engineer Eric Jones said of the aging tower. "Then we'd be without a tower for a lot longer."

The switch from the old tower to the new one begins in earnest overnight Wednesday, though preparations have been ongoing for months. Overnight, company engineers will move the broadcast of digital channel 17 to a temporary site while the tower is replaced, resulting in a brief interruption of service.

"The impact to the viewer should be fairly minor, except for maybe the far reaches of the market," Jones said. "But it will have an impact of Wednesday night of this week."

Channel 17 will return to the air Thursday, but channel 22 will be off the air for the duration of the project, which is expected to wrap up by Nov. 1. During that time FOX 22 will be available on digital channel 17.4 but the Laff, Grit and Escape stations usually available on digital channel 22 will be off-air during the project.

Satellite and cable viewers should still get all the stations broadcast on digital channel 17 – ABC 17, Me-TV, MyZOU, FOX 22 and Bounce -- with little to no interruption. Over-the-air viewers might lose signal because of FCC regulations that require the temporary broadcast power transmit at a lower frequency.
 

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Info sent to FCC regarding silent STA for Fox 22

https://enterpriseefiling.fcc.gov/dataentry/api/download/attachment/25076f916c250944016c3a7142822551

NPG of Missouri, LLC (“NPG” or the “Licensee”), licensee of KQFX-LD, Columbia,
Missouri (Fac. ID No. 56176), anticipates taking KQFX-LD off the air for an extended period of
time commencing on or around August 1, 2019, as part of a tower replacement project.
More specifically, NPG needs to replace the tower from which KQFX-LD broadcasts,
which is currently registered with the Commission as ASR #1003118 (the “Tower”). Based on
information provided by its contractors, the Licensee anticipates that the project will take
approximately four months to complete (depending, of course, on weather and on unrelated repack
demands on various contractors/subcontractors). On or around August 1, contractors are
scheduled to remove current users—including KQFX-LD and co-owned full power TV station
KMIZ—from the Tower. KMIZ, which is owned and operated by NPG, will be moved to a
different tower, pursuant to the STA granted in LMS File No. 0000077907, to continue operations
during the period of time that the Tower is dismantled and that the replacement tower is constructed
at the same location as the Tower. KQFX-LD, on the other hand, will not be moved to a temporary
location to continue on-air operations; instead, KQFX-LD will remain silent for the duration of
the Tower dismantlement and replacement tower construction. Hence the need for this silent STA
filing.
KQFX-LD currently broadcasts four program streams. The primary program stream is the
Big Four network Fox; the other three program streams are Laff, Grit, and Escape. During the
period of time that KQFX-LD is off the air, its primary program stream—including local news—
will be carried by co-owned KMIZ as a multicast channel. Thus, viewers who have come to rely
on KQFX-LD’s primary program stream for news, emergency information, sports, and
entertainment programming will still have access to KQFX-LD’s content during the period of
silence. In light of the circumstances described above, grant of this silent STA request would be
in the public interest.
In the event the tower project is not complete within 6 months, the Licensee will file a
request to extend silent STA.
 
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