Don't look for anything from West Palm Beach until next Spring. (And there's STILL no sign of an antenna on Gunther's roof (Gunther Marksteiner of WHDT-DT, which doesn't exist yet.) The picture of their building, here: www.whdt.net needs to be updated since they did remove the white aviation obstruction marker tower from the roof and replaced it with a single, big blue/white strobe where the base of the old marker tower was. This happened about two months ago and they replaced some lights in the "DW" sign while they were at it.
You might occasionally get fleeting signals from Tampa or Orlando when conditions permit "skip" reception but I've never even tried it.
I can't tell if WHDT-59 in West Palm is actually on the air yet or not. Their website says yes, but there is no phone number to ask them. I couldn't find any other West Palm stations close to going OTA DT - WXEL said May 03. I have emails in to WPEC and WPBF and a voicemail into WFLX to learn their schedules.
Interestingly, I worked right next door to the WHDT building for five years and always wondered what DW was. Now I know - primarily German TV, but they are also carrying NASA-TV and evening movies according to their programming guide at http://www.whdt.net/schedule.tpl
Guess I won't opt for the terrestrial option card or a SIR-T150 in Boynton Beach Florida just yet. 39 miles from Miami is a bit far for an indoor antenna!
The website for WHDT-DT is out of date and confusing. Old copy from when their low-power analog station was still on the air (WHDT-TV) stating that they are "on the air now" with plans to go digital is vague. They have yet to transmit a digital signal. There is still no antenna at the location that the FCC authorized them to place one (on top of the office building where their studio is located.)
You can determine the directions in which the transmitters of the TV stations in your area lie from your address with www.antennaweb.org .
Precise latitude/longitude locations of broadcast radio and TV transmitters can be found at www.100000watts.com .
In West Palm Beach, WPTV (NBC), WPEC (CBS), WFLX (Fox) and WXEL (PBS) transmitters are located on three towers that are all within a few miles of each other near the southwest corner of the intersection of Highway 441 and Lantana Road, west of Lantana.
WPBF (ABC) and WTVX (WB and UPN) are located on a tower that is visible just west of the Florida Turnpike near the Palm Beach County line, just inside of Martin County.
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