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The FCC is not using NAD27, well not completely.</div>
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All coordinates in CDBS are in NAD27, while anything in ULS or the ASR database is in NAD83. That, of course, doesn't stop stations from incorrectly putting NAD83 coordinates into CDBS as though they were NAD27 coordinates. Nor does it stop stations from inputting incorrect coordinates. There are a fair number of stations with poor or incorrect coordinates.<br><br>
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<p><strong>See Trip's words in the next post, he says it much better that I could.</strong></p>
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<p>Hi,</p>
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<p>From: <a href="http://www.fcc.gov/encyclopedia/media-bureau-filing-systems-and-databases" target="_blank">http://www.fcc.gov/encyclopedia/media-bureau-filing-systems-and-databases</a></p>
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<p>CDBS = "Consolidated Database System" which is what we public can see.</p>
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<p><a href="http://licensing.fcc.gov/prod/cdbs/pubacc/prod/cdbs_pa.htm" target="_blank">http://licensing.fcc.gov/prod/cdbs/pubacc/prod/cdbs_pa.htm</a></p>
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<p>ULS = "Universal Licensing System" where the stations ... can enter data, registration required.</p>
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<p>ASR = " Antenna Registration System" which we public can see.</p>
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<p><a href="http://wireless2.fcc.gov/UlsApp/AsrSearch/asrRegistrationSearch.jsp" target="_blank">http://wireless2.fcc.gov/UlsApp/AsrSearch/asrRegistrationSearch.jsp</a></p>
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<p>Enter a location and distance to find towers, like "Loma"'s location and one mile to see the towers listed.</p>
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<p>Clicking on an entry in Larry's list brings up station(s) entries in NAD27.</p>
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<p>Clicking on the "Antenna Structure Registration database" in an entry brings up an entry in NAD83.</p>
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<p>Got all that? Test later. So that is the difference I saw.</p>
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CDBS is the AM/FM/TV licensing database. ULS is the wireless licensing database (more or less, anything that's not broadcast radio or TV, like cell phones, or TV microwave links, or things like that). ASR is strictly for antenna structures (towers, buildings, etc).<br><br>
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<p>"Less than 8% of the American Public rely exclusively on "free" over the air broadcasts for their TV" was said on the PBS Newshour  4/22/2014.</p>
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<p>I expect that we here in the land of multipath rely even less than the 8% number on "free" over the air broadcasts for our TV.</p>
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<p>That 8% number will surely drive the DTV repacking forward.</p>
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7.6 Million U.S. Homes Now Cord-Cutting<br>
by Wayne Friedman, Yesterday, 5:37 PM<br><br>
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Pay TV cord-cutting is still on the rise.<br><br>
Some 6.5% of U.S. homes in 2013 -- 7.6 million homes -- are cord-cutters, according to a new study by Experian Marketing Services. This is up from 4.5% -- or 5.1 million homes -- in 2010.<br><br>
Experian defines cord-cutting as homes that have high-speed Internet but no cable or satellite television service. According to Nielsen’s 2014 estimates, there are 115.6 million U.S. TV homes and 294 million TV viewers age 2 and older.<br><br>
The results also indicate that adults under the age of 35 are twice as likely not to have a pay TV service -- 12.4% of those households where an adult under the age of 35 lives are cord-cutters. Experian says these young adults may not be necessarily be defined as “cord-cutters” because they may never have had a pay TV service.<br><br>
When you factor in those young adult homes with either a Netflix or Hulu account, Experian says, the share of young adult households that don’t have a pay TV service jumps to 24.3%.<br><br>
The results also reveal that adults who watch video on either a tablet or smartphone are 1.5 times more likely than average to be cord-cutters. Those who watch streaming video on a television are 3.2 times more likely to be cable-cutters.<br><br>
Adding to this category, the study says those using television primarily for watching streaming or downloaded video are 5.7 times more likely to be cord-cutters.<br><br>
The data is drawn from a Simmons Connect study of 24,219 U.S. adults in summer 2013, which looked at consumer lifestyles, attitudes, brand preferences and cross-platform media use covering 11 platforms, including smartphones, digital tablets and home computers. The report also sources data from Hitwise for online consumer behavior.
 

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<p>Hi,</p>
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<p>Good article but I do not see how the numbers quoted relate to the 8% in the PBS Newshour.</p>
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<p>The PBS person was pro Aereo but from an organization that also wants the repacking to be done.</p>
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<p>Yes the cord cutters perhaps add into to the 8% which 'rely exclusively on "free" OTA'.</p>
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<b>Big ...Big</b>..... Problems at KTVU right now.<br>
NO audio for the 10 o'clock news.<br>
Off the air @ 10:15,.....On the air with audio problems.<br><br>
Gonna hafta give up and change the channel...... Thank goodness for 10 o'clock news on 44-1<br><br>
Kind of rare when a full power station has problems lasting more then 20 minutes.<br>
Most Sutro tower stations usually correct issues within 45 seconds.<br>
They pulled the plug from sutro tower for a few minutes too.<br><br>
Problem fixed ...... 10:29pm
 

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<p>Speaking of KTVU, does any know where their analog translator on rf 29 is from/serving? I get it with my antenna pointed toward Monterey? but see nothing about it on rabbit ears or KTVU's website.</p>
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<p><strong><span style="font-size:24px;">EDIT:</span></strong><span style="font-size:24px;"><span style="font-size:12px;"> <span style="font-size:14px;">Apparently it is not a KTVU translator, it was just KTVU news and is a KICU translator.</span></span></span></p>
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>Theducksfan2010</strong> <a href="/t/369015/san-francisco-ca-ota/10400_100#post_24637584"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif"></a><br><br>
Speaking of KTVU, does any know where their analog translator on rf 29 is from/serving? I get it with my antenna pointed toward Monterey? but see nothing about it on rabbit ears or KTVU's website.</div>
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It's K29AB in Monterey. It's not on RabbitEars because it's analog. It broadcasts from Fremont Peak, where KSBW comes from.<br><br>
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KDJT analog 33 on Fremont Peak has filed an application for flash-cut to digital with about the same power and same antenna. This results in a greatly expanded service contour. This is their first filing for a digital station. It'll be interesting to see if the FCC approves the application.
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>Theducksfan2010</strong> <a href="/t/369015/san-francisco-ca-ota/10440#post_24637584"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif"></a><br><br>
Speaking of KTVU, does any know where their analog translator on rf 29 is from/serving? I get it with my antenna pointed toward Monterey? but see nothing about it on rabbit ears or KTVU's website.<br><br><b><span style="font-size:24px;">EDIT:</span></b><span style="font-size:24px;"><span style="font-size:12px;"> <span style="font-size:14px;">Apparently it is not a KTVU translator, it was just KTVU news and is a KICU translator.</span></span></span></div>
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Do you receive KMUV on 23 from Fremont Peak? It is the strongest of the Salinas analogs here.<br><br>
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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>Calaveras</strong> <a href="/t/369015/san-francisco-ca-ota/10440#post_24640272"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif"></a><br><br>
Do you receive KMUV on 23 from Fremont Peak? It is the strongest of the Salinas analogs here.<br><br>
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23 and 43 are both stronger than 29.
 

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I just found a new channel - K03HY/KKPM on channel 3 with four sub-channels. 3-1 has a PSIP ID of K03HY and the program is 3ABN; 3-2 has PSIP info of KKPM-TV and the programming is religious with "GOD" in the upper right corner; 3-3 is KKPM (3) with QVC, and 3-4 is KKPM (4) with informercials so far. I have no idea where the transmitter is, but it has a pretty decent signal here. In the FCC records KKPM is shown as channel 28 in Chico. K03HY has no record.<br><br>
Anyone have any further information on this channel?<br><br>
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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>Larry Kenney</strong> <a href="/t/369015/san-francisco-ca-ota/10440#post_24655652"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif"></a><br><br>
I just found a new channel - K03HY/KKPM on channel 3 with four sub-channels. 3-1 has a PSIP ID of K03HY</div>
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My guess is that it is K14MW on Mt. Tam with a new call sign. That would be strong at your location even on RF 3. K14MW is listed as another One Ministries station. Maybe there'll be a license to cover filed tomorrow.<br><br>
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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>Larry Kenney</strong> <a href="/t/369015/san-francisco-ca-ota/10440#post_24655652"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif"></a><br><br>
I just found a new channel - K03HY/KKPM on channel 3 with four sub-channels. 3-1 has a PSIP ID of K03HY and the program is 3ABN; 3-2 has PSIP info of KKPM-TV and the programming is religious with "GOD" in the upper right corner; 3-3 is KKPM (3) with QVC, and 3-4 is KKPM (4) with informercials so far. I have no idea where the transmitter is, but it has a pretty decent signal here. In the FCC records KKPM is shown as channel 28 in Chico. K03HY has no record.<br><br>
Anyone have any further information on this channel?<br><br>
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Very, very strong here.........80 % ........... I'd say sutro tower ?<br>
Thanks Larry !!!!<br>
I scanned 2 to 3 weeks ago and this was not there.<br><br>
The volume levels seem off (Lower) on 3-1 .......and the other subs are louder.<br>
Trying to do some spark / noise tests now.<br>
Turning on the electronic commercial T-8 fluorescent fixture approx 12 feet from the antenna.<br>
Signal drops from 80% down to 58% .... so far no breakups.<br>
..... This will be interesting.
 

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Update tests on K03H-D...... Low VHF test.<br>
Works ok if you use a outdoor master type of antenna....... (But signal quality meter dropped to 52%, when I turned on all the fluorescent lights here)<br>
Audio dropped out .... (a fraction of a second)....clicking light switches off / on.<br><br>
Battery tv test.<br>
Works fairly ok outdoors.<br>
Does NOT work indoors.<br><br>
Same thing for you Larry?
 

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(But signal quality meter dropped to 52%, when I turned on all the fluorescent lights here)<br>
Audio dropped out .... (a fraction of a second)....clicking light switches off / on.</div>
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Those are some really bad florescent lights if they're interfering with 60 MHz. They shouldn't do that.<br><br>
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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>Calaveras</strong> <a href="/t/369015/san-francisco-ca-ota/10440#post_24656220"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif"></a><br><br>
Those are some really bad florescent lights if they're interfering with 60 MHz. They shouldn't do that.<br><br>
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Light test....<br><br>
Kitchen "Commercial rated" F32t8 Electronic ballast for 1 lamp<br>
Kitchen 3 lamp Electronic ballast for F32t8<br>
Kitchen FC30 circline electronic ballast<br>
Kitchen FC8T9 magnetic ballast<br>
Garage F96T12HO 110 watt electronic ballast<br>
Garage F20T12 Magnetic ballast<br>
Garage F40T12 Electronic ballast<br><br>
I turned everything on and saw some impact, but the first one is the worst offender.
 

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I can get a quick audio drop on rf 9 & 10 by turning on an old school lamp and a 100 watt bulb here. This is with a Leaf being used about 4 feet away.
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>SFischer1</strong> <a href="/t/369015/san-francisco-ca-ota/10400_50#post_24629325"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif"></a><br><br>
Have you been watching the news lately?<br><br>
KNTV's old Studios on Park Ave just burned down last week.<br><br><a class="bbcode_url" href="http://www.nbcbayarea.com/news/local/Bulldozers-Arrive-To-Tear-Down-Old-KNTV-Studios-Damaged-In-5-Alarm-Fire-255321561.html" target="_blank">http://www.nbcbayarea.com/news/local/Bulldozers-Arrive-To-Tear-Down-Old-KNTV-Studios-Damaged-In-5-Alarm-Fire-255321561.html</a>
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The FCC data base shows nothing about the tower collapsing.</div>
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<br><a class="bbcode_url" href="http://www.uvasfire.org/pics/kntv06/index.html" target="_blank">This</a> is what I was thinking of. KNTV's old transmitter on Loma Prieta was destroyed by fire December 31, 2006. Not the tower, which I'll assume is still standing. Sorry for the confusion.
 
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