Friday, April 29, 2022

FCC items

Elba, Alabama: WELB 1350:
OFF Apr. 27th. 

Fountain, Colorado: KCEG 890:
Requests relocation to 38-33-47/104-36-20; removal of directional antenna; reduction of day power from 5,500 watts to 2,500 and night power from 500 watts to 12.

Meridian, Idaho: KYWN 890:
Removed nighttime directional antenna at second site & reduced night power from 250 watts to 125.

Greenfield, Massachusetts: WIZZ 1520:
Requests STA for 150 watts non-directional daytime only to whip antenna atop WHMQ-1240 transmitter building, 42-35-21/72-37-06.  Must leave existing site; has permit to share on WHMQ's tower but the diplexing equipment to allow the same tower to serve two stations is not yet ready.

Bozeman, Montana: KOBB 1230:
Bozeman, Montana: KYWL 1480:
Both stations request permission to move to the KBOZ-1090 tower, 45-36-50/111-05-08.  
KOBB power & frequency will remain unchanged at 1,000 watts day & night on 1230KHz.
KYWL will move from 1490 to 1480 & reduce power to 940 watts daytime, 210 at night.

Oregon City, Oregon: KXET 1520:
Granted move to the KXPD-1040/KBNP-1410 tower, 45-28-26/122-39-33.

Mayaguez, Puerto Rico: WKJB 710:
Requests new backup transmitter, sharing the WPRA-990 backup antenna, 18-10-53/67-10-09.  9,900 watts daytime, 800 at night.

Friday, April 22, 2022

FCC items

Wasilla, Alaska: KVHZ 1430:
Granted STA for reduced power of 400 watts (vs. licensed 1,000) pending repair/replacement of "VSWR unit".  I suspect they mean antenna tuning unit.

Monterey, California: KMBY 1240:
Calls changed from KNBI.

Mount Angel, Oregon: KQRR 1130:
Oregon City, Oregon: KXET 1520:
Calls swapped back.  (originally swapped to these calls in March 2015)

 

Monday, April 18, 2022

Most powerful TV stations in Canada

Most viewers in Canada use cable or satellite, but there are still over-the-air transmitters operating in many places.  Here's a list of the ten most powerful.

They're measured in terms of how strong their signal is at 50km from the tower, compared to the minimum signal regarded as providing service.  (35dB VHF-low, 43dB VHF-high, 48dB UHF)

 

Location Callsign ChannelERP HAATdBu ThresholdSignal above threshold
Saguenay, Quebec CIVV-DT 8 84.9 594 80.943 37.9
Sherbrooke, Quebec CKSH-DT 13 32.3 593 76.743 33.7
Quebec, Quebec CBVT-DT 25 361.7 515 78.148 30.1
Carleton, Quebec CHAU-DT 5 9.85 483 64.935 29.9
Ottawa, Ontario CBOT-DT 25 311.5 426 75.548 27.5
Minnedosa, Manitoba CKND-DT-29 30.5 374 70.543 27.5
Toronto, Ontario CFTO-DT 8 13.8 474 70.043 27.0
London, Ontario CFPL-DT 10 45 300 69.743 26.7
Riviere-du-Loup, QuebecCIMT-DT 9 27.5 362 69.643 26.6
Ottawa, Ontario CBOFT-DT 33 237.7 426 74.348 26.3

Friday, April 15, 2022

FCC items

Tallahassee, Florida: WTAL 1450:
Requests relocation to WTLY-1270 site, 30-25-45/84-19-43; reduce day power to 440 watts. 

Brunswick, Maryland: WTRI 1520:
Requests STA for reduced power of 2.45kw pending transmitter replacement.
Granted.

Bozeman, Montana: KBOZ 1090:
Requests removal of directional antenna & reduction of night power from 5,000 watts to 32.  KOBB-1230 and KYWL-1490 will share this site.

Steubenville, Ohio: WIXZ 950:
Requests STA for reduced power of 250 watts day, 10 watts at night, non-directional, due to lightning damage.  Granted.

Hillsboro, Oregon: KUIK 1360:
Granted STA for temporary facility, 10 watts day & night, non-directional, 45-30-00/122-56-30.  Lost permanent site.

Richmond, Virginia: WBTK 1380:
Requests STA for night pattern fulltime at reduced power of 1,000 watts.  Transmitter failure requires reduced power; copper theft forces fulltime use of night pattern.
STA granted.

Marinette, Wisconsin: WMAM 570:
Requests move to site formerly used by defunct WCJL-1300 at 45-03-58/87-39-55; reduce daytime power from 250 watts to 180.  

Friday, April 08, 2022

FCC & CRTC items

Birmingham, Alabama: WENN 1320:
OFF April 4th, transmitter failure.

Fountain, Colorado: KJME 780:
Requests power reduction from 1,900 watts day to 500, and from 720 watts night to 15. Remove directional antenna, and move to 38-49-08/104-46-34.

Atlanta, Georgia: WTZA 1010:
Requests STA for unspecified reduced power, reason not given.

Savannah, Georgia: WSEG 1400:
OFF April 1st, rodent infestation damaged transmitter.

Back on the air in late May at 50% power.

Silver Spring, Maryland: WBQH 1050:
Requests STA for intermittent operation from WFED-1500 site, 1,000 watts daytime, 400 watts night, non-directional. Wishes to evaluate possible permanent move to this site, or its use as a backup.

Granted.

Maniwaki, Quebec: CBOM 710 & CBOF-1 990:
Requests moves to 93.3 FM and 94.3 FM respectively.

Georgetown, South Carolina: WGTN 1400:
OFF April 1st pending installation of equipment to share tower with WPIF-1470.

Provo, Utah: KSRR 1400:
Requests relocation to the KEYY-1450 tower at 40-13-48/111-41-12.

Sunday, April 03, 2022

Nashville DTV bandscan

Yeah, this has nothing to do with AM😃  

Recovered my Raspberry Pi 3B from storage this afternoon & put it on the network with the HD HomeRun CONNECT DUO.  We use tuner 0 to watch TV -- that leaves another tuner for DXing😃

No DX right now but here's a list of what comes in with a small attic Yagi in Bellevue, Tennessee:


Physical channel Virtual channel TSID SS SNQ SEQ Name Call letters ERP HAAT Distance
5 5.11 0AA3 79 65 100 WTVF-HD WTVF 22kw 425m 27km
5.12 NC5+ WTVF
5.13 Bounce WTVF
7 8.1 0AA5 100 100 100 NPT-1 WNPT 17.65kw 390m 10km
8.2 NPT-2 WNPT
8.3 NPT-3 WNPT
8.4 NPT-4 WNPT
10 4.1 0AA1 100 100 100 WSMV-HD WSMV-TV 42.4kw 415m 11km
4.2 Escape WSMV-TV
4.3 COZI WSMV-TV
4.4 CourtTV WSMV-TV
4.5 Circle WSMV-TV
30.3 Comet WUXP-TV
20 17.1 0AA7 100 100 100 FOX17 WZTV 1000kw 427m 26km
17.2 CW WZTV
17.3 Antenna WZTV
17.4 TBD WZTV
30.2 Get-TV WUXP-TV
23 31.1 0001 57 60 100 Heartl WJDE-CD 15kw 147m 26km
31.2 DigiTV WJDE-CD
31.3 WBN WJDE-CD
31.4 RetroTV WJDE-CD
31.5 SBN WJDE-CD
31.6 QVC2 WJDE-CD
31.7 AVoice WJDE-CD
31.8 GEB WJDE-CD
31.9 Estrell WJDE-CD
31.10 KCMI WJDE-CD
31.11 NDTV WJDE-CD
31.12 ACETV WJDE-CD
31.13 HSN WJDE-CD
25 44.1 0A8B 100 100 100 MeTV WJFB 1000kw 407m 26km
44.2 Heroes WJFB
44.3 StartTV WJFB
44.4 Decades WJFB
44.5 Movies WJFB
44.6 MeTV+ WJFB
44.7 Story WJFB
26 26.1 2728 65 77 100 WNTU-LD WNTU-LD 11.9kw 147m 19km
27 2.1 0A9F 100 96 100 WKRN-DT WKRN-TV 1000kw 411m 10km
27 2.2 SPORTS WKRN-TV
27 2.3 CRIME WKRN-TV
27 2.4 REWIND WKRN-TV
27 30.1 WUXP-MY WUXP-TV
28 40.1 252F 61 72 100 WKUW-LD WKUW-LD 10kw 321m 26km
28 40.2 WKUW-LD WKUW-LD
28 40.3 WKUW-LD WKUW-LD
28 40.4 WKUW-LD WKUW-LD
28 40.5 WKUW-LD WKUW-LD
32 28.1 0A6F 74 78 100 ION WNPX-TV 550kw 365m 56km
32 28.2 CourtTV WNPX-TV
32 28.3 Grit WNPX-TV
32 28.4 Laff WNPX-TV
32 28.5 DefyTV WNPX-TV
32 28.6 TruReal WNPX-TV
32 28.7 NEWSY WNPX-TV
33 50.1 0A75 100 100 100 TBN HD WPGD-TV 1000kw 412m 26km
33 50.2 Inspire WPGD-TV
33 50.3 SMILE WPGD-TV
33 50.4 Enlace WPGD-TV
33 50.5 POSITIV WPGD-TV
34 0001 56 56 100 WJNK-LD 15kw 239m 26km
35 35.1 26BD 71 78 100 WCTZ-LD WCTZ-LD 15kw 321m 26km
35 35.2 WCTZ-LD
35 35.2 WCTZ-LD
35 35.3 WCTZ-LD
35 35.4 WCTZ-LD
35 35.5 WCTZ-LD
35 35.6 WCTZ-LD
35 35.7 WCTZ-LD
36 5.1 0AA3 100 100 100 WTVF-HD WTVF 1000kw 431m 27km
36 5.2 NC5+ WTVF
36 5.3 Bounce WTVF
36 58.1 DABL WNAB
36 58.2 Stadium WNAB
36 58.3 Charge! WNAB

Friday, April 01, 2022

FCC items

Opp, Alabama: WAMI 880:
OFF Mar. 28th, lost site.
 
Endicott, New York: WENE 1430:
Granted STA to use night pattern during the day at 650 watts, pending switching system repairs.  Night operation not affected.

Medford, Oregon: KEZX 730:
Requests STA for operation at 10 watts non-directional day & night, for financial reasons.  Granted.

Portsmouth, Virginia: WHKT 1650:
OFF Dec. 15th, lost site.