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SOWNY » WKBW has gone missing (7.1 - 7.4) » September 11, 2019 3:08 pm

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The channel changes at the CN Tower should not occur before the late February/Early march phase 10.
there may be some coordination dates with Buffalo stations.   For example, Ch. 17 will be used locally by global - a channel that is currently used by WBXZ-LD  (PSIP 56.1-56.12)- which has applied to move to channel 23 - but the WBXZ-LD application was being contested by the Cdn gov't as of July, because of their proximity to the border.  The list below, provides new channel #'s for Toronto stationsCJMT-DT  new channel 26; CIII-DT-41  new channel 17; CITY-DT  new channel 30;  CFMT-DT  new channel 18.



 

SOWNY » WKBW has gone missing (7.1 - 7.4) » September 11, 2019 7:53 am

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Anytime you insert a device in an antenna line, whether it is an LTE filter, a coupler, some form of "female" splice, there will be a signal loss.   LTE filters, are perhaps over-rated, depending on your location and the level of pre-amplification you have at the antenna.   The reality is, in most of the GTA Buffalo signals are fairly week (except for Grand Island WUTV), and they may fall "below margin" with the insertion of a device such as a filter.   A 1.5 or 3db loss, can be catastrophic  for 2, 4, 7, 17, 49 - all of which have relatively weak signals in the GTA.   Last point.  WKBW's engineer told me they are doing tower and antenna reconstruction this fall/winter and will operate from a temporary antenna.  But the date hadn't been fixed.  They will not transition to Ch. 34 before end of Feb/Early march 2020.

SOWNY » Canada's film & TV industry unions are hitting voters this fall » August 19, 2019 11:22 am

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Call me cynical but in my neighbourhood it would take a asteroid hitting the earth for Dr. Caroline Bennett to be defeated.  by production industry unions?  dream on boys and girls.

Who are they supporting NDP candidates?  No NDP MP will be elected in St. Pauls, in my lifetime.



 

SOWNY » Star Ray TV » August 16, 2019 6:55 pm

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Aaaaarrrrgh me maties.  Pirate TV coming in loud and clear in midtown.

SOWNY » Fan 590 Jays Talk Host Comes Out As Gay – Why Is This A Big Deal? » August 12, 2019 8:26 pm

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Scotty Mac as he’s sometimes called by colleagues was co-hosting the morning show Monday.  I think that there are a lot of folks on vacation at the Fan, so there have been some musical chairs.  That meant that Josh Goldberg was doing Jays Talk for a few days and the St. Louis Bar and grill out of town scoreboard during jays games..  I heard another host on Jays talk on Sunday.

SOWNY » The New Most Annoying Spot On Radio » August 8, 2019 7:28 am

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Any Rogers spot with that horrible jingle at the end, that is incomprehensible unless you have closed captioning on (woman sings) you can do mo-oo-oooo-re. (really! - that's what came up on the CC setting)

Who chose that one? Horrible.

SOWNY » WIVB/WNLO/WUTV/YesTV Confirm OTA Frequency Shift » August 6, 2019 4:21 pm

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I had a call back from John Carrol, the engineer at WNLO/WIVB.  Good news I believe.   They don't have a date scheduled for the installation of the new antenna at the top of the Colden tower.  But it will be done this fall, perhaps by late September.   They will gain at least 300 feet over the current antenna and he is confident of reliable reception in the GTA.  More than that, they will add a 2nd polarity - which will be an improvement for penetrating walls of buildings.   The power will increase slightly - by about 20 kw from what they had when they were on Channel 39 a few years ago.   All in all, if you had consistent reception (which I had) from WIVB for many years on Ch. 39, you may see an improvement this fall.

SOWNY » WIVB/WNLO/WUTV/YesTV Confirm OTA Frequency Shift » August 5, 2019 7:23 pm

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Hey Radioactive....

Although it's apples and oranges, WNYB 26 operated at 5 million watts ERP with a directional antenna that focused the power to the north (ie. Canada). With their tower height, some great UHF propagation on the escarpment near Arkwright NY, and that directional beam they had one of the greatest signals in all of north america.  Think back to those border-blasters in Mexico in the 60's - it was a no-lose situation..  The channel 5 assignment is only 5,000 watts.  But here's the problem.  Yes, you need more power to propagate a signal on Ch 26, but this was a super-powered beast.   However even though digital ERP on VHF is lower than Analogue for 60 mile coverage, the propagation of digital signals on Low-Band VHF isn't cutting it.  WGBH PBS Boston moved to lowband VHF this past weekend, and they are scrambling to deal with the poor propagation and viewer complaints. I believe they added a sub-carrier onto sister station WGBX to retransmit WGBH in standard definition. For the past number of years, most stations have been broadcasting on UHF so anyone using OTA equipment has probably upgraded or replaced their antennas with UHF antennas that have reasonable gain.  A UHF antenna simply won't work on low-band VHF - CHCH found out the hard way, and went to Ch 15 (from 11) after the initial digital transition in the 2000' - and CHCH was on high-band VHF on top of the Niagara Escarpment!.  And that's the rub.  Very few people have high-gain VHF antennas that perform comparably to good UHF antennas.  And, most likely unless you have a massive deep fringe Channel master antenna, the VHF low-band performance is just not there.   BTW, I have long suspected that the hundreds of high-rise buildings that line Toronto's downtown and west end, also contribute to weak VHF reception from the US.  WNYB's owners got paid a major ransom to transition to VHF low-band - so it is likely they are satisfied with cable carriage in Western NY and Eastern Pa.  No

SOWNY » WIVB/WNLO/WUTV/YesTV Confirm OTA Frequency Shift » August 3, 2019 6:44 am

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Phase 4 is now over.  The next phase that will impact Buffalo stations is in Feb-March 2020.
At that time, WNED will move to Ch. 31,  WKBW will move to Ch. 34 and WNYO (MyTV) now on Ch. 49 will move to Ch. 16 - and relocate to Grand Island.

I checked Phase 8 of the repack and WNYO-TV (MyTV) Ch. 49 does not move until then.  Sorry I may have mis-read one of the repack sites and suggested it would move yesterday.    In any event, City, Global, and the Omni TV stations will also move in Phase 8.   But in terms of antenna re-aiming, the big winner in Phase 4 was Ion TV (Ch. 51) which is much more stable here.  Over the next weeks or months, probably before fall sets in, we will have the final verdict on WNLO/WIVB when they install their new antenna.  Also expect a possible signal adjustment when WUTV relocates back to their own tower on Whitehaven Road on Grand Island.  They are temporarily on the (former) WNLO/WIVB Grand Island tower.

SOWNY » WIVB/WNLO/WUTV/YesTV Confirm OTA Frequency Shift » August 2, 2019 3:10 pm

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WPXJ is transmitting on Ch. 24 as of 4 pm Friday.  Much improved signal in mid-town Toronto.  Looking forward to Law & Order marathons.

SOWNY » WIVB/WNLO/WUTV/YesTV Confirm OTA Frequency Shift » August 1, 2019 5:00 pm

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RadioActive wrote:

So how come I couldn't get it until I rescanned on 23 and my DVR said "6 new channels found?" That's why I thought the change had been made. Very odd, since I've had it tuned in for years. Thanks for the update in any case. A very weird set of circumstances at play here. I will rescan for 24 over the weekend and hope it's one of those days when it's coming in.

I wasn't aware that WNLO was going back to Grand Island - that's very good news, since the move to Colden has resulted in a less stable signal into Toronto. As stated before, it used to be one of the strongest ones into the GTA from across the border. 

Any idea where the channel 67s will be going (and when)? They're on VHF 7 now if I recall, but I'm guessing they won't be staying there. It's unlikely any move will improve reception here, but of all the channels that are iffy in T.O. (26, 51, etc.) this is the one I'd most like to get on a regular basis, thanks to MeTV. Alas, as long as it's an LPTV, there's not a lot of chance of that.  

Sorry a typo. Did not mean to get you hopes up.  It is WNYO (not WNLO) that is going to Grand Island.  WNYO is Ch. 49 and owned by Sinclair that also owns WUTV.  the plan is to co-locate on WUTV's tower.  So there should be an improvement in Toronto,.  See earlier post about WNYO going ATSC-3.   That would remove the signal from 100% of installed TV's.

The Colden issue is far from final.   At the current antenna height, the horizon would not be very far out.  At the top of the tower, the horizon will extend considerably.   WIVB was consistently reliable in mid-town from I believe the early 2000's to 2018 from that tower so I don't see any reason why the signal, when the tower work is completed, and power goes back to 800KW, at 1,362 feet, would not have the same reliability in Toronto.

If my memory - which is not as good as it used to be, is correct, WIVB was the first station in this region, to t

SOWNY » WIVB/WNLO/WUTV/YesTV Confirm OTA Frequency Shift » August 1, 2019 2:00 pm

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RA - WPXJ has NOT changed channels. It is still on the pre-repack assignment of Ch. 23.  It cannot move until WJET-TV Erie (the next market over) vacates Ch. 24.  WJET is scheduled to make the change to Ch. 28, Friday evening - Aug 2nd, at 6:30 pm.   The likelihood is that WPXJ will move to Ch. 24 sometime over the weekend.   It may also broadcast on a temporary antenna until it re-locates to the WNLO-49 tower.   WNLO (repack Ch. 16)  is scheduled to re-locate to the Grand Island WUTV Tower, but that may take some time.

SOWNY » WIVB/WNLO/WUTV/YesTV Confirm OTA Frequency Shift » July 31, 2019 1:30 pm

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RadioActive wrote:

I think they were on Grand Island temporarily, but then moved back to Colden on Monday. And that appears where they're going to stay.

A lot of whether you get either channel or not depends on your antenna and the weather. Is yours an outdoor rig? If not, could you put one up? The more height, the more likely you'll get a decent signal. Also, do you have an amplifier? They can really help boost a signal and can be the difference between getting a station and getting a black screen.  

Before people make changes, or re-aim their antenna systems, wait a few weeks for WNLO/WIVB to complete their tower work.  Nothing you do now is likely to improve or stabilize reception.  The stations are operating under what is known as an FCC "temporary authority" (STA) and are transmitting at much less than authorized power.  The antenna is not their "final" transmitting antenna.  It is side-mounted on the tower and much lower (more than 100 Metres lower) than the final installation.  So I would expect that reception would be comparable to, or better than WKBW, when the work is completed given distance from the GTA, the projected coverage map and the increase to around 800,000 watts ERP.  No one from the company has disclosed the projected completion date.
 

SOWNY » WIVB/WNLO/WUTV/YesTV Confirm OTA Frequency Shift » July 30, 2019 3:20 pm

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I was told a new antenna will be top-mounted on the tower for ch. 34.  The work will take place this fall, in preparation for the switch to 34 in February/March of next year.   Same tower site.   Power increase to 660 KW ERP - from 358 KW.  Because the antenna is being replaced - I presume feedline will also be replaced to the top of the tower, and they will operate at a lower power - with the side-mounted antenna during construction.   No date was given for the start of work.  However given the severity of Buffalo winters, and "lake effect" blizzards, I don't think they will wait too long to commence work.   But tower crews and helicopters that can lift antennas are in short supply right now.

SOWNY » WIVB/WNLO/WUTV/YesTV Confirm OTA Frequency Shift » July 30, 2019 2:09 pm

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CKVP-DT will move to Ch. 29 - but Rabbitears lists the same ERP (5 KW) and the same antenna pattern.  So nothing will significantly change in terms of coverage.   Propagation at Ch. 29 might be slightly better relative to your antenna gain, coax loss, etc.   On the other hand,   Ch. 29 is also occupied by a Buffalo religious television service, WDTB-LP,  which might not be moving channels in the repack.  So during certain "tropospheric" conditions, CKVP might be subject to co-channel interference.

SOWNY » WIVB/WNLO/WUTV/YesTV Confirm OTA Frequency Shift » July 30, 2019 6:36 am

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TechGirl here are some quick answers.   US and Cdn govts auctioned off UHF TV channels 38-51 to wireless companies who are hungry for spectrum.  That required hundreds of TV stations to change channels.  However technology allows better coordination of tv stations in markets broadcasting on adjacent channels.   BTW, US TV broadcasters were financially compensated out of the billions raised in the auction.  The Canadian Gov't screwed the broadcasters here...in my humble opinion.  No $$$ for repack costs in Canada.  Sunny Ways Justin!

Because so many hundreds of stations are involved, channel repack shifts are done in "phases".  This was only phase 4.  The next big disrupter will be Phase 8 - end of February/Early March.  At that time, City, CFMT, CJMT (Omni2) , and Global will all "move".  Global will go to 17, CFMT to 18, City will go to 30, and CJMT will go to 26.  There will be 2 significant changes in Buffalo.  WNED (ch. 17) will go to 31 and WKBW (Ch 7) will go to 34.   But there are a couple of other changes that will affect reception.  WKBW I have been told by their chief of engineering will rebuild their tower/antenna so by this fall, reception will be spotty in parts of Toronto - but will improve by March 13 2020. I would not be surprised if the next "repack" will take place Sunday/Monday March 8/9th 2020.  

But that's not all.  There are a lot of "temporary" changes, because there were many other changes, which sapped resources of tower crews, antenna suppliers etc.  So Ion will re-locate to the tower site of Ch. 49.  But they won't be able to go to full power for some time, because equipment is on back order.   Ion now on Ch. 23 will move to Ch. 24 by this Friday (Aug 2nd).   Channel 49 "MyTV" will move to Ch. 16 - by Friday August 2nd.  They will relocate their transmitter to Grand Island, so you should see an improvement in the GTA.  But they may also be using temporary facilities.   Finally, the biggest improvement for you next

SOWNY » WIVB/WNLO/WUTV/YesTV Confirm OTA Frequency Shift » July 24, 2019 1:26 pm

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 a good splitter designed for UHF frequencies will typically result in around 3 db loss.  With the Buffalo signals subject to fading, and already quite weak (not city grade) the loss may result in the output being below threshold.  In digital transmission it's "all or nothing".  In the analog days, a weak UHF signal would "lock in" but the picture might be "noisy".  This is not the case with distant UHF signals.  Also bear in mind, UHF Ch. 49 is going to be subject to more attenuation in a long coax run, wet connectors, etc.
How old is your outdoor antenna Markow?   Your antenna may not have optimal gain up at UHF Ch. 49.  

SOWNY » WIVB/WNLO/WUTV/YesTV Confirm OTA Frequency Shift » July 24, 2019 12:30 pm

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WNYO is being impacted by high humidity and bands of rain- since we are just past their fringe signal in the GTA, water vapour is impacting their signal.  So are tree leaves if your antenna is pointing into a cluster of trees.  Once the fall comes, and trees lose foliage, the signal attenuation may disappear.  BTW, will relocate to Grand Island It will also go from 198 KW to 575 KW.  The bad news is that they are committed to transition to ATSC-3 - for which there is no TV set equipped to receive the signals, and no inexpensive set-top box.   WNYO and WPXJ are coming in with great signals today in mid-town

SOWNY » CKNT » July 23, 2019 12:35 pm

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A couple of points.  The Region 105.9 is completely legit.  They took on an obligation to serve ethnic listeners from the get-go and have stringent binding conditions of licence.  
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[*]In each broadcast week, the licensee shall provide programming directed to a minimum of five ethnic groups in a minimum of nine languages. 
[*]As an exception to section 7(3) of the Radio Regulations, 1986, the licensee may devote a maximum of 36.9% of its programming to third-language programming.
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On the other hand, many ethnic stations "broker" their airtime. They don't control the content, don't even monitor to ensure the public is being served with quality programming.  The typical scenario is Station A sells airtime at $500 per hour to Broker B.  Broker B sells up to 45 minutes of spots per hour.  Yeh, you heard correctly - 45 mins of spots, at literally a few bucks per spot.  This devalues airtime of stations who actually produce quality programming - because the cost per spot is hideously low.  The broker recovers his/her costs - but at the end of the day - what went on air? 15 minutes of "programming"?  How's the community really served in that scenario.   I suspect there is a main "broker" behind the CKNT application.
While brokerage is probably a good business plan in communities who have no access to ethnic programming, allowing one more into the marketplace, isn't a good idea.  When you look at the number of stations & brokers chasing the same ethnic group(s) - S. Asians - it becomes absurd, for the size of the population.  I very much doubt that Latin Americans are going to get quality programming from CKNT.  Besides, there is a station already available in the GTA - 1610 KHz - San Lorenzo radio that super-serves the relatively small Latin American population.   CKNT has provided no evidence of economic need, much less any compelling data that would suggest that Mississauga, Brampton, and Etobicoke residents (where the signal reache

SOWNY » CKNT » July 23, 2019 10:57 am

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Of course the "loophole" if it is not evident, is that they are not seeking a Condition of Licence to serve S. Asians 1 week per month. This would quickly morph in to a station targetting only S. Asians, - and would not serve the "145 groups" as claimed in the letter.  Which hours of broadcast would be devoted to 22% ethnic?  That's a no-brainer.  Those "daylight" hours when they have a reasonable signal into parts of GTA.   You can bet that the English speaking hosts will be relegated to those hours when the signal is minimal - or am I just a cynical guy?

SOWNY » CKNT » July 23, 2019 10:46 am

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CKNT wants 22% ethnic programming.  The CRTC application lists Peet Pannu - a Mississauga Lawyer as the regulatory counsel.  Any relation to "Pannu" the ethnic broadcaster?

 
July 19, 2019
 
Filed Via GC Key
 
Ms. Danielle May-Cuconato
Secretary General
Canadian Radio-television
and Telecommunications Commission
Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0N2
 
Dear Ms. May-Cuconato:
 
Re: Application for amendment for CKNT Mississauga 
We act as regulatory counsel to 8159203 Canada Limited. Pursuant to Broadcasting Decision CRTC 2011-722, Elliott Kerr was granted a licence for CKNT Mississauga on behalf of a company to be incorporated. 8159203 Canada Limited was subsequently incorporated on April 4, 2012.
This application seeks the Commission’s approval, on behalf of 8159203 Canada Limited, to amend the programming for CKNT. Approval of this proposed amendment would assist CKNT in serving residents of Mississauga and the rest of Peel Region in a more effective manner.  
Rationale for the amendment
As the sixth largest city in Canada, Mississauga is home to an extremely diverse community of residents speaking 145 languages, many of whom are relatively new to the area. CKNT believes that while newcomers will remain justifiably proud of their cultural heritage, they will seek to do two things as they adapt to life in our city; a) develop a facility with the English language and b) learn as much about their adopted home as possible in order to improve the quality of their life experience in Mississauga and the rest of Peel Region.  We believe those diverse groups adopting English as a second language and their children will gain culturally and economically from CKNT’s radio programming. We believe our news and current affairs content will attract listeners from the newcomers as well as their growing families.
If our application is successful, CKNT will serve as a platform for all of Mississauga’s diverse communities to provide content for their respec

SOWNY » Future of free antenna TV » July 16, 2019 5:47 pm

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The switch over for the stations on the CN Tower is March 7, 2020.   But it is possible that if there is any antenna work to be done, now is the time.  The February/March period would be very difficult to coordinate antenna work.   It is the Hamilton stations which are moving in August.  CITS - Ch. 36 will move at the same time that WNLO/WIVB switch channels.  Sorry if my earlier post confused the situation.   WNED, and WKBW are moving in the March 2020 repack

SOWNY » Future of free antenna TV » July 11, 2019 12:15 pm

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Don't get too excited about ATSC-3.  There are no TV's out there with it installed in the USA, so broadcasters aren't about to desert 10-15% of their audience base.  However WNLO-49 may go ATSC-3 when it moves to its new Ch. 16 Assignment and relocates to Grand Island soon.   Markow202 - is your antenna aimed at any trees?  Tree leaves are a problem, particularly when wet in summer, if there is a tree in the direction of your antenna.   The hot humid weather has also caused inversions over the cold lake waters which impact the distant Buffalo transmitters, particularly WKBW and WGRZ.   It is not uncommon to see WGRZ at one moment and then lose WNED - which is under powered and impacted by weather fades.   Things could stabilize just a bit, on August 2nd, when Toronto and a number of Buffalo stations relocate to their (final) "repack" channels.   Expect a decrease in strength for WNLO/WIVB as it relocates much further south to the old Colden TX site and relocates to Ch.36.   But WUTV's signal should improve when it moves to Ch. 32.  Are you using a pre-amp with your antenna? Some pre-amps - particularly Channel Master are impacted when Western NY signals fade, and the Toronto signals (much stronger) overload the amp.

Curious.  Do you ever see WDTB-HD channel 39 (off-air channel 29)?   It is only 15 KW, and is an indicator often of better reception conditions over the path to Buffalo.

In any event, by early March of next year, which is "phase 8" of the repack, you should see an improvement for a few more stations, notably WNED - on Channel 31.   WPXJ Batavia might also be more reliable when it moves its site further west, more in line with the other Buffalo stations.

SOWNY » Monday Marks A Rare Top 40 Date » June 5, 2019 2:01 pm

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EW&F - September

Do you remember the 21st night of September?
Love was changing the minds of pretenders
While chasing the clouds awayOur hearts were ringing
In the key that our souls were singing
As we danced in the night
Remember how the stars stole the night awayHey hey hey
Ba de ya, say do you remember
Ba de ya, dancing in September
Ba de ya, never was a cloudy dayBa duda, ba duda, ba duda, badu
Ba duda, badu, ba duda, badu
Ba duda, badu, ba duda
 

SOWNY » Antenna Alert: WUTV Buffalo Supposed To Be Switching Channels Soon » May 30, 2019 8:28 pm

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Several of the US stations have highly directional patterns, to protect other assignments.   In particular, several stations have "nulls" towards Toronto.   When repack occurs and the US stations move to their final assignments, several stations will be permitted to transition to omnidirectional patterns.   That will mean more even coverage throughout the GTA.  I had tried to upload some of the new coverage maps to this site, but not having any luck.  The difference is significant.

SOWNY » Antenna Alert: WUTV Buffalo Supposed To Be Switching Channels Soon » May 29, 2019 8:07 pm

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markow202 wrote:

tvguy wrote:

kilo-watt is 1,000 watts.

So 358 KW = 358,000 watts.

Megawatt is 1 million watts.  Ch. 23/4 combo from grand island transmits at 1 megawatt.

Wow so the RF levels are much higher and stronger than analog days.

UHF propagation has always required more effective radiated power than VHF.  Most VHF low band stations were 100 kw or less. High band - chs. 7-13 were limited to around 300 KW, though this was also a factor of antenna height.  I believe that CHCH may have operated around 317 KW as a "grandfathered" VHF station.  1 million watts erp was not uncommon for UHF stations during the analogue days.

Wet tree leaves literally "suck up" UHF signals, while low-band VHF signals were virtually unaffected.

The most powerful signal in the 1990's that I can recall,  belonged to analogue WOTV (formerly WUHQ) Battle Creek, Michigan.  It operated on Ch. 41 with 5 million watts ERP.  

You probably appreciate, that at the time of conversion to digital, must VHF operators elected to move to UHF.   It's now a struggle for those remaining VHF operators, because very few people who receive OTA signals are equipped for VHF reception.  Channel 26 Jamestown, which has exceptional coverage will move down to Channel 5 this summer, after repack.   Good luck with that!

SOWNY » Antenna Alert: WUTV Buffalo Supposed To Be Switching Channels Soon » May 29, 2019 3:53 pm

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kilo-watt is 1,000 watts.

So 358 KW = 358,000 watts.

Megawatt is 1 million watts.  Ch. 23/4 combo from grand island transmits at 1 megawatt.

SOWNY » Antenna Alert: WUTV Buffalo Supposed To Be Switching Channels Soon » May 29, 2019 2:01 pm

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Perhaps Scott Fybush can clarify.   WIVB-TV when it operated on Ch. 39 was licensed operate at 112KW ERP.   However it did have a construction permit (or two) to increase power at the colden NY site, One database shows a CP for 790 Kw.   WIVB was consistently better received in mid-town Toronto than WKBW and WGRZ from the "colden" site.  The Ch. 36 application would operate at 800 KW - which might provide some decent reception in the Toronto Area.

By contrast WKBW is only 358 KW,  and WGRZ is 480 KW.   Every KW counts when you're outside of the primary coverage area.

SOWNY » The Evanovs’ Latest Plan: Switch Pride FM To 103.5 & CIDC To 103.7 » May 14, 2019 2:22 pm

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markow202 wrote:

Still no confirm updates on this but appears to be declined?
I also noticed something interesting now - they are constantly saying CIDC FM Orangeville in between music 

Reminds me of a Seinfeld episode...where George Costanza says to Jerry:

"if you say it often enough, it isn't a lie".

(apologies to the Seinfeld writers - but you get George's point).
 

SOWNY » The Evanovs’ Latest Plan: Switch Pride FM To 103.5 & CIDC To 103.7 » May 14, 2019 2:20 pm

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Happy anniversary Bill and Carmela!!!!!
We have just passed the first anniversary of the last time the CRTC published Evanov's (Dufferin) application to "switch" stations/frequencies.   Not a good sign when the CRTC delays a decision by a year.   We are hearing the decision will be out by sometime in June.   Likely the Indie88.1 re-try for a power increase from the same rooftop at First Canadian Place will be issued around the same time.

Expect a fairly long decision - justifying whatever conclusion the CRTC reaches.  The decision is likely held up these days in "French translation".   Yup, even English language applications sit in a pile in the French translation department.   Often they are "bumped" for more "urgent" translation - such as the Bell vs TVA sports decision.

A great use of our tax dollars.

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