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WHTV sold in the FCC auction

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wsummers
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Re: WHTV sold in the FCC auction

Post by wsummers » Mon Sep 18, 2017 7:21 am

According to the State Journal My Network TV will move to 47.4 beginning October 9.



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Otter Mii-kun
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Re: WHTV sold in the FCC auction

Post by Otter Mii-kun » Mon Sep 18, 2017 10:25 pm

^I was expecting the MyNetworkTV "syndicated programming service" would end up on a subchannel of WSYM, given that MNT is co-owned with Fox. As for the syndicated programming (both first-run and off-network repeats) formerly held by WHTV, that's a whole 'nother question entirely (though I believe Jerry Springer was picked up by WLAJ's CW subchannel, and it's possible that whatever syndicated fare hasn't since been taken over by competing stations might very well end up on the new 47.4).


Isn't it nice how deregulation has brought us such oversized and dangerously overleveraged broadcast owners? (Yes, I'm looking at YOU, Sinclair, Nexstar, Cume-U-Less, and iFart!)

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Re: WHTV sold in the FCC auction

Post by mvcg66b3r » Mon Sep 18, 2017 11:15 pm

wsummers wrote:
Mon Sep 18, 2017 7:21 am
According to the State Journal My Network TV will move to 47.4 beginning October 9.
Link please?



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Re: WHTV sold in the FCC auction

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Re: WHTV sold in the FCC auction

Post by tvradiojunkie » Fri Oct 06, 2017 11:35 am

47.4 is apparently on the air, running the FOX Fall Preview show. Assuming they're testing.

Edit: They're running it on a loop, so obviously in test mode.



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Splouge
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Re: WHTV sold in the FCC auction

Post by Splouge » Fri Sep 14, 2018 7:11 pm

How did WHTV cover a 46 mile radius at only 185 kW?


One time, I got WYZZ Peoria 330 miles away indoors clearly for 10 minutes on Dec 5, 2015

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Re: WHTV sold in the FCC auction

Post by fuzzpower » Fri Sep 14, 2018 8:55 pm

Once they moved to the old WPXD tower, they came in very well in western Wayne and probably SW Oakland too. It helped their tower was tall.



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Re: WHTV sold in the FCC auction

Post by Calvert DeForest » Sat Sep 15, 2018 11:42 am

My understanding has always been that tower height matters more than power output. You don't necessarily need a lot of juice if you have a tall tower, although it certainly helps.

ERP is a calculation of forward power from the transmitter and actual tower height. Don't know what the formula is (I suck at math), but a taller stick can magnify the ERP well beyond what the transmitter is pumping out. Even without the calculation higher is always better.


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Re: WHTV sold in the FCC auction

Post by Splouge » Sun Sep 16, 2018 10:54 am

Calvert DeForest wrote:
Sat Sep 15, 2018 11:42 am
My understanding has always been that tower height matters more than power output. You don't necessarily need a lot of juice if you have a tall tower, although it certainly helps.

ERP is a calculation of forward power from the transmitter and actual tower height. Don't know what the formula is (I suck at math), but a taller stick can magnify the ERP well beyond what the transmitter is pumping out. Even without the calculation higher is always better.
That explains why WMYD is the strongest Detroit station at 500 kW's and 1063 ft's. What is it with MyNet affiliates in Michigan being so strong? And can WMYD be received in Lyndon Twp?

And could an LPTV could have a 45 mile reach if the height was right?


One time, I got WYZZ Peoria 330 miles away indoors clearly for 10 minutes on Dec 5, 2015

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Re: WHTV sold in the FCC auction

Post by fuzzpower » Sun Sep 16, 2018 5:08 pm

If you put an LPTV at say 2000 feet or more, it could certainly go 45 miles.



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