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by statmanmi
Thu Jul 09, 2020 6:17 pm
Forum: Grand Rapids/West Michigan
Topic: WOTV Post Repack
Replies: 9
Views: 1214

Re: WOTV Post Repack

I suspect WOTV/Nexstar will not need the full six months. I am hopeful WOTV will be on its permanent facilities by the end of June. ... Hey MWmetalhead, Jason Kragt, and All, MW's prediction was very close regarding when WOTV would be using a new top-mounted antenna. Depending on any paperwork dela...
by statmanmi
Wed Jun 03, 2020 7:41 pm
Forum: Grand Rapids/West Michigan
Topic: I am easily amused...
Replies: 1
Views: 650

Re: I am easily amused...

Better yet, and not to make too much fun of a typo, but notice that the actual posting is titled: Portest Should be Protest. Perhaps it's in "pour taste" to point out that Protest is spelled wrong? Sorry if it is. And please forgive my punchiness--I found out yesterday that I'm going to be furloughe...
by statmanmi
Sun May 31, 2020 8:50 pm
Forum: Grand Rapids/West Michigan
Topic: Any News On New WLLA OTA Signals?
Replies: 9
Views: 943

Re: Yes! Re: Any News On New WLLA OTA Signals?

Out of curiosity, what airs on 64.2? MeTV For further insight to MWmetalhead and others: The MeTV on 64.2 is broadcast in 720p. It's been that way since late July last year (2019). Hogan's Heroes during the 10pm hour each weeknight looks amazing--better than when we were kids! It was mentioned to m...
by statmanmi
Thu May 28, 2020 6:33 pm
Forum: Grand Rapids/West Michigan
Topic: Any News On New WLLA OTA Signals?
Replies: 9
Views: 943

Re: Any News On New WLLA OTA Signals?

As of now (Thurs. 5/28 around 6:15pm), the announced sub-channel changes seem to be in place:

64-3 as Heroes & Icons TV...with an episode of Monk on.

64-4 as Decades, per the logo bug. I'm unsure of the black and white content.

64-5 as retrotv, per its logo bug.

Enjoy! ~~ Statmanmi
by statmanmi
Sat May 23, 2020 12:52 pm
Forum: Grand Rapids/West Michigan
Topic: Any News On New WLLA OTA Signals?
Replies: 9
Views: 943

Yes! Re: Any News On New WLLA OTA Signals?

I came here to say this too Trophyhead! I also saw the slide around Midnight on 64.3 & 64.4, as well as the move of RetroTV to 64.5. Per the station’s Facebook post, they intend on having these diginets’ content streaming by June 1st: https://www.facebook.com/385602832544/posts/10157726394452545/ “W...
by statmanmi
Sun May 17, 2020 6:36 pm
Forum: Grand Rapids/West Michigan
Topic: WFUR-FM Now WYHA!!!
Replies: 4
Views: 486

Filings and other postings about WYHA

CK-722 and I had the same idea--look for FCC filings. To paraphrase the retired WOOD TV 8 engineer as he once posted in a national TV forum, something along the lines of, "The great thing about TV is that everything is a matter of public record." Although in this case it's radio--but still all has t...
by statmanmi
Thu May 14, 2020 11:39 pm
Forum: Northern Lower Michigan/Eastern U.P.
Topic: TV RF Channel Changes
Replies: 54
Views: 9365

Re: TV RF Channel Changes

Glad you update Trip makitaman. He continues to patiently wait for me to gather and forward TSReader logs for the stations I receive. Earlier this month my RCA mast-mounted pre-amplifier quit being reliable. I and my wife don't want me to risk some sort of fall from the ladder or roof, so I've tempo...
by statmanmi
Thu Apr 23, 2020 12:15 am
Forum: Grand Rapids/West Michigan
Topic: (Ultra Geeky warning): NOAA weather radio for GR area is about to move to new TX site
Replies: 4
Views: 1310

Re: (Ultra Geeky warning): NOAA weather radio for GR area is about to move to new TX site

How best could someone tell if this transition happened? The broadcast audio still cites as being from KIG-63, not yet WZ2560. I've listened recently 3 different ways: -- Older radio with Weatherband -- New RTL-SDR dongle (Which also has pulled in a few other weather radio signals, depending upon wh...
by statmanmi
Wed Apr 22, 2020 11:36 pm
Forum: Northern Lower Michigan/Eastern U.P.
Topic: Updates
Replies: 6
Views: 1365

Re: Updates ... WIAA 88.3 Interim

Hi All, While looking up information for another thread update I completed, I came across the WIAA STA filing from February noting that they have an interim solution in place for 88.3 MHz on the Harrietta tower. Excerpt: WIAA OFF THE AIR FROM 12/16/2019 (SEE FCC FILE NO. BLSTA - 20191223AAL FOR SILE...
by statmanmi
Wed Apr 22, 2020 11:28 pm
Forum: Northern Lower Michigan/Eastern U.P.
Topic: TV RF Channel Changes
Replies: 54
Views: 9365

Re: TV RF Channel Changes

Hi makitaman, I'm catching on from other sources that the WWTV translator ("repeater") by Traverse City did make the switch to RF25 earlier this month. They didn't seem to mention it on their main website, but Google found me their Facebook post: https://m.facebook.com/9and10news/ph...57&__tn__=EH-R...
by statmanmi
Wed Apr 22, 2020 11:01 pm
Forum: Metro Detroit/SE Michigan
Topic: WFHD-LP
Replies: 20
Views: 1990

WFHD-LP ... RF2 filing

they could try asking for VHF 6 or VHF 2... VHF 4 is reserved for wireless microphones, 3 is used by WHNE-LD and 5 is used by WLMB-TV in Toledo... but those are the only realistic options left for them. Winner winner, chicken dinner to RingtailedFox! WFHD-LP's Amendment to a Displacement for LPTV T...
by statmanmi
Fri Apr 03, 2020 7:38 pm
Forum: Northern Lower Michigan/Eastern U.P.
Topic: WWTV: 9.5 = QVC & 9.6 = HSN
Replies: 7
Views: 842

WWTV: 9.5 = QVC & 9.6 = HSN

I hadn’t yet seen a mention of this.... About 10 days ago, WWTV RF 9 added sub-channels 9.5 & 9.6. Previously they were simulcasting 9.3 & 9.4 respectively, but at a noticeably lower bit rate (pixelization evident). Today was the day that the likely permanent content was activated: QVC & HSN. Yeah. ...
by statmanmi
Fri Apr 03, 2020 7:17 pm
Forum: Metro Detroit/SE Michigan
Topic: Governor to do a town hall on several Detroit TV stations
Replies: 29
Views: 2086

Re: Governor to do a town hall on several Detroit TV stations

7&4 in Traverse City didn't air the town hall, allowing Wheel and Jeopardy to air as planned there. I'm assuming 29&8 aired it, as well as at least one of 9&10 and Local 32 I found that both WWTV 9 & WFQX 32 had the town hall on last evening. I say this because I flipped through my OTA channels dur...
by statmanmi
Tue Mar 31, 2020 9:26 pm
Forum: Grand Rapids/West Michigan
Topic: WOTV Post Repack
Replies: 9
Views: 1214

Re: WOTV Post Repack

Just today Nextstar filed for six more months for WOTV, citing among other things that contracting a tower crew is unfortunately restricted due to the COVID-19 situation (as can be expected). The attachments to this Tolling request (construction permit extension) provide the insight: https://enterpr...
by statmanmi
Wed Mar 04, 2020 4:01 pm
Forum: Metro Detroit/SE Michigan
Topic: RePack Phase 8 started
Replies: 175
Views: 15564

Re: RePack Phase 8 started

WUPW is a Phase 8 transition, March 13 cutover. The "Last Go-Around" Phase 9 is May 1, and, closing it out, Phase 10, July 3. Except that Low Power TV stations (Non-Class A; and often abbreviated as LPTV), and Translators, are independent of the phases prescribed by the FCC. Also, Canada's repack s...