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WTVS repack upgrades completed

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WTVS repack upgrades completed

Post by SolarMax » Fri Jul 03, 2020 2:50 pm

WTVS 56 (RF 20) is now operational on its permanent antenna on the candelabra, at full authorized power.



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Re: WTVS repack upgrades completed

Post by k8jd » Fri Jul 03, 2020 4:36 pm

I will have to connect my 12 inch rabbit ears dipole and check the signals out. :D



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Re: WTVS repack upgrades completed

Post by innate-in-you » Sat Jul 04, 2020 4:50 pm

It's pegging the virtual signal strength meter using a four-bay bowtie 14' above ground in Temperance.



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Re: WTVS repack upgrades completed

Post by WOHO » Wed Jul 08, 2020 1:11 am

What RF channel is the ole analog CH20 parked at now? Is that viewable with a 4 bay bowtie in Temperance?



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Re: WTVS repack upgrades completed

Post by k8jd » Wed Jul 08, 2020 2:57 pm

I assume it's still up on the WKBD/WTVS tower at 11 MIle and Inkster Road?
They move those FM and TV transmitters around like men on a ChessBoard :D
AM towers are harder to uproot and move aroud.



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Re: WTVS repack upgrades completed

Post by MWmetalhead » Wed Jul 08, 2020 10:37 pm

No, I believe WTVS broadcasts from the WWJ-TV tower along Eight Mile Rd.


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Re: WTVS repack upgrades completed

Post by SolarMax » Thu Jul 09, 2020 10:28 am

WMYD 20 (long-long-ago analog RF 20) is at RF 31, on the candelabra at 8 Mile/Meyers Rd., along with WTVS and WWJ-TV. WHNE, RF 3, which had been on RF 20 pre-repack, is side mount on the same tower, as is WUDL (or WUDT?).
On ATC's "WKBD" tower on 11 Mile are WKBD and WPXD up top, and side mount WDWO. The third stick on the platform is the long (11 years) decommissioned analog ch. 56 antenna. It remains there for structural reasons, and, as the tallest one, is home to the aircraft warning beacon.



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Re: WTVS repack upgrades completed

Post by km1125 » Thu Jul 09, 2020 10:38 am

SolarMax wrote:
Thu Jul 09, 2020 10:28 am
WMYD 20 (long-long-ago analog RF 20) is at RF 31, on the candelabra at 8 Mile/Meyers Rd., along with WTVS and WWJ-TV. WHNE, RF 3, which had been on RF 20 pre-repack, is side mount on the same tower, as is WUDL (or WUDT?).
On ATC's "WKBD" tower on 11 Mile are WKBD and WPXD up top, and side mount WDWO. The third stick on the platform is the long (11 years) decommissioned analog ch. 56 antenna. It remains there for structural reasons, and, as the tallest one, is home to the aircraft warning beacon.
Cool info! Thanks for sharing, especially the last part about the beacon!



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