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WILX new subchannels

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wsummers
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WILX new subchannels

Post by wsummers » Tue Dec 24, 2019 10:01 pm

WILX is adding Circle and Ion to existing Antenna TV and Heroes and Icons by January 1.



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Re: WILX new subchannels

Post by tvradiojunkie » Tue Dec 24, 2019 11:37 pm

ION is already live on 10.4.



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Re: WILX new subchannels

Post by statmanmi » Thu Dec 26, 2019 5:12 pm

Here's their own posting about this topic:

https://www.wilx.com/content/news/WILX- ... 36011.html

Piquing my interest slightly is the move of Antenna TV to .5. Do they have cable coverage of the current .3? (I get them only OTA, in eastern Kent county, so no neighbors receive them on cable at all.):

Here's our line up complete with sub channels:
WILX 10.1
Heroes and Icons 10.2
Circle 10.3
Ion 10.4
Antenna TV 10.5

These changes become effective on January 1, 2020.

Cheers! ~~ Statmanmi



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Re: WILX new subchannels

Post by tvradiojunkie » Thu Dec 26, 2019 6:13 pm

statmanmi wrote:
Thu Dec 26, 2019 5:12 pm

Piquing my interest slightly is the move of Antenna TV to .5. Do they have cable coverage of the current .3? (I get them only OTA, in eastern Kent county, so no neighbors receive them on cable at all.):
They do. 10.3 is carried on ch. 295 on Comcast. WOW and Charter/Spectrum also carry it. So the new Circle network is gonna have cable coverage from the jump while Antenna may be OTA only for a while.



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Re: WILX new subchannels

Post by MWmetalhead » Sat Dec 28, 2019 11:09 am

Is ION in high-definition?

In any event, it's good to hear that ION is once again available in the Lansing area over-the-air. (I presume WZPX is now difficult to pick up off-air in the Lansing area following its move to extreme western Barry County.)


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Re: WILX new subchannels

Post by wsummers » Mon Dec 30, 2019 11:36 pm

MWmetalhead wrote:
Sat Dec 28, 2019 11:09 am
Is ION in high-definition?

In any event, it's good to hear that ION is once again available in the Lansing area over-the-air. (I presume WZPX is now difficult to pick up off-air in the Lansing area following its move to extreme western Barry County.)
Ion is 480 on WILX.

I can still get WZPX over the air from the northside of Lansing sitting on the new 48 dBu line. However, WILX will more than cover any lost areas.



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Re: WILX new subchannels

Post by tvradiojunkie » Sat Feb 01, 2020 1:14 am

Color bars are up on 10.6 as of earlier this week. PSIP says it'll be the Justice network, which was on 53.3 before the channel share.



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Re: WILX new subchannels

Post by Calvert DeForest » Wed Feb 05, 2020 7:55 am

wsummers wrote:
Mon Dec 30, 2019 11:36 pm
MWmetalhead wrote:
Sat Dec 28, 2019 11:09 am
Is ION in high-definition?

In any event, it's good to hear that ION is once again available in the Lansing area over-the-air. (I presume WZPX is now difficult to pick up off-air in the Lansing area following its move to extreme western Barry County.)
Ion is 480 on WILX.

I can still get WZPX over the air from the northside of Lansing sitting on the new 48 dBu line. However, WILX will more than cover any lost areas.
ION was 480i on WLNS as well. Likely to save on bandwidth.


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Re: WILX new subchannels

Post by wsummers » Fri Feb 14, 2020 10:12 pm

Not sure when it went live, but Justice is now on 10.6



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Re: WILX new subchannels

Post by high fidelity » Sat Apr 04, 2020 4:55 pm

Does anyone know when Antenna TV will be added to the Comcast lineup?



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Re: WILX new subchannels

Post by wsummers » Mon Jun 29, 2020 2:53 pm

WILX is now using WLNM as a repeater to improve reception in Lansing and Clinton County. They have also added an additional TCT subchannel (10.7, 27.7). Unsure if they have increased power to 15kW. They have an application to move it to channel 29 with non-directional antenna.

https://www.wilx.com/content/misc/Heres ... 06471.html



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Re: WILX new subchannels

Post by MWmetalhead » Fri Jul 03, 2020 9:18 pm

Spending the $175k to purchase WLNM-LD evidently was a cheaper - and probably faster - way to go than convincing the FCC to allow WILX to crank up its wattage from the Onondaga site and purchasing a new transmitter (and possibly a new antenna).

WLNS can be picked up almost effortlessly with an indoor antenna in the immediate Lansing area, so I guess I can understand why WILX is making this move.


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Re: WILX new subchannels

Post by wsummers » Sat Jul 04, 2020 9:11 am

As more people cut the cord it will be interesting to see if WILX decides to invest in a repeater south of Jackson to gain over the air coverage in Hillsdale County which is part of their official coverage area, but mostly only watchable with cable or satellite. WLNS Also does not cover that area and could use a repeater there if over the air reception is worth the cost for the number of viewers.



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Re: WILX new subchannels

Post by MWmetalhead » Sat Jul 04, 2020 11:02 am

My guess is anyone interested in OTA viewing in Hillsdale County already has an outside antenna.

Nothing is likely receivable down there without one.

WILX, WTOL, and WTVG all broadcast on VHF-hi. Of those three, WILX should already have the strongest signal by far.

Certainly, even with an outdoor antenna, OTA reception of WLNS is far from being a "given" in that neck of the woods. Ironically, WLAJ delivered a pretty good signal to Hillsdale County before co-locating with WLNS east of Okemos.

My guess is more Hillsdale County viewers have been relying on WTOL for CBS programming for years over WLNS.


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