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WWTV at low power?

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WWTV at low power?

Post by organman95 » Fri Apr 29, 2022 8:17 pm

Saw a message on 9&10 website that says Channel 9 is operating at low power until further notice.

What's that about?



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Re: WWTV at low power?

Post by MWmetalhead » Fri Apr 29, 2022 9:02 pm

More info:
https://enterpriseefiling.fcc.gov/datae ... 0&goBack=N

Due to an antenna feed line issue, the station is broadcasting at about 25 percent of normal power.

A crew is going to have to scale the tower and either repair the malady or replace the line. Probably not a quick fix.


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Re: WWTV at low power?

Post by mars » Sun May 01, 2022 12:27 pm

My off air picture here in T.C. has been bad for over two weeks. Now I get my signal from the repeater site ch. 25 here and it is full of pixels and tearing of the picture. One of the engineers in Cadillac tells me the T.C. repeater uses an off air pickup for ch.25, so the trouble passed on to my feed. Bum.
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Re: WWTV at low power?

Post by MWmetalhead » Sun May 01, 2022 4:51 pm

I'm surprised the off air pickup is so poor. The receive antenna is probably a 100 feet or more above ground level, I would venture to guess.

Even at 25 percent power, the WWTV signal should be able to get out decently.

That suggests to me WWTV might be using less than 25 percent of licensed power.

Does a CBS stream still broadcast on subchannels of WFQX and WFUP?


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Re: WWTV at low power?

Post by organman95 » Sun May 01, 2022 8:27 pm

MWmetalhead wrote:
Sun May 01, 2022 4:51 pm

Does a CBS stream still broadcast on subchannels of WFQX and WFUP?
WFUP, yes on .2
Not on WFQX



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Re: WWTV at low power?

Post by MWmetalhead » Sun May 01, 2022 11:27 pm

Isn't WFUP supposed to be a full-time satellite of WFQX? If so, I am surprised WFUP's channel offerings are able to differ from that of WFQX.


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Post by Ben Zonia » Mon May 02, 2022 12:46 am

MWmetalhead wrote:
Sun May 01, 2022 11:27 pm
Isn't WFUP supposed to be a full-time satellite of WFQX? If so, I am surprised WFUP's channel offerings are able to differ from that of WFQX.
It's not like the old days where a satellite would pull a station off air, and/or have several microwave links to rebroadcast the station at the satellite. Separate subchannel feeds can go to each station.


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Re: WWTV at low power?

Post by MWmetalhead » Mon May 02, 2022 7:16 am

Thanks for the info.


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Re: WWTV at low power?

Post by craigrussell100 » Wed May 11, 2022 1:18 pm

Speaking on 9and10...who is leaving their Morning Show? There is an ad either on Linked in or MAB for a Morning Anchor....been the same 2 for at least 3 yars...which Up North is "Forever":


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Post by kager » Thu May 12, 2022 7:19 am

They have a red banner on their web site regarding the low-power operation of 9, and "You can also watch 9&10 News on the free VUit app", which must be someone's attempt at humour. It's not worth the price.

As for on-air positions open, they are freely listed on their site:

https://www.9and10news.com/about-us/emp ... rtunities/

College grads are coming to replace the 'vets'.

The morning show could use a change. The forced Happy! Happy! Joy! Joy! bit is wearing thin.


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Re: WWTV at low power?

Post by paul8539 » Fri May 13, 2022 8:02 pm

When they increase the power back up, can we pick it up again down here in the tri-cities?
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Post by WC8KCY » Sun May 15, 2022 1:40 pm

Is this situation now affecting Fox 32? Am unable to pick up either 9 or 32 here in Manistee today.


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Re: WWTV at low power?

Post by Ben Zonia » Sun May 15, 2022 8:15 pm

paul8539 wrote:
Fri May 13, 2022 8:02 pm
When they increase the power back up, can we pick it up again down here in the tri=cities?
It depends a lot on your exact location, antenna, and antenna height. Possibly, but nothing as easy as it was in analog. Midland is much more likely to get a receivable digital signal than Bay City or Saginaw.

https://www.rabbitears.info/contour.php ... te=1&map=Y


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