DMA# 153 Rochester, MN / Mason City, IA / Austin, MN HD Locals coming soon CONFIRMED!

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After a very long call with a lead customer service person and his contacts with the training and one other department, he confirmed that...

ROCHESTER, MN and not ROCHESTER, NY is the one the HD local coming soon list!!!!

So, the information on Charlie Chat was correct despite Rochester, MN's much smaller market size and the fact that someone here reported Rochester, NY locals were already in test.

WooHoo!!!!

Jason
 
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Mr Tony

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correct. Once E14 is in place on 119 and working, then they can uplink Rochester/Mason City/Austin/Albert Lea/a bunch of small towns :) DMA in HD

There is a spotbeam on 119 that will cover the area. Right now 129 spotbeam does not cover the whole DMA (covers part of it)
 
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correct. Once E14 is in place on 119 and working, then they can uplink Rochester/Mason City/Austin/Albert Lea/a bunch of small towns :) DMA in HD

There is a spotbeam on 119 that will cover the area. Right now 129 spotbeam does not cover the whole DMA (covers part of it)

Where were you on the other threads where I was trying to confirm that it was going to happen instead of the speculation that is was suppose to be NY???? :)

Thanks for the additional information about E14 being the missing link.

If you were a betting man, what would your guess be on them going live?

GO GOPHERS!
 
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Well it makes sense on the Charlie Chat they were showing new markets that would go up on E14 when it became active around June 1st.

But the Rochester, NY locals were on an EA bird being tested and had nothing to do with 119. So you are correct, it is both.
 
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Where were you on the other threads where I was trying to confirm that it was going to happen instead of the speculation that is was suppose to be NY???? :)
I hadnt seen the spotbeam maps for E14 until recently ;)

Thanks for the additional information about E14 being the missing link.
yep. E14 will help fill in a lot of missing areas.

If you were a betting man, what would your guess be on them going live?
I lost too much at the casino but digiblur says after June 1

GO GOPHERS!
ewwwwww ;):D
 
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Thanks Ice and digi!!

Ice, BTW, are you coming to the NCAA regionals this weekend at the X?

If you had any interest in going solo, there is one person in our group (with health issues) that is playing with the idea of not going at least Friday. I'd offer you her ticket really cheap if that's the case. Better you (I think) then some scalper!

Let me know. Mostly I wanted to say thanks for the info....but I thought this was also a place to try to sell tickets....am I wrong??

Jason
 
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Thanks. I must have looked over that one while I was on that page earlier.

Should Spotbeam B14 be updated to include Indiana as well? That is the best coverage for SW Indiana compared to the ones labeled as Indiana.

No, otherwise I would have some long names for each beam if I listed every state it touched, so I just named them the main focus of the beam.
 
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No, otherwise I would have some long names for each beam if I listed every state it touched, so I just named them the main focus of the beam.

Either way that spotbeam is perfect for Evansville, IN HD locals. That will keep us on WA instead of the EA that they were uplinked to in November.
 
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After a very long call with a lead customer service person and his contacts with the training and one other department, he confirmed that...

ROCHESTER, MN and not ROCHESTER, NY is the one the HD local coming soon list!!!!

So, the information on Charlie Chat was correct despite Rochester, MN's much smaller market size and the fact that someone here reported Rochester, NY locals were already in test.

WooHoo!!!!

Jason

You heard anything more on the Local HD yet?
 
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Look for the sticky thread, it lists 29 locals being turned on in June. :)
 
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Iceberg. I am new to this. Will I be getting my HD Locals via 129 when they become live?
 
gopherscot

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LOL.. . be careful believing anybody when they tell you your locals in HD are coming. I watched Charlie live on the Charlie Chat show mine going live last November. Six months later they are still not live.
 
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I'm not sure what to look for on the uplink report. I am at DMA 153. My signal dropped out yesterday in the afternoon and am wondering if I have been moved over to 119. I thought I was on 110 and 129 previously, but when the receiver rebooted it was searching for signal on 119. Does this mean HD locals are close?
 
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Dish has the new satellite at 119 and is moving channels around on that satellite since spotbeam transponders changed

The Rochester/Mason City/Austin/Albert Lea locals are not uplinked yet in HD. Your SD locals are still on 110
 
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3 of Big 4 are uplinked
no CBS yet

5260(6) - KAAL [MPEG4 HD] added to EchoStar14 119W TP 05 Spotbeam A7 (NA)(Austin, MN-ABC)
5262(10) - KTTC [MPEG4 HD] added to EchoStar14 119W TP 05 Spotbeam A7 (NA)(Rochester, MN-NBC)
5263(47) - KXLT [MPEG4 HD] added to EchoStar14 119W TP 05 Spotbeam A7 (NA)(Rochester, MN-FOX)

edit: screwed up...they showed it somewhere else on the uplink
5261(3) - KIMT [MPEG4 HD] added to EchoStar14 119W TP 05 Spotbeam A7 (NA)(Mason City, IA-CBS)
 

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