Repack dates for Flint-Saginaw-Bay City Michigan DMA

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  1. primestar31

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    Here's the latest info for the channels moving in my DMA:

    WAQP 49 = 5/27/2019 (moving from RF48 to RF36)

    Both WEYI (25 RF30) moving to RF18 & WBSF (46 RF46) moving to RF23 = 6/18/2019

    Note that WNEM (5 RF22) moving to RF30 still only has the possible move date range of 4/13 - 6/21/2019... That's because they have to have WEYI get off RF30 first before they can power up on it.
     
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    I've heard, informally, that WNEM will move on 6/21.

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    WAQP is said to be moving on 5/27, yet today is 5/24 and there has NOT been any sort of screen crawl mentioning that they are moving, OR to rescan after Monday. No crawls on any of the other channels yet either.
     
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    Still hasn't moved, no crawls, and today is 5/28. Maybe they are going to hold out and all change on the same day or something.
     
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    So is WAQP still on channel 48?

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    It must be. Nothing has changed for any of my channels, I can still get it just fine, and I haven't rescanned.

    I just now got a Facebook PM from CW46, WBSF. They said their date's been changed to June 20th
     
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    This was just posted on Hyper's site:

    WEYI-TV 25 and WBSF-TV 46 will alter their signals on Tuesday, June 18. A rescan may be necessary after 12 pm in order to continue receiving those stations' programming.

    WNEM-TV 5's signal will change on Friday, June 21 after 12 pm. Another rescan may be necessary on that day.

    It's 10:36am June 18, and still no change. Not only that, they still haven't added a crawl saying they are moving! At least I haven't seen one.

    Not sure where he saw that date, as WBSF sent me a Facebook message on May 29th saying they were moving June 20th, at around 12 noon. That means WEYI must move that day also.
     
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    No change at all, and it's now 4:02pm. Thursday's 6/20 date is likely the correct one.
     
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    Today 6/20 12 noon~ is rescan day for Flint - Saginaw - Bay City (Michigan) DMA WEYI-25 & WBSF-46 are changing RF frequencies.

    Friday, 6/21 WNEM-5 is changing RF frequencies. No word as to when WAQP-49 is changing, even though 6/21 is their deadline. Perhaps they'll switch at same time as WNEM.
     
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    WEYI-25 has now switched frequencies 10am. Waiting on WBSF-46 to change.
     
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    WBSF-46 has now also changed frequencies/went black. Hummm, they switched back after 1/2hr. Must be having an issue changing.
     
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    Here in Albuquerque's TV market, our 2 stations is changing freqs, KASY-DT and KTFQ-DT is about to move tonight or tomorrow. KASY-DT moving from rf ch. 45 to rf ch. 36 and KTFQ-DT moving from rf ch. 42 to rf ch. 16.

    KTVS-LD on rf ch. 36 will have to move out and go to rf ch. 23.

    KUPT-LD used to be on rf ch. 16 has already moved to rf ch. 32.

    So that's lots of moving things around!:)
     
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    Good luck. Looks like WBSF-46's move was a bust. They went completely dark, and came back on their original RF46 1/2hr later. Still there, so not sure what happened. I sent another message to them, but who knows if they'll answer.

    Update on WBSF change, posted on their website: As of 10am today, WEYI NBC25 has changed over-the-air channels. WBSF CW46 will follow suit, changing over-the-air signals tomorrow, June 21 at 10am.
     
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    The website now says 10AM tomorrow for WBSF.

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    WNEM - 5 has now also changed frequencies sometime during the early morning. I submitted a Lineup change to Tivo.

    WBSF-46 went black at 8:30am, but they are still dark over 20 minutes later. Seems like the same as yesterday.
     
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    WBSF just now (12:45pm) came back up on it's original RF46. Guess changing to RF23 was a bust this second time... It's really weak also, almost impossible to lock.
     
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    Any change for either WBSF or WAQP?

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    WBSF went dark for over 4 HOURS. They never came up on RF23. Then, they went back to RF46, but are now running about 1/2 power. I'm only 30~ miles away, have a yagi antenna 25 feet up outside on a mast pointed directly at it, AND a Kitztech KT-200-coax preamp, and I can't keep it locked.

    Waqp is running lower power lately (couple weeks) BUT, no change. Still on RF48. I sent them a message, and they replied twice for me to "just rescan when we go dark, otherwise we can't give you a date".

    Let me know ASAP when/if you hear anything about either of them, thanks. Today was the last day for either of them, and they didn't make it. Not sure why WBSF is having problems changing, unless W24DL-D on RF24 is hosing them up. UNfortunately, that 3ABN station is on a direct line closer in-between me and WBSF's tower. Even at low power, it's a PITA.
     
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    WBSF just successfully flipped to RF23 about 3:30pm~, and is up full power. Tivo Lineup change submitted.
     
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    They've also filed an STA for half power.

    - Trip
     

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