The Official SatelliteGuys TV Repack Topic

Discussion in 'Over the Air TV By RabbitEars.Info' started by Trip, Apr 13, 2017.

  1. Part of not getting WCTX really well is that I'm too lazy to turn my CM4228 to the south, but I get WTNH very well from the back of the antenna so I normally don't move it. I'm directly between the stations to the north and the south. Most are north so I usually leave the antenna pointed that way. I rarely use ota anyways.
  2. How do you set up those tvdx's? That is the second one of those I've seen posted recently
  3. A question for somebody who knows? With 41 KPXM RF40 moving to RF16 in the repack in the MPLS/STP market. Does this mean the low power stations currently on RF16 (K16HY-D ST Paul) and RF17 (WUMN-LD Minneapolis) have to move to new RF channels to satisfy the repack? Also, when does low power 43 KMBD-LD RF 43 need to move their RF channel below 36 for the repack?
  4. I have a HDHomeRun hooked up to my Antenna on the roof and got a program from Trip which runs on a PC 24/7 and reports it to the RabbitEars Servers.

    Contract Trip if you are interested. :D
  5. Move or shut down. It is obvious that they can't share a frequency (unless they become a subchannel).

    LP stations have to apply for new channels if their current channel has been assigned to someone else. Its like starting all over again in a much more crowded band. The battle for available channels starts after all of the full-power stations have submitted their applications for the channels they were assigned. This step in the process is known as the Second Window. I don't recall whether full-power stations that want a different channel get priority over LP channels, the reverse or if there is any priority.
    After the application for a new channel is approved or they strike an agreement to become a subchannel.

    It is a shame that so many summaries have to be made to interpret the FCC documents and even then, entire questions like yours seem like hunting for unicorns. Of course knowing (or not knowing) the answers isn't going to change what has been set in motion and it probably isn't of much consequence unless you're a stakeholder or a client of such a station.
  6. I'm disappointed that Media General is keeping the crappy VHF signal of WISH TV and selling off the UHF signal of WNDY TV, but it's not all that surprising. I wonder if we will start to see a shakeout among subchannels, as the available "shelf space" in TV gets more scarce?
  7. Based on what we're seeing the largest markets, I don't think a subchannel shakeout is imminent. I imagine that will come as the stations have to get chummy to deploy ATSC 3.0.

    I expect that this time around, the little guys are going to take a beating and those who are committed to "airing" their product will move to other forms of distribution.
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  8. There is incorrect info on my locals. They say that they are changing channels, when they have always been the channels listed.
  9. Did you see where I said it appears the columns are labeled incorrectly? All the channels I checked were correct if you swap the column headings.
  10. Can't recall if I did or not.