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power increase

Started by larsob, Wednesday Feb 07, 2018, 07:54:46 pm

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larsob

While looking at the FCC database I noticed that all of the Milwaukee full-power television stations have applied for a power increase.

5  WIWN 48 kW
8  WMVS 70 kW
27 WVTV 1000 kW
28 WISN 1000 kW
29 WDJT 1000 kW
30 WPXE 1000 kW
31 WITI 1000 kW
32 WTMJ 1000 kW

Jimboy

This was expected once the FCC opened up the window to do so...

jmfolcik

Saturday Feb 10, 2018, 02:40:54 pm #2 Last Edit: Saturday Feb 10, 2018, 02:43:31 pm by jmfolcik
I would benefit from a WITI increase, my SNR is still 28-30 with all the other channels in Milwaukee on a clear day (the worst kind of day for tv), yet Fox6 is usually around 22 and more prone to interference to cars etc, on normal days its around a 24.  This is out in Waukesha with a clearstream 2V on the edge of a second story roof pointed perfectly for max signal across the board and a Winegard pre-amp.

Jimboy

Saturday Feb 10, 2018, 02:53:15 pm #3 Last Edit: Sunday Feb 11, 2018, 04:54:37 pm by Jimboy
Quote from: jmfolcik on Saturday Feb 10, 2018, 02:40:54 pm
I would benefit from a WITI increase, my SNR is still 28-30 with all the other channels in Milwaukee on a clear day (the worst kind of day for tv), yet Fox6 is usually around 22 and more prone to interference to cars etc, on normal days its around a 24.  This is out in Waukesha with a clearstream 2V on the edge of a second story roof pointed perfectly for max signal across the board and a Winegard pre-amp.


Shouldn't really need a pre-amp in Waukesha. Pre-amps can kill a perfectly usable signal. Plus they amplify any other RF sources in your area and can overload the input to your tuner causing issues with the signals you want to receive. Fox 6 is already at 1000kw on channel 33, they can't go any higher. The channels listed above are for the upcoming "Repack" (Fall of 2019 for Milwaukee).

duncantuna

Argh .. this likely will make my situation worse.

I'm 6 miles north of Downtown MKE .. I am just a couple miles away from the antenna farms South and West of me.  You'd think I'd get unbelievable signal .. but there must be interference / echos bouncing around, as random 4, 6, 12, 58 .. will randomly come in very poorly.   

I've tried about 5 different antennas (no amps) .. including a paperclip.  I've pointed them in every direction .. and tried an attenuator as well, yet, I can never get good signal on all 4 at the same time.  The next day, channel A will be bad .. a day later, it's channel B that's all pixelated.

Good thing I have PSVue as well .. I can flip over to their DVR and watch those shows when they are corrupt on my OTA Tivo.

John L

Quote from: larsob on Wednesday Feb 07, 2018, 07:54:46 pm
While looking at the FCC database I noticed that all of the Milwaukee full-power television stations have applied for a power increase.

5  WIWN 48 kW
8  WMVS 70 kW
27 WVTV 1000 kW
28 WISN 1000 kW
29 WDJT 1000 kW
30 WPXE 1000 kW
31 WITI 1000 kW
32 WTMJ 1000 kW


The frequency (analog channel) changes and power increases don't take affect until October 2019.

-John L.