The callsign belongs to the National Association of Broadcasters and in 2013-14 was associated with an ATSC DTV repeater test centered around the Potomac Mills Mall in Woodbridge, Virginia, but not now...
"This STA is requested in conjunction with the ongoing work by the Advanced Television Systems Committee (ATSC) to develop the next-generation TV standard (ATSC 3.0). The facility requested in this STA will be used to test the various components being proposed for the new standard, in particular those related to use of VHF frequencies, as well as allowing for a comparison to the existing standard. In order to conduct a meaningful field test it is necessary to deploy a full scale system.
The proposed facility will operate on channel 9 (186-192 MHz) with a non-directional antenna and an effective radiated power (ERP) of 10 kW. The antenna to be utilized is a Harris Model TAB-3H and is currently the authorized auxiliary antenna for WJW channel 8 Cleveland, OH who has agreed to allow the use of their auxiliary antenna for this project. The antenna is side mounted (179 m AGL) on an existing registered tower (ASR: 1054608) with an overall height of 266 m AGL."
So this signal is in Cleveland.
You really should contact the NAB research department as they are likely to have more information (or would be interested to hear of your reception perhaps?).
That is an amazing catch. Never would have thought Oregon Public Broadcasting would have supplied the test material!
I figured as much that it was an ATSC 3 test.WG9XGV indicates an experimental station (the X immediately following the number), and Cleveland has been home to another ATSC 3 test site. Good, they're running a test station on VHF-Hi. I hope they do the same for VHF-Lo before the standard is finalized.
Grundig G3 (stock antenna)
GigaWare HD Radio dongle
Sony CRT TV, DigitalStream Converter Box, Terk HDTVa antenna
Car radio (stock, no HD, no RDS)
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