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    I would be inclined to agree.
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    Brian McDonough, operations manager and GM for KYTV & KYCW, told me in an email recently, KYCW-LD rf 19 is actually using a different transmitter for their signal, although the tower remains at the same location as it was for KSPR-TV. Probably the antenna is a different height from what it was for KSPR? This sounds like KYCW-LD would indeed qualify as a NEW entry for the logbook.

    Brian said that KYTV will indeed move to RF 19 (from 44) in the channel packing move. They will use the transmitter that KSPR used for broadcasting on RF 19. I suppose they will also use the same antenna that KSPR was using. Currently the *surviving* KSPR is KSPR-LD on RF 15, which replaced KYCW-LD when it moved. I am not certain if it will remain when the channel packing occurs. What is strange right now is with the way they are doing the sub-channels, we can get THREE 3-2 channels (24/7 Weather Nation).
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    OK, thanks, Doug... With local, elephant in the room, WPSD moving to channel 19 I may never have to worry about it. :-(

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim Thomas View Post
    Brian McDonough, operations manager and GM for KYTV & KYCW, told me in an email recently, KYCW-LD rf 19 is actually using a different transmitter for their signal, although the tower remains at the same location as it was for KSPR-TV. Probably the antenna is a different height from what it was for KSPR? This sounds like KYCW-LD would indeed qualify as a NEW entry for the logbook.
    His statement about the transmitter is probably right. The old transmitter ran at 52.8 kW to make 1000 kW ERP. I suspect a transmitter that big either would not be able to run at the less than 1 kW required to make 15 kW ERP, or would be so inefficient at that power level as to waste significant amounts of electricity. A smaller transmitter, which could be used on a new channel later, would make more sense.

    Same antenna though. Their FCC filing said as much.

    Quote Originally Posted by Jim Thomas View Post
    Brian said that KYTV will indeed move to RF 19 (from 44) in the channel packing move. They will use the transmitter that KSPR used for broadcasting on RF 19. I suppose they will also use the same antenna that KSPR was using. Currently the *surviving* KSPR is KSPR-LD on RF 15, which replaced KYCW-LD when it moved. I am not certain if it will remain when the channel packing occurs. What is strange right now is with the way they are doing the sub-channels, we can get THREE 3-2 channels (24/7 Weather Nation).
    Given that they've almost certainly bought a new transmitter for the low power signal, it makes sense that they would reuse the existing high-power transmitter for high-power operation. But, again, the FCC filing indicates they're replacing the top-mount channel 44 antenna with a new channel 19 antenna. I fully expect they'll keep the current channel 19 antenna as a backup, however.

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    Default DTV LD station curiosity

    I have been trying to keep up on the developments of three LD TV stations that are suppose to eventually sign on the air in Springfield, Missouri. All three of the licenses are held by DTV America, Inc., of Sunrise, Florida. None of the three stations have signed on the air yet. I know that DTV America has numerous LD TV stations stretching across the country.

    The three stations that I NOW have a curiosity about are:


    KFKY-LD 20 Joplin MO > Springfield MO
    KULG-LD 27 Joplin MO > Springfield MO
    KCNH-LD 47 Joplin MO > Springfield MO

    KFKY-LD had a second modification CP authorized by the FCC on July 25, 2016 to increase to 15 kw ERP.
    http://www.fccinfo.com/CMDProEngine....Number=2003416

    The FCC and the FAA just recently approved their tower/antenna construction - July 10, 2017
    http://www.fccinfo.com/CMDProASRLook...etters=KFKY-LD
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    KULG-LD had a CP authorized on February 23, 2016, with an authorization to go to 15 kw ERP
    http://www.fccinfo.com/CMDProEngine....Number=2002505

    The FCC and the FAA approved the tower/antenna construction on September 7, 2016
    http://www.fccinfo.com/CMDProASRLook...etters=KULG-LD
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    KCNH-LD had a second modification CP authorized by the FCC on July 26, 2016 to increase to 15 kw ERP.
    http://www.fccinfo.com/CMDProEngine....Number=2003417

    The FCC and the FAA just recently approved the tower/antenna construction for KCNH-LD also - July 10, 2017
    http://www.fccinfo.com/CMDProASRLook...etters=KCNH-LD

    I received an email from John Kyle, President of DTV America, this week regarding the build outs for their stations in Springfield. He told me they don't have a timeline for any of the stations being built yet, because the FCC has notified them they will have to wait to see how the auction shakes out. What????

    They have approved permits. The curiosity - Can the FCC just do that to any broadcasting company that is holding live permits? How long do they just wait? IF they don't do something in a relatively short period of time, couldn't those CP permits expire? He said it would be at least two months before they hear anything more from the FCC. To me, this just doesn't sound right. Maybe someone that is closer to the FCC understands what is going on here.
    Jim Thomas
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