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    If there's nothing there, for the fully licensed stations the IFT does have coordinate lists with its Infrastructure of TV Stations table.

    Meanwhile, in Guadalajara, the analog shutoff originally scheduled for November will not happen until February or March to coincide with the Sedesol TV distribution.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Raymie View Post
    If there's nothing there, for the fully licensed stations the IFT does have coordinate lists with its Infrastructure of TV Stations table.
    The IFT table shows both stations at the same site. (which makes sense) It's 2-3 blocks east-northeast of where IFE has XHJCM. However, there's no tower there either.

    Now, it could be I just happened to pick the wrong state, maybe these two stations are an unusual case.
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    The IFT is still unable to declare an analog shutoff in any area of the country, as the SCT still has not presented any surveys showing that digital signals are reaching 90% of the population in a given area, says IFT president Gabriel Contreras.

    "We have received information from the SCT and we have worked with them, but so far we have not received information that confirms that there is an area of the country where 90% of the population can receive digital signals. Since that hasn't happened, we can't declare a shutoff," Contreras noted.

    The SCT began in May with its distribution of free digital televisions to the low-resource population in some portions of northern Mexico, such as Nuevo Laredo and Reynosa, with the goal being to ensure that more people can receive digital signals and increase TDT penetration. Despite that, the SCT still has not proven that it has hit the 90% threshold in these areas. Additionally, Guadalajara's shutoff, originally scheduled for November, was delayed because the distribution of televisions there won't happen until December.

    "We wanted to see that the conditions exist for us to be able to turn off the analog signals in the quickest manner possible," Contreras added. For the IFT to declare an analog shutoff it must do so at least four weeks before the proposed shutoff date, when television stations will only broadcast in digital. The federal government only has a limited time to complete the process on a national level.

    Translated from Crónica.

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    Apparently XHMNU-53/TDT 35, the university public station in Monterrey, took a hit from recent rains in the south of the city and is off the air.

    The rains caused significant damage to the station's facility and also resulted in the closure of an overpass near the UANL campus. Set pieces and equipment were lost to the flooding.

    This video report from Info7 shows the extent of the damage. Channel head Delfos Moyano González indicated that the waters reached one meter deep.

    There is also video of the water breaching XHMNU's front door.

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    Things are quiet, so why not take a look at the official English translation of the Federal Telecommunications and Broadcasting Law of 2014 and the Mexican State Public Broadcasting System Law?

    There's a section in this law that's interesting for both TV and radio DXers. It's on page 67 and is Article 253. I believe that's a requirement of a 6:24am time for the national anthem.

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    XHMNL began digital tests overnight between midnight and 6am this week. They are currently running their main programming on 28-1 and color bars on 28-2. XHMNL is one of two stations in Mexico that are licensed to switch back and forth between analog and digital on the same channel (the other is XHPUE-26 Puebla, also the key station in a state network).

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    A Chihuahua television station is off the air.

    XHABC-28 Chihuahua (and possibly 42-watt satellite XHCTH-2 Cd. Cuauhtémoc) went off the air after having their power service cut for nonpayment. The stations are permitted but locally owned, operated and controlled and are not operated by the state government.

    Javier Corral, a PAN senator whose name I've seen a lot on telecommunications issues (and who happens to represent Chihuahua), is cynical about it, saying that the station's newscasts were criticizing politicians over power "discounts" from the CFE (the state power company).

    XHABC is one station I would have said unlikely to make the transition without help for budgetary reasons.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Raymie View Post
    Things are quiet, so why not take a look at the official English translation of the Federal Telecommunications and Broadcasting Law of 2014 and the Mexican State Public Broadcasting System Law?

    There's a section in this law that's interesting for both TV and radio DXers. It's on page 67 and is Article 253. I believe that's a requirement of a 6:24am time for the national anthem.
    I haven`t looked at it, but it would make a lot more sense if what they really meant was ``a las 6 y a las 24`` = 6 am and midnight, when NA`s are normally played. 73, Glenn Hauser

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    Quote Originally Posted by Glen Hauser View Post
    I haven`t looked at it, but it would make a lot more sense if what they really meant was ``a las 6 y a las 24`` = 6 am and midnight, when NA`s are normally played. 73, Glenn Hauser
    Yeah, that's what the Spanish would indicate: "a las seis y veinticuatro horas".

    Azteca hit the on button on its Cd. del Carmen, Camp. digital stations (XHCCT-TDT 31/3.x and XHGN-TDT 35/7.x) this week. The stations are not terribly powerful, with authorization for 8.2/8.16 kW. They're going to need to do a lot more of signing on digital stations in the next year.

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    XHMNU will return to normal programs on November 15. The station has apparently been on a steady diet of color bars since the rains that damaged its facility. The UANL radio station did not return until October 29.

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