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by statmanmi
Thu Aug 06, 2020 3:55 am
Forum: Engineering & DX'ing
Topic: Are Section 73.239 and Section 73.635 Being Enforced?
Replies: 9
Views: 544

Kent County towers ... Re: Are Section 73.239 and Section 73.635 Being Enforced?

Hi MWMetalhead, Kent County has been getting other new, noticeable towers over the last couple of years—compliments of Kent County taxes & 911 phone fees. November’s addition went up quickly in Alto. Take a look south off I-96 as you pass the M-50 exit (SW quadrant) and you’ll see the 400+ footer, o...
by statmanmi
Thu Aug 06, 2020 3:24 am
Forum: Engineering & DX'ing
Topic: Are Section 73.239 and Section 73.635 Being Enforced?
Replies: 9
Views: 544

NOPE ! Re: Are Section 73.239 and Section 73.635 Being Enforced?

Hi CK-722 and All, I saw this FCC announcement about both Sections 73.239 and 73.635 being eliminated as of this week Tuesday (8/4/2020), recalled this thread, and realized the final answer is now: NOPE! “...removing outdated and unnecessary requirements.” https://docs.fcc.gov/public/attachments/FCC...
by statmanmi
Thu Aug 06, 2020 3:10 am
Forum: Engineering & DX'ing
Topic: antenna lift
Replies: 8
Views: 316

WTOM Cheboygan Re: antenna lift

Perhaps someone will know of newer information, but.... The most recent FCC filings for WTOM-TV Cheboygan notes in at least 3 places, “Helicopter pick scheduled for 8/9/20.” I’m recalling perceiving or reading in other filings or places that the old analog RF4 antenna will come down, with the new Di...
by statmanmi
Thu Aug 06, 2020 2:56 am
Forum: Engineering & DX'ing
Topic: DX in reverse?
Replies: 10
Views: 284

WEMP! Re: DX in reverse?

Hi ADD in TC, I can’t speak to how streams make it into the TuneIn app, as I’ve always declined to pursue installing it whenever a station’s link launches into the Apple App Store on me. There’s probably insight available from Wikipedia or some other Googled-up site. Your hypothesis about it being s...
by statmanmi
Sun Jul 26, 2020 12:25 pm
Forum: Grand Rapids/West Michigan
Topic: Grand Rapids traffic
Replies: 6
Views: 1118

Re: Grand Rapids traffic

Hi All, I'm going to guess that Kevin Richards just had a week of vacation. I'm pretty certain I heard him on WOOD AM/FM some or all the week before (7/13-17). Too funny I had to read here what the lady's voice was identifying as! Somehow I wasn't clearly hearing Asphalt, as it had been sounding mor...
by statmanmi
Sun Jul 26, 2020 12:16 pm
Forum: Northern Lower Michigan/Eastern U.P.
Topic: TV RF Channel Changes
Replies: 60
Views: 10185

Re: TV RF Channel Changes

Well it has changed...... WMNN switched from RF 14 to RF 17 and looks quite good. Stronger signal. Hi makitaman, Thanks again for your posts, and updating Trip at Rabbitears. The station's own site does at least have a posting about needing to re-scan on or after 7/17: http://www.minews26.com/conte...
by statmanmi
Thu Jul 09, 2020 6:17 pm
Forum: Grand Rapids/West Michigan
Topic: WOTV Post Repack
Replies: 11
Views: 1742

Re: WOTV Post Repack

I suspect WOTV/Nexstar will not need the full six months. I am hopeful WOTV will be on its permanent facilities by the end of June. ... Hey MWmetalhead, Jason Kragt, and All, MW's prediction was very close regarding when WOTV would be using a new top-mounted antenna. Depending on any paperwork dela...
by statmanmi
Wed Jun 03, 2020 7:41 pm
Forum: Grand Rapids/West Michigan
Topic: I am easily amused...
Replies: 1
Views: 696

Re: I am easily amused...

Better yet, and not to make too much fun of a typo, but notice that the actual posting is titled: Portest Should be Protest. Perhaps it's in "pour taste" to point out that Protest is spelled wrong? Sorry if it is. And please forgive my punchiness--I found out yesterday that I'm going to be furloughe...
by statmanmi
Sun May 31, 2020 8:50 pm
Forum: Grand Rapids/West Michigan
Topic: Any News On New WLLA OTA Signals?
Replies: 9
Views: 1042

Re: Yes! Re: Any News On New WLLA OTA Signals?

Out of curiosity, what airs on 64.2? MeTV For further insight to MWmetalhead and others: The MeTV on 64.2 is broadcast in 720p. It's been that way since late July last year (2019). Hogan's Heroes during the 10pm hour each weeknight looks amazing--better than when we were kids! It was mentioned to m...
by statmanmi
Thu May 28, 2020 6:33 pm
Forum: Grand Rapids/West Michigan
Topic: Any News On New WLLA OTA Signals?
Replies: 9
Views: 1042

Re: Any News On New WLLA OTA Signals?

As of now (Thurs. 5/28 around 6:15pm), the announced sub-channel changes seem to be in place:

64-3 as Heroes & Icons TV...with an episode of Monk on.

64-4 as Decades, per the logo bug. I'm unsure of the black and white content.

64-5 as retrotv, per its logo bug.

Enjoy! ~~ Statmanmi
by statmanmi
Sat May 23, 2020 12:52 pm
Forum: Grand Rapids/West Michigan
Topic: Any News On New WLLA OTA Signals?
Replies: 9
Views: 1042

Yes! Re: Any News On New WLLA OTA Signals?

I came here to say this too Trophyhead! I also saw the slide around Midnight on 64.3 & 64.4, as well as the move of RetroTV to 64.5. Per the station’s Facebook post, they intend on having these diginets’ content streaming by June 1st: https://www.facebook.com/385602832544/posts/10157726394452545/ “W...
by statmanmi
Sun May 17, 2020 6:36 pm
Forum: Grand Rapids/West Michigan
Topic: WFUR-FM Now WYHA!!!
Replies: 4
Views: 544

Filings and other postings about WYHA

CK-722 and I had the same idea--look for FCC filings. To paraphrase the retired WOOD TV 8 engineer as he once posted in a national TV forum, something along the lines of, "The great thing about TV is that everything is a matter of public record." Although in this case it's radio--but still all has t...
by statmanmi
Thu May 14, 2020 11:39 pm
Forum: Northern Lower Michigan/Eastern U.P.
Topic: TV RF Channel Changes
Replies: 60
Views: 10185

Re: TV RF Channel Changes

Glad you update Trip makitaman. He continues to patiently wait for me to gather and forward TSReader logs for the stations I receive. Earlier this month my RCA mast-mounted pre-amplifier quit being reliable. I and my wife don't want me to risk some sort of fall from the ladder or roof, so I've tempo...
by statmanmi
Thu Apr 23, 2020 12:15 am
Forum: Grand Rapids/West Michigan
Topic: (Ultra Geeky warning): NOAA weather radio for GR area is about to move to new TX site
Replies: 4
Views: 1370

Re: (Ultra Geeky warning): NOAA weather radio for GR area is about to move to new TX site

How best could someone tell if this transition happened? The broadcast audio still cites as being from KIG-63, not yet WZ2560. I've listened recently 3 different ways: -- Older radio with Weatherband -- New RTL-SDR dongle (Which also has pulled in a few other weather radio signals, depending upon wh...
by statmanmi
Wed Apr 22, 2020 11:36 pm
Forum: Northern Lower Michigan/Eastern U.P.
Topic: Updates
Replies: 6
Views: 1420

Re: Updates ... WIAA 88.3 Interim

Hi All, While looking up information for another thread update I completed, I came across the WIAA STA filing from February noting that they have an interim solution in place for 88.3 MHz on the Harrietta tower. Excerpt: WIAA OFF THE AIR FROM 12/16/2019 (SEE FCC FILE NO. BLSTA - 20191223AAL FOR SILE...