Interference parameters and protection only apply within grade A and grade B contours. If there is an issue within Canada, the US LPTV station will need to make changes to eliminate it. If the Canadian stations are outside the protected contours in Ft. Erie then it doesn't matter.
The FCC doesn't use TVfool.
Neither does IC. They use contour maps that are much less sophisticated than the algorithms used by TVFool. Due to local geography, there are areas here with reception that is significantly different than the FCC and CRTC contour maps.
Fort Erie is within Global Toronto contours.This would be new interference.The CHCH interference was a pre existing and accepted by CHCH.If you go by percentage of population than it would be within limits.Left as is pretty sure reception will be lost by many in both countries for RF 17.
8.1 Over-the-air television (OTA TV) broadcasting
40. OTA TV undertakings in the 600 MHz band are permitted to continue using their current channels and modes of operation (i.e. analog or digital) until the spectrum is needed for the deployment of mobile broadband services, as indicated in SLPB-004-15, Decision on Repurposing the 600 MHz Band. ISED will issue a displacement notification to these TV undertakings only if it is determined that the continued operation of these undertakings will prevent the deployment of new mobile services in the 600 MHz band.
41. For these TV undertakings, the following minimum notification periods apply:
regular power TV undertakings located in urban areas are afforded a minimum of a one-year notification period and
regular power TV undertakings located in all other areas are afforded a minimum of a two-year notification period
42. TV undertakings whose continued operation after their phase completion dates would impair mobile deployment in the U.S. have been notified by ISED that they will need to cease operation at their phase completion dates.
(partial quote only - see the link above for more info.)
Forget about the schedule today...
My earlier incomplete comment was more along the lines of, if the station is truly making an effort to try and cover something, they might also have plans to offer something worth watching. They obviously don't care today given the programming, and the fact it has never been seen here in Buffalo.
The last 2 years WVTT was a regular visitor, first few times I got it they ran NOTHING but The Beverly Hillbillies public domain video complete with commercials from that era, including ones for defunct tobacco companies. How they expected to make money running commercial free tv was a mystery!
Last year mid summer they changed and became a THIS TV affiliate but I believe they shut down or had technical problems over the winter as I haven't seen them once since last winter. They run it similar to WLEP, which goes down frequently showing a screen saying "No signal" then they shut the transmitter off. WLEP is back but I'm pretty certain WVTT is off the air right now.