: OTA Station Status: Vancouver, Victoria (Closed - use 2011)
2007-05-26, 06:40 PM
Local HDTV Stations:
Available Right Now (Antenna on Seymour Mountain):
1. CBC: CBUT-DT
2. CTV: CIVT-DT
Near Future (Antenna on Seymour Mountain):
3. Global: CHAN-DT
4. Channel M: CHNM-DT
Antenna on Saltspring Island:
5. City: CKVU-DT
Repeater on Seymour Mountain:
6. A-Channel: CIVI-TV-2 (possible conversion to HDTV transmission in the future?)
City Channel Call Sign Network Latitude Longitude HAAT ERP Freq Offset
Vancouver 2 CBUT CBCE 492112 1225718 593.1 50000 54 +
1 Vancouver 58 CBUT-DT CBCE 492112 1225718 615 15600 734 1
Vancouver 22 CHAN-DT GTN 492129 1225709 670 4300 518
3 Vancouver 22 CHAN-DT 492129 1225709 0 0 518
Vancouver 8 CHAN-TV GTN 492129 1225709 711 125900 180 +
4 Vancouver 20 CHNM-DT(1) INDE 492112 1225718 615 772 506
Vancouver 20 CHNM-DT 492129 1225709 0 0 506
Vancouver 42 CHNM-TV INDE 492112 1225718 615 76000 638 Z
Vancouver 17 CIVI-TV-2 INDE 492117 1225725 634.3 48000 488 -
2 Vancouver 33 CIVT-DT CTV 492129 1225709 740.3 319 584
5 Vancouver 47 CKVU-DT City 484513 1232925 0 0 668
10 CKVU-DT City 484513 1232925 603 325000 192
6 Victoria 43 CHEK-DT 484628 1231010 644
Victoria 6 CHEK-TV CTV 484628 1231010 496.2 60000 82 Z
7 Victoria 23 CIVI-DT 482531 1232008 0 0 524
Victoria 53 CIVI-TV INDE 482531 1232008 99.6 12000 704 Z
2007-05-29, 02:06 PM
I think saying Global: CHAN-DT is in the near future is very wishful thinking. I suspect it may be several years before Global begins broadcasting digital OTA.
2007-05-29, 03:07 PM
yeah, they've been sitting on that transistional license for 2 years now... they're no closer to broadcasting digital now than they were two years ago. Channel M will beat them to the punch, I reckon.
2007-05-31, 11:45 PM
management is saying CHAN-HD should be up and running by the fall. But looking at the progress of the construction on the new HD studio, I'd say early new year is more likely.
As for broadcasting digital, everything is in place to broadcast digitally except for the trasmitter as far as I know. The station finished it's digital conversion in February.
2007-06-23, 05:48 PM
I speak French and while I have a clear line of sight to Grouse, one of the more difficult stations for me to receive is CBC-French 26. They consantly use the HD symbol in their logo - as I assume they are re-transmitting programs from Montreal which are DT. It seems to me that they should be transmitting here in Vancouver digitally as well - since CBC English is. Anyone know about their plans?
Also, does anyone know why the BC Knowledge Network doesn't have a local transmitter? Given that our tax dollars are paying for this station, and for many years I donated to their subscription campaigns, this strikes me as outrageous. If they really went High Definition, it might create a larger audience awareness than they could ever possibly get by being carried on Shaw. With Vancouver to host the Olympics in 2010, and the world media,
it seems to me all our local stations would be better advised to ignore the 2011 CRTC deadline and move to DT quickly.
2007-06-23, 08:16 PM
nukdoc, this thread has lots of answers for you going back through it, and the SRC tower is on Mt. Seymour.
There have been no announcements of plans to convert SRC or Knowledge Network to Digital OTA at this point, but if you receive an email response from them please post what you find out.
2007-06-24, 12:19 PM
anyone else out no pic or sound 100% signal lock
no sound wtf is goin on they must be having some problems! anyone else seeing this?
2007-06-24, 01:09 PM
I am getting activity on CHEK DT 43.1 anyone else getting anything?
2007-06-24, 01:18 PM
Nothing on 43.1, not even a digital carrier to detect. Hmmm... maybe a local glitch?
2007-06-24, 01:32 PM
Well on my one unit nothing on the other 10% with spikes to 25% nearing a lock. I will watch it for a bit today I did rotate the 4228 and it is a very narrow area in which it shows signal strangely it is also the same place where I pick up anolog 6 the best? In just the past short time it is becoming steady now at 10% with the spikes going up then to 10% and not dropping to 0
2007-06-24, 01:42 PM
CHEK 6 analogue is transmitted from Saturna Island, so if you are seeing something on CHEK-DT 43.1 at the exact same bearing then you've got me really intrigued about what they're doing over there! It could also simply be UHF interference/harmonics generated by their old analogue VHF transmitter, but you'd probably see it on several other channels too in that exact same direction.
2007-06-24, 01:46 PM
No it seems to me I read in the threads hear some where that a plan to put a repeater for DTV there? The activity is not going away I have tried calling global but they are closed and I did not feel like leaving a message.
2007-06-24, 02:14 PM
No the only strange activity is 43.1 no other stations are showing any life other than the ones we are supose to get 19.1 35.1
2007-06-24, 03:36 PM
I'm picking up the activity on 43.1 too, however, I think it might be what Stampeder said... interference from ChannelM UHF42 is my best guess. Considering CH is owned by Global, don't you think they'd bring their main network online in digital before a CH station?
2007-06-24, 04:00 PM
Well my guess would be to get a reliable system in place in a lessor market and have the technicians and hardware experianced nad also a direct responce to a local bradcaster now filling the local air waves with thier DTV as the logo says Bellingham Vancouver Victoria
2007-06-24, 05:17 PM
Well it is 215pm and the strange effect activity on 43.1 is getting stronger the spikes I am getting are now hitting 30+%.
Just a bit more and I will get an image to see whats on?
2007-06-24, 06:52 PM
Well it faded away as quietly as it appeared
I notice that KBCB is black screen 19.1
2007-06-24, 09:37 PM
Nothing here. A scan didn't yield anything. I even moved the antenna to the SW and zip. Leads me to guess that it is something going on in the Vancouver area as opposed to Victoria. Also no good news to report about 32.1 / 33.2 :(
2.1 / 58.8 reads around 73ish
12.1 / 35.121 -- 41 (no pic) - 84
32.1 / 33.2 -- 27-30
19.2 / 24.1 -- 41-56 (no programming)
2007-06-24, 10:18 PM
I see it is not just the digital but thier anologue is dead too, must have been the thunder stroms that came our way too?
2007-06-25, 12:42 PM
Still no reading as of Monday (6-25) 940 am.