: OTA Station Status: Vancouver, Victoria (Closed - use 2011)
2010-03-30, 11:19 PM
As part of approving this deal (http://www.digitalhome.ca/forum/showthread.php?t=122997) here's what the CRTC said:The Commission reminds the licensee that it expects broadcasters operating in the mandatory markets identified in Broadcasting Regulatory Policy 2010-167 to convert their full-power, over-the-air analog transmitters to digital by 31 August 2011. CHNU-TV and CIIT-TV are both located in mandatory markets and are expected to convert to digital by that time.http://www.crtc.gc.ca/eng/archive/2010/2010-167.htm
As I've mentioned earlier, CHNU has been assigned UHF channel 47, so either that will have to change or there will be a need for CKVU to transition to VHF 10 or another UHF channel. We'll have to see how that all pans out... :confused:
2010-04-01, 02:29 PM
A few posts about the post-transition OTA situation in Canada have been moved here to their own thread:
2010-04-02, 04:37 PM
Any idea where CKVU's transmitter will be located when they move back to channel 10?
2010-04-02, 06:08 PM
The last word we've heard from CKVU about their broadcasting location is what was posted in #1019 through 1029 in this thread, and there has been no further news here about that since then. I'd like to know too.
2010-04-02, 10:23 PM
I'm getting quite a bit of stuttering and low signal strength today...
Mnt Seymore transmitters must be getting hammered with this wind storm!
2010-04-03, 01:19 PM
The big trees were bending and swaying like crazy around here during the wind storm so UHF DTV signal levels were quite unstable but never went out of lock. Things are much calmer today.
2010-04-20, 01:48 PM
Does anybody here know whether CBUT will increase the HAAT on their broadcast antenna when they move to channel 43 in 2011?
2010-04-20, 02:34 PM
Here are the present and post-transition listings for CBUT from the Industry Canada database:BC Vancouver OP 58 CBUT-DT CBCE 492111 1225723 615.0 30500 734.00
BC Vancouver AL 43 CBUT-PT 492111 1225723 593.1 120000 644.00So you can see that if all goes according to this plan, CBUT's HAAT will go down by 22 meters and their ERP will increase by 89500 watts.
2010-04-20, 03:30 PM
I thought that the number of stations going digital would start to increase by now. Has anyone heard of any stations switching over in the next few months?
2010-04-20, 03:48 PM
It's more or less a waiting game now until date of conversion.
2010-04-20, 04:05 PM
Thanks for the info Stampeder, Do you have a link where one can access the industry canada database?
Michael DeAbreu, I heard a rumor from one of the engineers here in Bellingham that some new digital service is going to launch on RF channel 24 (KBCB's old analog allotment) sometime next month that it will serve NW Washington, and SW British Columbia. He didn't know what it would be, but I'm guessing it's this: http://www.fcc.gov/fcc-bin/tvq?call=K24IC
2010-04-21, 10:09 AM
So you can see that if all goes according to this plan, CBUT's HAAT will go down by 22 meters and their ERP will increase by 89500 watts.
I would take the PT allocations with a huge grain of salt. Most of them were based on bad assumptions (in some cases the HAAT would put the antenna well above the top of the tower). In this case the HAAT of 593.1m is the same as their analog broadcast on channel 2. Most likely CBC will want CBOT-PT at 615m.
We also likely won't see ERPs anywhere near the theoretical maximums allocated.
2010-04-21, 11:43 AM
Alex1978, here's the IC database link:
An important point about your FCC link about Bellingham: you need to always click on the Application List link to see the appropriate dates in question for the station you're looking at. In the case of that one, it was okayed in 2007 (way before the big financial bust) and still nothing has ever come of it. If you've heard different, please post about it in the OTA Station Status: Seattle, Tacoma, Bellingham WA (http://www.digitalhome.ca/forum/showthread.php?t=117553) thread.
2010-04-22, 01:04 PM
just a heads up: CTV's application (http://www.crtc.gc.ca/eng/archive/2010/2010-225.htm#6) for post-transition parameters for CIVT-DT in Vancouver (http://www.crtc.gc.ca/public/broad/applications/2010/2010-0520-8.zip) is available.
CIVT will be operating on the existing channel 32 with 33 kW max ERP.
2010-04-22, 04:41 PM
just a heads up: CTV's two (http://www.crtc.gc.ca/eng/archive/2010/2010-225.htm#2)applications (http://www.crtc.gc.ca/eng/archive/2010/2010-225.htm#6)for post-transition parameters for CFTO-DT in Toronto (http://www.crtc.gc.ca/public/broad/applications/2010/2010-0518-2.zip)and CIVT-DT in Vancouver (http://www.crtc.gc.ca/public/broad/applications/2010/2010-0520-8.zip)are up.
I saw this as well - for the record, there's a statement in the application that states that CIVT-DT will not make the transition prior to the Aug 2011 deadline. I enquired with CBC as well (CBUT-DT) in an attempt to discover when they plan to do their own transition but have not yet heard back.
2010-04-28, 11:34 PM
I'm having problems with video on channel 32-1. The signal strength at any given time is around 75%. The sound is excellent but the video often freezes and there are checkered boxes sometimes. What could be the problem? :confused:
2010-04-28, 11:46 PM
Our reception was bad on a couple of channels until I realized the last windstorm had moved our antenna and I fixed it. Did you check yours?
2010-04-29, 01:14 AM
Yes, the antenna is fine. Rather, all other digital channels, including, CBC, Global, Citytv, Omni come without any interruptions. Only on CTV the picture is choppy, and once again, the sound is not affected. Weird.
2010-04-30, 03:22 PM
I've noticed the same thing with the Daily Show and the Colbert Report. I've heard that analog transmitters switch to lower power overnight when transmission conditions are supposed to be better. I wonder if that is the cause.
2010-04-30, 04:10 PM
For me it is the one that is the most difficult to get and it often fades in and out from mild freezes to out right nothing then for no reason it will return a few hours later. Mornings are the worst and the evenings it returns fine, on and off during the day sadley it is my night time only station.