Based on that construction permit modification application, it's definitely not the WNGS shown in the TVFOOL
Coverage Plot for wngs (d) VHF Ch 7 that I was looking at yesterday.
This location takes ya to the next hill West of the existing Channel 38, Channel 39 sites used by WKBW and WIVB. About 7 miles Southwest of WKBW's Transmitter. in google earth, there is definitely a Shadow of a self supporting Tower
Structure at the Lat/Lon indicated in the filing.
It's at a similar gnd elevation but it's antenna is at a much lower radiation center than WKBW or WIVB. So it has a much lower
The location I currently suspect is, follow US Rt 219 South toward Springville, get off at the Genesee Rd exit.
Turn Rt on to Genesee Rd. Take another Rt at the first intersection (Moore Rd), about a mile north on the left.
That lower antenna, even with a higher ERP of 26kw will make a huge difference in their coverage area. I guess time will tell if they are recievable here on the north side of the lake. I'm seeing their signal on my analyzer but it won't lock
This is from the Buffalo News article linked in Post #1880:
The old analog signal had been sent from a small tower in Springville that “barely reached the market,” but Arno said the new signal will be completely digital and “will reach all of Western New York” at full power. The station will likely be based in Clarence.
“This is a signal that will reach throughout the entire area,” he said. “It’ll go to Lake Ontario, roughly, and to Batavia on one side, and almost down to Dunkirk. It will cover the market as well as any station.”
So, there you have it... no joy for Canadians it would seem since I interpret Arno's quote to mean that the shore of Lake Ontario will be the extent of its northern contour border.
no joy for Canadians it would seem since I interpret Arno's quote to mean that the shore of Lake Ontario will be the extent of its northern contour border.
So is the NW Lake Erie Shoreline considered a suburb of the US or sumthin?
OTA_Canuck has no problem with it in Dunnville.
Based on his results I'm suspecting it'll come in fine at our summer cottage up there also.
Hopefully the content/format changes soon.
That's one of the hopeful things about the carrying power of VHF-HI channels, but really the best thing for most Canadians OTAers to do at this early point is not change your gear substantially until more testing and information comes out.
Not able to get more than blinking indicator from this.Even tryed a 300 dipole loop cut too channel 7 which used to get analog 7 almost perfect.If there not going to use wkbw old antenna and transmit from analog 67 site instead than forget it as this was a very rare signal in GTA.
Just dont believe the signal pattern listed.Even when WNYO -dt was at 650w I could lock it and the pattern was much smaller area.Maybe there planning to move to higher antenna and just needed to get on the air using the old WNGS site to satisfy FCC .That tower was like a cell tower.
Just hold your horses, guys. The Purchase Agreement involves a whole bunch of buildout happening to satisfy the buyers and sellers, and the news article mentions Clarence, NY as the new tower site. The quote by the new owner pretty well stymies the chances of most folks in Canada getting WNGS.