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post #151 of 162 (permalink) Old 2014-05-14, 12:43 PM
 
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According to Shaw's web site (I am going by memory here) the flip for Minnedosa will take place the week of June 9
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post #152 of 162 (permalink) Old 2014-05-31, 11:27 PM
 
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CKND-DT-2 is on the air!
I saw some RF on my spectrum analyzer last night, and after connecting the tv and fidgetting in the menus, I finally got it to scan in on physical ch 9, it shows as ch 2.1 once scanned in.
This is from the Brandon Hills, just South of Brandon on fairly high ground using a ham 6m dipole element I had lying around, hardly ideal for this, but It's only for the purposes of playing around with finding this transmitter. I already have the station in HD on my satellite tv service anyway, so it's not like performance is important at all.

I saw about -72dBm for the pilot and -82dBm or so for the rest of the signal on my spectrum analyzer, whose displayed noise floor was -101dBm.
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post #153 of 162 (permalink) Old 2014-06-11, 02:51 PM
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Lightbulb CRTC decision CKPR Thunder Bay

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Route reference: Part 1 application posted on 13 March 2014

Ottawa, 11 June 2014

Thunder Bay Electronics Limited
Thunder Bay, Ontario

Application 2014-0187-7
CKPR-DT Thunder Bay – Disaffiliation from the CBC English-language television network

The Commission approves an application by Thunder Bay Electronics Limited to disaffiliate the conventional television station CKPR-DT Thunder Bay from the English-language television network operated by the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC).

The Commission encourages the parties to consider alternate solutions, such as multiplexing, to ensure the availability of the CBC’s service over-the-air.
Application

Thunder Bay Electronics Limited (Thunder Bay Electronics) filed an application to disaffiliate the conventional television station CKPR-DT Thunder Bay from the English-language television network operated by the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC).Footnote 1
Thunder Bay Electronics explained that it was appropriate to end its current relationship with the CBC and explore program supply arrangement opportunities with another source to enable its small-market television station to remain viable. The licensee added that it had reached a program supply agreement with such a source.

Interventions and applicant’s reply

The Commission received interventions opposing the application from individuals concerned about the loss of CBC service in their community. Some of these interveners proposed that if CKPR-DT were allowed to disaffiliate from the CBC, the licensee should continue to transmit the CBC’s signal through multicasting or a digital subchannel. The public record for this application can be found on the Commission’s website at www.crtc.gc.ca or by using the application number provided above.
In reply, the licensee stated that it was seeking other programming sources to meet its licence requirements and remain a viable operation. It added that it would continue to offer a minimum weekly average of original local news following its disaffiliation from the CBC and noted that the CBC television network was available by other means, such as cable or satellite.

Commission’s analysis

As set out in Broadcasting Decision 2013-467, the licensee is required to broadcast at least 14 hours of local programming per week, counted in aggregate with the local programming of CHFD-DT Thunder Bay. The disaffiliation would therefore only change the network programming on the station and would not affect the amount of local programming provided to the community.
With respect to the availability of CBC programming, section 3(1)(m)(vii) of the Broadcasting Act states that the programming provided by the CBC should be made available throughout Canada by the most appropriate and efficient means and as resources become available for the purpose. In this respect, the Commission notes that although the CBC’s programming would no longer be available over-the-air in Thunder Bay following the proposed disaffiliation, it would remain available on the basic service provided by cable and satellite operators. The Commission also considers that the responsibility to provide the CBC’s services rests with the CBC, not with private broadcasters. In Broadcasting Decision 2013-263, the Commission indicated that it would not impose requirements on the CBC to establish or operate television transmitters. However, it stated that broadcasters should continue to explore opportunities such as multiplexing to ensure that Canadians have access to free over-the-air television.

Conclusion

In light of the above, the Commission approves the application by Thunder Bay Electronics Limited to disaffiliate the conventional television programming undertaking CKPR-DT Thunder Bay from the CBC English-language television network.
The Commission encourages Thunder Bay Electronics and the CBC to consider alternate solutions, such as multiplexing.

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post #154 of 162 (permalink) Old 2014-08-18, 06:12 PM
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Question City Saskatchewan OTA?

This may not be the right thread for this, but does anyone know why City Saskatchewan doesn't broadcast OTA?
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post #155 of 162 (permalink) Old 2014-08-18, 09:47 PM
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That's on topic. I'm curious to know what is going on too, given that City will be carrying NHL hockey.



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post #156 of 162 (permalink) Old 2014-08-18, 11:18 PM
 
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CITY Saskatchewan does not have a license to cast an OTA signal in Saskatchewan. Their feed must be by cable or satellite.
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post #157 of 162 (permalink) Old 2014-08-18, 11:27 PM
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Interesting. Would that be the CRTC holding that up, or would city just not be that interested in broadcasting OTA? It's strange since the channel used to be a public broadcaster. Like stampeder, I'm mainly interested in more OTA hockey.
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post #158 of 162 (permalink) Old 2014-08-18, 11:40 PM
 
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Just got that information from wikipedia, and that is what it states that their license does not include an OTA signal. Not having cable or satellite I was wondering the same thing and that is what I found. Emailed CITY Saskatchewan to find out if they were going to offer an OTA signal like other local channels and never did get a reply.
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post #159 of 162 (permalink) Old 2014-08-27, 07:53 PM
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I emailed City Saskatchewan to ask why they didn't have an OTA broadcast and the person said that they didn't know, but there are no plans to set one up at the moment. I told the person that I think that there would be lots of support for it, and was told that my comments would be passed on.

All in all, I doubt anything will be done unless the CRTC forces them to start broadcasting OTA, but you never know. If anyone else wants to email them, the contact info can be found on their website.
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post #160 of 162 (permalink) Old 2016-09-27, 08:41 PM
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Global down in Winnipeg from Sept 24 to 27

I guess I should have posted this earlier as I see today that Global (40.1) is back.

I heard reports that it was down on Saturday, can't remember when I first noticed but today I see it's back up.

Here is the news from the source:
Global News Winnipeg antenna temporarily down, technicians fixing problem - Winnipeg | Globalnews.ca
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post #161 of 162 (permalink) Old 2018-07-02, 09:33 AM
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CHCH signal outage?

I'm only getting static on the OTA CHCH channel here in North Bay. Anyone else running into the same issue?

CHCH-TV-6 North Bay 32 (UHF) N/A 5 kW 116 m 46°18′10″N 79°24′39″W
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post #162 of 162 (permalink) Old 2018-07-03, 08:32 AM
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Update : CHCH is back on the air in North Bay.
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