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Forum: OTA Reception Results   2013-09-05, 01:55 AM
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Posted By Billsmith
CBRT-DT Reception issues?

I personally have heard of reports of only good reception of the new CBRT-DT signal but I was asked by my CBC contact in the broadcast area if there are any reception issues with the new signal which...
Forum: OTA Station & Network Operational Status   2013-09-05, 01:45 AM
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Views: 159,725
Posted By Billsmith
Arthur D. It sounds like you are quite close to...

Arthur D. It sounds like you are quite close to the CBC tower, in which case it is possible that most of the power from it's antenna is passing over the top of you at your home site. Therefore, I...
Forum: OTA Station & Network Operational Status   2013-08-31, 12:35 AM
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Posted By Billsmith
The Field strength varies inversely proportionaly...

The Field strength varies inversely proportionaly to the square of the distance for a given ERP. In the case of a given distance, the Field strength will vary proportionately to the square root of...
Forum: OTA Station & Network Operational Status   2013-08-30, 11:41 PM
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Posted By Billsmith
CBRT-DT

The new CBRT-DT was at full power as of last Wednesday 28th Aug, I have been informed. Sorry if I misled anyone in my earlier post. ERP should be 407 Kw at the new full mast height EHAAT. :p
Forum: OTA Station & Network Operational Status   2013-08-30, 02:19 AM
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Posted By Billsmith
Exclamation CBRT-DT new installation on air???

I heard on the 28th August that the folks at the station were waiting for Industry Canada be present to do testing before that can turn on the new transmitter. Maybe by now, IC is present with their...
Forum: OTA Station & Network Operational Status   2013-08-24, 11:16 AM
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Posted By Billsmith
Tanker - were you able to get any more...

Tanker - were you able to get any more photographs of the completed structure? I imagine that now it is all complete! It will be interesting to see how it now looks! Tks for your effort and time on...
Forum: OTA Station & Network Operational Status   2013-08-21, 08:50 PM
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Views: 159,725
Posted By Billsmith
Yes - the antenna form of the Jampro link passed...

Yes - the antenna form of the Jampro link passed by Mike FM is now taking shape. I am personally more familiar with the panel type antenna so frequently used.

Tanker - I beleive that the hardline...
Forum: OTA Station & Network Operational Status   2013-08-20, 08:49 PM
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Posted By Billsmith
Thumbs up Tanker - the antenna looks pretty much complete. ...

Tanker - the antenna looks pretty much complete. As Mike FM's link
shows - the Antenna is a Jampro Slot antenna and so is set up for horizontal polarization and is enclosed in a Radome - probably...
Forum: OTA Station & Network Operational Status   2013-08-20, 01:59 AM
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Posted By Billsmith
Tanker - Great job!! The white cylinder in...

Tanker - Great job!!

The white cylinder in your shots is the lower half of the new UHF antenna array. It was placed into position in your final picture. What needs to happen is that the new upper...
Forum: OTA Station & Network Operational Status   2013-08-14, 09:58 PM
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Views: 159,725
Posted By Billsmith
Tanker - great work! Please note that the...

Tanker - great work! Please note that the channel 9 signal that you are receiving is really Virtual Channel 9.1 and the real frequency is that of Channel 21 which comes from a much smaller UHF...
Forum: OTA Station & Network Operational Status   2013-08-13, 08:29 PM
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Posted By Billsmith
Tanker - Great shot - Thanks - could you possibly...

Tanker - Great shot - Thanks - could you possibly get a couple of shots taken from the east or west sides of the tower to show the work between the Gin pole and the mast? I will be interested to see...
Forum: OTA Station & Network Operational Status   2013-08-11, 01:36 AM
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Posted By Billsmith
Tanker - thanks for the photographic update -...

Tanker - thanks for the photographic update - wish I was there to see it in person. I agree with Mike FM - looks very difficult to move the old TV antenna without moving some CBC Radio 1 antennas. ...
Forum: OTA Station & Network Operational Status   2013-08-01, 01:04 AM
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Views: 159,725
Posted By Billsmith
CBRT-DT New Antenna and Feeder Installation!

Thanks for the picture of the Channel 9 antenna. It looks as though not much has happened up there as yet. It may be that preparations are still taking place to begin - anyhow, it will be...
Forum: OTA Station & Network Operational Status   2013-07-28, 10:47 PM
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Posted By Billsmith
CBC CBRT-DT New Antenna and Helical Feeder Intallation

Yes - I believe that the new antenna and feeder work is supposed to begin very shortly!

As for the transmitter itself, I think that it is installed and probably under test into a dummy load.
...
Forum: OTA Station & Network Operational Status   2013-04-06, 02:38 AM
Replies: 731
Views: 159,725
Posted By Billsmith
Emerald, Basically yes - in June...

Emerald,

Basically yes - in June when the new service becomes available

there will be periods of reduced power as testing is completed. The two

services will NOT be used together...
Forum: OTA Station & Network Operational Status   2013-04-04, 08:00 PM
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Posted By Billsmith
Downbeat - Sir - please focus on the CBC tower...

Downbeat - Sir - please focus on the CBC tower around June time. I understand that this will be the soonest time when the power to the whole CBC mast can be turned off!
Forum: OTA Station & Network Operational Status   2013-04-04, 02:52 PM
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Views: 159,725
Posted By Billsmith
CBC CBRT-DT Update!

OK - the new CBRT-DT transmitter installation is under way but no new UHF antenna is available yet due to access up the tower. As can be understood, this requires the tower to be dead for the safety...
Forum: OTA Station & Network Operational Status   2013-04-03, 08:43 PM
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Views: 159,725
Posted By Billsmith
CBC CBRT-DT Upgrade!

I also wonder if crews will be working on CBRT-DT's new antenna tonight? Just heard an announcement on CBC Radio One about an interruption to all CBC FM and TV services in Calgary from midnight to 5...
Forum: Over-The-Air (OTA) Digital Television   2013-03-13, 03:21 AM
Replies: 311
Views: 167,896
Posted By Billsmith
CTV Tower - Bulb Change.

Bulb change video clip atop the CTV Tower Calgary.

149 Meters to the top.:eek:

http://calgary.ctvnews.ca/video?clipId=877603
Forum: OTA Station & Network Operational Status   2013-02-27, 04:39 AM
Replies: 731
Views: 159,725
Posted By Billsmith
Smile CITV - Red Deer

Great for Red Deer! Hopefully more DTV services will be available to replace the old NTSC systems as time passes.
Forum: AM/ FM, Internet Radio and Music Industry   2013-01-06, 01:52 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,421
Posted By Billsmith
Yes - engineering is completing work at the new...

Yes - engineering is completing work at the new site. The weak signal may have been due to the testing of the low power backup transmitter which is also newly installed. I seem to remember that the...
Forum: OTA Station & Network Operational Status   2013-01-04, 11:52 PM
Replies: 731
Views: 159,725
Posted By Billsmith
Thumbs up CBRT-DT Calgary - OTA transmission upgrade!

Just heard that the new UHF antenna will be installed in March this year and that the new service should be available April 1. ERP boosted from 23.5 Kw to 507 Kw. This together with the increase in...
Forum: AM/ FM, Internet Radio and Music Industry   2013-01-04, 11:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,421
Posted By Billsmith
CBC 1010 AM Calgary - transmitter relocation

I hear that the CBC Radio 1 1010 am service has now been relocated to a new site east of Chestermere lake from it's old site near Mckenzie Town. This was due to the building of many new structures in...
Forum: OTA Station & Network Operational Status   2012-09-29, 06:54 PM
Replies: 731
Views: 159,725
Posted By Billsmith
CTV2??

CTV2 on OTA even at a few watts - would be great! I can't imagine it happenening although I can't think that the cost would be so high.
Using low power equipment and having the signal available.
Forum: OTA Station & Network Operational Status   2012-08-29, 01:00 AM
Replies: 731
Views: 159,725
Posted By Billsmith
CBRT-DT signal boost.

The present Max ERP is 23.5 Kw - the new Max ERP will be 507 Kw. This increase is of the order
of 20 times the power. In your location, this may produce over 2 times the field strength.
On the days...
Forum: OTA Station & Network Operational Status   2012-08-28, 01:34 AM
Replies: 731
Views: 159,725
Posted By Billsmith
CBRT-DT Calgary

Very good news - not sure - as go to 507 Kw Max ERP, why they didn't go to

the limit of 1 MW. The present new transmitter will be 22 Kw, it would require

2 of them and a backup antenna - like...
Forum: OTA Station & Network Operational Status   2012-08-01, 10:21 AM
Replies: 731
Views: 159,725
Posted By Billsmith
CBRFT - Channel 16 Calgary.

7.17 am - Colour bars have gone. The screen now contains only background noise so the transmitter
has been powered down or is feeding a dummy load.
CBRFT is no more. :(
Forum: OTA Station & Network Operational Status   2012-08-01, 09:30 AM
Replies: 731
Views: 159,725
Posted By Billsmith
CBRFT - channel 16 Calgary

6.30 am - I see that this channel is radiating only colour bars this morning.
I guess that it won't be long before the transmitter is de-powered. :(
Forum: OTA Station & Network Operational Status   2012-07-29, 09:27 PM
Replies: 731
Views: 159,725
Posted By Billsmith
CBRT-DT Parameter increase.

I am hearing that a 22 Kwatt transmitter will be delivered to the CBC's Calgary Bowness site possibly
translating to the newly reported ERP of 507 Kw according to the recent CRTC application.
I...
Forum: OTA Station & Network Operational Status   2012-07-29, 08:51 PM
Replies: 731
Views: 159,725
Posted By Billsmith
CTS-HD 32.1 Calgary down!

CTS-HD Calgary went off the air Saturday evening at around 11.00 pm. I saw no modulation but a pure R.F. signal
from my antenna at normal strength.

All seemed normal at 7.30 am today.
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