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Hurry only 347546 minutes. :)

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Since there are many stations flashcutting i expect there will be many problems and down time.Also many will get extensions and stay on analog below 52 because the are not prepared for transition.Just my opinion
 

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Heh I want analog to die now. Can't wait for the local blowtorches to die down.

Also many will get extensions and stay on analog below 52
Better be none around here. No more excuses. :mad: Time to take a huge leap, not just more teeny tiny steps.
 

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When analog ends will they crank up the wattage on the already digital stations. Right now they`re way low. Too low for us rural folk. We like hi-def too.
 

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Yes - in some cases the E.R.P will be increased, especially in that of the CBC/SRC as their initial offerings were all done to a tight budget, although it will take time. Many of us will be wondering why we didn't switch off the analog sooner! Many will also remember the old analog system and it's nuances with fond memories and as for the transmission folk, the old equipment used, although some will not miss the work load it presented in some cases! It should also be understood that powerful digital stations can still be licensed for 1 Mwatt E.R.P (this is still of "blowtorch" proportion - one main difference is that the digital signals are more intelligible at lower field strengths than the old analog ones. However, RF is still RF!) :)
 

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In Winnipeg Global has gone DT with UHF, is there a consensus that the rest will go UHF also? or just switch the VHF over?
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Global and CBCFT are planning on using VHF-lo in many areas. IMHO, that's an incredibly bad decision for consumers. They are even moving some current UHF stations to VHF. It's probably a money saving decision on their part, due to lower ERPs on those allocations. It appears that most other UHF stations are staying there and many VHF-hi stations are retaining their old channel.
 

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Telcos wanted the UHF allocations, and they have much more money than broadcasters. There is even talk of taking more UHF channels away. VHF-lo is a giant PITA due to long distance tropo interference, local noise interference and the size of antennas.
 
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