Let's play musical chairs. I guess Global Ottawa could now go to channel 9 at the top of the tower ? SRC's new application mentions a lower tower height.
@flavoie ... I wonder if that lower tower height is only (or in part ?), caused be a revision in the topographical data ?The HAAT (I'm pretty sure it's HAAT) has also been recalculated in light of the recalculation of the radiating centre by using more precise topographical values. This will change from 424.9 metres to 397.7 metres.
I don't know. Ideally they could share the antenna for 30,34,40, i.e. all the other french channels located in the same channel range.Translation from OttawaGuy999
@flavoie ... I wonder if that lower tower height is only (or in part ?), caused be a revision in the topographical data ?
Perhaps, but Global's exisitng antenna has a very sharp null towards Orleans, and probably would have to be replaced, preferably higher up on the tower. Once they're doing that, they might as well apply for 9, 12, or 50. 9 and probably 12 have the possibility of piggybacking on existing antennas.Subject to all of the gov't approvals, etc, wouldn't it be simpler for Global to just increase their ERP? Or am I over-simplifying things?
Peak power from horizontal and vertical sync on analog would easily exceed the maximum ERP from a more powerful digital transmitter. I don't see any issue here....
There is also the issue of the other 88 MHz FM transmitters. Any capital expenditures required on the FMs to co-exist with a super-power channel 6 would be on Global's dime.
George, were Global to stay on channel 6, they would have to use a new antenna without such a sharp null towards Orleans. According to TVFool, the ERP towards Orleans is only 70 Watts.Peak power from horizontal and vertical sync on analog would easily exceed the maximum ERP from a more powerful digital transmitter. I don't see any issue here.
I don't understand this point. If the channel 6 antenna has a strong null toward Orleans then a change to the antenna system will be required if permitted by Industry Canada. I have never heard of FM stations sharing an antenna with a TV station so a change to the antenna would not affect the FMs. The FM and channel 6 antenna will not be on the same physical section (aperture) of the tower so the physical arrangements should not be a factor. The channel 6 transmitter must have a tight mask filter to keep any spurious energy out of the FM band....Either way would require re-engineering of the colocated FM stations...
my neighbour says ----Jim Shaw was given a $25.5-million payment in addition to $625,000 in salary in fiscal 2011
Corporate governance advocates have long taken a dim view of Shaw’s pension payout practices, but shareholders have typically turned a blind eye as long as the stock price produced handsome returns. Given that Shaw’s share price has declined 8.35% in the past three years — the worst in the industry — while Telus Corp. has soared 41.93%, can a revolt be far away?
No, their engineers are not "dumb"; they followed the Industry Canada plan and are now trying to find a solution to the problem. I know people in the television business and the majority of them are hard-working, capable folks who deal with the realities of budgets, schedules and corporate priorities every day. Global has dozens of transmitters to convert to digital so should they spend their capital on markets with no digital at all or go back and retrofit an existing market with weak coverage? As a viewer, the answer depends on where you live....I often wonder if their engineers are just plain dumb putting a digital channel on VHF 6, or are there ulterior motives.
Excellent point that can be made in a number of threads here where engineers are under attack. Engineers can only do what their upper management (and regulators) directs them to do. In many cases, upper management has severe under-representation of engineers. Instead they are filled by MBAs and lawyers (in Shaw Media's case, the president is an MBA).I know people in the television business and the majority of them are hard-working, capable folks who deal with the realities of budgets, schedules and corporate priorities every day.