Broadcasters are free to apply for channels that were not previously allotted in the DTV plan -- they have to follow all the rules in in BPR-10 to deal with any interference issues.RF 14 is not allocated for Ottawa area... unless there's an updated document? But I'm sure there's another frequency they can use.
Call Letters Channel Location ON-PT-1343 14R Barrie, ON WUTV-PT 14R Buffalo, NY CBVU-PT 15R Maniwaki, QC
Call Letters Channel Location Pop Affected % QC-PT-2086 14R Sherbrooke, QC 481,900 7,861 1.6 WPTZ-PT3 14R North Pole, NY 463,804 1,488 0.3 NY-PT-10793 14R Syracuse, NY 942,446 3,209 0.3
LOL. Buffalo is more than 350km from Ottawa, so receiving WUTV would require a pretty extreme tropo event! As for WPTZ, it was receivable in the most eastern parts Ottawa when the analog transmitter was on Terry Mountain in New York. The DTV transmitter was built on Mount Mansfield in Vermont and is now completely blocked by mountains and thus completely un-receivable in any part of Ottawa.Is it possible to receive WUTV Buffalo or WPTZ from Ottawa? Maybe, in tropo conditions. Moving CIII-DT-6 Ottawa to RF 14 will just make it impossible for Ottawa residents, and create interference for Montreal and Toronto markets during tropo conditions.