WIVB is certainly on air. It is a CBS affiliate Channel 4 and quite different programming from WNLO which shares the same transmitter as WIVB.WIVB is actually off the air since Apr 2019. What u are seeing in actually WNLO, not WIVB. As technically WIVB no longer exists.
I got an email from WIVB last month that they were going to do this at the end of May. They have clearly done this earlier because I now receive WIVB with my attic antenna while with their lower power & height previously I never got any signal at all.How do you know they are at full power and height? Where did you get this info.?
No it is not, Lookup the callsign WIVB at the FCC, and you will see they no longer have a license.WIVB is certainly on air. It is a CBS affiliate Channel 4 and quite different programming from WNLO which shares the same transmitter as WIVB.
Another poster on the "other forum" also mentioned that they seemed to be switching between auxiliary power & full power depending on the time of day.Not so sure they are finished yet, but I did hear on another forum WNLO did mount their new antenna last week, so it is close... Still don't see anything filed with the FCC notifying that their work is complete.
I don't see any difference here, locally. WKBW is also still STA at lower power and height, yet their present signal is
like 7 dB stronger than WNLO signal when aiming straight at them within LOS. If they were done, you'd think WNLO would be stronger than WKBW and it's not.
Aimed straight at 'em within LOS, 955Q Tuner reports...
WKBW 34 -17 dBm, 33 dB SNR STA 1143' 560 kW (H) ? kW (V) -> CP 1417' 660 kW (H) ? kW (V)
WNLO 36 -25 dBm, 33 dB SNR STA 1023' 560 kW (H) ?? (V) -> CP 1361' 800 kW (H) 200 kW (V)
Another Tuner I have reports
WKBW 34 -27 dBm
WNLO 36 -34 dBm
That map is really cool. This morning for me in Mississauga it showed fair to moderate & sure enough I got channels that are many times hit or miss. I'm sure it's more common knowledge in the Reception Results section but I never look there so thanks for mentioning it here. It will obviously be factor for anyone measuring signal strength to determine if WIVB is indeed at full power.I think a lot of posters don't pay much attention to the Hepburn maps which can really help with understanding reception. Right now we have a lot of instability in the atmosphere, some people will get great reception, some will get crap.
Once this unstable weather pattern passes I will be able to give a much better analysis of how my reception has changed with the increase in height and power. I'm in Kitchener, all the majors, Fox, ABC, NBC, CBS are 24/7 stations during stable weather, CBS(WNLO) was one that since the frequency change seemed to get much more finicky with periods of pixellation or just disappearing, hopefully that's changed.
I don't think this constitutes any sort of proof. Just a single data point. It's been a lot warmer than it's been too. That accounts for different reception results. In my case WIVB/WNLO is the same as it was in March and April - comes in on good reception nights here, other nights not at all.They have clearly done this earlier because I now receive WIVB with my attic antenna while with their lower power & height previously I never got any signal at all.
When WIVB first moved to Grand Island I sent an email to WIVB thanking them from a Mississauga fan I received a nice reply from an individual there. When they moved to Colden last year I NEVER received WIVB under any condition (reasonably good attic antenna). I then read that they weren't at maximum height or power at this time. I wrote to my "friend" at WIVB mid-April and he said that the final step would be accomplished at the end of May. Then suddenly on May 18 I received WIVB for the very first time since last summer and have been seeing it quite consistently since. I know people have seen work on the antenna at this time because you can apparently see it when driving by the area. So they've definitely done something different this last week.I don't think this constitutes any sort of proof. Just a single data point. It's been a lot warmer than it's been too. That accounts for different reception results. In my case WIVB/WNLO is the same as it was in March and April - comes in on good reception nights here, other nights not at all.