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It's interesting that Rogers is applying for two out-of-town DTV signals, and no sign of when CHRO-DT, which is local to Ottawa, will build their DTV transmitter. Rogers built a large media complex a few years ago in the Byward Market, two blocks from our place, and I have to wonder whether or not there was any consideration given at the time to DTV broadcasting.
 

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tigerbangs said:
It's interesting that Rogers is applying for two out-of-town DTV signals, and no sign of when CHRO-DT, which is local to Ottawa, will build their DTV transmitter. Rogers built a large media complex a few years ago in the Byward Market, two blocks from our place, and I have to wonder whether or not there was any consideration given at the time to DTV broadcasting.
CHRO is owned by Chum Media Limited, Omni.1/2 are owned by Rogers.
Here is probably where the discrepancy lies. Chum has been extremely slow in rolling out -DT transmitters...to my knowledge, only City Toronto and City Vancouver have them???

Maybe it has to do with the purchase of the Craig A-Channels and they're running into a cash crunch? Other than T1 are there any other A-Channels that are running an OTA DTV signal?
 

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CBC-HD OTA: Ottawa and Quebec City Soon

Does anyone know when it will be on the air, and how has the strike affected its launch?
 

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That's correct, CBC-HD was scheduled to be up in Vancouver by now on channel 58 with SRC-HD on 16. After completing that installation the plan was to tackle Ottawa next, then keep going across Canada. Now that the CBC strike has apparently been settled we'll hopefully see the DTV stations in Vancouver and Ottawa come up in the near future... http://www.digitalhomecanada.com/forum/showthread.php?t=31444
 

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Thanks for that Marc. Would that 3 month delay be compounded to affect all future CBC digital upgrades?
Not necessarily. The installations do not have to be linear.
I don't have any dates to offer right now.
 

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ATSC transmitter on order for CBOT

A little bird told me that two ATSC transmitters for Ottawa were ordered in the last week or two. Given the lead time on those items is at least 8-12 wks, we'll probably see the antenna lit up maybe by early June. I hope no-one was holding their breath!

cheers,
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Someone mentioned Camp Fortune before, so if you know its Lat. and Long. I dumped the present and future Ottawa stations from Industry Canada's database:
ON Ottawa 9 CBOFT CBCF 453011 755102 424.9 128000
ON Ottawa 22 CBOFT-DT CBCF 453011 755102 332.9 36300
ON Ottawa 62 CBOFT-DT 453011 755102 0.0 0
ON Ottawa 4 CBOT CBCE 453011 755102 397.5 100000
ON Ottawa 25 CBOT-DT 453011 755102 0.0 0
ON Ottawa 25 CBOT-DT CBCF 453011 755102 332.9 90700
ON Ottawa 67 CDTV-DT-OTT2 452525 754101
ON Ottawa 67 CDTV-DT-OTT 451301 753351 215.4 32730
ON Ottawa 27 CFMT-DT-2 INDE 451301 753351 202.3 7090
ON Ottawa 27 CFMT-DT-2 452500 754200 0.0 0
ON Ottawa 60 CFMT-TV-2(1) INDE 451301 753351 202.3 626000
ON Ottawa 60 CFMT-TV-2 INDE 451301 753351 202.3 664700
ON Ottawa 11 CHCH-TV-1 INDE 451301 753351 190.0 25000
ON Ottawa 17 CHRO-DT-43 451301 753351 0 0 0
ON Ottawa 43 CHRO-TV-43 INDE 451301 753351 177.0 282000
ON Ottawa 20 CICO-DT-24 453011 755102 0.0 0
ON Ottawa 24 CICO-TV-24 TVO 453011 755102 332.8 855100
ON Ottawa 24 CICO-TV-24 TVO 453011 755102 332.8 427600
ON Ottawa 12 CIII-DT-6 453011 755102 0.0 0
ON Ottawa 6 CIII-TV-6 GTN 453011 755102 257.3 8700
ON Ottawa 42 CITS-DT-1 451301 753351 0 0 0
ON Ottawa 32 CITS-TV-1 INDE 451301 753351 202.3 26000
ON Ottawa 67 CITY-DT-3 451301 753351 0.0 0
ON Ottawa 65 CITY-TV-3 INDE 451301 753351 215.4 500000
ON Ottawa 66 CJMT-DT-2 451301 753351 0.0 0
ON Ottawa 66 CJMT-DT-2 INDE 451301 753351 202.3 7110
ON Ottawa 14 CJMT-TV-2 INDE 451301 753351 202.3 308000
ON Ottawa 58 CJOH-DT 453011 755102 0.0 0
ON Ottawa 13 CJOH-TV CTV 453011 755102 373.4 178000
ON Ottawa 54 CRC-DT-2 452525 754101 0 0 0
ON Ottawa 54 CRC-DT-3 452411 754212 0 0 0
Can you tell where CBC-HD will be from this? It looks like the new ones will be co-located with the old ones, wherever they are.
 

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otown47 said:
It could be that 453011 755102 is Camp Fortune but not according to maps.google.

The Camp fortune tower is 45.5029 -75.8500
I suspect that the Industry Canada position is in degrees, minutes and seconds, where you are using decimal minutes.

45 deg 30' N is 45.5N, and
75 deg 51W is 75.85W
 

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That settles it then, CBC/SRC Ottawa's new ATSC transmitters and antennas will be co-located with the analogs at Camp Fortune.
 

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Ottawa has two transmitter locations: many of the transmitters are located at Camp Fortune, including CBC, SRC, CTV, Global, CHCH, TVO, and TV5 but there is also a large tower in Manotick, south of the city about 20KM away that carries many UHF stations, including CHRO, CITY, OMNI-1 and OMNI-2, CITS, CDTV, the eperimental digital station, and a couple of others I can't think of at the moment...all together, Ottawa has 14 OTA signals: more, I believe, than any other city in Canada.
 
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