Gerry's reception of WCAX intrigues me. Raises a couple of questionsAll the channels from Camp Fortune are down (maintenance?). Getting great reception of 3.1 WCAX from Vermont on uhf 22
Stampeder's new list of currently operational stations (http://www.user.dccnet.com/jonleblanc/Canada_TV_Stations/DT.html) describes AP as "License Application To CRTC Is Presently Under Consideration". This makes more sense -- it could be that the CRTC has received their application but just hasn't made it public for the comment period yet. I take the appearance of this entry to mean that Global plans to stay on channel 6. Good thing I got myself an FM trap!We've been seeing a lot of this lately — applications that haven't yet been made public but that have apparently been approved by the CRTC. A lot of them are like CIII-6 — digital flash-cut stations.
22 will be CHCH. Rather have Mount Mansfield. I did get WCAX on 53 a few times, when it had limited power. All channels conflict: 13,14,22,43...Secondly I figure this was discussed before - and I don't believe in conspiracies but it appears that the CRTC/Rogers constantly makes all channel decisions which limit our receptions of US networks. ie if 22 was free reception of WCAX might be easier than TVFOOL indicates. Mount Mansfield is quite the hill. Just wondering who first allocated channels 22 and 14 in our area? The CRTC or FCC?
Well 12-13dB down or 5% is what was generally considered to be what was needed to get equivalent coverage between analog and digital transmission.Noticed its for 4000 watts or 4% of the current analog power.I thought Global is supposed to match their existing coverage area? 4kw will not.
Looking through the other stations with the same status, I suspect this is a glitch in the IC database. The CRTC wouldn't approve an application like this without even publishing the application for comment. And given Global TV's state of flux right now, with the offer to buy them by Shaw not yet approved by the CRTC, I doubt if they will be making any such applications yet.There's now an extra entry for CIII-DT-6 in Industry Canada's database showing a status of "AP" (Approved By CRTC). See stampeder's table: