[opendtv] Re: Slim pickins in Gainesville

  • From: "Manfredi, Albert E" <albert.e.manfredi@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <opendtv@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 29 Nov 2006 17:30:18 -0500

Tom Barry wrote:

> But I have two PCHD cards each with two inputs. Maybe I'll just put 4
> antennas in the attic, pointed in 4 directions. I certainly have no
> intention of putting up a tower (rental) and I just signed up for Cox
> broadband without any cable TV at all. The web page didn't mention it
> and I forgot to check for a discount if I got limited basic. I might
> revise this part later.

Tom, that FCC site mentions these rather powerful translators. I'd be very 
curious what they're there for. If there's any justice, they should be to relay 
the missing common OTA stations in Gainesville, like NBC, CW, MNT, and 
whatever. This is how the powerful ones are listed. Note also the decent 
antenna heights. Maybe someone knows what they're for:

W22DB      22 +  TX      CP MOD   GAINESVILLE              FL US  
BMPTTL-20050804ACI   -          131202        150. kW DA       0. m   118.1 m   
96.5 m   N 29 28 23.10  W  82 35 20.60  1019813     19.63 km   12.20 mi 249.00° 
TIGER EYE LICENSING, LLC

W29CV      29 Z  TX      LIC      GAINESVILLE              FL US   
BLTTL-20050907ABX   -          125853         15. kW DA       0. m    114. m    
90. m   N 29 25  5.00  W  82 32 57.00  1054467     19.53 km   12.13 mi 227.70° 
ROBERT A. NAISMITH

W56EJ      35 -  TX      APP      WILLISTON                FL US  
BMPTTL-20050705AAQ   -          129987        150. kW DA       0. m   290.2 m   
246. m   N 29 21 32.00  W  82 19 43.00  1032096     20.86 km   12.96 mi 160.68° 
EQUITY BROADCASTING CORPORATION

NEW        45 -  TX      APP      OCALA                    FL US  
BNPTTL-20000828BHQ   -          130761        150. kW DA       0. m   244.2 m   
200. m   N 29 21 32.00  W  82 19 43.00  1032096     20.86 km   12.96 mi 160.68° 
NATIVE COUNTRY BROADCASTING CORPORATION

W56EJ      56 -  TX      CP       WILLISTON                FL US  
BNPTTL-20000831CCZ   -          129987         20. kW          0. m   127.9 m   
105. m   N 29 24 11.00  W  82 27  3.00  1028189     15.58 km    9.68 mi 198.37° 
EQUITY BROADCASTING CORPORATION

W63DB      63 +  TX      LIC      WILLISTON                FL US   
BLTTL-20050722AGM   -          129169        150. kW          0. m   127.9 m   
105. m   N 29 24 11.00  W  82 27  3.00  1028189     15.58 km    9.68 mi 198.37° 
EQUITY BROADCASTING CORPORATION

There are also applications for some low-power DTT stations, but that's 
different. I didn't include those. I'm surprised that a market like Gainesville 
doesn't have some larger OTA TV market they can easily feed from. Antennaweb is 
singularly unhelpful for Gainesville.

Bert
 
 
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