Heads up number one, all stations above 51 will be auctioned off and 54, 55 and 59 have been already, Heads up number two, Qualcomm has been all over the news saying they will do something starting this year. Number three, a friend told them when they were going thru the process that they were wasting their time. Not too much lost if they just got their construction permit. Not a broadcaster but construction permit in March, ridin' high in April, shot down in May, but I know I'm gonna change that tune when I'm back on top, back on top in June. These broadcasters are real sentimental types. But that's life. So its not about the buck after all it all about being on the air. (and getting must carry if at all possible) Bob Miller John Willkie wrote: >Bob; > >You are not a broadcaster. That's not an insult; it's an observation. > >The reason they signed on even for what turned out to be a limited amount of >time is that they are broadcasters. Given the merest opportunity, they took >it. > >Broadcasters don't need to have this explained to them. > >They can still move outside of the core; they just can't stay there very >long. Something is better than nothing. Also, you get a heads up when >moving from one channel to another. Usually. > >John Willkie > >John Willkie >----- Original Message ----- >From: "Bob Miller" <bob@xxxxxxxxxx> >To: <opendtv@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> >Sent: Wednesday, May 18, 2005 8:48 PM >Subject: [opendtv] Re: Transition Begins? > > > > >>Dale Kelly wrote: >> >> >> >>>John wrote: >>> >>> >>> >>> >>>>Something else: the interference rules were changed (loosened) when the >>>>FCC adopted the DTV r&o and the LPTV Class A upgrade window. >>>> >>>> >>>> >>>> >>>Bob, >>>John is correct and this is why one can occasionally find available >>>channels today where none existed only a few years ago. >>>A good example is to consider the current channel population on >>>LA's Mt. Wilson. A few years ago such conjestion was not >>>possible due to the inforcement of the FCC's UHF "taboo" spacing. >>> >>>The Santa Barbara Market, being sandwiched in between LA and the >>>two Central Valley Markets, simply could not accommodate additional >>>channels assignments prior to the FCC's DTV 5/6 th R&O, which did >>>indeed loosen certain spacing requirements. >>> >>> >>> >>So they received their construction permit March of this year. They >>found 55 available pretty recently and according to John it is that only >>possible place for them to move. If that is true I still ask the >>question why did they bother. Since 55 was not really available either. >>It was pretty apparent that Qualcomm was going to use it after all they >>paid for it. >> >>This LPTV station had four choices, move to another core channel if one >>was available, move to a station above the core that had not been >>auctioned yet if one was available, move to 55 even though it had been >>sold to Qualcomm or just go off the air. Since no other channel was >>available according to John above or below the core except 55 then there >>were only two choices, 55 or off the air whenever the full power station >>taking 46 showed up. >> >>Why did they bother with 55? And I wonder if they will now find a >>station to move to in the core since it is that or bye bye. >> >>John says nothing is available now, are you suggest there may be? >> >>Bob Miller >> ---------------------------------------------------------------------- You can UNSUBSCRIBE from the OpenDTV list in two ways: - Using the UNSUBSCRIBE command in your user configuration settings at FreeLists.org - By sending a message to: opendtv-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx with the word unsubscribe in the subject line.