Wednesday, October 14, 2009

KTTC La Crosse Translator W50DR Online

At 2:10PM today, W50DR went on the air, from an antenna that is about 606 meters above sea level. Side mounted, the antenna is on the Wisconsin-side leg of the WXOW tower.
I am getting traces of it in Kasson, MN and it is at 15kW ERP, so it should get out well with decent LOS.
Rescan to get channels 10.1, 10.2

Thursday, October 8, 2009

KTTC's LaCrosse Tanslator to go Digital

A member of the AVS Forum's LaCrosse/Wausau, WI - HDTV thread posted an e-mail from KTTC's chief engineer Tim Morgan regarding the station's LaCrosse translator. The e-mail reads:

We will start installing the broadcast antenna early next week, perform
some testing and hopefully start broadcasting a digital channel 50
signal by the end of the week. Stay tuned to WXOW or KTTC analog channel
67 in the La Crosse area as we will be promoting the start date for this

Thank You,
Tim Morgan, KTTC-KXLT-NTTC Director of Engineering

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

KAAL Digital

As of October 9th, 2009, KAAL will no longer be broadcasting on both DT-33 and DT-36. This means that viewers will now need to make sure their antennas are aimed at the Grand Meadow tower that KAAL-DT/KXLT/KSMQ share.

EDIT: Right around noon today (Oct. 9th) KAAL-DT-33 went off the air and DT-36 became the ONLY way to receive their programing (that is until the Mason City translator comes online)


It has long been known, that KTCI (TPT 2.3/4) would like to move its' digital OTA RF channel from 16 to 23 and increase power from 50kW to 375kW as well as use an antenna mounted much higher on the current tower. This morning their filing with the FCC was entered into the FCC database.
They are guessing that everything will be in place to make the final move in January 2010.