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Forum: TV Database Updates 21-Aug-2013, 4:31 AM
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Posted By Billsmith
Smile CBRT-DT Update!

The additions to the CBC tower at their Bowness transmitter site are now almost completed - the new ERP is expected to be 407 Kw omni directional with the new antenna mounted at 347 meters EHAAT. The...
Forum: TV Database Updates 16-Apr-2013, 4:40 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 59,519
Posted By Billsmith
CBRT-DT update.

The new high power signal introduction will be delayed until June due to changes in planning for the project. Test transmissions at reduced power
are expected to begin at the beginning of June with...
Forum: TV Database Updates 27-Jan-2013, 6:10 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 59,519
Posted By Billsmith
Talking Calgary - CBRT-DT Parameter Changes.

The new date for antenna installation is March this year and the service is expected to begin around April 1st (not a joke). New parameters as the previous post. (ERP 507 Kw. EHAAT 350.8 Meters)....
Forum: TV Database Updates 15-Jul-2012, 2:36 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 59,519
Posted By Billsmith
CBRT-DT - huge increase in parameters.

A recent CBC application for increased parameters has been observed on the CRTC website for 507Kw ERP Max @ an EHAAT of 350.8 Meters. It seems that the CBC is attempting to duplicate the former...
Forum: TV Database Updates 4-Jun-2011, 6:33 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 59,519
Posted By Billsmith
Smile CFCN-DT Channel 29 on the Air.

Looks like Channel 29 is finally on the air with increased power - at last! I'm not sure if it is at full power yet but it is definitely on the Air!! Infact both channel 29 (virtual 4.1) and 36...
Forum: TV Database Updates 1-Apr-2011, 4:56 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 59,519
Posted By Billsmith
Talking CBRT-DT Calgary and CBXT-DT Edmonton on the air!!

[QUOTE] If you detect this transmitter on the air, then let us know so that we can move the transmitter from the "pending" category into the "current" database. /[QUOTE]

Both CBRT-DT and CBXT-DT...
Forum: TV Database Updates 9-Mar-2011, 7:11 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 59,519
Posted By Billsmith
CBRT-DT update for Calgary!

Well folks - looks like it may be worth scanning for Channel 21 beginning 18th or 21st of this month! The HD microwave STL is now commissionned and the transmitter is expected to arrive at the end of...
Forum: TV Database Updates 13-Sep-2010, 2:05 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 59,519
Posted By Billsmith
Harvard Mast Calgary.

The following EHAAT 378 Meters applies to the following digital services:-

CICT-DT - ERP 50,000 Watts Channel 41
CKAL-DT - ERP 100,000 Watts Channel 49

The following EHAAT 371 Meters applies...
Forum: TV Database Updates 9-Sep-2010, 5:59 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 59,519
Posted By Billsmith
CBRT-DT Update for Calgary!

Here it is folks! CBC have now made a request to operate a DTV transmitter on channel 21 at a Max ERP of 23,500 Watts at an EHAAT of 276.3 meters.
...
Forum: TV Database Updates 3-Sep-2010, 1:53 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 59,519
Posted By Billsmith
Great - thanks for the confirmation on CKAL-DT -...

Great - thanks for the confirmation on CKAL-DT - frank. During the next 3 months I expect to find CBRT-DT testing but first - the frequency and ERP should be released!
Forum: TV Database Updates 25-Aug-2010, 6:10 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 59,519
Posted By Billsmith
CFCN-DT Channel 29 Update in Calgary!

Just received a communication from CFCN. Looks like their Post-transition service install for Channle 29 will be a fall project so no point in scanning the UHF band looking for it just yet! ;)
Forum: TV Database Updates 23-Aug-2010, 6:31 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 59,519
Posted By Billsmith
CKAL-DT Channel 49 Calgary update

CityTv (CKAL-DT) have now received CRTC approval and should be ready to go with some testing very soon as their 100Kw ERP transmitter set up and ready to go on Channel 49. It is using the same panel...
Forum: TV Database Updates 1-Aug-2010, 4:13 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 59,519
Posted By Billsmith
frank, Glad to hear that you found a...

frank,

Glad to hear that you found a solution to the CICT-DT reception shielding.
Yes - UHF frequencies are remarkably sensitive to localized effects caused by objects and topography. That's why...
Forum: TV Database Updates 31-Jul-2010, 7:57 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 59,519
Posted By Billsmith
Smile CBC Calgary Update!

I am hearing that it is being discussed that CBRT-DT HD will be comming over the air possibly and provisionally on Channel 52 before Xmas and that it is being considered to place the new service on...
Forum: TV Database Updates 14-Jul-2010, 6:11 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 59,519
Posted By Billsmith
frank - the reception really depends exactly on...

frank - the reception really depends exactly on where you are located in the city - but the new permanent signal is generally much stronger than the previous temporary one. You may need to move your...
Forum: TV Database Updates 2-Jul-2010, 8:33 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 59,519
Posted By Billsmith
Cfrn/citv

Since my earlier postings - I have to make the following corrections.

1. CFRN will continue broadcasting on Channel 3 until Aug 31 2011.

2. The new CFRN-DT will come on next year on Channel 12...
Forum: TV Database Updates 30-Jun-2010, 6:46 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 59,519
Posted By Billsmith
Cfrn

I see that someone received a reply from CFRN as quoted below:-



So it seems that Channel 3 is going QRT (off the air for good) when the DTV transmitter is ready for service!
Forum: TV Database Updates 29-Jun-2010, 6:13 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 59,519
Posted By Billsmith
I would think that the lower stack on channel 3...

I would think that the lower stack on channel 3 will continue in operation until Aug 31 2011 when it will be dismantled. I imagine that the power is about 50% of the original ERP 300 Kw at a lower...
Forum: TV Database Updates 29-Jun-2010, 4:26 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 59,519
Posted By Billsmith
Cfrn-dt/citv-dt

FreeJAC - Yes - in the case of CFRN-DT Edmonton they need to remove half of the Channel 3 VHF Lo antenna from the top part of the mast in order to install the channel 12/13 multi bay Hi band antenna!...
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