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Old 31-May-2012, 5:51 AM   #7
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Originally Posted by ajraccounts View Post

do channels with the same whole number use the same transmitter - is that why for example, 9.3 isn't listed separately? i would also like to get 32.4, one of the KMTP channels.

The answer to your question is "not necessarily." Virtual channel numbers can be used in a number of ways. The most popular use of virtual channel numbers is to display the station's historic channel number. Many broadcasters use a primary transmitter and one or more translators to transmit their programming. All viewers see the same virtual channel number irrespective of the actual signal that they receive. Two stations in the Washington, DC area use virtual channel numbers for a novel purpose. WNVC (RF24) and WNVT (RF30) have a joint affiliation with the MHz Networks. The MHz Networks specialize in delivering international broadcasts to viewers in the US. WNVC (RF24) broadcasts five MHz Networks program feeds as 30.1, 30.2, 30.3, 30.4, and 30.5. WNVT (RF30) broadcasts an additional five MHz program feeds as 30.6, 30.7, 30.8, 30.9, and 30.10. To the viewer, these two stations appear to be a single station that broadcasts 10 program feeds.
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