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Old 9-Aug-2018, 8:15 PM   #1
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Operational Questions

WQED, RF & Virtual Channel 13 has been missing from the Pittsburgh DMA Signal Locator for several months. Can someone fix that please?
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Old 10-Aug-2018, 12:39 AM   #2
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WQED, PBS Pittsburgh is one of many stations missing.
Slowly, very slowly, stations that were missing are being
added.............
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Old 10-Aug-2018, 1:19 AM   #3
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Welcome to the forum, pbyers

Yes, WQED is missing from TVFool reports because there are errors in the database used to generate reports as a result of many repack changes. I doubt that TVFool will make corrections because they have a small staff.

Here is a report for Pittsburgh with WQED missing:
http://www.tvfool.com/?option=com_wr...9038ac4327853b



This report from rabbitears.info shows WQED:



https://www.rabbitears.info/market.p...&callsign=WQED

This shows the repack changes for the Pittsburgh DMA. Note that WQED will move to VHF-Low channel 2, which requires an antenna with large elements. There is a high noise level on VHF-Low from electrical interference, which will create a reception problem for some viewers.
https://www.rabbitears.info/repackch...=&lss=&status=

Most of the changes will be during Phase 4:
Testing Begins: 6/22/2019 Phase Ends: 8/2/2019

https://www.fcc.gov/about-fcc/fcc-in...ition-schedule

https://www.commlawcenter.com/2017/0...deadlines.html
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Old 10-Aug-2018, 1:52 PM   #4
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FYI, WQED will be moving to VHF channel 4 in Phase 4 (CP granted 8/7/18).
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Old 10-Aug-2018, 5:56 PM   #5
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FYI, WQED will be moving to VHF channel 4 in Phase 4 (CP granted 8/7/18).
That's better.....

All parts of rabbitears.info haven't been updated but it does show here:
https://www.rabbitears.info/tvq.php?...ms&facid=41315

and on the tower lineup:
https://www.rabbitears.info/tower.ph...e&asrn=1022324

I see the WQED tower, but what is that white "pillow" behind it?

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Old 10-Aug-2018, 6:49 PM   #6
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I see the WQED tower, but what is that white "pillow" behind it?
Inflatable building aka "air-supported dome". Since that one is near the athletic fields, it's probably being used as a facility for the sports teams or other sports activities. They're quick to put up and cost considerably less than more traditional construction.
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Old 10-Aug-2018, 11:08 PM   #7
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Ah, so! Thank you!
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