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Breaking News: House passes the DTV Delay Act. Waiting for President Signature


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#141 OFFLINE   SParker

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Posted 05 February 2009 - 11:22 AM

How do we find out how our Reps voted on this?

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Posted 05 February 2009 - 11:35 AM

How do we find out how our Reps voted on this?

Here:

http://clerk.house.g...9&rollnumber=52

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Posted 05 February 2009 - 11:41 AM

Here:

http://clerk.house.g...9&rollnumber=52


Thanks, glad to see the rep in my area voted no.

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Posted 05 February 2009 - 12:24 PM

Yes, I think this is exactly what will happen. And it will happen in other markets as well. Which is why I believe this is a bad bill.

You said it best... These stations will be in limbo.

People keep saying such and such a station will go digital or go early. In some cases, stations will only go halfway: sign off analog in February, but not complete the transition to their new channel and power until June.

In other words, if you're counting on receiving digital on the "after transition" allocation, and lose the analog 4 months early, you're scre***.


I wish the Atlanta stations would go public with their official plans. This matter of holding other market stations transition plans hostage by keeping analog alive is very annoying. What is lost in all of this how many cases are there where analog interference will prevents the transitison to full digital power on existing or eventual permanent digital RF assignment. I think two, maybe three, mainstream stations in the Atlanta market are not yet full power digital.

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Posted 05 February 2009 - 12:34 PM

It seems to me that since this delay is not required, it is targeted to help the broadcasters that are not ready and pays little to no concern for the receivers that are not ready. Am I missing something?

Yes. There are stations who are operating their digital operations at low power or above channel 51 that need analog shut down so they can go to full power on their post-transition channel.

Sam,

I think your and my local stations WILL be shutting down analog on 2/17.

That would be ironic. :)

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Posted 05 February 2009 - 12:37 PM

Ditto - no word on the Raleigh stations either - and we have MAJOR fruitbasket upset going on (about 3 out of 8 stations are on Final DTV).
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Posted 05 February 2009 - 12:39 PM

How do we find out how our Reps voted on this?


A MUCH more interesting question would be how did these same people vote on the original measure in 2005.

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#148 OFFLINE   Tom Robertson

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Posted 05 February 2009 - 12:47 PM

Nope. WBBM-DT can't switch until WISN 12 analog in Milwaukee signs off.


Just looked at rabbitears, WISN isn't on the list yet. But there is always hope.

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#149 OFFLINE   Herdfan

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Posted 05 February 2009 - 12:49 PM

That would be ironic. :)


Yes, very.

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Posted 05 February 2009 - 12:50 PM

Rabbitears has bad information on the Utah stations.

KUTV is not switching on the 15th, but the 17th at 1pm with all the other stations that are sticking with the original date.

I notified the people in charge at KUTV to let the Rabbitears folks know of their error.


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Posted 05 February 2009 - 12:55 PM

WGME Channel 13, in Portland, Maine has the story about the postponement but added their comment after it. You will find it 6 stories down under "Top Stories" (It get moved further down as they constantly update the site).
http://www.wgme.com/

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Posted 05 February 2009 - 01:13 PM

Rabbitears has bad information on the Utah stations.

KUTV is not switching on the 15th, but the 17th at 1pm with all the other stations that are sticking with the original date.

I notified the people in charge at KUTV to let the Rabbitears folks know of their error.

RabbitEars is updated based on FCC information. If there is a date there it came from a FCC filing.

KUTV DT CBS 02 34 34 NSO 02/15/09 Four Points

NSO means Trip got the info from a notice of silent operation. The FCC entered a whole bunch of those a couple of weeks ago (before the date change legislation was introduced). It would be an FCC error.

Trip is relying on the FCC and not on personal reports. The big question is in what week the station is going off the air more than the exact day. Close enough for government sourced work. :)

#153 OFFLINE   Tom Robertson

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Posted 05 February 2009 - 01:38 PM

Please continue this discussion in the FCC Publishes Public Notice thread.

Thanks for all your posts,
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