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Raleigh WTVD ABC 11 not transmitting at normal power level
Posted 20 January 2011 - 04:55 PM
I wonder if the ice damaged their antenna and if they will ever fix it. Also, I wonder if the FCC has rules that forces the TV stations actually use their allocated frequencies at the licensed power level.
I wonder if their broadcast engineers know about the problem . . .
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Posted 20 January 2011 - 06:11 PM
Is it possible that the problem is on your end?
WTVD is the only channel in our area that is on VHF since the digital transition completed... so maybe you are in a marginal reception area and the weather did some damage to your antenna?
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Posted 21 January 2011 - 07:29 AM
I wonder if the FCC has rules that forces the TV stations actually use their allocated frequencies at the licensed power level.
Unless the rules have changed recently, yes: the FCC does require you to stay within -10 to +5% of your licensed power. If there is a technical problem the station must notify the FCC that they are operating temporarily at reduced power, and the FCC will allow them to fix the problem within a reasonable amount of time.