Wed Dec 21 09:49:10 EST 2016
As Trip explained, the issue is that the WMFP signal has a bit of overlap
(on paper, if not necessarily in the real world) with WMTW, and so they
can't use virtual 8 there because of the possibility of a conflict.
(I'm sure Hearst isn't eager to go out of its way to help its new Boston
On Dec 21, 2016 8:49 AM, "Mark Laurence" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> On Dec 21, 2016, at 1:23 AM, Eli Polonsky <email@example.com> wrote:
> > The signal I'm receiving is NOT from the WNEU (virtual Ch. 60)
> > transmitter facility in Goffstown, NH. Due to the hill rising up
> > behind where I live blocking signals from the north, I get no
> > on-air reception from NH at all. This is coming from the WMFP
> > facility on one of the towers out near Route 128 in the Newton/
> > Needham area (I think it's on FM-128 in Newton).
> The thing I can't figure out is why they didn't call it channel 8.5
> instead of 60.5. It would be less confusing to people in the core part of
> the market, who can receive 8 but not 60, and it would place NBC next to
> the other network stations on most people's TVs.
> It makes me think this is a hasty and temporary move, and Comcast expects
> to change their entire OTA situation soon, perhaps after the spectrum
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