NBC Boston info

Scott Fybush scott@fybush.com
Tue Nov 1 21:30:42 EDT 2016

On 11/1/2016 9:27 PM, Garrett Wollman wrote:
> <<On Tue, 1 Nov 2016 13:10:31 -0400, Kevin Vahey <kvahey@gmail.com> said:
>> FCC is letting them use virtual channel 8 but the signal will be suspect.
> Presumably because they are RF channel 46 and virtual channel 46
> broadcasts on RF 10, but virtual channel 10 is in use in Providence.
> -GAWollman

There are rules for that, and my read of those rules is that:

(a) Because WTMU/WBTS was on analog 32, it should be virtual 32


(b) if they insist on being 46, which they can't use, then they should 
be 10, which they can't use, and therefore the next step in the daisy 
chain would be either virtual 51 (WJAR's former RF channel) or 50 (its 
current RF channel). They can't be 50 because of WBIN, but they *could* 
be 51. I'm curious to know how they got 8 instead, and I'm waiting to 
hear back from someone who should know...


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