WGBH-TV coverage after August 2

Scott Fybush scott@fybush.com
Sun Aug 4 22:34:51 EDT 2019

Not sure where you got that impression, but it's... less than accurate.
Some low-band VHF stations (6 in Philadelphia, 6 in Schenectady) stayed on
low V. There were four new low Vs created by a very specific FCC action in
NJ and DE. But otherwise, there was no provision for any new licenses on
low V or elsewhere, and the repack is now filling low V with more existing
stations again. It's not just WGBH... WSBE in RI and WQED in Pittsburgh
took auction dollars to go to low V as well, among others.

On Sun, Aug 4, 2019, 9:51 PM Ben Levy <LostCluster@lostcluster.me> wrote:

> VHF 2-6 was removed from TV during the analog shutdown. All of the classic
> analog numbers were released then… leaving plenty of room for new players,
> but none other than NBC Boston showed up, so they could now compact the
> bandwidth/
> Sent from Mail for Windows 10
> From: Rob Landry
> Sent: Sunday, August 4, 2019 4:29 PM
> To: A Joseph Ross
> Cc: boston-radio-interest@lists.BostonRadio.org
> Subject: Re: WGBH-TV coverage after August 2
> On Sat, 3 Aug 2019, A Joseph Ross wrote:
> > I don't understand why the FCC didn't simply delete the VHF band
> entirely and
> > put all off-air TV on UHF with the conversion to digital TV.
> VHF isn't useful for mobile broadband, but UHF is. So it's UHF spectrum
> being removed from broadcast use, not VHF.
> Rob

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