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Sunday, October 5 2014

Arizona TV Station Update - September 2014

As always, questions, additions, comments and corrections welcome.

New licenses

  • KHDF-CD 19.x Las Vegas NV (Northstar Las Vegas License, LLC) has requested a license to cover its construction permit to increase power. Technical specifications: Ch 19; TL 36-0-37 N, 115-0-20 W (Black Mtn.); ERP 9.6 kW directional; HAAT 297 m.

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Sunday, September 7 2014

Arizona TV Station Update - August 2014

As always, questions, additions, comments and corrections welcome.

New licenses

  • K38IZ-D 38.x Phoenix (Spanish Independent Broadcast Network, LLC) has been granted a license to cover maximization of its low power digital facilities. Technical specifications: Ch 38; TL 33-20-0 N, 112-3-45 W (South Mtn.); ERP 15 kW non-directional; HAAT 468 m.
  • KTVP-LD 22.x Phoemix (Mako Communications, LLC) applied for and has been granted a license to cover maximization of its low power digital facilities. Technical specifications: Ch 22; TL 33-19-58 N, 112-3-59 W (South Mtn.); ERP 15 kW directional; HAAT 460 m.

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Wednesday, August 6 2014

Arizona TV Station Update - July 2014

As always, questions, additions, comments and corrections welcome.

New licenses

  • K50HU-D Flagstaff (KPHO Broadcasting Corporation) has been granted a license to cover its flash cut to digital. Technical specifications: Ch 50; TL 35-14-26 N, 111-35-48 W (Mt. Eldon TV Hill site); ERP 0.3 kW directional; HAAT 594 m.
  • K38IZ-D Phoenix (Spanish Independent Broadcast Network, LLC) has applied for a license to cover its maximized signal. Technical specifications: Ch 38; TL 33-20-0 N, 112-3-45 W (South Mtn.); ERP 15 kW non-directional; HAAT 468 m.

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Thursday, July 10 2014

Trip's Sudden Unexplained Absence

Just wanted to let everyone know that the sudden dearth of updates from me to the website in general is due to my purchasing of a house. It's eating every bit of time I have, and even time I don't have. Closing is tomorrow, then moving over the weekend (vacation time has been taken for it, too), then hopefully, shortly after that, a return to normal.

Wednesday, July 2 2014

Arizona TV Station Update - June 2014

As always, questions, additions, comments and corrections welcome.

Programming changes

  • KPHE-LD 44.x Phoenix (Lotus TV of Phoenix, LLC) has added late-night infomercial programming on 44.1 and 44.2 after source station XEWH 6 Hermosillo SON goes off the air. The station has rebranded the subchannels as SíTV.

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Friday, June 20 2014

Want Net Neutrality? Support Broadcasting.

(Disclaimer: The opinions below are strictly my own, and are not necessarily those of Trip Ericson nor those of his employer.)



I don’t know if you've heard, but net neutrality - the basic principle that the “series of tubes” that carry the Internet to your home don’t discriminate between one source of content or another - seems to be on life support. The FCC’s proposed net neutrality rules would seem to destroy the village in order to save it, allowing for “paid prioritization” that would seem to completely undermine the core principle of net neutrality. The Internet has exploded in opposition; when John Oliver gave a call to arms on his HBO show earlier this month it reportedly crashed the FCC’s commenting site, and on Tuesday several Democrats in both houses of Congress introduced legislation that would go over the FCC's head to outright ban paid prioritization.

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Monday, June 9 2014

Live Well Network Goes Away in January

I won't miss it, personally. ABC to Discontinue Live Well Network.

Arizona TV Station Update - May 2014

Questions, additions, comments and corrections are always welcome.

New licenses

  • K39FC-D 10.x East Flagstaff (NW Communications of Phoenix, Inc.) has been granted a license to cover its flash cut to digital. As a KSAZ-TV translator, the station should be virtual channel 10, but it is unknown how the subchannels will show up, as K48GI Flagstaff has also flash cut to digital and is also a KSAZ-TV translator. Technical specifications: Ch 39; TL 35-14-26 N, 111-35-48 W (Mt. Eldon); ERP 0.7 kW directional; HAAT 578 m.
  • K48GI-D 10.x Flagstaff (NW Communications of Phoenix, Inc.) has been granted a license to cover its flash cut to digital. As a KSAZ-TV translator, the station should be virtual channel 10, but it is unknown how the subchannels will show up, as K39FC East Flagstaff has also flash cut to digital and is also a KSAZ-TV translator. Technical specifications: Ch 48; TL 35-14-34 N, 111-36-40 W (Mt. Eldon); ERP 1.44 kW directional; HAAT 559 m.

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Tuesday, June 3 2014

Appearance on Satellite Nation Tomorrow Evening

Tomorrow evening at 8PM I will be the featured guest on Satellite Nation. Tune in, or the shows are archived for future listening.

Topics will include the Incentive Auction Report and Order (as noted in the FAQ below), recent site updates, ATSC 3.0, and the recent news about Sinclair's attempts to purchase Allbritton's TV stations.

Monday, June 2 2014

Incentive Auction FAQ

I've read a number of posts and comments on message boards and mailing lists over the past several months, and I continue to read a lot of misinformation about what the incentive auction is and how it works. In the interest of educating those who don't know the facts of how this process will work, I've written an FAQ which attempts to be as unbiased as possible, which you can read by clicking the link below.

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