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Arizona TV Station Update - December 2019

Wishing all a blessed and prosperous 2020!

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

New Licenses

  • K16FB-D Globe (Unimas Partnership of Phoenix) has requested a license to cover its displacement construction permit. Technical specifications: Ch 18; TL 33° 17' 21" N, 110° 49' 47" W (Signal Peak); ERP 10 kW directional (2° electrical 1° mechanical beam tilt); HAAT 1001 m.
  • K30GL 6.x Many Farms (Nexstar Broadcasting Inc.) has requested a license to cover its construction permit to flash cut to digital. Technical specifications: Ch 30; TL 36° 27' 37" N, 109° 5' 36" W (Roof Butte); ERP 5.11 kW directional; HAAT 734 m.
  • KNTL-LP 15.x (35) Laughlin NV (Entravision Holdings LLC) has requested a license to cover its displacement facilities and transition to digital. Technical specifications: Ch 35; TL 35° 14' 58" N; 114° 44' 37" W (Little Peak); ERP 15 kW non-directional (0.25° electrical beam tilt); HAAT 711 m.
  • K41IO-D Las Vegas NV (Enlace Christian Television Inc.) has been granted a license to cover its post-transition displacement facilities. Technical specifications: Ch 30; TL 36° 0' 29" N; 115° 0' 23" W (Black Mtn.); ERP 15 kW directional (0.5° electrical beam tilt); HAAT 344 m.
  • K33QD-D 5.x Zuni Pueblo NM (Regents of UNM & BoE of Albq) requested and has been granted a license to cover its application for a new television station, as amended. Technical specifications: Ch 33; TL 35° 6' 50" N; 108° 44' 14" W (IR 50, approx. 3 mi. NE of Zuni, NM); ERP 1.05 kW directional; HAAT 112 m.

Programming Changes

  • KOLD 13.x (32/13) Tucson (Gray Television Licensee LLC) has added new diginet Circle TV on channel 13.3.
  • KPVM-LD 46.x (25) Pahrump NV (KPVM Television Inc.) has begun service from Arden Peak in Henderson NV with five video and two audio subchannels
    • 46.1 Prime TV
    • 46.2 This TV
    • 46.3 The Family Channel
    • 46.4 Nuestra Visión
    • 46.5 QVC
    • 46.6 //KPKK 101.1 Amargosa Valley NV
    • 46.7 Ace Country Radio

Call Sign Changes

  • K41IO-D has changed its call sign to K30PL-D following licensing of its post-transition displacement facilities

Transactions

  • Terrier Media Buyer Inc. has consummated the purchase of Blackhawk Broadcasting LLC, including stations KYMA-DT 11.x Yuma and KSWT13.x Yuma, effective December 17. Terrier has until January 16 to move all programming to the station that it chooses to keep and to shut down, and turn in the license for, the other station.

Construction Permits and Special Temporary Authorizations (STAs) Granted

  • K28MO-D Phoenix (Gila River Telecommunications Inc.) has been granted a construction permit, as amended, to relocate from the Komatke site on the Gila River Reservation to the South Mountain antenna farm. Technical specifications: Ch 28; TL 33° 19' 57" N, 112° 4' 0" W (South Mtn.); ERP 15 kW directional (0.5° electrical beam tilt); HAAT 480 m.
  • K36AE-D 10.x Cottonwood (NW Communications of Phoenix Inc.) requested and has been granted a minor modification of its license to correct its coordinates and height above average terrain (HAAT). Technical specifications: Ch 36; TL 34° 41' 13" N, 112° 7' 2" W (Mingus Mtn.); ERP 15 kW directional (1° electrical beam tilt); HAAT 777 m.

Construction Permits and Special Temporary Authorizations (STAs) Requested

  • KESE-LP 35 Yuma (NPG of Yuma-El Centro LLC) has requested an extension of its STA to operate at 55% of nominal power, due to equipment failure. Technical specifications: Ch 35; TL 32° 38' 31" N, 114° 33' 37" W (Ave. 4E & Co. 13th St.); ERP 4.4 kW directional; HAAT 81 m.
  • K16BP-D 45.x Cottonwood (Fox Television Stations LLC) has requested a minor modification of its license to co-locate with co-owned station K36AE-D, using a combined antenna system. Technical specifications: Ch 16; TL 34° 41' 13" N, 112° 7' 2" W (Mingus Mtn.); ERP 15 kW directional (1° electrical beam tilt); HAAT 777 m.
  • KPVM-LD 46.x (25) Pahrump NV (KPVM Television Inc.) has requested an STA to operate at lower power than authorized in its construction permit so that it can begin providing service to the Las Vegas area while awaiting its full power antenna. Technical specifications: Ch 25; TL 35° 56' 46" N, 115° 2' 37" W (Arden Peak); ERP 3 kW directional (0.75° electrical beam tilt); HAAT 568 m.

Notices

  • KTTU 18.x (19) Tucson (KTTU-TV Inc.) filed a notice of reduced power operations as of November 22 due to equipment failure and a notice of resumption of operations as of December 5. The station filed another notice of reduced power operations on January 3. It is operating at 1 kW ERP instead of its licensed 480 kW.
  • KDPH-LD 48.x (46) Phoenix (Community Television Educators Inc.) filed a notice of resumption of operations, effective December 22. The station is broadcasting an occasional signal on RF channel 46 with subchannels 48.1, 48.2 and 58.1, just as before, however, there has been no transmissions during the daylight hours and programming, if any, is unknown.
  • KNTL-LP 15.x (35) Laughlin NV (Entravision Holdings LLC) filed a notice of resumption of operations as of December 11. The station is now broadcasting in digital.

NextGen TV

  • KTVK 3.x Phoenix (KPHO Broadcasting Corporation) was granted a new Experimental STA to provide content to KFPH-CD for broadcast in ATSC 3.0 format. The STA expires April 2, 2020.
  • KPHO-TV 5.x Phoenix (KPHO Broadcasting Corporation) was granted a new Experimental STA to provide content to KFPH-CD for broadcast in ATSC 3.0 format. The STA expires April 2, 2020.
  • KAET 8.x Phoenix (Arizona Board of Regents for ASU) was granted an extension of its Experimental STA to provide content to KFPH-CD for broadcast in ATSC 3.0 format. The STA expires April 2, 2020.
  • KSAZ-TV 10.x Phoenix (NW Communications of Phoenix LLC) was granted an extension of its Experimental STA to provide content to KFPH-CD for broadcast in ATSC 3.0 format. The STA expires April 2, 2020.
  • KPNX 12.x Mesa (Multimedia Holdings Corporation) was granted an extension of its Experimental STA to provide content to KFPH-CD for broadcast in ATSC 3.0 format. The STA expires June 9, 2020.
  • KNXV-TV 15.x Phoenix (Scripps Broadcasting Holdings LLC) was granted an extension of its Experimental STA to provide content to KFPH-CD for broadcast in ATSC 3.0 format. The STA expires April 2, 2020.
  • KSNV 3.x (22) Las Vegas NV (KUPN Licensee LLC) was granted an Experimental STA for a 42 kW small cell operation to demonstrate ATSC 3.0 services during the Consumer Electronics Show in early January. The STA expires January 20, 2020.
  • KPVM-LD 46.x (25) Pahrump NV (KPVM Television Inc.) has requested an Experimental STA to transition from ATSC 1.0 service to ATSC 3.0 service upon acquisition of the necessary hardware and software.

Comments

1. On Tuesday, January 14 2020, 01:48 by dhett

We have resolution in Yuma.

To recap, KYMA 11 had the call sign branding, identifying with Yuma, while KSWT branded as channel 13, and had a stronger signal - 50 kW vs. 28 kW for KYMA.

Northwest will be keeping channel 13, however, effective today, 1/13/20, the two stations have swapped call signs, so channel 13 is now KYMA and channel 11 is now KSWT. KSWT channel 11 will be shut down and KYMA channel 13 will be the surviving station.

2. On Saturday, January 18 2020, 02:57 by dhett

KYMA lineup:
* Program 3: CBS-13 VC 13.1 (CBS)
* Program 4: NBC-11 VC 11.1 (NBC)
* Program 5: KYMA-3 VC 13.3 (Estrella)
* Program 6: KYMAION VC 13.4 (Ion)

KYMA Transport Stream 1/18/2020: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1F...

3. On Saturday, January 18 2020, 12:08 by LeeAz383

As stated previously on RabbitEars.Info, 21.2, 21.3, and 21.4 are now up. 21.2 is showing QVC but is a black screen, 21.3 is showing HSN2 and is color bars, 21.4 is QVC2 and a black screen. This was as of this morning 1/18/20 at 10:00am in Tucson.

4. On Saturday, January 18 2020, 12:37 by LeeAz383

21.5 is also online, as QVC3 and is live. 21.6 is broadcasting DABL.

40.3 is still showing the ION Media cancellation.

It seems that Channel 46.1-4 is now also broadcasting on Channel 42.1-4 as a mirror to Channel 46.

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