WBRA-TV ROANOKE, VA

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Physical
Channel
VideoAudioCall Sign       Network/Programming   HoursNicknameNotes
15-1 3.31080iDD5.1 SAP Audio IconWBRA-HDPBS  "Blue Ridge PBS" 
15-23.4480i (w)DD2.0 SWVAPTVPBS Encore (12p-12a)"SWVA PTV" 
15-23.4480i (w)DD2.0 SWVAPTVWorld Channel (12a-12p)"SWVA PTV" 
15-33.5480i (w)DD2.0 BRKIDSPBS Kids 24/7   
15-43.6480i (w)DD2.0 CreateCreate   

Technical Data

FAC-ID: 5981 
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DTV-LIC:
Granted
Channel 3 Longley-Rice coverage map available. ROANOKE, VA
BLEDT-20131218CHV (ba18a7ac49f54cf29975cf6212b6c0ea) - App
0000047419 (25076ff361d971510161e855bb9c2057) - App
2015' 9.8 kW ND (H)
(4.99 kW + 2.93 dB gain = 9.8 kW ERP)
78.5 mile contour / 19381.5 sq. mi. area / Est. Pop. 1,721,435
180' AGL; 3921' AMSL; (1017598)
Unknown or 0° Elec Beam Tilt; Full Service Filter
Dielectric THA-O4-2L/8H-1-R
NAD83: N 37° 11' 46", W 80° 9' 16" (37.196111, -80.154444) Poor Mountain (VA)
  TSID: 3075 (0x0C03)

  TSReader Data: HTML Export (05/19/2016)   
  Bitrate Allocation: Variable

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Channel
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PMT
PID
VideoDimensionsAspect
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Video
PID
Video
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PCR
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Audio
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Audio
PID
Audio
Bitrate
3.315-1WBRA-HD10x00301080i1920x108016:90x00317.3 ‑ 14.550x0031DD5.10x0034384kbps
3.415-2SWVAPTV20x0040480i704x48016:90x00410.6 ‑ 50x0041DD2.00x0044192kbps
3.515-3BRKIDS30x0050480i704x48016:90x00510.6 ‑ 50x0051DD2.00x0054192kbps
3.615-4Create40x0060480i704x48016:90x00611 ‑ 4.350x0061DD2.00x0064192kbps

Ownership, Repack, Historical, and Translator Data

OperatorBlue Ridge Public Television
LicenseeBLUE RIDGE PUBLIC TELEVISION, INC.
Analog Sign-on: August 1967 (15)
Digital Sign-on: May 1, 2003 (3)
DTV Transition: 
Certification Analog channel 15. Digital channel 3.
Elected Round 1  : Elected channel 3. (Approved)
Final Channel Channel 3.
Petitioned For Channel 26 (2068' 1000 kW DA), which was dismissed: 08-114
Last Analog: 
Channel 15  :  2080' 1820 kW DA
Call Sign History:
  WBRA  W Blue Ridge Area  
10/18/1978  WBRA-TV  W Blue Ridge Area  
  WBRA-TV    
Expanded History:
Signed on as NET in August of 1967.
--/--/1969: NET switched to PBS.
05/01/2003: WBRA-DT signed on with no PSIP, leaving most without audio.
10/27/2003: WBRA-DT began transmitting PSIP.
12/09/2003: WBRA-DT began 24/7 PBS-HD on 15-5.
05/06/2004: WBRA-DT added PBS You on 15-2.
Station has no translators.

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