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Old 08-12-2012, 02:44 PM
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New OTA station?

I turned on my DVR this morning to discover it found a new station. This normally isn't a big deal, since it often picks up fringe stations that are normally too far away to get reception. But this was different. It found a station on Broadcast channel 5, which was mapped to DTV channel 68. It is a Weathernation affiliate with radar centered on Milwaukee. There's a bug in the lower left identifying the station as WTWN Fond Du Lac Milwaukee. I googled the call letters and found nothing. Is this a new station that just started up?

Edit: Upon further research, this may be the ressurrection of WWAZ, which was located at analog channel 68 and shut down in 2008 but received FCC approval in 2009 to broadcast on channel 5 from MPTV's tower.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/WWAZ-TV...e_to_Milwaukee

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Old 08-12-2012, 03:39 PM
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Not directly related, but whatever happened to WTAS-LP Waukesha? I think (quite a bit) before the analog sunset, they were broadcasting one of the lesser shop at home networks (possibly Gem TV or something like that), then went to transmitting bars and tone. Are they still on and broadcasting anything?
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Old 08-12-2012, 03:58 PM
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I just finally did a re-scan of my MythTV PVR, to make the adjustments for the MeTV/WMLW swap. I also picked up the new channel, WWAZ-TV. For digital OTA it is mapped as 68.1, and is currently showing a weather channel, WeatherNation. It's the type of channel you would normally find on a digital sub channel.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/WeatherNation_TV

There is the logo "WIWN-TV Fond du Lac - Milwaukee" on the lower left, but a search of that brings up nothing.

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Old 08-12-2012, 08:57 PM
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Do you know if this is in HD?

Weather Nation is distributed nationwide in HD via the SES-2 satellite @ 87 degrees West on C Band; its frequency is 3736 V 14400

Since it looks like they've got a whole ATSC channel to themselves if this new affiliate isn't in native HD then this is the latest example of affiliate incompetence in the Milwaukee area.
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Old 08-13-2012, 04:11 AM
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Do you know if this is in HD?
Why don't you just tune it in and check it yourself?

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Since it looks like they've got a whole ATSC channel to themselves if this new affiliate isn't in native HD then this is the latest example of affiliate incompetence in the Milwaukee area.
This is the type of stupid attitude that drove me away from these forums in the first place.

Goodbye!
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Old 08-13-2012, 08:20 AM
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Why don't you just tune it in and check it yourself?
Because I'm too lazy to re-adjust my antenna to point towards Milwaukee.

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This is the type of stupid attitude that drove me away from these forums in the first place.

Goodbye!
And goodbye to you as well, sir.

If you have a problem with the users of a website called MilwaukeeHDTV expecting their affiliates to broadcast in HD, then you clearly don't belong here in the first place.
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Old 08-13-2012, 01:13 PM
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Sorry to interrupt.

Those wishing to personally critique each other and their respective opinions, please create a new thread in the "off topic" forum. That, or the Craigslist "rants" section, is a better place to exercise ones ego.

Now can we get back to the topic at hand? Thanks.
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Sorry to interrupt.

Those wishing to personally critique each other and their respective opinions, please create a new thread in the "off topic" forum. That, or the Craigslist "rants" section, is a better place to exercise ones ego.

Now can we get back to the topic at hand? Thanks.
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Old 08-14-2012, 06:26 PM
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Weathernation on 68 is now airing in widescreen (not sure about HD) and the PSIP station ID has been corrected to WIWN.
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68.1 is now in HD, 1080i.
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