News and Links You Can Use

Upcoming Virtual Meetings and Webcasts

 

Thursdays – Barry’s Mishkind’s Virtual Lunch Gathering (Broadcasters Desktop Resource https://www.thebdr.net/) 11 AM PDT.  E-mail Barry for the link at barry@oldradio.com

December 14th:  SBE 124 Annual Holiday Lunch, see http://www.sbe124.org

 


Voices of Vanport

 

The town of Vanport, OR got washed away in a historic flood on May 30, 1948, but its legacy lives on, including the stories of several radio stations.

Here’s a piece from it about 620 KGW (now KPOJ):

KGW’s Denver Avenue transmitter site was located at the farthest point from the breach in the railroad fill. So, when the fill broke through on May 30th, it
took the flood waters nearly an hour to reach the station.

After seeing the water approaching from a station window, transmitter operator Clyde Bruyn shut down KGW at 5:20 pm and made his way downstairs. By the
time he was headed out of the site, water was swirling around the wheels of his car.

After reaching higher ground, Mr. Bruyn stopped and watched the action. Flood waters were picking up and carrying along large chunks of debris. Soon an
apartment building crashed into one of the 22’ pilings supporting the transmitter building. Then, at 5:51, a building struck one of the guy wires
supporting the East Tower, causing it to crumple into the flood. KEX’s 300’ wooden tower went next.

Eventually, only the top few feet of the transmitter building remained above the flood, with water waist deep in the equipment rooms. All of the
transmitting equipment was destroyed and only the West Tower remained. 

Click here to access the PDF.

The Voices of Vanport is an official publication of The Northwest Vintage Radio Society, organized in 1974 in Portland Oregon. Copyright 2020
By Dan Howard

 


Changes to the Portland TV “Dial”

 

On 7/28/20, all of us watching Portland TV off of the air with an antenna witnessed the beginning of the change to ATSC 3.0, Next Gen TV.  By noon, some of the channels got rearranged and a couple disappeared RF-wise from the old ATSC 1.0 channel lineup.

 

Wikipedia on ATSC 3.0.

 

Here’s the big picture:

Virtual
Channel
Now
RF
Channel
ATSC Program New
Virtual
Channel
RF
Channel
ATSC New
Virtual
Channel
2-1 24 1.0 KATU 2-1 24 1.0 KATU ABC (720p)
2-2 24 1.0 MeTV 2-2 24 1.0 MeTV (480i)
2-3 24 1.0 Comet 2-3 24 1.0 Comet (480i)
2-4 24 1.0 Stadium 2-4 24 1.0 Stadium (480i)
32.1 24 1.0 KRCW CW (1080i)
6-1 25 1.0 KOIN 6-1 25 1.0 KOIN CBS (1080i)
6-2 25 1.0 GetTV 6-2 25 1.0  Get TV (480i)
6-3 25 1.0 Bounce 6-3 25 1.0 Bounce (480i)
32.2 25 1.0 Antenna TV (480i)
32.3 25 1.0 Court TV (480i)
8-1 8 1.0 KGW 8-1 8 1.0 KGW NBC (1080i)
8-2 8 1.0 Justice 8-2 8 1.0 Justice Net (480i)
8-3 8 1.0 Quest 8-3 8 1.0 Quest (480i)
49.2 8 1.0 Escape (480i)
49.4 8 1.0 Grit (480i)
10-1 10 1.0 KOPB 10-1 10 1.0 KOPB
10-2 10 1.0 OPB Plus 10-2 10 1.0 OPB Plus
10-3 10 1.0 OPBKids 10-3 10 1.0 OPBKids
10-4 10 1.0 OPB-FM 10-4 10 1.0 OPB-FM
12-1 12 1.0 KPTV 12-1 12 1.0 KPTV Fox (720p)
12-2 12 1.0 COZI 12-2 12 1.0 COZI TV (480i)
12-3 12 1.0 LAFF 12-3 12 1.0  Laff (480i)
12-4 12 1.0 DABL 12-4 12 1.0 DABL (480i)
49.1 12 1.0  KPDX MyNet (720p)
49.3 12 1.0  Bounce (480i)
17-1 49 1.0 KWVT 17-1 11 1.0 KWVT
22-1 22 1.0 ION 22-1 22 1.0 KPXG ION
22-2 22 1.0 qubo 22-2 22 1.0 qubo
22-3 22 1.0 IONPlus 22-3 22 1.0 IONPlus
22-4 22 1.0 Shop 22-4 22 1.0 Shop
22-5 22 1.0 QVC 22-5 22 1.0 QVC
22-6 22 1.0 HSN 22-6 22 1.0 HSN
22-7 22 1.0 TLMD 22-7 22 1.0 TLMD
24-1 32 1.0 KNMT 24-1 32 1.0 KNMT
24-2 32 1.0 Hilsong 24-2 32 1.0 Hilsong
24-3 32 1.0 SMILE 24-3 32 1.0 SMILE
24-4 32 1.0 Enlace 24-4 32 1.0 Enlace
24-5 32 1.0 POSITIV 24-5 32 1.0 POSITIV
27-1 27 1.0 KSLM 27-1 27 1.0 KSLM
32-1 33 1.0 KRCW 32.1 33 3.0  KRCW CW (1080i)
32-2 33 1.0 Antenna TV 2.1 33 3.0  KATU ABC (720p w/HDR)
32-3 33 1.0 CourtTV 6.1 33 3.0 KOIN CBS (1080i)
37-1 49 1.0 Azteca 37-1 11 1.0 Azteca
47-1 34 1.0 KUNP 47-1 34 1.0 KUNP
47-2 34 1.0 TBD 47-2 34 1.0 TBD
47-3 34 1.0 Charge 47-3 34 1.0 Charge
49-1 30 1.0 KPDX 49.1 30 3.0  KPDX MyNet (720p)
49-2 30 1.0 ESCAPE 8.1 30 3.0  KGW NBC (1080i)
49-3 30 1.0 BOUNCE 10.1 30 3.0  KOPB PBS (1080i)
49-4 30 1.0 GRIT 12.1 30 3.0  KPTV Fox (720p)

 


 

SBE Eugene, Chapter 76

 

SBE Medford, Chapter 141

 

SBE National

 


 

 

Measurement of Broadcast Antennas Takes Off

 


 

First Informer Credentialing in Oregon Takes Shape

See more at: http://www.radioworld.com/article/first-informer-credentialing-in-oregon-takes-shape/279592#sthash.1wpYlGKM.dpuf

Read the statute here.

Apply here.

 


 

SMPTE Pacific Northwest Section

(Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Alaska, BC, Alberta)
http://www.smptenw.com/

 


IEEE Oregon

http://www.ieee-oregon.org/

 


INDUSTRY LINKS

Broadcasters’ Desktop Resource https://www.thebdr.net/

 


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