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I don’t understand the apparent large power differences for the stations listed in your matrix. For example, KOKH to be 1000KW while KOCO is listed at just 34KW.

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  1. Posted February 28, 2004 at 12:43 am | Permalink

    Without looking at the details, VHF stations broadcast at less power than UHF stations. KOCO is a VHF station and KOKH is a UHF station. KOKH is broadcasting at lower power than the other UHF stations.

    Dennis

  2. Posted February 28, 2004 at 2:50 am | Permalink

    Using VHF you can cover the same area as a UHF station while using less power. It equals to lower electricity bills. However VHF is more proan to interference.

  3. anonymous
    Posted March 4, 2004 at 6:08 pm | Permalink

    VHF may require less power than UHF, but KOCO is broadcasting at only 17% of the power of KWTV and only 13% of the power of KFOR. I live in Norman and get KWTV and KFOR rock solid, KOCO breaks up consistently. I’m sure it is because of their super low power output. Their tower is also shorter. Does anyone know if KOCO plans to increase their power? As it is , I find it very difficult to stay with a program on KOCO.

  4. watcher
    Posted March 6, 2004 at 2:30 pm | Permalink

    We get KOCO DT without problem tho they are not using as much power. When they might increase power is open to question because they have a problem none of the other OKC channels deal with — they share channel 7 with an analog station found in Lawton. I have no knowledge of why the FCC would have issued the permit for KOCO to use 7 for it’s digital carrier. It is highly unlikely the analog channel will sign off permently anytime soon so unless KOCO is moved to another channel it isn’t likely they will increase power anytime soon either.

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