TV sweeps

We have been really busy this fall working on multiple projects plus the day-to-day tasks. One thing that is always fun; sweeping antennas with a VNA.

In this case, WVIT Hartford, CT needed to repair a leaking transmission line section just below the antenna. To ensure that there would be no problems with return to the air at full power, we did a before sweep and after sweep.

WVIT is the ATSC 3.0 lighthouse station for the Hartford Market. has the station listed as ATSC 3.0.

WVIT Tower, Hartford CT

The WVIT tower is 1,100 feet tall and is located on Rattlesnake Mountain near Farmington, CT. Most of the other Hartford TV stations are on the same hill.

Tower crew, hitching a ride to the top
Selfie; return loss looks good

It is always interesting to see new places and meet new people. This site has an auxiliary TV studio, which they were using during COVID.

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2 thoughts on “TV sweeps”

  1. Actually WCCT is the ATSC 3.0 lighthouse in Hartford, WVIT is the NBC affiliate still in 1.0. WCCT co-channel with us (Ch 33), and ever since they went to 3.0, we have had all sort of viewer issues at the fringes of our market. WVIT has had a lot of issues since the repack. The crew doing our repack install had to take an emergency trip to deal with an issue with the post repack antenna there. (They did both jobs). Tell Joe I said hi!

  2. Off-topic, but I’d love to see a post about ATSC 3.0 DRM and the necessity to have an internet connection to watch OTA TV.

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