St.George, Utah Area Television Translator Site Survey 09-JAN-2009
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The pictures and documents below are from my Television Translator Site Survey for off-air TV Signal reception, both digital and analog, from the primary location of 384 N Crestline Circle (N37.11469 W113.55134 @ 2953 MSL), to each of the three line of site translator and low power transmitter locations:

  • Utah Hill - 17.6 miles @ 278° (N37.15084 W113.87699 - 7239' MSL)


  • Webb Hill - 3.7 miles @ 199° (N37.06381 W113.57369 - 3217' MSL)


  • Toquerville Hill/Cell Site - 19.4 miles @ 051° (N37.28948 W113.27665 - 5185' MSL)
All referenced vectors are from the primary reception antenna location at 384 N Crestline Circle, St. George, UT 84790-1108 (N37.11469 W113.55134 @ 2953' MSL)

Below you will find:
  • Pictures of Terrain Profiles Between Location
  • Pictures Topography Of Locations and Routes
  • Pictures Taken of The Actual Sites


  • Chart of Channel Data & Information by Translator Location
  • Descriptions and other significant information


Click on any picture to enlarge - Click browser "Back" to return.

Topography / Terrain Profiles Between Locations
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Topography & Vectors Maps
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Satellite Pictures of Locations
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Additional Satellite & Other Pictures of Locations Etc.
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Master Overlay of RF Paths To Translator Sites on Satellite Photos

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TEST RESULTS

Channel ¹

 

CALL

Location

Comments

*** 278°

** 199°

* 051°

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2.1

D

KUTV

SLC

 CBS-SLC

VGood

²

²

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4.1

D

KTVX

SLC

ABC-SLC

Fair

Fair

Best Dgtl

4.2

D

KTVX-2

SLC

 

Fair

Fair

Best Dgtl

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5.1

D

KSL

SLC

NBC-SLC

Best Dgtl

Good

Poor

5.2

D

KSL-Spts

SLC

 

Best Dgtl

Good

Poor

5.3

D

KSL-Wthr

SLC

 

Best Dgtl

Good

Poor

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

7.1

D

KUED

SLC

PBS

VGood

²

VGood

7.2

D

KUED-2

SLC

PBS

VGood

²

VGood

7.3

D

KUED-3

SLC

PBS-Spanish

VGood

²

VGood

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

9.1

D

UEN

SLC

Educational

VGood

VGood

VGood

9.2

D

UEN-2

SLC

Educational

VGood

VGood

VGood

9.91

D

KUEN

NPR Sound

Educational

VGood

VGood

VGood

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

12

A

KUSG

St.George

 

VGood

VGood

Fair

12.1

D

KUSG

St.George

 

VGood

VGood

VGood

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

13.1

D

FOX-13

SLC

FOX

VGood

²

²

13.2

D

FOX-13

SLC

FOX

VGood

²

²

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

16

A

KCSG

St.George

 

²

VGood

Poor

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

18.1

D

KUED

SLC

PBS

VGood

VGood

VGood

18.2

D

KUED

SLC

PBS

VGood

VGood

VGood

18.3

D

KUED

SLC

PBS-Spanish

VGood

VGood

VGood

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

21

A

UEN

SLC-9

Educational

Poor

Poor

Fair

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

22

A

?

?

 

Poor

VGood

Poor

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

23

A

KBYU

PROVO

Educational

Poor

²

Fair

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

24

A

KJZZ

SLC-42

 

Poor - ²

Good

Fair

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

26

A

KCSG

St.George

 

²

Good

Good

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

31

A

FOX-10

FOX-10

Phoenix AZ.

Poor

²

²

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

32

A

UEN

SLC-9

Educational

Poor

VGood

Good

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

33

A

KBYU

PROVO

Educational

Poor

Good

Fair

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

34

A

KUED

SLC-7

PBS

Poor

VGood

Good

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

36

A

KBYU

Provo

Educational

VGood

Poor

Fair

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

37

A

?

 

 

²

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

42

A

KJZZ

SLC-42

 

VGood

Poor

Fair

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

43

A

FOX-13

SLC-13

FOX

VGood

Poor

Fair

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

45

A

?

?

Spanish

Good

Poor

Poor

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

46

A

FOX-13

SLC-13

FOX

²

Good

Poor

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

47

A

KUED

SLC-7

PBS

VGood

Poor

Poor

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

49

A

KUTV

SLC-2

CBS

Fair

²

²

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

51

A

?

?

 

VGood

Poor

²

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

55

A

KCSG

St.George

 

Fair

VGood

Good

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

67

A

ReligionCh

?

 

Poor

Fair

Poor

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

69

A

KTXV

SLC-4

ABC

²

Poor

²

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


PLEASE NOTE: THIS INFORMATION AND THE TABLE ARE CONSTANTLY BEING UPDATED AS THE DIGITAL CHANGE-OVER APPROACHES.

 

*    Utah Hill - Approximately 280 Degrees C.W. Magnetic North

**   Web Hill - Approximately 200 Degrees C.W. Magnetic North

***  Toquerville - Approximately 50 Degrees C.W. Magnetic North

 

1 Note - Digital Channels are/will be broadcast on some of the old analog channels.  This is relevant because any particular digital channel, from any direction, could be on any of the old analog channels, but may appear on your local set or ATSC/QAM tuner by the same designator such as 5.1 etc.

 

This would add the same digital channel number, such as “5.1” for each of the old analog channels the ATSC/QAM tuner finds a digital signal for 5.1 on.  That would result in the possibility of multiple entries for 5.1, each from a separate source or translator broadcasting on a different RF analog channel.

 

Your local modern ATSC/QAM Tuner TV or DTV converter may then display two or more entries for some of digital channels, such as multiple 5.1 channels, but again, each coming from a separate RF frequency.  Not each digital entry will have a signal, or will have the same quality signal as the antenna direction is changed between different transmitter/repeater sites as shown above.

 

Certain newer ATSC/QAM Tuners in flat panel sets, as well as some Digital Converter Boxes, such as The Dish Network TR-40 will indicate the Digital Channel number as well as the old analog channel the digital signal is currently being received on.

 

3 Note - No Signal

 

2 Note - Apparent Signal Quality may be poor from Master Station and not local Signal Strength

 

4 Reference Test Configuration & Distribution System:

      a) Mid-High Gain VHF/UHF Broad-Band Log Periodic TV Broadcast Reception Antenna.

      b) Channel Master Preamp 5’ from antenna output.

      c) -30 dB Jerrold tap-point for test television tuner at Preamp output.

      d) First distribution amplifier input approximately 80’ downstream from preamp output.

      e) First distribution amplifier output split 3-ways:

               i) First Output Port passively split two-ways; feeding 2 sets within <20’.

      ii) Second Output Port actively split & amplified two-ways; feeding 2 sets @ >50’.

      iii) Third Output Port actively split & amplified 5-ways; feeding 5 sets @ >75’

 

5 RG-6 / 75 ohm low-loss RF cable.

 

6 All measurements and values are approximate. 

 

7 Measurements presented are taken with a reference or base point of:

384 N. Crestline Circle, St. George, UT. 84790-1108

            (N37.11469 W113.55134 @ 2953’ MSL)

 

8 Path Description – Distance @ Heading

            Utah Hill - 17.6 miles @ 278° (N37.15084 W113.87699 - 7239' MSL)

            Webb Hill - 3.7 miles @ 199° (N37.06381 W113.57369 - 3217' MSL)

            Toquerville Hill/Cell Site - 19.4 miles @ 051° (N37.28948 W113.27665 - 5185' MSL)




St.George, Utah Area Television Translator Site Survey 09-JAN-2009
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