Jay Zollar, FOX 11's VP and General Manager, discusses the broadcast power increase in the video at left.
When FOX 11 WLUK-TV made the transition to digital broadcasting, we were given a position on channel 11 at 17.2 KWatts ERP (Effective Radiated Power).
We were unable to go any higher in power due to another television signal in the Madison area that was broadcasting on the same channel. When that channel was recently made available, we immediately applied to the FCC for a power increase to 40 KWatts ERP; thereby more than doubling our power output.
When the FCC approved our application we went to work with our vendors to get the upgrade equipment installed. This work has been completed. FOX 11 will boost the power level on Wednesday Aug 17 at 9:00 AM.
What to Expect:
This will only affect over-the-air viewers using an antenna. Generally, if you have been having difficulty picking us up, you will have a better chance of doing so in the future.
There is a very slight possibility that some viewers that live close to the tower might experience loss of signal due to increased signal strength — if this should happen, first try adjusting your antenna. If you have a powered antenna try turning it off.
Tips for receiving FOX 11 after the power increase:
1. Rescan if you are having reception issues.
2. Ensure that you are not amplifying our signal.
3. A simple non-amplified dual-band VHF/UHF antenna is recommended.
Contact Us if You Have Questions:
If you have questions or problems regarding your antenna configuration or your ability to receive our signal, please call 1-800-242-8067 or email Mike Nipps , Chief Engineer.
GENERAL INFORMATION REGARDING DTV RECEPTION:
FOX 11 provides the following links as a reference guide for users who may have questions regarding their current over-the-air DTV reception, signal strength, antennas, converter box or other hardware connections and FOX HD programming.
Antennas and Digital Television
A fact page provided by the Federal Communications Commission.
Another resource for maximizing your digital antenna reception. Co-sponsored by the Consumer Electronics Association and the National Association of Broadcasters.
What You Need to Know About DTV
A comprehensive resource on digital television, also provided by the FCC.
A comprehensive FAQ site dedicated to digital television.
FOX Sports Widescreen Guide
FOX's official position on moving to 16x9 tv-safe wide format to ensure compatibility between older and newer television sets.