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|Channels||Digital: 32 (UHF)
Virtual: 64 (PSIP)
|Subchannels||64.1 Ion Television
64.3 ION Life
64.4 Ion Shop
|Translators||49 (UHF) Waymart|
|Owner||Ion Media Networks, Inc.
(Ion Media Scranton License, Inc.)
|First air date||May 18, 1998|
|Call letters' meaning||SusQuehanna Valley PaX|
|Former channel number(s)||64 (UHF analog, 1998–2009)|
|Former affiliations||inTV (1998)|
|Transmitter power||528 kW|
|Public license information:||Profile
Before WQPX signed on, the station's call sign was WSWB, first used on channel 38 in the early 1980s (before its own sign on) and currently used on that same station today.
WQPX operates its digital fill-in translator on UHF channel 49. That translator is run by NextEra Energy Resources in Waymart, PA. Windmills run by NextEra Energy Resources in the area surrounding Waymart interfere with full power television signals from the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre market.
WQPX started broadcasting Ion TV in HD on April 27, 2010.
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WQPX-TV shut down its analog signal, over UHF channel 64, on June 12, 2009, the official date in which full-power television stations in the United States transitioned from analog to digital broadcasts under federal mandate. The station's digital signal remained on its pre-transition UHF channel 32. Through the use of PSIP, digital television receivers display the station's virtual channel as its former UHF analog channel 64, which was among the high band UHF channels (52-69) that were removed from broadcasting use as a result of the transition.
- "FCC 398 Children's Television Programming Report". KidVid Public Access. Federal Communications Commission. March 30, 1999. Retrieved February 23, 2014.
- RabbitEars TV Query for WQPX
- "DTV Tentative Channel Designations for the First and the Second Rounds" (PDF). Retrieved 2012-03-24.
- Ion Television website
- Query the FCC's TV station database for WQPX
- Query TV Fool's coverage map for WQPX-DT
- Query TV Fool's coverage map for WQPX-TV
- BIAfn's Media Web Database -- Information on WQPX-TV
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