|Syracuse, New York|
|Channels||Digital: 15 (UHF)|
(to move to 36 (UHF))
Virtual: 56 (PSIP)
|Owner||Ion Media Networks|
(Ion Media Syracuse License, Inc.)
|First air date||November 24, 1998|
|Call letters' meaning||Syracuse's PaX|
|Former channel number(s)||Analog:|
56 (UHF, 1998–2009)
|Transmitter power||49 kW|
953 kW (CP)
82 kW (application)
|Height||379 m (1,243 ft)|
452.1 m (1,483 ft) (application)
|Public license information||Profile|
WSPX-TV, virtual channel 56 (UHF digital channel 15), is an Ion Television owned-and-operated television station licensed to Syracuse, New York, United States. The station is owned by Ion Media Networks. WSPX-TV's studios are located on Basile Rowe in East Syracuse, and its transmitter is located near West Monroe, New York.
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The station's digital signal is multiplexed:
|Channel||Video||Aspect||PSIP Short Name||Network|
WSPX-TV started broadcasting in high definition in May 2010.
According to WSPX-TV, an early reduction in analogue power and start of digital operation needed to take place months in advance of the February 17, 2009 FCC digital transition deadline to ensure that channel 15's antenna could be installed on the top of the tower in place of the existing channel 56 antenna before the onset of winter. UHF 56 was then left operational from a secondary, side-mounted antenna at a 25% reduction in coverage area until analogue shut-off.
WSPX-TV shut down its analog signal, over UHF channel 56, 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 15. Through the use of PSIP, digital television receivers display the station's virtual channel as its former UHF analog channel 56, which was among the high band UHF channels (52-69) that were removed from broadcasting use as a result of the transition.
Charter Spectrum (Syracuse)
|3 (Syracuse City)/4 (Syracuse Suburbs)||WSPX||480i||4:3||SDTV|
- Fybush, Scott (November 26, 1998). "WQEW Getting Mouse Ears?". North East RadioWatch. The Archives at BostonRadio.org. Retrieved 2006-04-30.
- RabbitEars TV Query for WSPX
- FCC construction permit for DTV beginning Feb 2009
- FCC application to reduce power on analogue UHF 56
- "DTV Tentative Channel Designations for the First and the Second Rounds" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2013-08-29. Retrieved 2012-03-24.
- Official website
- Query the FCC's TV station database for WSPX-TV
- BIAfn's Media Web Database -- Information on WSPX-TV
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