TV Technical Profile: WHVD-LD


Channel:
34
Programming:
67.1 - Daystar
Transmitter Location:
[map] [street view] [bird's eye] Atop Monte Santo Mountain, on the WAAY-TV tower.
Power (ERP):
15 kW
Height Above Average Terrain (HAAT):
1,437 feet
Antenna:
Nondirectional
Other Information:
51 dBu protected contour map, from the FCC.
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Owned By:
Word of God Fellowship, Inc.
History:
This station signed on in the winter of 1993, on channel 67 as W67CO, an affiliate of the Word of God Fellowship's Daystar religious television network.  The station originally ran just 6.4 kW of effective radiated power, and did not cover all of the immediate Huntsville area despite being located atop Monte Santo Mountain.  In 2001 they boosted power north of 20 kW, and in 2003 received a permit to relocate to channel 46.  In 2006 they applied for and received a permit to create a digital channel, on RF channel 34, as part of the displacement low power stations experienced with the switchover to digital television.  They started at 10 kW and shortly boosted power to 15 kW, covering much more of the Huntsville metro area than they did as an analog broadcaster.