TV Technical Profile: WJSP

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28.1 - GPB / PBS HD
28.2 - Create
28.3 - GPB Knowledge / World Channel
28.4 - PBS Kids
Transmitter Location:
[map] [street view] Northwest of the intersection of US-27 and GA-190, just inside the F.D.R. state park. Co-located with WJSP-FM.
Power (ERP):
21.4 kW
Height Above Average Terrain (HAAT):
1,416 feet
Other Information:
28 dBu protected contour map, from the FCC. (OSM Link)
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WJSP (for James S. Peters, member of the Georgia Board of Education) signed on in August of 1964 as the state's 5th public television station.  The analog channel (28) was the original home of WTVM, who moved to the more competitive VHF band in 1960. WJSP-DT signed on in 2003. Along with the rest of the GPB network, this station shut down analog operations on February 17th, 2009.  On 17 July 2017 the station received a permit to relocate to RF channel 5 from channel 23 as part of the FCC spectrum repacking process.  In addition to a much lower transmitter power (from 177 to 1.45 kW) the station will also be dropping its directional antenna pattern.  An amendment filed in October 2017 brought the power back up, to 21.4 kW.  That VHF facility signed on in the spring of 2019.