WBBM-TV CHICAGO, IL

Display
Channel
Physical
Channel
VideoAudioCall Sign       Network/Programming   NicknameNotes
02-1 12.11080iDD5.1 SAP Audio IconCBS2-HDCBS "CBS 2" 
02-212.2480i (w)DD2.0 DECADESDecades  
02-11 26.11080iDD5.1 SAP Audio IconCBS2-HDCBS "CBS 2" 
02-1226.2480i (w)DD2.0 DECADESDecades  

Technical Data and Screencaps

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TSID: 999 (0x03E7)

DT-LIC:Channel 12 Longley-Rice coverage map available. CHICAGO, IL (SCM(Est. Pop. 9,961,106) 
BPCDT-20080328ADQ (1240838) - App
BLCDT‑20090612ADR (1317335) - App
1630' 8 kW ND (H) (65.1 mile contour / 13305.5 sq. mi. area)
(1.872 kW TPO + 6.99 dB gain = 8 kW ERP)
 1635' AGL; 2230' ASL (1032960);  Full Service Filter
 1° Elec Beam TiltHarris TAD-5H
 NAD27: N 41° 52' 44" (41.879), W 87° 38' 8" (-87.636) (S) (FSears Tower (IL)
 NAD83: N 41° 52' 44" (41.879), W 87° 38' 8" (-87.636)
LD-PL:Channel 26 Longley-Rice coverage map available. CHICAGO, IL (SCM(Est. Pop. 6,833,903)Directional Pattern 
BDRTCDT-20090818AAP (1328049) - App
BLCDT‑20140305ABH (1628102) - App
371' 15 kW CA (C) (29 mile contour / 2634.2 sq. mi. area)
Vertical ERP: 15 kW
(2.3 kW TPO + 8.14 dB gain = 15 kW ERP)
 367' AGL; 979' ASL (1010769);  Full Service Filter
 Unknown or 0° Elec Beam TiltDielectric TLP-8/CP-C180-OS-R CIRCULARLY POLARIZED
 NAD27: N 41° 56' 18" (41.938), W 87° 45' 5" (-87.751) (S) (F
 NAD83: N 41° 56' 18" (41.938), W 87° 45' 5" (-87.751)
DX-CP:Channel 12 Longley-Rice coverage map available. CHICAGO, IL (SCM(Est. Pop. 9,755,439)Directional Pattern 
BXPCDT‑20141212AAI (1664615) - App
1522' 7.2 kW DA (H) (56.7 mile contour / 10099.1 sq. mi. area)
1519' AGL; 2114' ASL (1032960);  Full Service Filter
 Unknown or 0° Elec Beam TiltRCA TBF-2AH (SPECIAL)
 NAD27: N 41° 52' 44" (41.879), W 87° 38' 8" (-87.636) (S) (FSears Tower (IL)
 NAD83: N 41° 52' 44" (41.879), W 87° 38' 8" (-87.636)

  TSReader Data: Channel 12 (01/15/2017)   Channel 26 (06/03/2014)   
  Bitrate Allocation: Variable

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Channel
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Channel
Call SignSrc
ID
PMT
PID
VideoDimensionsAspect
Ratio
Video
PID
Video
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PCR
PID
Audio
Type
Audio
PID
Audio
Bitrate
12.102-1CBS2-HD10x00301080i1920x108016:90x003115.95Mbps0x0031DD5.10x0033384kbps
12.202-2DECADES20x0040480i720x48016:90x00412.25Mbps0x0041DD2.00x0044192kbps

Historical, Ownership, Transition, and Translator Data

OperatorCBS Corporation 
LicenseeCBS BROADCASTING INC.
Certification Analog channel 2. Digital channel 3.
Elected Round 1  : Negotiated for channel 11 with fallback to channel 3 if agreement was disapproved. (Approved)
Conflict Round 1 Maintained by engineering statement (1631' 1.18 kW ND). (Approved)
Final Channel Channel 12.
Last Analog: 
Channel 2  :  1490' 26.4 kW ND
Old Facilities: 
Channel 3 Longley-Rice coverage map available. :  1260' 1 kW DA (STA)
Channel 3 Longley-Rice coverage map available. :  1260' 2.5 kW DA (STA)
Channel 3 Longley-Rice coverage map available. :  1470' 3.7 kW DA (LIC)
Channel 3 Longley-Rice coverage map available. :  1468' 4.4 kW DA (LIC)
Call Sign History:
  WBBM  World's Best Battery Maker  
08/28/1979  WBBM-TV  World's Best Battery Maker  
Station has no translators.

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