WLS-TV CHICAGO, IL

Display
Channel
Physical
Channel
VideoAudioCall Sign       Network/Programming   NicknameNotes
07-1 22.1720pDD5.1 SAP Audio IconWLS-HDABC "ABC7 Chicago" 
07-222.2480i (w)DD5.1 LOCLishLocalish  
07-322.6480i (w)DD2.0 THIS-TVThis TV  
60-122.3720pDD5.1 SAP Audio IconWXFT-DTUniMás "TeleFutura 60" 
60-222.4480i (w)DD2.0 ESCAPEION Mystery  
60-322.5480i (w)DD2.0 QuestQuest  

Technical Data

FAC-ID: 73226 
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DTX-LIC:
Granted
Channel 22 Longley-Rice coverage map available. CHICAGO, IL
0000072134 (25076ff368a5edeb0168ba1d1ba40784) - App
0000160938 (25076ff37c2e778e017c31e8712b04ac) - App
1631' 845 kW DA (E) (Vertical ERP: Unknown)Directional Pattern
(36.3 kW + 13.67 dB gain = 845 kW ERP)
65 mile contour / 13275 sq. mi. area / Est. Pop. 9,945,973
1627' AGL; 2221' AMSL; (1032959)
0.75° Elec Beam Tilt; Full Service Filter
[H-Pat] RF Systems PEPL24C
NAD83: N 41° 52' 44.1", W 87° 38' 10.2" (41.878917, -87.636167) Willis Tower (IL)
DTV-STA:
Granted
Channel 7 CHICAGO, IL
BDSTA-20090908ABP (6a89c62a2c9347839ba7c1b6063ebeb7) - App - (Exp. 10/31/2009)
DTV-STA:
Granted
Channel 44 CHICAGO, IL
BDSTA-20091026ACS (269b2f0ee5574126884bc1b6063ebeb7) - App - (Exp. 04/27/2010)
DTV-STA:
Granted
Channel 7 CHICAGO, IL
BDSTA-20091124AIM (528ab0dffe3a4d8f9e24c1b6063ebeb7) - App - (Exp. 06/04/2010)
DTV-STA:
Granted
Channel 44 CHICAGO, IL (WLS-DT)
BDSTA-20100319AFB (c48a88c6c7a243ab8308c1b6063ebeb7) - App - (Exp. 10/20/2010)
DTV-STA:
Granted
Channel 44 CHICAGO, IL
BDSTA-20110826ACW (79b006f7ac9b4e709a39c1b6063ebeb7) - App - (Exp. 03/07/2012)
DTV-STA:
Granted
Channel 7 CHICAGO, IL
BDSTA-20110912AAD (45f7e0b222b94b6e8597c1b6063ebeb7) - App - (Exp. 03/16/2012)
DTV-STA:
Granted
Channel 44 CHICAGO, IL
BDSTA-20111107ATL (91ccfa2a57e1479ebd38c1b6063ebeb7) - App - (Exp. 08/09/2012)
DTV-STA:
Granted
Channel 44 CHICAGO, IL
BLSTA-0000067056 (c8d102332e1d45a8ac96c1b6063ebeb7) - App
DTV-CP:
Granted
Channel 22 Longley-Rice coverage map available. CHICAGO, IL
0000086908 (25076ff36dcf538d016ddb0a93f71862) - App - (Exp. 09/06/2022)
1699' 1000 kW DA (E) (Vertical ERP: 450.2 kW)Directional Pattern
69 mile contour / 14945.4 sq. mi. area / Est. Pop. 10,280,888
1699' AGL; 2293' AMSL; (1032960)
1.2° Elec Beam Tilt; Full Service Filter
[H-Pat] Dielectric TFU-15ETT/VP-R S140
NAD83: N 41° 52' 44", W 87° 38' 8" (41.878889, -87.635556) Willis Tower (IL)
DTX-LIC:
Granted
Channel 22 Longley-Rice coverage map available. CHICAGO, IL
0000080868 (25076ff3691775020169264926bc056f) - App
0000093005 (25076f916ece0e2f016ed7ac358227af) - App
1434' 1000 kW DA (H) Directional Pattern
(31.59 kW + 15 dB gain = 1000 kW ERP)
65.2 mile contour / 13363.8 sq. mi. area / Est. Pop. 9,961,556
1437' AGL; 2028' AMSL; (1009012)
1° Elec Beam Tilt; Full Service Filter
[H-Pat] Dielectric TUF-C4-12/48U-2-BR
NAD83: N 41° 53' 56.1", W 87° 37' 23.2" (41.898917, -87.623111) John Hancock Tower (IL)
  TSID: 1003 (0x03EB)

  TSReader Data: HTML Export (07/09/2021)   
  Bitrate Allocation: Variable

Digital
Channel
Display
Channel
Call SignSrc
ID
PMT
PID
VideoDimensionsAspect
Ratio
Video
PID
Video
(Mbps)
PCR
PID
Audio
Type
Audio
PID
Audio
Bitrate
22.107-1WLS-HD10x0030720p1280x72016:90x00316.5Mbps0x0031DD5.10x0034384kbps
22.207-2LOCLish20x0040480i640x48016:90x00411.4Mbps0x0041DD5.10x0044256kbps
22.360-1WXFT-DT30x0130720p1280x72016:90x01313.6Mbps0x0131DD5.10x0134256kbps
22.460-2ESCAPE40x0140480i640x48016:90x01413Mbps0x0141DD2.00x0144160kbps
22.560-3Quest50x0150480i640x48016:90x01511.3Mbps0x0151DD2.00x0154160kbps
22.607-3THIS-TV60x0080480i640x48016:90x00810.8Mbps0x0081DD2.00x0084160kbps

Ownership, Repack, Historical, and Translator Data

OperatorABC
LicenseeWLS TELEVISION, INC.
Repack: 
Form 387 0000189147
Form 399 0000028376
DTV Transition: 
Certification Analog channel 7. Digital channel 52.
Elected Round 1  : Elected channel 7. (Approved)
Final Channel Channel 7.
Petitioned For Channel 44 (1690' 473.33 kW ND), which was approved: 09-146
Last Analog: 
Channel 7  :  1690' 55 kW ND
Call Sign History:
  WLS    
04/23/1979  WLS-TV    
09/28/2011  DWLS-TV    
09/28/2011  WLS-TV    
  WLS-TV    
  WLS-TV    
  WLS-TV    
  WLS-TV    
Station has no translators.

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