WLS-TV CHICAGO, IL

Display
Channel
Physical
Channel
VideoAudioCall Sign       Network/Programming   NicknameNotes
07-1 44.1720pDD5.1 SAP Audio IconWLS-HDABC "ABC7 Chicago" 
07-244.2480i (w)DD5.1 LivWellLive Well  
60-144.3720pDD5.1 SAP Audio IconWXFT-DTUniMás "TeleFutura 60" 
60-244.4480i (w)DD2.0 ESCAPEEscape  
60-344.5480i (w)DD2.0 QuestQuest  

Technical Data

FAC-ID: 73226 
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DTV-LIC:
Granted
Channel 44 Longley-Rice coverage map available. CHICAGO, IL
BLCDT-20121016ABX (8e06c2c7372d4c9c96fbcf6212b6c0ea) - App
0000058239 (25076f916446e175016489b2b1724aca) - App
1699' 1000 kW DA (E) (Vertical ERP: Unknown)Directional Pattern
(70.87 kW + 11.5 dB gain = 1000 kW ERP)
69.2 mile contour / 15039.1 sq. mi. area / Est. Pop. 10,131,810
1698' AGL; 2293' AMSL; (1032960)
1.2° Elec Beam Tilt; Full Service Filter
[H-Pat] Dielectric TFU-19ETT/VP-R S140
NAD83: N 41° 52' 44", W 87° 38' 8" (41.878889, -87.635556) Willis Tower (IL)
DTX-LIC:
Granted
Channel 44 Longley-Rice coverage map available. CHICAGO, IL
BXLCDT-20130321ABI (e3640e4ff13d470eb704cf6212b6c0ea) - App
1558' 908 kW DA (H) Directional Pattern
(34.67 kW + 14.18 dB gain = 908 kW ERP)
63.8 mile contour / 12792.8 sq. mi. area / Est. Pop. 9,914,508
1555' AGL; 2149' AMSL; (1032960)
1° Elec Beam Tilt; Full Service Filter
[H-Pat] RF Systems PHP-24C
NAD83: N 41° 52' 44", W 87° 38' 8" (41.878889, -87.635556) Willis Tower (IL)
DTX-LIC:
Granted
Channel 44 Longley-Rice coverage map available. CHICAGO, IL
BXLCDT-20130321ABL (60132f19a4b24ae0bdffcf6212b6c0ea) - App
1434' 1000 kW DA (H) Directional Pattern
(26.33 kW + 15.8 dB gain = 1000 kW ERP)
62.5 mile contour / 12263.4 sq. mi. area / Est. Pop. 9,887,974
1435' AGL; 2028' AMSL; (1009012)
1° Elec Beam Tilt; Full Service Filter
[H-Pat] Dielectric TUF-C4-12/48U-2BR
NAD83: N 41° 53' 56.1", W 87° 37' 23.2" (41.898917, -87.623111) John Hancock Tower (IL)
DTV-CP:
Granted
Channel 22 Longley-Rice coverage map available. CHICAGO, IL
0000034300 (25076f91619169b50161d919538a7ca6) - App - (Exp. 10/18/2019)
1699' 1000 kW DA (E) (Vertical ERP: 450.2 kW)Directional Pattern
71.6 mile contour / 16104.8 sq. mi. area / Est. Pop. 10,280,888
1698' 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-CP:
Granted
Channel 22 Longley-Rice coverage map available. CHICAGO, IL
0000072134 (25076ff368a5edeb0168ba1d1ba40784) - App - (Exp. 04/24/2022)
1631' 845 kW DA (E) (Vertical ERP: Unknown)Directional Pattern
65 mile contour / 13275 sq. mi. area / Est. Pop. 9,945,973
1626' 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)
DTX-CP:
Granted
Channel 22 Longley-Rice coverage map available. CHICAGO, IL
0000080868 (25076ff3691775020169264926bc056f) - App - (Exp. 09/03/2022)
1434' 1000 kW DA (H) Directional Pattern
65.2 mile contour / 13363.8 sq. mi. area / Est. Pop. 9,961,556
1435' 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: Channel 44 (01/31/2018)   Channel 7 (11/01/2009)   
  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
44.107-1WLS-HD10x0030720p1280x72016:90x00312.9 ‑ 12.150x0031DD5.10x0034384kbps
44.207-2LivWell20x0040480i640x48016:90x00410.6 ‑ 4.10x0041DD5.10x0044256kbps
44.360-1WXFT-DT30x0130720p1280x72016:90x01312 ‑ 11.950x0131DD5.10x0134256kbps
44.460-2ESCAPE40x0140480i640x48016:90x01410.6 ‑ 2.90x0141DD2.00x0144160kbps
44.560-3Quest50x0150480i640x48016:90x01510.5 ‑ 50x0151DD2.00x0154160kbps

Ownership, Repack, Historical, and Translator Data

OperatorABC
LicenseeWLS TELEVISION, INC.
Repack: 
Form 387 0000080207
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    
Station has no translators.

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