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

FAC-ID: 9617 
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DTV-LIC:
Granted
Channel 12 Longley-Rice coverage map available. CHICAGO, IL
BLCDT-20090612ADR (06efbce5d2fa4df28dd0cf6212b6c0ea) - App
1631' 8 kW ND (H)
(1.872 kW + 6.31 dB gain = 8 kW ERP)
65.1 mile contour / 13305.5 sq. mi. area / Est. Pop. 9,961,106
1636' AGL; 2231' AMSL; (1032960)
1° Elec Beam Tilt; Full Service Filter
Harris TAD-5H
NAD83: N 41° 52' 44", W 87° 38' 8" (41.878889, -87.635556) Sears Tower (IL)
DRT-LIC:
Granted
Channel 26 Longley-Rice coverage map available. CHICAGO, IL
BLCDT-20140305ABH (2f47bd2a23c64e2fbdbccf6212b6c0ea) - App
367' 15 kW DA (  ) Directional Pattern
(2.3 kW + 8.14 dB gain = 15 kW ERP)
29 mile contour / 2634.2 sq. mi. area / Est. Pop. 6,833,903
367' AGL; 980' AMSL; (1010769)
Unknown or 0° Elec Beam Tilt; Full Service Filter
[H-Pat] Dielectric TLP-8/CP-C180-OS-R CIRCULARLY POLARIZED
NAD83: N 41° 56' 18", W 87° 45' 5" (41.938333, -87.751389)
DTX-CP:
Granted
Channel 12 Longley-Rice coverage map available. CHICAGO, IL
BXPCDT-20141212AAI (4c832fa3b06948a5816fcf6212b6c0ea) - App - (Exp. 08/28/2019)
1522' 7.2 kW DA (H) Directional Pattern
56.7 mile contour / 10099.1 sq. mi. area / Est. Pop. 9,755,439
1519' AGL; 2114' AMSL; (1032960)
Unknown or 0° Elec Beam Tilt; Full Service Filter
[H-Pat] RCA TBF-2AH (SPECIAL)
NAD83: N 41° 52' 44", W 87° 38' 8" (41.878889, -87.635556) Sears Tower (IL)
DTV-APP:
Pending
Channel 12 Longley-Rice coverage map available. CHICAGO, IL
0000035681 (25076f915fd11ef0015fffa07ddd3810) - App
1642' 10.9 kW ND (H)
66.7 mile contour / 13988.6 sq. mi. area / Est. Pop. 10,018,037
1636' AGL; 2231' AMSL; (1032960)
1° Elec Beam Tilt; Full Service Filter
Harris TAD-5H
NAD83: N 41° 52' 44", W 87° 38' 8" (41.878889, -87.635556) Sears Tower (IL)
  TSID: 999 (0x03E7)

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

Digital
Channel
Display
Channel
Call SignSrc
ID
PMT
PID
VideoDimensionsAspect
Ratio
Video
PID
Video
(Mbps)
PCR
PID
Audio
Type
Audio
PID
Audio
Bitrate
12.102-1CBS2-HD10x00301080i1920x108016:90x0031160x0031DD5.10x0033384kbps
12.202-2DECADES20x0040480i720x48016:90x00412.20x0041DD2.00x0044192kbps

Historical, Ownership, Transition, and Translator Data

OperatorCBS Corporation 
LicenseeCBS BROADCASTING INC.
DTV Transition: 
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  :  1470' 3.7 kW DA (LIC)
Channel 3  :  1468' 4.4 kW DA (LIC)
Call Sign History:
  WBBM    
08/28/1979  WBBM-TV    
Station has no translators.

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