Repack is done, no point in scanning above chan 36

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sdust
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Repack is done, no point in scanning above chan 36

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Running hdhomerun_config XXXXXXXX scan /tuner0 shows the tuner still attempts to tune to channels 38-51. This is unnecessary post repack.

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Re: Repack is done, no point in scanning above chan 36

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This was brought up before and it's wrong, only full power stations and Class A stations have fully vacated 38-51. There are still LPTV stations and translators broadcasting on 38-51, most of them now have construction permits for new RF numbers in the new range, but some won't expire until 2023. Canada also still has stations operating above RF 36 since their repack and 600 MHz auction started several years after the USA, and areas further from the border didn't have to coordinate with the FCC.

i.e. locally in Northeast PA the LPTV Daystar affiliate is still broadcasting on RF 43 with a construction permit to move to RF 30, and our Fox and Ion stations still have translators for areas affected by the Waymart Wind Farm on RF 47 and RF 49.
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Re: Repack is done, no point in scanning above chan 36

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How about a user configurable option for those who live in the post-repack areas?

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