Again, man, tils all about the power. True enough, WNCT-DT and WINT-DT (and the 7/9 analog's) share 570+ meter high antenna, WINT-DT boasts 795,000 Kw of power, while WNCT is either 28 Kw or 35 Kw, depending on what FCC info that I look at. Sucks that WNCT is screwing OTA listeners by underpowering their DT OTA xmtr.
There is no minimum power and some mid - small market stations have flea power DT xmtrs. They do not care at all about OTA viewers. I'm guessing that may change in 2009 but I'd call WNCT and see why they are only using 35 Kw. You'd need a big antenna, to grab that. It actually is good that they are on VHF. Most DT OTA signals have been relocated to the UHF band, regardless if the analog is VHF or UHF. If they were running that weak of a signal on UHF, a big antenna may actually lock on a more powerful / distant DT station, which would confuse everything.
Wonder if everyone will really get the two free OTA STB per household, that Congress is mandating???