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post #4621 of 4635 Old 01-26-2017, 04:39 PM
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Is WJDE-LD 31 gone? Usually watchable signals...but nothing for a week (or possibly more)
Channel 31 went off the air the 16th or 17th of January, but it is back on now. It came back on the air sometime this afternoon.
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Looks like Channel 6 has changed its lineup again. Retro TV is now on 6.7 and Tuff TV has returned on 6.5. The movie channel that was on 6.7 is gone. The present lineup is:
6.1 Daystar
6.2 Jewerly TV
6.3 This TV
6.4 Classic TV
6.5 Tuff TV
6.6 A shopping channel (EVINE?). I'm not sure which one.
6.7 Retro TV
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Does WNPT no longer share a tower with channel 2? I have not been able to receive a signal over the past month or so. I'm in Goodlettsville, tried several different antennas at several different angles with the same result. It's the only channel I've lost. Thanks in advance.

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Does WNPT no longer share a tower with channel 2? I have not been able to receive a signal over the past month or so. I'm in Goodlettsville, tried several different antennas at several different angles with the same result. It's the only channel I've lost. Thanks in advance.

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I'm pretty sure WNPT is still transmitting from the same site there in Forest Hills right next to WKRN 2's tower. I haven't had any problems with their signal lately, although I'm less than 5 miles east of there. WNPT does have a fairly weak signal for a VHF station (less than half that of WSMV 4).

If you have a pair of rabbit ears, try extending each dipole to a length of about 16 inches. That's the right length for tuning in VHF 8.
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Glad Retro is back, at least for now, but Tuff TV is as big a yawn as REV'N.
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Big News! I just found out via Rabbitears.info that because of the spectrum auction that WNPT channel 8 will have to move to channel 7. I don't know what this will mean for WRTN-LD, which broadcasts on channel 7. I wonder if he will try to change to channel 17 again. Also, there is no change for Cookeville PBS WCTE channel 22.

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Big News! I just found out via Rabbitears.info that because of the spectrum auction that WNPT channel 8 will have to move to channel 7. I don't know what this will mean for WRTN-LD, which broadcasts on channel 7. I wonder if he will try to change to channel 17 again. Also, there is no change for Cookeville PBS WCTE channel 22.
What's most interesting about this news, to me, is that it seems to indicate that at least one station will be moving down from UHF to high VHF. I can't think of any other reason why WNPT would be moving from 8 to 7 (both of which are high VHF frequencies). Stations don't get paid anything to move within their same frequency band, only if they move down to a lower band.

Right now, there are three stations broadcasting on a high VHF frequency: 8 (on 8), 4 (on 10), and 6 (on 7). Obviously 6 will be moving from 7. I'm betting it goes out of high VHF all-together.

Frankly, I'm all for more stations moving into VHF as I find their signals to be more reliable and less susceptible to multipath interference when it's windy, the way that UHF stations tend to be.
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It doesn't necessarily mean a station is moving into VHF in the Nashville market. WNPT may have to move to make room for a station moving to VHF in another market.

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It doesn't necessarily mean a station is moving into VHF in the Nashville market. WNPT may have to move to make room for a station moving to VHF in another market.

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Yeah, I guess that's true. Although the TV markets are far enough apart here that interference between stations in Nashville and our surrounding markets (Chattanooga, Memphis, Huntsville, Knoxville) shouldn't be that big of an issue.
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Yeah, I guess that's true. Although the TV markets are far enough apart here that interference between stations in Nashville and our surrounding markets (Chattanooga, Memphis, Huntsville, Knoxville) shouldn't be that big of an issue.
There are a couple of KET transmitters (48 in Bowling Green and 42 in Madisonville) that will have to move. This may be the cause. I also wonder where channels 39(38), 40, 42 and 44 will go, or if they will go dark? I read that we will lose all channels 38 and above.
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There are a couple of KET transmitters (48 in Bowling Green and 42 in Madisonville) that will have to move. This may be the cause. I also wonder where channels 39(38), 40, 42 and 44 will go, or if they will go dark? I read that we will lose all channels 38 and above.
Good question. Channels 39 (38) and 44 are high-power stations, so they're guaranteed a spot in the repack unless they took money to go dark. Channels 40 and 42 are low-power. I don't think they could even participate in the auction, with the opportunity to take any cash, and I don't think low-powered stations are guaranteed a spot in the repack. That said, I doubt any of them are forced to go dark given that the auction didn't end up selling off that much spectrum and the airwaves in the Nashville market aren't all that crowded relative to some.

I wonder how long it will be before we see our first ATSC 3.0 signal go live here in Nashville? I bet we'll see at least a few stations across the country begin broadcasting in the new standard before the end of 2018. Sinclair, which owns channels 17, 30 and 58 here, along with Meredith, which owns 4, and Scripps, which owns 5, are all big proponents of ATSC 3.0.
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About WKUW channel 40. The owner (DTV America) has an application for another low power channel in Nashville that is on channel 35 with the same power (15kw) and tower as channel 40. IMO, I have to say they will turn that channel on, simulcast everything that is on 40, and then shut down channel 40. I don't know if that is their plan or not, but we'll see.

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..WNPT may have to move to make room for a station moving to VHF in another market.
Yes, seems if a Nashville station were moving down to VHF-Hi, it could have been placed on Ch 7, instead of having to move WNPT to 7 to make room. This could indicate changes in nearby markets.

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There are a couple of KET transmitters (48 in Bowling Green and 42 in Madisonville) that will have to move...
KET didn't participate in auction (per Trip's list), so doesn't have to move to VHF.

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.. I also wonder where channels 39(38), 40, 42 and 44 will go, or if they will go dark? ...
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Good question. Channels 39 (38) and 44 are high-power stations, so they're guaranteed a spot in the repack unless they took money to go dark. Channels 40 and 42 are low-power. I don't think they could even participate in the auction...
Speculation:

One possibility is east of Nashville. WBXX-20 and WVLT-30 are both owned by Gray television. Gray participated in auction (see Trip's list). Gray stated no change in personnel, that could indicate channel-sharing or move to VHF.

A new Channel 7 was not a candidate for that area due to KY station (WLJC-7) and Knoxville station.(WKNX-7). with the move of WNPT, a new Ch 8 could be a possibility for the Knoxville market.

(Trip's allocation maps: http://www.rabbitears.info/allocationmap.php)

Because of WBXX-20 central location and power output, it has a large signal footprint. with potential for interference in several markets. Since eliminating WBXX-20 would free up channel 20 for a few markets, WBXX-20 represents the kind of station that the FCC preferred to buy in the auction.

Since many other unknowns (to me) are currently at play, the above is speculation.
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Difficulty getting WSMV/Cozi TV

I live in Old Hickory (Davidson county side) and I'm having trouble receiving the stations on the 4 block. Sometimes they come in crystal clear (like today), sometimes pixelate, but most of the time nothing at all. This started around the middle of December. Before that I had no problems receiving these channels. I'm using an indoor flat antenna without amplification. Any ideas what could be the problem?
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I live in Old Hickory (Davidson county side) and I'm having trouble receiving the stations on the 4 block. Sometimes they come in crystal clear (like today), sometimes pixelate, but most of the time nothing at all. This started around the middle of December. Before that I had no problems receiving these channels. I'm using an indoor flat antenna without amplification. Any ideas what could be the problem?
Did you move the antenna any. If your antenna moved even a few inches it could cause you to lose a channel. On a day you can't get channel 4 try moving your antenna a little by hand to see if you can find a better location. VHF channels are more susceptible to this than UHF channels are as these antennas are made for UHF.
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