Originally Posted by Opusnbill7
Anybody know what happened to KLKN's digital signal during the storm today? It looks like they went out ~4, and came back sometime around 5:30ish. Weren't showing up on Dish or on the antenna, so I'm assuming it was a problem with the digital transmitter? Anyone know anything more than that? Pretty bad time to have your signal drop off...right in the middle of a tornado warning. :-P
I noticed it as well. Was working in Lincoln during the afternoon and connected my USB TV receiver about 4:05 PM. Was getting 90% from 6, 7, 15, and 42... about 50% from 3... about 10% on 10, which is the new normal since they returned to VHF, and 0% on KLKN. A well-shielded building wasn't the cause since the Omaha stations were coming in very well, so I ended up following coverage of a tornado warning for Lancaster County from the Omaha stations.
I had heard on KTMX-FM and KZKX-FM that the area around Goehner was getting pounded pretty hard as well, and both 8 and 10 have their transmitter sites out that way (with KLKN a few miles to the northwest of KOLN). My guess is KLKN temporarily lost power to their transmitter or suffered a power surge/lightning strike.
Also noticed that even with a tornado warning affecting Lancaster County, KCWL 51 didn't even have a warning message up. Fox 4&17 at least had a crawl and map going.