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post #3091 of 3520
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Originally Posted by pzcxlf View Post

Hi All,

I'm brand new to the forum. Thanks for all of the great posts.

I've been researching antenna's to find the best fit for an attic mount in Spring Hill that will pick up all VHF and UHF channels out of Nashville.

If the channel 5 move to UHF is a sure thing for this fall, I'm not worried about doing without it until then.

All suggestions are much appreciated.

Well channel 5 already has a translator on UHF 50 right now. You may or may not get it. We would need a more accurate location of where you are. Go to the link and post the url to the results.

http://www.tvfool.com/?option=com_wrapper&Itemid=29
post #3092 of 3520
Thanks a ton! Is the Channel 50 version of Channel 5 in HD?

I need 3 posts before the site will allow me to post a URL. URL coming in two more posts

Thanks again.
post #3093 of 3520
Go Vols!! (to get my third post in)
post #3094 of 3520
Below is a link to my TV Fool results. I didn't specify an antenna height.

http://www.tvfool.com/?option=com_wr...b1a813c2e052dc
post #3095 of 3520
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Originally Posted by pzcxlf View Post

Thanks a ton! Is the Channel 50 version of Channel 5 in HD?

Of course it is.
post #3096 of 3520
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Originally Posted by pzcxlf View Post

Below is a link to my TV Fool results. I didn't specify an antenna height.

http://www.tvfool.com/?option=com_wr...b1a813c2e052dc

Standard height is 10 feet. WTVF on channel 50 looks very iffy for you at that height. Try the actual height of the antenna. Might not make a difference. Channel 5 might be strong enough to get in with a hi-VHF/UHF combo antenna. Or you might just have to wait until fall until WTFV gets their channel 25 antenna up and running.
post #3097 of 3520
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Originally Posted by pzcxlf View Post

Below is a link to my TV Fool results. I didn't specify an antenna height.

http://www.tvfool.com/?option=com_wr...b1a813c2e052dc

Antenna height is key for you. At 10', you have no LOS signals so definately play around adjustiing that to see how high you would need to go to get out of that 1edge and 2edge issue.
post #3098 of 3520
Ah, but this will be mounted in an attic. Brings new meaning to "raising the roof". Also account for nearby homes, trees, multipath, weather, antenna quirks, cable loss...
post #3099 of 3520
I have info on WETV murfreesboro.. a rather terse email reply in which the station manager stated they were completing the preparations for the digital changeover.. interesting in that they are a class A station, was fined by the FCC for not airing childrens programming, simply have video ads and WGNS audio background and DID have a CP to go digital but now do not...

A waste of a good Class A... not all LPTV's are Class A... They could be running antenna tv! In this case, assuming you could receive it... colorbars are much more interestng than 1982 looking computer generated ads... but alas.. i have said anything is better than nothing... so it is what it is...

not to mention having heritage call letters!
post #3100 of 3520
Work starts next month on the WTVF tower...

http://www.newschannel5.com/story/18719416/newschannel-5-making-million-dollar-signal-upgrade
post #3101 of 3520
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Originally Posted by McTNN View Post

Work starts next month on the WTVF tower...
http://www.newschannel5.com/story/18719416/newschannel-5-making-million-dollar-signal-upgrade

Their "improvement" won't do a a thing for me since they chose a directional antenna. So I'm stuck having to use a big hoopty antenna to get in channel 5 via OTA.
post #3102 of 3520
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Originally Posted by BCF68 View Post

Their "improvement" won't do a a thing for me since they chose a directional antenna. So I'm stuck having to use a big hoopty antenna to get in channel 5 via OTA.

Which direction(s) are they emphasizing?
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post #3104 of 3520
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Originally Posted by ADTech View Post

See the plot by clicking on the link below. You'd be most affected if you're southwest of the broadcast tower.

Ah, OK. So they are giving the Jackson DMA some breathing room.
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post #3106 of 3520
so folks dont try and tune to a CBD HD distant channel (Nashville) than their locally owned (crappy) 480i widescreen subchannel for CBS
post #3107 of 3520
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Originally Posted by unclehonkey View Post

so folks dont try and tune to a CBD HD distant channel (Nashville) than their locally owned (crappy) 480i widescreen subchannel for CBS

No, it's to limit co-channel interference from Memphis' WPTY. It has nothing to do with Jackson MS, almost 400 miles away.
post #3108 of 3520
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Originally Posted by ProjectSHO89 View Post

No, it's to limit co-channel interference from Memphis' WPTY. It has nothing to do with Jackson MS, almost 400 miles away.

We were speaking of Jackson, TN (#176), conveniently between Nashville & Memphis and the home of WBBJ (the crappy 480i CBS subchannel in question).
post #3109 of 3520
Oh, THAT Jackson...

No, it has nothing to do with them. It's the station in Memphis that is also on 25 that requires the protection.
post #3110 of 3520
yeah them too wink.gif
(WMC 5)
Edited by unclehonkey - 6/17/12 at 10:10am
post #3111 of 3520
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Originally Posted by ProjectSHO89 View Post

No, it's to limit co-channel interference from Memphis' WPTY.

Well WTVF right now is on RF 5 and so is WMC in Memphis and they aren't using a directional antenna for that. Wouldn't the interference be more pronounced on low-VHF? Also the FCC is proposing to move channel 51 in Memphis to channel 27 which is what WKRN in Nashville is on. So is WKRN going to have to change antennas? The whole interference thing is BS Memphis and Nashville are 200 miles apart.

And if the FCC is so concerned about interference how come they let a FP RF on channel 36 in Nashville and a FP on Ch 36 in Mayfield Kentucky which are 100 miles apart. Guess who can't get in EITHER of these?
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It has nothing to do with Jackson MS, almost 400 miles away.

Um Jackson, TN
post #3112 of 3520
Notice: WTVF ch. 5 will be off the air between 12:35am and 2am tonight.
I don't receive WRTN-LD at all except for in the winter, but there was one time that I was watching channel 5 and all of a sudden they went off the air, so then, change the channels and found out that WRTN was coming in with no problem. Left it on WRTN for almost an hour and then, it went out. I thought about channel 5 being off the air and turned it over there and it was back on the air. So, I am wondering if that channel 5 is somehow blocking my reception of WRTN. So, I am going to see tonight if that is the case.
post #3113 of 3520
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Originally Posted by NashDigie View Post

Notice: WTVF ch. 5 will be off the air between 12:35am and 2am tonight.
I don't receive WRTN-LD at all except for in the winter, but there was one time that I was watching channel 5 and all of a sudden they went off the air, so then, change the channels and found out that WRTN was coming in with no problem. Left it on WRTN for almost an hour and then, it went out. I thought about channel 5 being off the air and turned it over there and it was back on the air. So, I am wondering if that channel 5 is somehow blocking my reception of WRTN. So, I am going to see tonight if that is the case.

Well WRTN is still on RF 6 and since WTVF has much stronger signal than WRTN I suspect there could be interference.
post #3114 of 3520
WRTN-LD is on 7, not 6.

- Trip
post #3115 of 3520
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Originally Posted by Trip in VA View Post

WRTN-LD is on 7, not 6.
- Trip

It was on 6 on analog so that what was I must have been thinking. Well being on Chanel 7 WTVF couldn't interfere with it. It's over 90 MHz away. Even 2nd harmonics wouldn't effect it. Those would be from 152-164 MHz channels 7 doesn't start until 174 MHz.
post #3116 of 3520
It might as well be on 86 - doubt many people in the area get this channel or know it exists. I've always wondered how many people are actually watching a low power station like WRTN at any given time . Like right now at noon on a Friday.....any guesses?
post #3117 of 3520
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Originally Posted by McTNN View Post

It might as well be on 86 - doubt many people in the area get this channel or know it exists. I've always wondered how many people are actually watching a low power station like WRTN at any given time . Like right now at noon on a Friday.....any guesses?


Not right now. I am at work but later this afternoon, my HTPC will be recording a program from one of their subchannels and i'll watch it later.
Edited by janryAVS - 6/22/12 at 10:51am
post #3118 of 3520
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Originally Posted by McTNN View Post

It might as well be on 86 - doubt many people in the area get this channel or know it exists. I've always wondered how many people are actually watching a low power station like WRTN at any given time . Like right now at noon on a Friday.....any guesses?

I watch every day, usually from 2pm - 6pm on weekdays and different times on the weekend. That's been true for the last two years. When I finally upgraded to an outside antenna, the placement was dependent on WRTN, specifically RTV though I do watch the other subs occasionally.

I think the confusion about the channel number is quite understandable. It confounded me for the longest time. My converter boxes show it on 6. My HDHomerun tuner channel table shows the tuner number as 7, but the guide number as 6. That means it displays as being 6, unfortunately some EPG services report it as being on 7, requiring remapping of the EPG depending on what you're using. Took me a while to sort all that out. But hey, at least they are now reporting their programming for the main subs, so I can actually see what's coming on in WMC.
post #3119 of 3520
I get it consistently and programming is not listed on TV or Direct. Anybody heard if they are still planning on moving to 17 this year maybe?
post #3120 of 3520
Found today I no longer have to watch Jeopardy on channel 30 OTA for HD...it is now on DirecTV in HD just in time for the new SEC football season.
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