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post #3301 of 3511
Anyone know why the PBJ channel is listed in the WRTN subs at 6.8, but is not on air? I notice RTV advertises that they show PBJ programming on Saturday mornings. I had lost these channels after having to get a new tv a few months ago. After much aggravation, I finally was able to pull them back in with my cheap rabbit ears last week. Coming in better than ever, but on 7 instead of 6. smile.gif
post #3302 of 3511
Just checked my local Nashville zip code at the ME-TV website. The autoreply reported AT&T Uverse has ME-TV in the Nashville area now. Will this end the chance to get it OTA?
post #3303 of 3511
Does anyone know if anything is going on with WRTN? I just checked and am not getting a signal. Also, no guide data in WMC from them in the upcoming days for their sub-channels. Maybe they are taking the holidays off.
post #3304 of 3511
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Originally Posted by janryAVS View Post

Does anyone know if anything is going on with WRTN? I just checked and am not getting a signal. Also, no guide data in WMC from them in the upcoming days for their sub-channels. Maybe they are taking the holidays off.

Guess they forgot to pay the power bill. More likely it is a WMC quirk because the guide is currently updated on Zap2It through Jan 6 and that is where WMC gets its data.
post #3305 of 3511
Odd. I checked WRTN again just a few minutes before midnight and still no signal. I was just about to go to bed at 5 after midnight and checked again first, and they are back on. It's like they came back on at midnight.

Still no guide data in WMC however for the subchannels..
post #3306 of 3511
Wow, removing the grid off the clearstream 2 made so much difference. I can get all the channels now.
post #3307 of 3511
I emailed Rick Goetz yesterday about RTV. In his reply he said they are going to add Cozi Tv soon. He said they are trying to figure out how to move around the other channels.
Edited by retrotv - 1/10/13 at 10:44am
post #3308 of 3511
Recently got a Channel Master CM-4221HD, I'm 40 miles away from the furthest antennas and I get strong reception, over 90%, with all of the UHF channels; PBS/WNPT is 60-70% and WSMV (4.1) is around 55%. Is that typical of WSMV? I don't watch much TV (why I got the antenna!) so I can't say I watched WSMV long enough to make a good call but it seems to receive just fine with only an occasional break. Nice to see they finally put NPT2 in HD.

Antenna is mounted in the attic, probably ~25 feet off the ground. I need to find a splitter, preferably something amplified with 5 outputs, and then I can hopefully dump Comcast basic while keeping my 50Mbps internet without being dinged too hard for not having the cable service. Seems the basic cable just keeps going up $2 every 6 months.
post #3309 of 3511
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Originally Posted by djoye View Post

Recently got a Channel Master CM-4221HD, I'm 40 miles away from the furthest antennas and I get strong reception, over 90%, with all of the UHF channels; PBS/WNPT is 60-70% and WSMV (4.1) is around 55%. Is that typical of WSMV? I don't watch much TV (why I got the antenna!) so I can't say I watched WSMV long enough to make a good call but it seems to receive just fine with only an occasional break. Nice to see they finally put NPT2 in HD. ...

according to: http://www.channelmasterstore.com/Digital_HDTV_Outdoor_TV_Antenna_p/cm-4221hd.htm
Channel Master CM 4221HD: 470 to 700 MHz

WNPT and WSMV both fall outside this range on the low end.
post #3310 of 3511
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WNPT and WSMV both fall outside this range on the low end.

They are high VHF stations - he has a UHF antenna.
post #3311 of 3511
retrotv, thanks for the information!

COZI TV, ME TV, or Antenna TV appear to have the financial backing; NBC Universal Media, LLC, Weigel Broadcasting (Chicago), Tribune Broadcasting (Chicago), respectively.

I'm glad something is starting to happen in the Nashville OTA market. Journal Communicaitons closed on the purchase of Channel 5 in December. Maybe something will happen there.

I was suprised WSMV started broadcasting on 4.2 again (The Nashville Network). Retro Television, Inc. /Luken Communications(Chattanooga, TN) was announcing TNN coming to RF channel 7 last year.
post #3312 of 3511
You're welcome, tomintn. I'm glad something is happening with the local otas too. I noticed last night there is an extra channel in his block of channels. It's a blank screen now, so hoping that's where the channel will be.
post #3313 of 3511
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Originally Posted by tomintn View Post

I was suprised WSMV started broadcasting on 4.2 again (The Nashville Network). Retro Television, Inc. /Luken Communications(Chattanooga, TN) was announcing TNN coming to RF channel 7 last year.

When was that?

- Trip
post #3314 of 3511
Just saw an ad for Cozi on RTV. They said it's going to replace the Country Clips channel. cool.gif
post #3315 of 3511
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Originally Posted by retrotv View Post

I emailed Rick Goetz yesterday about RTV. In his reply he said they are going to add Cozi Tv soon. He said they are trying to figure out how to move around the other channels.

They are now showing commercials on WRTN about Cozi TV coming soon. One of them is showing the new channel lineup.

6.1 Cozi TV
6.2 Daystar
6.3 RTV
6.4 Tuff TV
6.5 Classic TV
6.6 Classic Movies
6.7 Infomercials

I don't know when it starts. BTW, Cozi's website is at cozitv.com
post #3316 of 3511
Hello, Trip in VA!

I can't remember the exact time frame last year. But I remember checking the two websites (Chattanooga), and, later, noticed a short commercial about it (<30 seconds?) on one of the RF 7 channels.

One of the visitors to this forum announced when they picked up 4.2.


Have a GREAT day!
tomintn
post #3317 of 3511
NashDigie,

Thanks for the info! I'm glad to see WRTN move forward.

Thanks,
tomintn
post #3318 of 3511
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Originally Posted by tomintn View Post

Hello, Trip in VA!

I can't remember the exact time frame last year. But I remember checking the two websites (Chattanooga),

Those were certainly not announcements by Luken.
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and, later, noticed a short commercial about it (<30 seconds?) on one of the RF 7 channels.

TNN commercials do air on the other Luken-owned networks, but also, not an announcement.

- Trip
post #3319 of 3511
Trip,

I think you are correct. I saw the commercial on RTV on RF 7. It was sorta like "TNN is coming!" I took it to mean it was coming on RTV, a WRTN channel. Come to think of it, I have never seen a commercial on a station that was for a product on another station.

Have a good one!
tomintn


Note announcement from "MusicRow."

TNN To Return This Summer
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Sarah Skates • April 18, 2012

TNN will resume operations as a country music and lifestyle network in late summer 2012 through a partnership between Luken Communications and Jim Owens Entertainment. Lorianne Crook and Charlie Chase, whose television and radio shows are produced by Jim Owens Entertainment, joined execs from the companies in Las Vegas at the 2012 NAB Show to make the announcement.

The network will return to broadcast television through exclusive network affiliates. Programming will combine digitally restored classic content pulled from the vaults in Nashville with contemporary shows. The lineup will include Memories of the Grand Ole Opry, Crook & Chase, Celebrity Kitchen, The Country Vibe, Music City Tonight and Larry’s Country Diner.

The Nashville Network is a sister network to Luken Communications’ Retro Television® (RTV), My Family TV, TUFF TV, PBJ, MyCarTV and Frost Great Outdoors. Luken Communications offers diverse, family friendly programming on its networks reaching approximately 80 percent of all U.S. households via a blend of over-the-air, cable and satellite television.

TNN, originally launched in 1983 as a cable network featuring country music programming, was sold in 2000 and subsequently changed its name and programming to target a different demographic.
post #3320 of 3511
That announcement says nothing about WRTN.

- Trip
post #3321 of 3511
At the time of this entry, WRTN 6.3 is not the country music videos. There appears to be a setup screen?

tomintn
post #3322 of 3511
hello all, i am new to all of this ota stuff and just looking for info. i am in the process of ditching directv and have my antenna mounted on the roof and seem to be getting a good signal for all of my local channels. However WZTV-Fox 17 and WTVF-CBS5 will just drop signal completely. According to the signal meter built into multiple TVs the signal strength will be at 60 and then just bottom out to 4. We only watch 17 for American Idol so I have only noticed it the last couple of nights and CBS is mostly watched during football season so I haven't noticed it as much.

I have a RCA ANT751R mounted in the location of my old dish. I have increased the height by inserting a metal pole into the dish mast and attaching the antenna to it. At is approx 15-20 off the ground. The antenna seems to be aimed correctly based on the cheesy compass app I have on my phone. The antenna is mounted on the back of the house on a corner so thepeak of the roof is in line of sight, sorta. THe direction it is aimed is actually a few degrees from 90 so it actually aims to the side of he house not directly through the roof. From there I have a Radio Shack Hi-gain amplifier model 15-259. There is then approx a 40 ft run of coax to the indoor amp., a splitter and then anywhere from 15-30 feet to the TVs from the splitter.

All of my other local channels have what seems to be excellent signal strength. Ranging in the mid to upper 80s, again per the built in signal meter on the TV's.


I attempted switching to a Clearstream 2 antenna but I actually had worse reception than with the RCA.

I have considered attempting to raise the antenna higher and attach it to the house but unsure if it would even benefit from that.


Any assistance is greatly appreciated.

Oh BTW I am in the Thompsons Station/Spring Hll area south of Franklin, TN.
Edited by cyorke - 2/9/13 at 7:03am
post #3323 of 3511
I suggest you put in your exact address at

http://antennaweb.org/

and get precise aiming directions and gain an understanding of what is possible from there.
post #3324 of 3511
I feel I have done a pretty good job using antennaweb.org. I have followed instructions for aiming. Like I said I have what seems like a good signal but it drops to almost nothing, I could understand if it were windy outside but this has been on clear nights with no wind to speak of.
post #3325 of 3511
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Originally Posted by cyorke View Post

I feel I have done a pretty good job using antennaweb.org. I have followed instructions for aiming. Like I said I have what seems like a good signal but it drops to almost nothing, I could understand if it were windy outside but this has been on clear nights with no wind to speak of.
from your location I would recommend a 4 bay bowtie if you have the room to install it.
your choice is not much better than a rabbit ear antenna...on your TV.
search bowtie antenna at amazon and see what they look like.
it also looks easy to build on on u-tube. chicken wire and coat hanger I guess.
post #3326 of 3511
Has anyone else seen that WKRN has had no over-the-air guide data for the past few days? I've re-scanned twice because I thought it could be my TV but I doubt it is since I get guide data for the other channels in the Nashville market. Got to be a problem at News2. My TV just says "No Information", this happens on 2.1 WKRN-DT-2.2 WKRN-SD(NashWX) and 2.3 WKRNLWN
post #3327 of 3511
Seeing the same thing here - "no info". Did not realize it was down until you mentioned it. I don't use the tv for guide data all that often and that's generally when watching something live. Most of the time I will DVR things for later and fortunately its guide is still up to date for WKRN
post #3328 of 3511
I'm in Murfreesboro and FOX17 is my strongest channel, sometimes it completely drops out and then comes right back in but only FOX seems to do that. Is that because the signal is too strong or does FOX have some issues?

Also, where are those 6.x channels broadcasting from? I see nothing about that on antennaweb or tvfool. An acquaintance in Mt. Juliet is able to get those channels. I'll re-scan when I get home.
post #3329 of 3511
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Originally Posted by djoye View Post

I'm in Murfreesboro and FOX17 is my strongest channel, sometimes it completely drops out and then comes right back in but only FOX seems to do that. Is that because the signal is too strong or does FOX have some issues?

Also, where are those 6.x channels broadcasting from? I see nothing about that on antennaweb or tvfool. An acquaintance in Mt. Juliet is able to get those channels. I'll re-scan when I get home.

Alexandria TN.
post #3330 of 3511
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Originally Posted by Cozmo85 View Post

Alexandria TN.

Actually, the channel is broadcasting from the antenna farm in northern Nashville near the intersection of I-24 and Old Hickory Blvd. As far as other tv stations broadcasting from there, WTVF 5.1-3 is broadcasting on the east side of I-24, WZTV 17.1, WUXP 30.1, WNAB 58.1-2, WNPX 28.1-4, WPGD 50.1-5, WJNK-LP analog 34, and WNPX-LP analog 20 with WRTN-LD 6.1-7 is broadcasting on the west side of I-24.
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