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post #3361 of 3509
ME-TV is coming in strong downtown. Kinda amazed it's on such a low powered channel. This TV needs to be swapped for something better.
post #3362 of 3509
Anybody else having a problem with the sound skipping on Cozi? Been doing it since around the 4th.
post #3363 of 3509
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Originally Posted by retrotv View Post

Anybody else having a problem with the sound skipping on Cozi? Been doing it since around the 4th.

Retrotv,

Yes, I'm getting the same thing. I'm guessing it is a local problem.

tomintn
post #3364 of 3509
Thank you for the reply, tomintn. I was wondering if it was an issue with them, or on my end.
post #3365 of 3509
Hey, RetroTV!

Have you lost the signal to WJFB, both 44-1 & 44-2 (both America One)?

I guess the storm took it down?

Thank you,

TomInTN
post #3366 of 3509
Yes, for several days. I was guessing it was the storm too.
post #3367 of 3509
Okay peeps, I am new to this OTA stuff. I bought a RCA Mult-directional amplified flat digital antenna tonight for the sole purpose of watching ME TV. I have waited for over a year for this to be here in Nashville. I program the channels on my tv based on Antenna and all the local channels and sub channels come up except 31.1. Am I missing something. I live in Hickory Hollow and I wouldn't think I would be THAT far from where ever the signal was coming from.

ANy help would be appreciated. Thanks so much!
post #3368 of 3509
WJDE transmits at low power from one of the downtown office buildings. You're probably going to have to step up your game to get it.

Start with trying different locations for the antenna, favoring windows that face downtown. If that doesn't work out, move up to a larger attic or rooftop antenna.
post #3369 of 3509
Okay, I may try that. Thanks so much for the feedback. I love watching TNN that we get OTA now too but I get it from my basic cable. No need for basic cable as far as I am concerned if I can get ME tv to come in.
post #3370 of 3509
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Originally Posted by bnanewbie View Post

Okay peeps, I am new to this OTA stuff. I bought a RCA Mult-directional amplified flat digital antenna tonight for the sole purpose of watching ME TV. I have waited for over a year for this to be here in Nashville. I program the channels on my tv based on Antenna and all the local channels and sub channels come up except 31.1. Am I missing something. I live in Hickory Hollow and I wouldn't think I would be THAT far from where ever the signal was coming from.

ANy help would be appreciated. Thanks so much!

 

Go to TVFool.com to see where the transmitters are located.

WLMT (RF 31, virtual 30) should be one of your strongest stations.

You might not need the amplification for that one.

 

Do you have any trouble getting WMC (NBC) on RF 5 (VHF-Lo)?

post #3371 of 3509
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Originally Posted by bnanewbie View Post

Okay peeps, I am new to this OTA stuff. I bought a RCA Mult-directional amplified flat digital antenna tonight for the sole purpose of watching ME TV. I have waited for over a year for this to be here in Nashville. I program the channels on my tv based on Antenna and all the local channels and sub channels come up except 31.1. Am I missing something. I live in Hickory Hollow and I wouldn't think I would be THAT far from where ever the signal was coming from.

ANy help would be appreciated. Thanks so much!

 

Go to TVFool.com to see where the transmitters are located.

WLMT (RF 31, virtual 30) should be one of your strongest stations.

You might not need the amplification for that one.

 

Do you have any trouble getting WMC (NBC) on RF 5 (VHF-Lo)?

 

My apologies for mentioning stations that are apparently in the Memphis area, not near Nashville.

I typed Hickory Hollow into the TVFool address box, and it gave a location near Memphis.

 

If you are near Nashville, the Me-TV station on RF 31 that you mentioned is WJDE-LD, which is a low-power station. Your chances of being able to receive that station will depend on your exact location.

post #3372 of 3509
I went to Best Buy today and they swore that if I bought this different Indoor antenna it would work. I am pretty amazed at the clarity of the channels I do get.
Thanks for posting about the website. Im not savvy enough to understand what it is telling me nor what it is telling me about the ME tv channel frown.gif I am going to see if I can move this antenna in different rooms and see if that helps. If not, I will try that attic antenna. I love the challenge of trying to get this channel. lol.
post #3373 of 3509
Okay guys, I have now upgraded to a Clear Stream 2V antenna. It says it works best outdoors. I dont have a very high pole..but I put it in my attic first just to see if I could get METV from the LC Tower. I got more channels up in the attic than I did with the antenna outside. I have trees in my backyard and not sure if that messes up these signals or not. The map shows that I am right at 10miles from the LC tower.
If anyone else has any advice, input etc I would appreciate it. Is there another type of antenna someone can recommend?

I also came across another website that seemed to be much easier for me to use:

http://www.antennaweb.org/default.aspx
post #3374 of 3509
As suggested earlier, enter the address at Tvfool and it will show the signal quality for that location. Greater than 30db on a 10 mile unobstructed path (LOS) to downtown is good enough for either the RCA or Clear Stream. If the chart indicates 1-edge or slightly below 30db, it is going to require a sensitive receiver and the antenna be raised or positioned just right.

Also check the tuner's menu for antenna aiming and see if WJDE is being detected. You might be receiving the signal right now but it is below the threshold of what is needed to capture video.
post #3375 of 3509
While the antennaweb site might be easier for you, it's worthless for anyone who isn't just starting out. Kind of like in the old days of the internet, comparing AOL's "training wheels" service with a real internet browser. Post the link to your TVFool plot for an analysis.

Yes, trees will affect the signals. Avoid them whenever possible.
post #3376 of 3509
Okay. Here is the link. http://www.tvfool.com/?option=com_wrapper&Itemid=29&q=id%3d46ae85bf328acb

I do have numerous trees behind the house that are very tall and wondering if this might be a lost cause because of that. I will tell you that the ClearStream has given me the best results with all other channels. They are coming in with the best quality compared to the other channels.

I appreciate your help, I am going to check and see if I can see if its picking up the signal at all for this channel. Thanks!
post #3377 of 3509
Keep playing with the antenna location and see if you can find a sweet spot. If the station is on the air as licensed, the signal should be there in adequate strength. You just have to find the "quality" spot.
post #3378 of 3509
Okay thanks...if I read the graph right, I am right at 10 miles from the tower.
post #3379 of 3509
The Tvfool chart shows decent signal at your location so keep trying. Most any UHF antenna should do as long as the view is relatively clear of buildings and trees. Heck, I can get WJDE using a five dollar UHF loop and the signal at my house is much weaker than where you live. The trick is finding the best spot to put the antenna. Another thing I've noticed is when the winds kick up and the trees are blowing that the receiver being used makes a huge difference. Some maintain a good lock while others will barely pull in 31 when the weather is ideal.
post #3380 of 3509
Thanksfor the reply. I have positioned this thing several ways outside short of putting it on the roof. I cannot even get it to recognize the ch number when i do a scan. I think my trouble might be the fact that I have a full backyard of very tall trees that are in the direction I need to point this antenna frown.gif
post #3381 of 3509
Hello, bnanewbie,

I am in Hermitage with a roof antenna, and cannot get Me TV. I can get the PSIP information for MeTV, SonLife, and HSN (31-1, 31-2, & 31-3); but no audio or video.

I need to replace approximately 25 feet of 300 ohm twin-lead with 75 ohm RG6 from the antenna to the RG6 inside the house.

I will update this forum with the results when this is completed.

tomintn
post #3382 of 3509
Bnanewbie,

You might want to go to rabbitears.info.

Click on Listings, then Market Listings.

On the Reads Column, go to 34, which is Nashville, TN. Click on Nashville, TN, then WJDE-LD.

Click on Technical Data and Screencaps. Then click on Rabbitears TV Query.

Go down to near the bottom and click Longley-Rice Coverage Map. Zoom in on the map to your location.

If you are green, you are good.

If you are yellow, there are possible challenges.

If you are red, there are issues that need addressing. This might include moving the antenna outside, and raising the mounted height, or simply loosening the mountings and slowly turning the antenna more directly to the L&C Building.

Good luck!
tomintn
post #3383 of 3509
Thanks.whats interesting is that rabbitears website is showing my street in green while other streets in my subdivision are in red. The tvfool website shows that I should be getting it....it shows that its at 320 degrees..and i have my antenna set on that at multiple heights.
post #3384 of 3509
Greetings. I am new to the area--East Nashville--and am looking to have an OTA antenna installed. Does anyone have any recommendations for a local installer? Thanks.
post #3385 of 3509
Hey guys, thanks so much for your help this weekend. I finally went to Radio Shack and bought a 100 mile HDTV antenna. The thing is huge. It looked like I was building a space ship in my back yard. When i hooked it up..I got Retro tv on ch 6.1 which I had never heard about and LOVE it. I then tweeked it and go Me TV at 25% signal..going back to the store..to get some poles and figure out how Im going to install it..Thanks so much your help!
post #3386 of 3509
Bnanewbie,

That is great news! Keep us posted on your progress!

tomintn
post #3387 of 3509
This has been an interesting day. I bought the BIG antenna last night. It looks like I was putting together a space ship in my back yard. I forgot to buy a pole for it..so I just set it on top of my ladder on my deck..aprox 10ft off the ground. I was floored that I was able to get Me Tv at 25%. So I went to Radio Shack and bought a tripod stand and a 10 ft pole and a 5 ft pole. When I had the 10ft pole (on my deck approx 2 feet off ground) I was able to get Metv at 50%. I should have left it at that...I added the 5ft pole to give me a total of 15ft and now I can only get 25% and I cant get the poles apart haha. But at least I can see Me Tv and Retro TV until I have more time to mess with it again.
post #3388 of 3509
I wanted to let everyone know that I heard from the ME-tv affiliate for the Nashville station. They told me that they have plans of increasing the signal strength early 2014.
post #3389 of 3509
Thanks for the information, bnanewbie!

I have discussed my roof antenna situation with two businesses.

With me getting 38 analog & digital channels, they recommend leaving everything as is.

As of today, I currently get 2-1, 2-2, 2-3, 4-1, 4-2, 5-1, 5-2, 5-3, 6-1, 6-2, 6-3, 6-5, 6-6, 6-7, 8-1, 8-2, 17-1, 25-3, 25-4, 25-5, 28-1, 28-2, 28-3, 28-4, 28-5, 30-1, analog 34, 39-1, 39-2, 44-1, 44-2, 50-1, 50-2, 50-3, 50-4, 50-5, 58-1, 58-2 .

I have been informed WJDE, 31-1 (Me TV), 31-2 (SonLife), & 31-3 (HSN) will increase power in early 2014.

Since WJDE is increasing power in the next 5-8 months,and I can see no deterioration of the system, I think I will maintain my existing antenna system.

PS: I usually get 6-4 (ClasTV), and the PSIP for the WJDE channels, but 6-4 has been down recently.

tomintn
post #3390 of 3509
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I have been informed WJDE, 31-1 (Me TV), 31-2 (SonLife), & 31-3 (HSN) will increase power in early 2014.

Since WJDE is increasing power in the next 5-8 months,

There are no applications submitted in the FCC database that have requested such a power increase....

http://transition.fcc.gov/fcc-bin/tvq?state=&call=wjde&arn=&city=&chan=&cha2=69&serv=&type=0&facid=&list=1&dist=&dlat2=&mlat2=&slat2=&dlon2=&mlon2=&slon2=&size=9
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