Originally Posted by nwiser
Thanks for the info...it leads me to believe its probably not just his setup that is the problem. He's at the bottom of the dip on Haywood lane so he's probably lucky to get the 40 or so channels that he does. Of course that doesn't make it any less frustrating to get a channel he really wants at 100% strength sometimes and 0% the rest of the time. But it's probably the best he can do absent buying another antenna and raising it up so that it scrapes the bottom of Southwest flights as they leave BNA
Here's the tvfool plot from his house: http://www.tvfool.com/?option=com_wr...e6a4df302e1346
WJDE is in the green area, but I guess between the hills and his setup its not enough to receive it still.
He has an Xtreme Signal HDB8X-NI 8-Bay VHF/UHF HDTV Bowtie Antenna, mounted about 5 feet above his roofline. He got it because it folds and can essentially act as two 4-bays ganged together pointed in two directions, which, given the spread of the antenna towers there in nashville, seeemed like a good idea at the time.
He's had if for a few months and so aside from not being able to take it back now I don't think he's going to want to buy another antenna for just a few more channels. The stronger preamp was a hopeful swap/drop-in that just doesnt seem to have panned out. Thanks for the advice though.
Thanks for the name. I will let him know!
After the "repackage" of WJDE-LD going from Channel 31 to 23, will it also be relocating to a Dickerson Road Transmitter instead of the L&C tower? The GPS location is not at the L&C tower, it has the station been sold or just under a different management?
Granted Channel 23 Longley-Rice coverage map available. NASHVILLE, TN
0000034264 (25076f915f490f5f015f53d007ee27d8) - App - (Exp. 10/18/2019)
478' 15 kW DA (E) (Vertical ERP: 3.75 kW) Directional Pattern
34.4 mile contour / 3720.5 sq. mi. area / Est. Pop. 1,528,038
459' AGL; 1030' AMSL; (1023532)
0.75° Elec Beam Tilt; Full Service Filter
[H-Pat] Propagation Systems PSILP8JDE-23-EP
NAD83: N 36° 14' 5.9", W 86° 45' 19.3" (36.234972, -86.755361)
This is the only station where the signal is not detectable in my area. It broadcast 3 out of the six stations carried that are worth watching (H&I, Decades and Movies!). Hopefully they will power up after the move. I have no problem receiving WKUW-LD Channel 40.1, but it also broadcast from a Whites Creek transmitter, at 1057'.