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I just received this email from the Director of Operations at WTVF (Nashville's CBS affiliate):


>Mr. Brown, we turned on the HDTV transmitter this >morning, Monday 11-5-01. We are airing CBS >produced programming in HDTV. You can check >cbs.com for the current schedule. At times when >CBS is not broadcasting programming in HDTV, we >will be airing an up converted WTVF signal. You >will also find NewsChannel5 plus programming and >the radar on the other channels of our HDTV >signal.


I'm still at the office so I haven't checked it out on my TV yet. But, in summary, this is more than a little exciting.

-Reagan
 

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Great news for Nashville! How are you set to receive the signal. I have a Dish 6000 so I guess I better order the module and get an antenna. Anyone have suggestions?
 

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Yep,


Roger emailed me also. This is very cool. I just got done setting everything up.


For the record I am receiving the following channels:


56-01 - Nothing on

56-02 - Upconverted programming

56-03 - Newschannel 5+

56-04 - Doppler Radar


I am using a DishNetwork 6000 receiver with the 8-VSB tuner installed. Receiving 90-97% signal strength.


I have a Winegard Model 1902 Ghostkiller antenna with a Winegard 8700 pre-amp. I am about 25 miles from the antenna.


Can't wait to see the CBS Monday night primetime line-up in HD!!!!


Regards,


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Woo The digital age has begun. :D


Everyone who is receiving the signal pls post with your location,

and I'll direct the head of the engineering dept here b/c they

are interested in our reception reports.


Guess I'll have to cancel the CBSHD from Dish now;)
 

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Trevor,


I am still tweaking my antenna, I currently have a signal strength of 82 in Lavergne. I have a bit of a Gray bar on the right side of the screen on 56-2, the other channels are fine.
 

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Now you Nashville residents have one more way to bag on Memphis. Hmm, pro football, HDTV.... I guess they have a new basketball team, but Memphis residents paid through the nose to build the stadium. Way to go Nashville!
 

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Reagan,


Another DT "Dx target".Thanks for the heads-up! Channel 56 is mostly in the clear,except for WDKY in Danville Ky.(36deg. off-axis).Wish they would have been on the air Sept.9th when I was pulling in UHF all the way down to Huntsville Al.


Lets see.Should I use the CM dish,the JBX21C-D,or the Pro Range75?


Hhmm...decisions...decisions.....
 

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Congratulations to WTVF. Their first night of HD and no glitches! The PQ was excellent. Especially Yes, Dear and Family Law. Oh, and the CBS HD commercial is awesome looking. I can't wait to see the rest of CBS's primetime lineup in HD. Thursday night is going to be awesome, CSI in HD baby!!!


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Do you guys think I could pick up the Nashville HD signal in Huntsville with a Rat Shack indoor antenna?
 

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Do you guys think I could pick up the Nashville HD signal in Huntsville with a Rat Shack indoor antenna?
That is over 90 air miles away. That would be nearly impossible with an outdoor antenna, let alone an indoor one.
 

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Getting a 72 at work. (DTC-100 fed by beat up old scanner antenna on the roof, 3 stories up, near Nashville Tech)


No reception (yet) at home, in Pleasant View. Hauppage WinTV-D tuner card, "100-mile" Radio Shack corner reflector at 15 feet but way too much cheap coax. Still, the NTSC-30 reception is crystal clear so I'm surprised no luck with DTV-56. It knows there's a signal there but can't get any lock on it.
 

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Doug,


I'm surprised you're not getting a lock in Pleasant View. That's pretty near the antenna isn't it?


For anyone that cares, I wholly recommend the Winegard 1902 Ghostkiller antenna. It is very small, but it does a great job with analog and now with digital. I get great reception on all of the analog signals and 95% strength on the digital one. I've combined it with the Winegard 8700 pre- amp. You can purchase all of it at www.starkelectronic.com.


BTW, I noticed that there is another tower about completed next to the new Fox tower on I-24. Is that the new WKRN tower? If WKRN gets on the air, we'll have both ABC and CBS HD. Things are getting good.


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I'm about 27 miles from the transmitter.


And interestingly enough, this morning I'm getting a pretty good lock - with the spare FM radio antenna, an entire 6 feet up & pointed the wrong way - I left connected to the thing when I went to bed. It breaks up once in awhile, but with that antenna lashup I'm not surprised. The WUXP-30 analog reception (antenna just across I-24 but admittedly operating at greatly educed power) is absolutely HORRIBLE on the same antenna.


I'm wondering if they turned it off after Letterman ended? I know WTMJ-DT in Milwaukee only operates between about 5pm and whenever Leno ends.


The other tower next to Fox's is for some FM stations. WKRN's permit is for a new tower immediately adjacent to their current one on OHB in Brentwood. Last I looked (admittedly about 2 months ago) they haven't started on it. Channel 8 will be at the same site.


They're back to having 56-2 audio on 56-4. My tuner card is displaying the channels as "Program 1", "Program 2", and "Program 3".
 

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Has anyone tried an antenna attached to their dish? I was told you could use a diplexer and run from the 61.5 dish. I know this is a hardware issue, but things are moving so fast in Nashville that I wanted to stay with this thread. Thanks for the help.
 

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An antenna attached to the dish might work. Any antenna might work. You'll have to try and see. Using a dixplexor could work also, again trial and error will tell. If you are close enough to the transmitters, you probably won't have a problem.


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I am pretty close to WKRN in Brentwood, but a little further from WTVF. I have RG-6 run into the attic, just thought that small outside might work as well as bigger in the attic. It's a good problem to have. I will let you know how it turns out as soon as I get my OTA module from DISH.
 
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