Do you one better. Here is my HomeRun 4K live scan page.
here is the results from that page too.
Do you one better. Here is my HomeRun 4K live scan page.
You posted the live scan link a week ago. The point of the signal search is to compare prediction with reality, to suggest what you can possibly improve vs. what you likely cannot.
Not really, no. Those two transmitters are 15 miles apart, so it's apples and oranges. You do not have enough data to predict how well you would receive a 3.0 signal from WKRN's location. You might not even get a robust signal from there with your current receive configuration. Worth noting, when Sinclair signals were on reduced power on March 7, before you were on the band scan, you posted that you couldn't even get a lock on the robust PLP from WUXP.Can I just say how ATSC 1.0 is SO bad compared to 3.0. [Reception graphs of WKRN RF 27 and WNAB RF 30 deleted.]
Thank you. I didn't know I could do that, or get that info. I assume the radius is the curvature of the earth?You posted the live scan link a week ago. The point of the signal search is to compare prediction with reality, to suggest what you can possibly improve vs. what you likely cannot.
First, all of your signals except WCTE show "tropo" (click the mileages) for the reception path, meaning that there are more than two terrain obstacles between the transmitter and your antenna. Reception in such situations is problematic and idiosyncratic in terms of antenna location.
That's a good idea. I have plans to see if my Televes Dat Boss LR Mix might work better in a different location. I can only get Huntsville during skip, sadly.Second, your scan shows that in a relative sense, UHF signals from just one tower are out-performing all others compared to the prediction , even those from other nearby towers, such as WPGD and WTVF, transmitting from .3 and .5 miles away, respectively. This suggests that your antenna happens to be positioned very favorably for that particular tower, and that if you want to improve your reception from other Nashville stations, you would probably be better off walking around your property with a smallish UHF antenna to try and find a location better suited to those other stations.
Third, the signal search shows Huntsville signals at strengths comparable to Nashville signals. That may or may not match reality, but you might find a sweet spot on your property where you could get more reliable reception from Huntsville than you currently have from Nashville.
Looking back that was true for a bit. They were working on the tower/exciter/STL. Later that day signal was back and has been rock solid since then. I can get PLP0(QAM16) from both channels, WUXP, and WNAB. I can only get partial PLP1(QAM256) from WUXP. In fact WUXP is so powerful. I can unplug my preamp and "see" the signals from the 3.0 WUXP. I can't decode them, but the diag tool for the HomeRun4K can see them. Where only WCTE will come in un-amplified.Not really, no. Those two transmitters are 15 miles apart, so it's apples and oranges. You do not have enough data to predict how well you would receive a 3.0 signal from WKRN's location. You might not even get a robust signal from there with your current receive configuration. Worth noting, when Sinclair signals were on reduced power on March 7, before you were on the band scan, you posted that you couldn't even get a lock on the robust PLP from WUXP.
First half. True. However my goal is to get WKRN, WSMV, and WTVF OTA on 3.0 during/after the next 5 years. Hoping they use their robust signal (QAM16) to carry a lower resolution signal of their main feed. Being best for fringe/mobile.The only halfway fair comparison is between the 3.0 lighthouses and WZTV's 1.0 signal. Even there the directional patterns of the three signals are different, as is the HAAT, but at least they are all on the same tower. And you get WZTV 99% of the time, which means you get all 6 services from it 99% of the time, because that is the nature of 1.0, all or nothing. From the 3.0 lighthouses, you get only 2 of the 6 services 100% of the time, and the others some of the time or not at all.
You might be happy with that, but I think a lot of other people might not be.
So please stop posting how superior 3.0 is to 1.0 for fringe viewers, in multiple forum threads, at AVS and SiliconDust.
You just got LUCKY with the location of the 3.0 lighthouses in your area.
If they were to make that repeater powerful, even in Murfreesboro. It would do a lot! I can get WHTN (shown below) solidly! They NEED a repeater somewhere. Murfreesboro is a great area. But if it's just an LP/CD station then it might NOT help me more. But you're exactly right. I'm in the Nashville DMA. I shouldn't have to rely on bounce from the troposphere to get a signal. But I still hold out for QAM16 on 3.0. Even if the signals are Tropo, like WNAB is. I can STILL get it solid for the robust signal. Time will tell as usual. Tennessee just has so MANY mountains that they even need repeaters close to Nashville proper. 3.0 IS the future. If done right rural/fringe folks like me, will be walking on cloud nine in the next 5 years.Based on this map, it looks like Nashville is within your DMA: https://tbh.lerctr.org/~ekb/TVMarkets/Maps/tennessee.gif. I'm not sure how much effort they would put into guaranteeing that you would get their OTA signal since there are options like cable, satellite, and streaming. If I was a betting man, my bet would be Murfreesboro getting a repeater rather than Woodbury to make sure their footprint extends out to their eastern boundary.
You don't have any low band TV worth chasing, so don't use a splitter, use an HLSJ:Does anyone know of a after amp splitter or something to fix the gain loss once the signal leaves the preamp injector?
Thanks man! I might need a notch amp now lol. Because Nashville decided to use WKRN RF 27 on south Nashville, and the rest middle, to north Nashville. So my Televes is aimed toward WKRN exactly. Then the CM3020 is aimed toward north (tower farm). As it is, it's either or (antenna input wise).You don't have any low band TV worth chasing, so don't use a splitter, use an HLSJ:
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TV on the high side, FM on the low.
Please read also Detroit thread discussion.
You can do the power injection on the low side, too.
I bet they’re running off their lower powered AUX site. Since I was a kid in the late 80s-90s WCTE was always the channel I could watch anywhere. Even after the DTV conversation, it was the channel I could always count on getting. Way before I could even sniff Nashville stations. So they must be having issues with their main transmitter. Perhaps from the storms last night? I'm getting near 100% signal strength, but no data.WCTE doesn't have any applications on file with the FCC that would allow them to change locations.
Well, if it is, then I don't have a problem with it then.Or this might be part of the issue. "
WCTE PBS is currently off the air on DirecTV due to a fiber problem. Our engineers are aware of the problem and are working to resolve the issue. We apologize for the inconvenience and hope to be back up quickly. To watch the WCTE PBS live stream visit https://video.wcte.tv/livestream/