Last Updated: 10/23/2016
Posted on 10/23/2016 at 9:16PM
NPT 8 is Back on the Air!!!
I just checked and WNPT channel 8 is back on the air. I know this maybe the shortest post, but other than that, that is all I have for you right now.0 Comments - To post a comment, please log in. No Comments
Posted on 10/22/2016 at 7:10PM
Npt 8 Update
Just thought I would give you an update on WNPT channel 8. Right now, it is still off the air. The comments below are from Michelle Jones from WNPT. The first one was posted on the WNPT website just yesterday (10/22).
I checked with Mr. Crane and Mr. Baker before posting, but here is an engineering response: NPT’s transmitter tower, like many towers in the U.S., is more than 40 years old and in need of refurbishing. There are only a few crews in the country qualified to do this high-altitute work, and they go from state to state working on towers and antennas and responding to emergencies such as fallen towers, which does happen now and again. The crew working on the NPT tower started by checking all the high-tension guy wires holding the tower up and replacing any corroded parts. Then they started climbing the tower and checking all the joints, replacing rusted and corroded bolts and sections. As they got closer to the top, NPT’s transmitter power output was reduced and finally turned off for the safety of the workers. The next task was to remove the old WKRN analog antenna from the top of the tower, as it was no longer in use. This changes the towers height, which meant that all the lights on the tower had to be moved to comply with FCC & FAA regulations for tower height. Finally, the tower will get a new paint job that will, with any luck, prevent corrosion and keep the NPT tower in good condition for another 40+ years.
The second comment was posted Tuesday 10/18.
We cannot state when our signal will be further available to all our viewers because the length of the maintenance depends on a number of factors beyond our control–one of those being the weather–but we are hopeful we will be back on the air for everyone within 10 days.
That is all I have for you right now.
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Are WKRN and WNPT still sharing the dame tower and if so is WKRN operating at reduced power?
No, they're not. Only the WKRN old analog antenna was on the same tower as WNPT antenna. In another comment on that page, she said they (WKRN) was on a neighboring tower. So it doesn't have an effect on WKRN.
Posted on 10/14/2016 at 1:31PM
NPT 8 is Off the AirWNPT channel 8 has been off the air since yesterday morning. They are having tower maintenance done, and they will be off for another week. A link to the story is below. That is all I have for you right now.
NPT 8 Tower Maintenance
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Posted on 10/2/2016 at 11:13PM
Another WRTN Change
Well, there has been another network added to the WRTN lineup. This time it is yet another shopping channel on WRTN 6.6. It is called Evine. You can find out all about it by going to their website at www.evine.com. The reason I said "yet another" is because Nashville already has the two major shopping channels - "HSN" and "QVC", and they are being broadcasted twice over the air with HSN on both 28.6 and 31.x while QVC is on 28.5 and 40.x, and an extra QVC on another 40. Also, there is the Liquidation channel on 40.2. So, counting the duplicates and the new network added, that is seven shopping channels on the air in Nashville. In my opinion, enough is enough of these shopping channels. That is all I have for you right now.2 Comments - To post a comment, please log in. Show Comments
Quite agree we have enough shopping channels. On the plus side it wasn't a rebroadcast of one of the others. :-)
It's still nice to see something being broadcast on all 6.x channels. Channel 8.1 and 8.2 are out of order now.... Hope y'all have a great weekend! keith
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