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Last Updated: 11/13/2017


Posted on 11/13/2017 at 11:30PM

Even More Repack Info and WPGD Info

First, in an earlier post, I said that channels that are not being repacked were going to have a period of time to modify their current broadcast specifications. Well, I just recently found out the time frame. They are only going to have 10 actual days, that is including the weekend, to do any modification. It will be from November 28th to December 7th. They(FCC) said it will be a first come first served basis. I will post any applications that are from any Nashville area stations.

Second, I noticed a while back that WPGD shrunk down from five channels to just one channel. I have been meaning to post about it, but never got around to it. CompuPaul had received a reply from WPGD about the situation. I am posting it below. I want to thank CompuPaul for the reply.

"The WPGD transmitter is and has been at 100% and is compliant with all FCC regulations. Including legal Id’s We are currently on the backup dish at the transmitter site. Due to this we are only able to broadcast the main channel. So the sub channels are off air. I just got off the phone with the tower crew from North East Tower. They will be here on Friday to commence work. Hopefully this issue will be resolved in a timely manner and we can again broadcast the sub channels."

That is all for right now.

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by "CompuPaul" on 11/16/2017 at 4:10PM   

I saw WPGD was back to transmitting all their subchannels last night. I am thankful to have them back before some Christmas specials hit the air next month.

Posted on 11/2/2017 at 3:28PM

Today's Repack Modification Report

Well, today, only one application has come in so far, and that is WNAB channel 58 and WJFB 44. WNAB have applied to increase their ERP from 200kw to 725kw, and WJFB has applied to increase their ERP from 681kw to 950kw. In the past few years, they (WNAB) have been hard to keep stable at just 350kw, in my situation. If any more applications come through, I will post it here. That's all the news for now until later.

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Posted on 11/1/2017 at 9:44PM

The Only Modification for Today Is...

The only station that applied to change their repack channel assignment is WTVF NewsChannel5. Their repack specs for channel 36 was already for 1000kw. So, the only change they did was to change from an elliptical antenna to an Omni-directional one. That is all for now.

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Posted on 10/30/2017 at 6:16PM

Today's Repack Report

The only station to apply to change their repack specs is WNPX 28. The only change they have done is to increase their ERP (power) from 676kw to 1000kw. I have updated the repack plans page. That is all I have for you right now until later.

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Posted on 10/27/2017 at 1:19AM

Grit Returns!

Well, I just wanted to post this real quick. I just happened to go through the channels and I happened to come across Grit now on WKRN 2.4. I just thought that WTVF NewsChannel5 would put it on 5.4 because Scripps, WTVF owner, is now also the owner of Escape, Grit, Laff, and Bounce. Well, that's all for now.

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by "kpople@yahoo.com" on 10/27/2017 at 7:10PM   

Happy to see Grit back on the air! Thanks for the updates. kp

Posted on 10/26/2017 at 8:56PM

Another Repack Modification

Another Nashville station has applied to change their repack channel specs. WJDE-CD channel 31 has applied to change the power of their new channel 23 from a mere 4.45kw to 15kw. That is the highest power they can go. Now that should really help in their coverage and everybody's reception. That's all for now until later.

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by "retroviewer" on 10/29/2017 at 9:13PM   

I really hope so, I've never been able to pick it up.

Posted on 10/25/2017 at 9:17PM

More Repack Information

News broke last week from the FCC that just like the filing window that is open now until Nov. 2nd for the stations in the repack to file for modifications, the FCC has decided to create another filing window for the stations NOT in the repack to modify their broadcasting specs. That window will be between Nov. 2nd and Dec. 31st. That date is not set in stone. They just said that it would be after this current filing window closes. Just to clarify, the stations in Nashville that would fall in that category would be WKRN 2, WSMV 4, WCTE 22, and WPGD 50. What they can do is to either move their transmitter or power up. Both WKRN and WPGD can only move, because they are already at full power. That is all the information I have for you right now, until later.

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Posted on 10/25/2017 at 7:01PM

First Modification of the Repack Has Come

Between October 3rd and November 2nd, stations that are involved in the repack that is coming up are able to change their repack specifications like either increase their ERP (power) or even change channel. The first application that has come out for the Nashville area is from WHTN channel 39, currently RF channel 38. It is currently holding a permit for channel 16 at 618kw. They have applied to increase ERP from 618kw to 900kw. I have made the changes accordingly to the repack plans page. You can click here to go to that page. I am awaiting more applications for the other stations in the repack in the next coming days until the deadline November 2nd.

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