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ATSC 3.0 News - Some Clarification

- Posted June 5th, 2020 at 7:40pm
I want to clarify what I have been saying if I have caused some confusion. First off, I am sorry for that if I did. Second, to clarify, WTVF, WZTV, WUXP, WNAB, and WKRN will have a 3.0 station. The 3.0 stations of WTVF, WZTV, and WUXP will all be broadcasting from WUXP's signal on RF channel 21. When that starts on June 23rd, WUXP's three 1.0 channels will begin broadcasting from WZTV's signal. WTVF's 1.0 station will stay the same. Ok, that just leaves WKRN and WNAB. At this time, I do not know what their configuration will be. I don't know which one will broadcast 3.0 and which one will broadcast 1.0. I haven't found out yet. I just need to clarify one other thing, and that is once you have rescanned on June 23rd after 10am, you will see all their channels where they should be. Nothing should be different then like it is right now. I hope everyone understands what I am saying. I am adding a little diagram below.

ATSC 3.0 stations

ATSC 1.0 stations
WTVF RF 36 → 5.1, 5.2, 5.3
WZTV RF 20 → 17.1, 17.2, 17.3, 30.1, 30.2, and 30.3

Unknown at this time


- Posted on June 6th, 2020 at 12:17pm - Edited

Do you know if WTVF will still be broadcasting at 5.11-5.13?

- Posted on June 6th, 2020 at 12:25pm

If you meant 5.11-5.13, as far as I know, they will still be broadcasting on those channels.

- Posted on June 6th, 2020 at 2:00pm

I meant 5.11- 5.13.

- Posted on June 6th, 2020 at 1:57pm

Thanks for the clarification and for the ATSC 3.0 information in general. Along with WKRN and WNAB, there is no information about WSMV's plans?

- Posted on June 6th, 2020 at 2:10pm

WSMV is owned by Meredith Corporation. That broadcast group is not participating in this at the moment. It may in the future though.

- Posted on June 8th, 2020 at 5:51am

Thanks for this all-important post. Yes this post absolutely clears things up. I gathered nothing from the previous string of posts on ATSC 3.0 that reveal what you've laid out here with the exception of the last comment from the previous post, which was a head scratcher. Wow! A whopping 4 NextGen programming stations coming in on RF-21. This is very surprising and very exciting since there will soon be an HDHomerun quad tuner with two of the four tuners in the box dedicated to NextGen, aka ATSC 3.0. This also shows how powerful the new standard will be if they are able to transmit four flagship stations on one signal; presumably most of them at HD quality. My worry is as it always is, reception. I think rf-21 is decent for me but not great. As of this writing, I rarely can receive Rf 20 and rf-30 hardly ever comes in. I've got some new antennae to try out, which allows me to add VHF-high capability for an attempt to start getting WSMV (Stellar Labs 30-2476) and a new UHF-only Stellar Labs antenna, and I have a combiner on hand; but I'm stuck. I got talked in to putting together all my own coax cut to custom lengths with compression fittings and tools to compress them. This would be fine if I could get the wire to come past the F connector. So far, I've been able to successfully compress two out of seven attempts to build cable lengths; so I'm sort of stuck.

- Posted on June 10th, 2020 at 6:03pm

Check out videos on YouTube for making custom coax cables with compression fittings. I learned a great deal from them and I now I can make custom cables with ease.

- Posted on June 10th, 2020 at 6:07pm

Thanks. I'll check them out. I've got to make this work.

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