Nashville DTV News

Knoxville News: WKNX Applies to Change Channels

- Posted February 8th, 2023 at 4:05pm
I know I mostly cover Nashville airwaves, but I also cover the surrounding areas. People who live in Eastern Middle TN and closer to Knoxville who receive WKNX (RF 7), will be seeing a channel change in the future. It has just been applied to the FCC today. So, it will be awhile before anything actually happens. They have applied to change channels from 7 to 21. They will be going up to 1000kw. Now, channel 21 in Nashville is WUXP's 3.0 channel. I don't think there will be any interference unless there is really strong tropo. Like always, until more news breaks, that's all for now.


- Posted on February 9th, 2023 at 8:38am

I am glad that the people of Knoxville and the surrounding areas get WKNX better and I read that they're preparing for ATSC 3.0 with the UHF channel 21 upgrade.

- Posted on February 18th, 2023 at 7:15pm

WDHC-LD on Rabbitears has update to their 2 channels.

- Posted on February 27th, 2023 at 5:55pm

For the time being. I've aimed my Clear Stream 4V toward WBXX/WCTE. Perhaps I'll get these when they go on air. Mainly I want W14EE. I can get WKRN like a rock, WTVF is hit or miss, but ok on ATSC 3.0. (Not sure what the new station will do for the higher level 256QAM needed for WTVF 3.0).

- Posted on February 27th, 2023 at 8:35pm

Hopefully you can get W14EE when it goes online in Algood with that antenna turned towards it.

- Posted on February 28th, 2023 at 1:14am - Edited

Thank you Leatherneck! :) . I ended up aiming back for Huntsville for now. WBXX, and WCTE came in great. But I couldn't even get a whisper from W14EE. I need to go back up there and see if it's even still on air. I am really concerned about Knoxville's move. Since UHF is very directional, I'm hoping that as long as I am aimed toward Nashville, that I will get the ATSC 3.0 signal on RF 21. My setup here is so messed up.

- Posted on February 28th, 2023 at 2:01am - Edited

You've gotta think W14EE is only at 200 watts. I cannot get it here where I live 40 miles away from the broadcast tower. Only people that live within 10 miles can probably get it. Also you will probably keep WUXP on RF 21 because of the mountains stopping the signal from WKNX from reaching you when it goes to its new RF channel unless the channels are affected by tropospheric conditions. I've got a high signal strength from W14EE but nothing yet at all.

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