Nashville DTV News

Repack Update - WLLC Has New Channel On

- Posted February 28th, 2020 at 6:27pm
A big thanks to dbone55, he let me know that low power station WLLC has flipped their switch on their new channel 19. They must not be at full strength because I checked the graphs, which you can see here, and channel 19 is not at all as powerful as channel 42. So, they must just be testing it out. According to dbone55, they have the same programming on except for 42.4 and 19.4. On 42.4, it says "New Programming Coming Soon", while on 19.4, it has a different test pattern. BTW, checking the graphs, according to the Hendersonville graph, it looks like they turned channel 19 on at 1pm. Again, I would like to thank dbone55 for the heads up. Until more news breaks, that's all for now.


- Posted on February 28th, 2020 at 10:16pm

I'm thinking they must be just testing. I both rescanned and tried RF 19 and nothing is coming in on RF 19. I've got pretty good signal on RF 42 (SNR 22.5 - 22.9 dB). I'm right at the Gallatin / Hendersonville border.

- Posted on February 29th, 2020 at 5:57am

I've got two different TV tuners connected via a coax splitter where I can now select or scroll to a specific RF signal, analyze the signal strength and signal quality, and hold it there without having to rescan on each of them. This is much needed for someone in a fringe area like me. One is my new LG TV; the other is an HDHomerun. Previously, I had no signal analysis tool whatsoever. To check for how a transmitting change may affect me, back then I had to conduct a rescan. The HDhomerun is more limited than the LG TV, because signal analysis is a separate program than the viewing program and can be installed and used only on my Windows computer, and although it has a "view"button on the screen, I haven't figured out a way for it to open the Homerun program and show the TV signal, instead of Windows Media Player. The good thing about the Homerun, however, is that it's connected to my wifi network, and so theoretically, I can take it out near my antenna and analyze real time while making changes in antenna aim, height, etc without a second person and sans a $600 analysis tool. I haven't tried it yet, but as long as I'm in range of my router, this should work albeit a bit of lag. As for RF-19 I'm showing 34% signal strength; RF-18 with no incoming signal shows 32%; so that means I've got nothing out here north of Cookeville so far. Going to try a new UHF-only antenna tomorrow and also try out my new mobile analysis tool HDHomerun config (GUI). I'll run a base scan and notate with my current antenna (AntennaCraft U8000 8-bay bow-tie); bring it down; mount and erect my new antenna (Stellar Labs 30-2370); scan through and notate; and compare.

- Posted on February 29th, 2020 at 2:17pm

If you are trying to see if you can receive WLLC channel 19, I think you would be wasting your time, because they are not at full strength at 14.9kw. Even the tuner in Hendersonville can't receive them right now, and it can receive RF 42 perfectly fine. I would suggest to wait on trying for WLLC channel 19 until they power up. BTW, since you live near Cookeville, even when they do power up, in my opinion, you still probably won't receive them. Again, that is just my opinion, but go ahead and try when they power up, if you do happen to get them, let me know.

- Posted on March 1st, 2020 at 4:35am

@Nashdigie. Thanks again. I'm not adding any channels. With my tv, I can just go into manual "channel add" mode, and run through 2-36 and view them without adding or deleting. It's so easy to add or delete this way, I see no reason to ever run a scan on the tv. With respect to HDHomerun, I've run a scan under the best atmospheric conditions for future improvements, and then temporarily locked out the ones that are not reliable. So right now, I've got twelve signals but I've got five of them blocked from viewing.

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