Nashville DTV News

W14EE Pictures

- Posted November 22nd, 2022 at 8:57pm
Here are some pictures I received from xmguy.

The first one shows the tower that W14EE is on.
W14EE Tower

The next two are images of WSMV 4.10 on W14EE.
W14EE Today Show
W14EE Ice Rink

This pic shows xmguy aiming at the tower for W14EE
W14EE Aiming to 14

This one he is aiming towards Nashville, and see what two channels he can pick up.
Antenna Towards Nashville


- Posted on November 22nd, 2022 at 9:06pm

The pictures look good. Thank you Xmguy for the pictures and Nashdigie for posting them. I hope they put the power up soon so I can at least get WSMV.

- Posted on November 23rd, 2022 at 3:05am

Thanks NashDigie and Leatherneck. The current antenna is just on top of the BUILDING. That's one reason it's so weak in power.

- Posted on November 23rd, 2022 at 3:12am

You're welcome, Xmguy. I've always wondered why the channel was so bad to get up high. I had an antenna that had a high signal strength but nothing came in. That antenna was lower to the ground but was inside my house to pick up WKRN.

- Posted on November 24th, 2022 at 12:26am

Did you test to see how long W14EE lasted until it went out or did you not test for it? Just a question on my end. I was close to getting it tonight and was wondering if I have a chance to get it.

- Posted on November 24th, 2022 at 2:38am

Since it wasn't a 3.0 signal, I couldn't test it on the move well. Sorry. I do know this I could not get it down the road. Literally. The Algood Cemetery..

- Posted on November 24th, 2022 at 1:42pm

That's fine. I should have figured it wouldn't stay in on the move since it's ATSC 1.0.

- Posted on November 24th, 2022 at 7:36pm

xmguy, so, where you lost it, it was "dead" air? 😂

- Posted on November 24th, 2022 at 8:05pm


- Posted on December 3rd, 2022 at 4:02pm - Edited

Old AT&T Long Lines microwave tower and transmitter building. Nostalgia. At least one of the old AT&T circular microwave repeater antennas looks like it has been gutted. Wouldn't be surprised if a new microwave antenna was installed in it to get the feed from WSMV. Wonder if Gray is going to have the old microwave feedhorns removed and move the antenna to the top of the tower?

- Posted on January 2nd, 2023 at 3:04am

Yep. The tower itself doesn't house any of the current RX, or TX for W14EE. They are using a vertical polarized small yagi to get WTNX, and rebroadcast from a small UHF panel antenna. All on top of the shed.

- Posted on January 2nd, 2023 at 5:20am

Sounds like they just slapped something together because of the lack of materials.

- Posted on January 6th, 2023 at 5:09pm

Yikes. Sounds like a jury rigged system to get a signal on the air. As Leatherneck97 said, maybe they slapped something together due to a lack of available materials.

- Posted on January 6th, 2023 at 5:39pm

Yeah it's probably something temporary until the construction is completed for the future tower.

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