Nashville DTV News

W14EE in Cookeville Maybe On the Air

- Posted March 21st, 2022 at 6:56pm
I was in Cookeville with my portable dtv setup today, and I found out that W14EE maybe on the air. The reason I said "maybe" is because I almost decoded it, but it was right before I left Cookeville. I didn't think it was on the air yet, even though they applied for a license back in January. I wasn't able to see what was on it, i.e. how many subchannels including the main channel, what networks, is it a translator of WSMV already? So, I am asking anyone that lives in the Cookeville or Algood area to try and see if you can receive it, and if you can, can you let me know if it is a translator of WSMV. Thank you. Until news breaks, that's all for now.


- Posted on March 21st, 2022 at 8:42pm - Edited

Where I live currently I cannot receive channel 14 right now as the power is too low. After the power goes up then I will more than likely receive it then. I seen it was going to be a low powered repeater of channel 4 on Wikipedia for the Nashville TV. It is under outlying areas for Cookeville. Also I notice an increase of signal strength on my Hdhomerun than what it would be usually.

- Posted on March 21st, 2022 at 8:47pm

I tried both my antennas. The CM3020, and the (new) ClearStream 4, both 20' high. I could see a signal increase toward that area from here in McMinnville. But no dice. I wish they'd put translators here in McMinnville, or in Cookeville aimed down this way. I don't for see it. But I can hope. Right now, The ClearStream 4 is aimed at Huntsville. Lock on WAFF (RF 15), and WHNT (RF 19).

- Posted on March 21st, 2022 at 9:10pm

Right now channel 14 is at 0.2 kilowatts at 286 feet. It is set to go up to 295 feet and 15 kilowatts. You maybe can receive it then but the way the antenna will be facing the opposite way of Mcminnville. I think the primary target for channel 14 is for North of Cookeville. Maybe one day they will have a dedicated repeater for Mcminnville.

- Posted on March 21st, 2022 at 10:00pm

May I ask you where you got that information about them raising the antenna and increasing power? Thanks.

- Posted on March 21st, 2022 at 10:19pm

This is the website of what I read the information from. I'm not sure if it is accurate but this is the source. The information is the last state on the list.

- Posted on March 21st, 2022 at 11:23pm

Yeah, that's an old construction permit. When this article came out, that was the permit, but now, they made this 0.2kw (200 watts) permit and they applied for a license to broadcast those specs. I do have to say though, they may, in the future, raise the power output at least, but that's just my opinion and not fact.

- Posted on March 21st, 2022 at 11:31pm

That makes more sense. Thanks for the clarification.

- Posted on March 21st, 2022 at 11:33pm

You're welcome. ☺

- Posted on March 21st, 2022 at 11:40pm

What is the current plans? Is the RabbitEars data correct which is what I'm assuming.

- Posted on March 21st, 2022 at 11:41pm

Yes. Right now it is. I don't know of any other plans for the moment.

- Posted on March 21st, 2022 at 11:43pm

I figured as such. Well have a good night to you.

- Posted on March 21st, 2022 at 11:44pm

You too.

- Posted on March 22nd, 2022 at 10:08pm - Edited

I have seen that channel 44.7 is Story Television on my Hdhomerun but is running filler until the 28th of March.

- Posted on March 23rd, 2022 at 1:58pm

Yes, I see. Thank you for letting me know.

- Posted on March 30th, 2022 at 12:18am

I've got my CM3020 aimed back toward W14EE. Seeing if nighttime skip will allow me to pick it up.

- Posted on March 31st, 2022 at 1:19pm

My antenna decoded channel 14 sometime in the morning. I see they have 5 channels with no data but that is expected because the channel went out hours ago. I live in Southern Kentucky and I am surprised the antenna decoded the channel. I viewed the channel on my Hdhomerun.

- Posted on April 3rd, 2022 at 11:47am

WSMV channel 4 has gone from being very strong to weak lately. I can barely receive it anymore. I live 60 miles east of the tower. Does anyone know why this has happened ?

- Posted on April 3rd, 2022 at 1:59pm

I think it is just the weather changing. That is my guess about what might be going on.

Brentwood OTA
- Posted on April 5th, 2022 at 7:29am

No, more than the weather. The one TV in my house on which I could actually pick it up the past few years is suddenly showing "No signal" on that channel.

- Posted on April 5th, 2022 at 1:28pm

Well I did not know. They must be having issues with the transmitter. I do not get channel 4 at all so I just guessed weather interference.

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