Nashville DTV News

W35DZ 35 is Getting a Boost

- Posted August 29th, 2022 at 7:49pm
I just found out that W35DZ-D 35 of Algood (near Cookeville) is getting a big boost. An application was just filed today saying they want to raise the antenna 450ft and increase the power from 3kw up to 15kw. Once a map is available, I will post a link. Until more news breaks, that's all for now.

Upadte 8-30-22 4:17pm: - You can click here to look at the map.


- Posted on August 29th, 2022 at 8:57pm

I know for sure I will get W35DZ once it goes up to 450 feet and 15kw.

- Posted on August 30th, 2022 at 1:55pm - Edited

Seeing I'm LOS to WCTE. Even their backup I probably am. I should get it when they go on air. I'm 1 Edge to W35DZ as it is. So the power will do alot.

- Posted on August 30th, 2022 at 2:55pm - Edited

Xmguy I hope you do get channel 35. The power increase will more than likely see you receive it or at least have a high SNR for it. EDIT: I just looked at the application on Rabbitears and it looks like Mcminnville will definately get the channel and I will get it at my location.

- Posted on August 30th, 2022 at 6:17pm

Where do you live, City? If you don't mind. I live in one of the yellow/red zones. One hopes.

- Posted on August 30th, 2022 at 8:02pm

I live in southern KY and it looks like to me that it is toward my direction for the most power.

- Posted on September 1st, 2022 at 9:54pm - Edited

W14ee is getting a power increase from 0.2 kilowatts to 15 kilowatts. Happy to see the power increase finally happen so I can get channel 4 reliably.

- Posted on September 1st, 2022 at 10:31pm

Thanks for the info. Even though if I didn't see your comment, I would have seen the FCC application. I will post about it shortly.

- Posted on September 1st, 2022 at 10:37pm

Alright. That's good you seen my comment though.

- Posted on September 1st, 2022 at 10:08pm - Edited

Are the two 35's (Algood and Nashville) cancelling each other out? I'm in Lebanon and can't get either one.

- Posted on September 1st, 2022 at 10:17pm

W35DZ in Cookeville is 3 kilowatts. More than likely weather events are making it harder to receive WCTZ or the channel is offline.

- Posted on September 1st, 2022 at 10:39pm

RFCCLebanon, right now, it doesn't matter because W35DZ Algood is just 3kw like Leatherneck97 said. It's probably just the atmosphere. In the future when they (Algood) power up, you might, at times, have a problem with them and Nashville's 35. With me being a little more East than you, I will have definitely have a problem with 35.

- Posted on September 1st, 2022 at 10:41pm

Leatherneck97, WCTZ is not off the air. They may not be at the power level they should be though.

- Posted on September 1st, 2022 at 10:51pm

I understand you NashDigie. Good that you told me it wasn't offline but probably at reduced power.

- Posted on March 16th, 2023 at 12:51pm

I was looking for their info because every Spring with the time change, this channel doesn’t change it. I have a PVR box so any programs I have on it are thrown off if I have this channel on. Plus they don’t do any EPG’s so I can’t program anything on their channel.

- Posted on March 16th, 2023 at 3:49pm

Same experience for me with their sister station, WCZU-LD in Bowling Green. Thankfully, on my Roku TV, the guide is accurate.

- Posted on March 17th, 2023 at 10:08pm

😢 I had forgotten to switch it off Buzzr before leaving out a bit ago. Got back to find that I had a show from an hour earlier because of it. 🤦🏼‍♀️ And I knew it would do it.

- Posted on March 22nd, 2023 at 4:51pm

I wish W14EE would go ahead and get that boost. It's beyond depressing losing WSMV at night on VHF. If it weren't for WAFF in Huntsville, I personally wouldn't have any NBC.

- Posted on March 22nd, 2023 at 6:20pm

I'm in the same boat as you. I never get WSMV at all but luckily I live north enough to get WNKY out of Bowling Green, KY.

Brentwood OTA
- Posted on March 23rd, 2023 at 7:56am

While I haven't found much on NBC to be of interest for a few years now, I do occasionally like to see WSMV's local news programs. I do have the WSMV app loaded onto our Roku devices, and there I can scroll through stories of the day or watch each local news program live. But the mystery remains as to why an engineer can't work out the over-the-air signal so that I can pick it up with an indoor antenna in between the Brentwood hills, only a handful of miles from their service location of Nashville.

- Posted on March 23rd, 2023 at 2:27pm - Edited

Actually in the future WFET-LD will be serving your area of Brentwood. You can possibly get the repeator once the tower is at its permanent location. Also do you have LED light bulbs that can possibly degrade your signal for WSMV?

- Posted on March 24th, 2023 at 12:08am

I get WSMV great during the day. I'm 68 miles away. I do use a high gain, outdoor antenna. But for your case, a small VHF HI outdoor antenna would do you great.

Brentwood OTA
- Posted on March 24th, 2023 at 6:43am

Y'know, I do have some LED light bulbs in the den near that TV. I'll have to experiment and trade those out with some CFLs from another level of the house. Also, I may try adding an old pair of VHF rabbit ears behind the TV before I set up something in the attic or outside. Good suggestions, thank you both.

- Posted on March 24th, 2023 at 2:14pm

You're welcome. I would try something like Xmguy said and have the antenna outside so the LED light bulbs won't have such an effect on WSMV. The light will affect it no matter where they are. I had a problem where WBKO out of Bowling Green was weak that the LED bulbs would outright lose the signal because of the interference. The antenna that is used for WBKO is in the attic and the light affected it badly.

- Posted on March 25th, 2023 at 9:42pm

You might want to try moving your antenna. I live in Gallatin and use an indoor antenna. I get an excellent signal from WSMV with my antennas on the south side of the house. However, on the north side of the house I had to experiment to get WSMV. I have found that the location of the antenna makes a difference. Moving the antenna less than a foot can mean the difference between getting a signal or not, especially with vhf channels.

- Posted on April 5th, 2023 at 6:30pm

Is GetTV (4.6) new on WSMV (RF 10)?

- Posted on April 5th, 2023 at 7:02pm

It's been on WSMV since September 2022.

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