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WKRN (Maybe) Back to Full Power

- Posted January 6th, 2022 at 6:35pm
I have noticed that WKRN is much stronger today. It is not just me, because I have noticed others experiencing a bump in their reception of WKRN. If you happen to be watching WKRN News 2 today at around 12:30pm, you might have noticed they went off the air. Well, you are right. They went off the air for an hour, and when they came back on the air, their signal was stronger than it has been in a while. I don't know officially if they are back to full power or not, but it seems like they are. If you have experienced a bump in your reception of WKRN, please let me know by leaving a comment below. Until more news breaks, that's all for now.


- Posted on January 7th, 2022 at 12:34am - Edited

I absolutely noticed an increase in power/signal to noise. Not a huge increase. But enough to almost equal out my S/N vs Signal Levels on my 295 Degree aimed Televes, here in McMinnville. For the time being, I'm also getting WKRN on my Channel Master CM3020. It's aimed 307 Degrees. I know the latter will not last into the spring/summer. But I'm glad to have stable signal now. Because I don't have an antenna higher than 20' off the ground, plus 1000' HAAT, It doesn't take much to go from signal, to nothing at all.

- Posted on January 7th, 2022 at 12:26pm

Now I'm noticing across the TN RabbitEars scans that they're dropping again. I guess it was too good to be true. Perhaps they were trying a different fix and it didn't work? Time will tell I guess overall.

- Posted on January 7th, 2022 at 1:14pm

I have noticed a decrease in my reception too, but two things: 1) It is a gradual decrease, and not a drop off; and 2) I am still receiving WKRN great. I haven't received it this good in a long while. I have to say that it maybe just the sun wreaking havoc on the signal. I, also, have to say that once the sun goes down, you watch and see if WKRN doesn't get better.

- Posted on January 7th, 2022 at 2:48pm - Edited

As of 2:45 PM (1-7-2022), their SNR is 22 db at my home. After they dropped their power after the IOT tube failure, it was no worse than 26 db. I guess we'll know when they are back at full power when they notify the FCC and the information is available in the FCC facilities database.

- Posted on January 8th, 2022 at 12:00am

Yes, that is correct. That is what I go by.

- Posted on January 8th, 2022 at 2:17am

Same. Mine doesn't show me dB levels. I don't have the DEV version of the 3.0 SD HDHR4K. I have noticed it HAS improved. But I'm also having more dropouts than I expected too. I guess they're still working on that IOT transmitter.

- Posted on January 8th, 2022 at 4:05am

I get the SNR dB levels on the signal diagnostics page from my Sony XBR TV. It also displays any errors with the signal. I just checked at 3:45am (1-8-2021) and I am getting a solid 29dB now and zero errors. Yesterday, when the SNR was at 22dB, there were a lot of errors. So it appears that WKRN is back at full power. NashDigie will give us the heads up when WKRN files with the FCC that they are officially back at full power.

- Posted on January 8th, 2022 at 4:37am - Edited

My TV only shows Signal quality sadly. It a 2015 Vizio 4K.

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