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WKRN (Nashville, TN ABC) off air

Discussion in 'Local Reception' started by xmguy, Jun 22, 2009.

  1. xmguy

    xmguy Active Member

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    I got up this morning only to see that Nashville based WKRN SD signal is out for me. I get my signal on the 101. Does anyone know what is going on with WRKN and who else is having this issue and for how long.
     
  2. SayWhat?

    SayWhat? Know Nothing

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    Dunno. I just swung my antenna around and I'm getting an abnormally solid lock on 4 & 5, but nothing on 2.
     
  3. xmguy

    xmguy Active Member

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    So you get OTA and it's out too. Strange!!?? I wonder if they are changing their SD signal to broadcast only in 16:9?
     
  4. xmguy

    xmguy Active Member

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    WKRN POSTED THIS ON TWITTER:

    News 2 knocked off-air

    Posted: June 22, 2009 10:44 AM

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. - The Nashville Electric Service is experiencing a problem in the area where News 2's transmitter is located.

    As a result, power is not being supplied to the transmitter and News 2 is unable to broadcast over the air.

    The problem was recorded just before 4 a.m. Monday.

    NES hopes to have power restored by 11:15 a.m.

    No other information is available at this time.
     
  5. xmguy

    xmguy Active Member

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    After 8 hours of being off the air. WKRN JUST NOW, added this to their website:

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    UPDATE: Power is not being supplied to News 2's transmitter.
    NES is working to correct the problem.
    more >>

    To add WKRN SAID it shouldv'e been back on by 11:15am. At 1pm now it's still off the air.

    They SHOULD put their feed online for now, since their OTA and cable/satellite feeds are down.
     
  6. SayWhat?

    SayWhat? Know Nothing

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    First thought is 'generator', but I don't know if one could supply the necessary power.
     
  7. xmguy

    xmguy Active Member

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    I KNOW a generator could power their transmitter. I remember back in the mid 90's a tornado ripped though Nashville. Taking out WTVF's (News Channel 5) main transmitter. They then used a backup remote transmitter powered via generator. That was back when TV was ALL analog. With digital the power needed to send the SAME signal is much less.

    At 2:49 PM. WKRN IS back up.
     

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