Can't get my CBS channel to work in Nashville.

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  1. 19972000muskrat

    19972000muskrat Active Member

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    Channel scan gives three different options none of them have a signal unfortunately. Also none of the sub channels work for any of the three different options.
    I noticed all three channels have signal strength around 30 whatever that supposed to mean.
     
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  2. Donbadabon

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    I am fighting getting the CBS channels too.
    Yesterday they moved them to 5-11, 5-12 and 5-13, and then today they are back at 5-1, 5-2, and 5-3. But the power is so weak I can't get a strong signal on them.
     
  3. Donbadabon

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    I've also lost The CW, on 58-1. I don't see it on a new channel in the guide after a rescan.
     
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    CW is not working for me either.
     
  5. Donbadabon

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    According to this, for the CBS station -
    "We've got a team working around the clock on an upgraded antenna signal that will send out our strongest antenna signal ever, but it's not yet complete. It's a process that will continue over the next several days, up to two weeks. Currently, we're working with a side-mounted antenna on our tower, which is a bit lower than our previous antenna. As a result, our signal may not be as strong today as it was before our FCC mandated frequency change."

    So it could be up to 2 weeks before CBS is fully back on the air.

    I've rescanned and I still can't get NewsChannel 5. What do I do?
     
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    Thanks for the update. I guess I'll have to keep my AT&t now for at least another week or two.
     
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    Do you have any info on Fox 17? I still can't get it to work either. It's somewhat works but it seems to be a weaker signal and pixelated picture which was not what I had before the update.
     
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  8. johnfasc

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    30 is way to low in order to receive any station without tiling or pixilation. You will need at least 60 for a station to come in without constant pixilation. After the channel repak you may want to then rescan all stations. If you are going ota then re check your antenna direction also. If cable then you are at their mercy.
     
  9. Donbadabon

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    I am getting 17-1 crystal clear, with about a signal strength of 55. For a day they too moved frequencies, I think it was 17-11, but then moved back to 17-1.
    I am SE of Nashville, near the Brentwood line, and I think the transmitter is North of Nashville.
     
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    FYI: Noticed CBS must be back to full strength as it is working again. I am near Spring Hill.
     
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  11. Donbadabon

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    That is good news. Hopefully it stays up and running. I was getting a good signal the other night for about 30 minutes and then it washed completely out again.
    I signed up to be notified via e-mail when they have completed all their work, so if I hear back from them on that I'll reply here.
     
  12. Donbadabon

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    I had a good CBS signal last night. It has some artifacts every now and then, but those should go away once they are up on full power.

    I still can't get 58-1, The CW.
     
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    As of right now I can't receive CBS FOX or CW.
     
  14. 19972000muskrat

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    Just check my other TiVo which has one of those paper thin antennas on the wall which is probably 10 ft below the other antenna picks up all three stations.
     
  15. Donbadabon

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    That is crazy.

    I still can't get CBS 5-1 crystal clear. It will look good for a few minutes and then suddenly start breaking up. They are still working on their antenna, so I am hoping then they are done I'll be good.

    And still no CW 58-1. It is crazy how long stations are messed up after the repack.
     
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    I'm lucky, Fox 17 comes in really clear for me but CW58 is completely blank.

    My CBS 5-1 still artifacts, sometimes to the point that I have to just FF to get past it.

    You'd think with the advanced notice the stations had, they would be able to get back up and running much faster than they are.
     

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