KQED DT9s OTA: very brief outages Thurs 6/11/15

June 10, 2015 · Posted By Red Dana · Filed Under KQED · Comment 

(DT9.1, 9.2 and 9.3)

There will be 3 very brief outages (apx. 10 seconds each) of KQED’s Over The Air (OTA) DT9 signal Thurs 6/15, between 10am and 3pm. This is to accommodate preventative maintenance and inspections at Sutro Tower. Most TVs will recover easily each time the signal is restored, but a few viewers may need to do a rescan late afternoon, once the work is completed.

Comcast and other cable systems will not be affected in any manner.

KQET planned overnight outage, early Friday 3/13

March 12, 2015 · Posted By Red Dana · Filed Under KQET · Comment 

(DT25-1 through 25-3)

Another station on Fremont Tower needs to perform more maintenance work overnight, requiring other TV stations to shut down their signals for the safety of the workers.

KQET’s signal will turn off late Thurs/early Friday between midnight and 12:30am, and should return by 6am Friday morning. Many receivers will be able to recover from this outage on their own, but some Over the Air viewers may need to do a rescan to recover the various signals.

This work will also affect any paid signal providers who use DT25-1 as their source for KQED/KQET. Comcast Cable subscribers will not be affected.

KQET planned overnight outage, early Wed 3/11

March 10, 2015 · Posted By Red Dana · Filed Under KQET · Comment 

(DT25-1 through 25-3)

Another station on Fremont Tower needs to perform maintenance work overnight, requiring that other TV stations shut down their signals for the safety of the workers.

KQET’s signal will turn off late Tues/early Wednesday between midnight and 12:30am, and should return by 5am Wednesday morning. Many receivers will be able to recover from this outage on their own, but some Over the Air viewers may need to do a rescan to recover the various signals.

This work will also affect any paid signal providers who use DT25-1 as their source for KQED/KQET. Comcast Cable subscribers will not be affected.

Thurs 3/05, DT54-1 thru DT54-5: 2 planned, extremely brief Over the Air outages

March 3, 2015 · Posted By Red Dana · Filed Under KQED Plus · Comment 

(DT54.1 through DT54.5)

Our Over the Air signals from our KQEH transmitter on Monument Peak (the DT54s) will need to be switched from our Main antenna to our Auxillary antenna while climbers inspect the tower for possible maintenance needs. Once the inspection is done, we will switch back. The two switches will account for two extremely brief outages of just a few seconds, so most receivers should handle recovering the signals each time with no problems.

Exact times for the switches are unknown, but the work should be completed by mid- to late-afternoon, if not sooner. This work will not affect Comcast Cable customers, or the OTA signals for KQED Plus on DT9.2 or DT25.2

KQED Plus on 710 currently dark on Comcast/Xfinity

February 26, 2015 · Posted By Red Dana · Filed Under KQED Plus · Comment 

We are aware that Comcast/Xfinity is currently not transmitting KQED Plus in HD on channel 710. KQED Plus is airing in SD on channel 10. Comcast is also aware of the issue, and working on fixing it. Thank you for your patience.

3 channels currently dark via Comcast/Xfinity

February 17, 2015 · Posted By Red Dana · Filed Under KQED Plus · Comment 

We are aware that Comcast/Xfinity is currently not transmitting KQED Plus on channel 10, KQED V-Me on channel 191, or KQED Kids on channel 192. Comcast is also aware of the issue, and working on fixing it. Thank you for your patience.

KQED most channels, planned overnight maintenance: early Wed 1/14 midnight-3am

January 12, 2015 · Posted By Red Dana · Filed Under KQED, KQED Plus, KQET · Comment 

(includes all DT9, DT54 and DT25 channels, along with most paid signal providers)

We will be doing maintenance work in our Master Control area during the overnight hours of late Tues/early Wed 1/14. Work will begin shortly after midnight early Wednesday, and should be done in 2-3 hours, perhaps sooner.

This will result in all of our Over The Air (OTA) signals being down, which will also affect those paid signal providers who use OTA as their source. If you get your signal from a paid provider other than Comcast, they will restore your signal once we’re back on the air. Many Over The Air (OTA) receivers will also re-acquire the signal on their own once the signals return, but some OTA viewers may need to do a rescan in order to reestablish a link.

Most Comcast channels will continue to transmit during the work. The exception will be KQED Plus (Comcast 10/710 most areas), which will go dark during the work, and be restored along with the OTA signals.

KQED all channels, planned overnight maintenance: early Fri 12/19 midnight-6am

December 16, 2014 · Posted By Red Dana · Filed Under KQED, KQED Plus, KQET · Comment 

(this includes all DT9, DT54 and DT25 channels, along with all paid services)

We will be doing upgrade and maintenance work in our Master Control area during the overnight hours of late Thurs/early Fri 12/19. Work will begin shortly after midnight early Friday, which may last until 6am, though we hope to finish earlier.

This will result in all of our TV channels being off the air via all delivery methods. If you get your signal from a paid provider (cable, satellite, etc.) they will restore your signal once we’re back on the air. Many Over The Air (OTA) receivers will also re-acquire the signal on their own once the signals return, but some OTA viewers may need to do a rescan in order to reestablish a link.

KQED Plus OTA – Optimistically planned maintenance: Fri 12/05 mid-morning

December 4, 2014 · Posted By Red Dana · Filed Under KQED Plus · Comment 

(DT54.1 thru 54.5)

Assuming that the weather and road conditions permit, we plan to do a bit of maintenance on our KQEH transmitter the morning of Friday 12/05… hopefully 10am-11am-ish, but could be a bit later.

Most of the work should not affect the outgoing signal, but there will need to be a cable swap at some point which will take the signal down for only a few minutes.

Most receivers will recover from such a short outage with no problem, and will re-acquire the signal as soon as it returns. A few Over The Air viewers may need to do a rescan.

Mon 11/03/14: Work on KQED Plus tower (DT54)

November 3, 2014 · Posted By Red Dana · Filed Under Uncategorized · Comment 

Another station needs to do maintenance on its equipment on the tower on Monument Peak, requiring that we switch our DT54 Over the Air signal from the main antenna to the auxiliary when the work starts, then back to the main antenna at the conclusion. These switches should cause momentary outages only, and most receivers should have no trouble picking up the signal again each time it returns.

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