Audio Issue KQED DT 9.1 /25.1

December 15, 2017 · Filed Under KQED, KQET, TV · Comments Off on Audio Issue KQED DT 9.1 /25.1 
UPDATE: Audio has been restored, please report any issues! 
If you’re still experiencing audio issues, you may need to rescan your television. Visit kqed.org/54move to learn how.
Thank you for your patience while we resolve the issue!

KQED will no longer broadcast the KQEH signal from Monument Peak Tower effective 1/17/2018

December 13, 2017 · Filed Under KQED, TV · Comments Off on KQED will no longer broadcast the KQEH signal from Monument Peak Tower effective 1/17/2018 

KQED will be removing its over-the-air television signal from the Monument Peak Tower in the San Jose area on January 17, 2018 (Note: this maintenance was previously scheduled for December 15, 2017).

KQED will now broadcast our full suite of channels (KQED 9, KQED Plus, KQED World and PBS Kids) on Channel 9 and 54 from Sutro Tower in San Francisco, and on Channel 25 from Fremont Peak Tower in the Monterey/Salinas/Santa Cruz area. This change affects a small number of households, predominately located in the eastern Bay Area, that still depend on antenna reception. It has no impact on residents who receive their television via cable, satellite or the Internet. If you experience reception problems you may need to rescan your television. Visit kqed.org/54move to learn how.

KQED LIFE OFF AIR Friday, December 15

December 13, 2017 · Filed Under KQED, TV · Comments Off on KQED LIFE OFF AIR Friday, December 15 

KQED will no longer offer the KQED Life channel beginning Friday, December 15.

Several of the most popular exercise, cooking and lifestyle programs exclusive to KQED Life will now be scheduled on KQED Plus and KQED 9, where they can be experienced by more viewers.

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Radio Schedule Program Listings Outage

September 5, 2017 · Filed Under KQED, KQED Public Radio Sacramento, Radio · Comments Off on Radio Schedule Program Listings Outage 

We are experiencing a temporary lack of daily schedule listings for our radio programs. Thank you for your patience as we get them back online.

Scheduled Maintenance 8/21-8/25

August 16, 2017 · Filed Under KQED, KQED Plus, TV · Comments Off on Scheduled Maintenance 8/21-8/25 

Next week, Sutro Tower will be switching most stations to their auxiliary antennas.

KQED TV will be at half power on the lower auxiliary antenna, this will affect some of our Over The Air viewers. Maintenance is scheduled on August 21-25 from 9am through 4pm daily.

Thank you for your patience!

KQED TV All Channels: Planned outage late Fri/early Sat 1/14 midnight-2am

January 10, 2017 · Filed Under KQED, KQED Plus, KQET, TV · Comments Off on KQED TV All Channels: Planned outage late Fri/early Sat 1/14 midnight-2am 

All KQED television channels will be off the air late Friday/early Saturday 1/14 beginning at midnight for approximately two hours to perform maintenance and upgrades to our electrical system. These improvements will help KQED maintain and continue our broadcast service to the community. We will return to our regularly scheduled programs as soon as work is completed, at or near 2am. This will affect Over the Air, Cable and Satellite system viewers. Thank you for your patience.

early Thurs 12/08: planned KQED DT9s Over the Air outages

December 7, 2016 · Filed Under KQED, TV · Comments Off on early Thurs 12/08: planned KQED DT9s Over the Air outages 

(DT9.1 through 9.3)

KQED will be performing maintenance at Sutro Tower in the overnight hours early Thursday 12/08. We are expecting a few power interruptions to take place and KQED will need to be off air for these. The outages are expected to be brief.

Mon 8/01: DT9 Over the Air PSIP outage (apx 8:30am-2:30pm)

August 1, 2016 · Filed Under KQED · Comments Off on Mon 8/01: DT9 Over the Air PSIP outage (apx 8:30am-2:30pm) 

RESOLVED: PSIP was restored at apx 2:30pm Monday. Our signal should be ID’g as 9-1, 9-2 & 9-3 again.
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(DT9-1, 9-2 & 9-3)

BACKGROUND: the PSIP information line in our Over the Air signal stopped again this morning. So while we were still transmitting programming on our three channels, they were showing up as 30-1, 30-2, 30-3, rather than 9-1, 9-2, 9-3, until the signal was repaired again. Viewers can determine if this is a station issue by punching in channel “30”, and seeing if they find us there. However, the onscreen guide info will not be available until PSIP is restored, and the channel reverts to identifying itself as “9”.

Additional info for the curious: since the digital conversion several years ago, very few stations actually transmit on the old frequency that the channel number identified. The FCC didn’t want viewers to have to learn new numbers for all their local TV stations, so even tho TV stations now transmit on different frequencies from their analog days, a “Virtual ID” is sent as part of the PSIP info, which tricks your TV into labeling the new frequency with the old number. So, with our virtual ID currently not working, our signal is currently labeled with our Real Frequency (RF) number, which is 30.

And what does “PSIP” stand for? Program and System Information Protocol (the data line that includes the program guide info and the virtual ID for changing “30” into “9” as our channel number).

Mon 6/27: DT9 PSIP issue for Over the Air viewers

June 27, 2016 · Filed Under KQED · Comments Off on Mon 6/27: DT9 PSIP issue for Over the Air viewers 

RESOLVED: PSIP was restored at apx 2:50pm Monday. Our signal should be ID’g as 9.1, 9.2 & 9.3 again.
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(DT9.1, 9.2 & 9.3)

Our Over the Air (OTA) signal for DT9 is still transmitting. However, we are aware that the PSIP information line in our OTA signal has stopped. Engineers are working to resolve the issue.

In the meantime, OTA viewers may be able to find the three channels at 30.1, 30.2 & 30.3 until the issue is fixed. However, the onscreen guide info will not be available until PSIP is restored, and the channel reverts to identifying itself as “9”.

Additional info for the curious: since the digital conversion several years ago, very few stations actually transmit on the old frequency that the channel number identified. The FCC didn’t want viewers to have to learn new numbers for all their local TV stations, so even tho TV stations now transmit on different frequencies from their analog days, a “Virtual ID” is sent as part of the PSIP info, which tricks your TV into labeling the new frequency with the old number. So, with the virtual ID currently not working, our signal is currently labeled with the Real Frequency number, which is 30.

And what does “PSIP” stand for? Program and System Information Protocol (the data line that includes the program guide info and the virtual ID for changing “30” into “9” as our channel number).

KQED DT9: planned overnight outage, Over the Air early 5/04

May 3, 2016 · Filed Under KQED · Comments Off on KQED DT9: planned overnight outage, Over the Air early 5/04 

(DT9-1, 9-2, and 9-3)
Early Wed 5/04, beginning 12:30am

We will be shutting down our KQED DT9 Over the Air Sutro Tower (SF) transmission at apx. 12:30am early Wednesday May 4th, in order to install some new equipment. We expect to be back on the air between 4am-6am Wednesday morning.

Most receivers will automatically re-acquire the signal when it returns. A few viewers may need to do a rescan to recover all 3 channels.

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