Fri 10/25: KQED OTA Scheduled Off-Air 12:30am to 4am

October 24, 2013 · Filed Under KQED · Comment 

(DT9.1, 9.2, 9.3)

The KQED Sutro Transmitter over-the-air signal will be interrupted on Friday 10/25/13 from 12:30am until approximately 4am. This will affect the OTA signal only and not our cable or satellite services. This work is being done to put our new Tx generator online. This will give our OTA transmission site the same protection against electrical failures/blackouts as we have at the station.

Thu 10/24: KQEI 89.3 FM Back On Air

October 24, 2013 · Filed Under KQED, KQED Public Radio Sacramento, KQEI · Comment 

SMUD restored AC power at 2:05pm and KQEI was back at full power at 2:22pm on Thursday, October 24.

KQED Public Radio in Sacramento 89.3FM Broacasting at 15% Power

October 24, 2013 · Filed Under KQED, KQED Public Radio Sacramento, KQEI · Comment 

KQED Public Radio serving Sacramento/North Highlands on 89.3 FM is now broadcasting at just 45 Watts of power. KQED is investigating the cause of this morning’s total interruption but it appears that a back-hoe, not operated by KQED, accidentally severed its main power lines at the transmitter site. Live streaming for the Sacramento area was not affected —

KQED/KQEI chief engineer Larry Wood reports that he has been able to draw on back-up power to bring the KQEI transmitter back on line at very reduced power which limits 89.3 FM reception. The station will not be operating at full power until the Sacramento Municipal Utility District restores the power line to the North Highlands transmitter site.



Occasional Sound Issues, Comcast, Santa Cruz area

July 31, 2013 · Filed Under KQED, KQED Plus · Comment 

UPDATE: We understand that Comcast was able to resolve this issue as of late afternoon Wednesday 7/31, and that most of our Santa Cruz viewers now have sound back on BBC World News America, and other British programs. If you still do not have sound on BBC World News America, you’ll still need to call Comcast to have them walk you through fixing the settings in the set top box, returning the Language Preference to English, and the Audio Preference to Stereo.

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(original post)
We are aware that many Comcast Basic Cable subscribers in the Santa Cruz area have developed a problem with sound missing from some programs, the easiest one to check being the weekday afternoon broadcasts of BBC World News America on KQED 9 at 2:30pm and 4pm.

If your Comcast remote is black, please read the next post down, and you may be able to resolve the issue yourself. However, all of the subscribers we’ve spoken with so far have a Silver Comcast remote, and the problem can only be fixed by calling Comcast, and having them walk you through the correct procedure.

When you call the 800# on your bill, use the option for “Technical Troubles.” When you get to a live person, insist on speaking to a technical supervisor. Once you’re talking to a supervisor, let them know that you have an audio problem resulting from the work Comcast did on its MUX lines in the Santa Cruz area on Thursday 7/25. The problem is that, as a result of their remapping of the audio feed channels, the S.A.P. channel within your TV set has been activated, and you need their assistance turning that feature back off.

At this point, they should start instructing you on how to access various menues to correct the settings within their box. The most likely problem is that their work reset your language preference to either French or Spanish, and it needs to be returned to English. If not that, then in the regular audio menu, the work changed your settings to SAP, and it needs to be returned to Stereo.

Mon 5/06: very brief KQED DT9 OTA outage

May 6, 2013 · Filed Under KQED · Comment 

(DT9.1, 9.2, 9.3)
This morning we had a very brief outage of our over the air (OTA) coverage for KQED 9.1/9.2/9.3, which lasted apx 4 minutes. Most tuners will have found the channel again as soon as service was restored, but some may need to be rescanned for channel 9.

This outage did not affect cable or satellite viewers.

KQED Life & KQED World, Sat 2/23

February 23, 2013 · Filed Under KQED, KQED Plus · Comment 

Update: this problem was resolved late on the evening of Sat 2/23/13.
We are aware of the technical problems currently affecting KQED World and KQED Life both Over the Air (DT9.3 & DT54.3) and via Comcast Cable (channels 189 & 190). Engineers are working on the problem, but unfortunately we do not expect to be able to resolve it quickly. We apologize for any inconvenience.

KQED HD: Wed 2/13 8pm

February 13, 2013 · Filed Under KQED, KQET · Comment 

We are aware of the lack of sound on current transmission of “Nature: Cold Warriors”. Engineers are working to solve the problem.

Mon 1/21: KQED World audio issues, via Comcast Cable Channel 190

January 21, 2013 · Filed Under KQED · Comment 

We are aware of the intermittent audio issues taking place on KQED World via Comcast Cable channel 190. We have a faulty audio card in the chain, and are awaiting its replacement, which should arrive soon. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Mon 12/10: missing PSIP for Over the Air viewers

December 10, 2012 · Filed Under KQED, KQED Plus, KQET · Comment 

We are aware that on-screen program information (PSIP) is currently missing for Over the Air viewers. The software company has been contacted, and hopefully repairs will happen quickly. We apologize for any inconvenience, and thank you for your patience.

KQED DT9 planned OTA outage, Tues 11/20 8am-10am(ish)

November 19, 2012 · Filed Under KQED · Comment 

Due to installation of new equipment, KQED’s Over the Air tranmission on DT9.1, 9.2 & 9.3 will be interrupted Tuesday 11/20 at apx 8am. Hopefully all work will be completed by 10am, but might run as late as 11am.

Most tuners should automatically restore the signal once it’s back on air. This work should not affect viewers receiving their signal via cable or satellite.

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