We are aware that many Over the Air (OTA) viewers are currently unable to tune in our channels on the usual DT54.1 through 54.5. This is due to a problem with our PSIP generator, which engineers hope to have repaired on Monday 4/18.
In the meantime, OTA viewers might be able to watch any of those 5 channels by punching in 50.1 through 50.5 temporarily.
Back when the big conversion from analog to digital broadcasting took place, the FCC decided that viewers should not need to memorize a new list of channel numbers, so even tho nearly every TV station in the country now broadcasts on a different frequency, each station includes a “virtual ID” code in its transmission that tricks TVs into renumbering the channels to their “old” designations. So, even tho KQED Plus is actually transmitted on frequency 50, the virtual ID normally is there to tell your TV to renumber it as 54.
Guide information will not be present until the full PSIP capabilities are restored, but many OTA viewers may be able to at least watch the programs in real time.
(DT54-1 through 54-5)
Wednesday 11/10, 11am
The DT54 Over the Air signal will need to switch from main to auxiliary levels late Wednesday morning for the safety of the crew working on another station’s equipment on the tower, then back to the main antenna mid-afternoon when work is completed. The change should be for a couple/few hours at most, and will involve two short outages when the two switches between antennas take place.
Most receivers will automatically re-acquire the signal for each switch. A few viewers may need to do a rescan to recover all the stations which transmit from that tower.
This will not affect Comcast/Xfinity customers, or viewers of our DT9 or DT25 signals.
UPDATE: Comcast was able to resolve their technical glitch apx 10:45pm
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We are aware that at least during the early part of the evening of Monday 7/20, the audio is out of sync on Comcast/Xfinity channel 10, their basic cable service. This problem still exists as of 8:10pm.
We have confirmed that the audio is fine on our outgoing signal for KQED Plus Over the Air on DT54.1, 9.2 and 25.2, and it is also fine on Comcast/Xfinity channel 710, their HD service. So far, we’ve not received any trouble reports from viewers using other signal delivery services.
If you are experiencing this problem, and are using any channel or service OTHER THAN Comcast 10, please email email@example.com to let me know.
If you are a Comcast Basic Cable subscriber watching on channel 10, please report it directly to Comcast as well, using the “Tech Troubles” path in their phone system.
(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
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.
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.
(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.
(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.
(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.
UPDATE: This problem has been resolved, and the OTA signal for the DT54 channels restored.
(DT54.1 through 54.5)
KQED Plus’ Over the Air transmission is currently off air via our KQEH transmitter on Monument Peak northeast of San Jose. Technicians are working on the problem. No current estimate regarding how long this will exist. We apologize for any inconvenience.