(DT25.1, 25.2, & 25.3)
We have had a failure in a major piece of equipment at the transmitter for KQET DT25 on Fremont Peak, servicing the Monterey/Santa Cruz/Salinas areas. The result is it can only operate at 20% power, a situation which will last for several days. A technician from the manufacturer is flying out with new equipment to facilitate repairs, but at this time we don’t have an estimate as to when we’ll be back at full power.
This is likely to affect many Over the Air viewers, and any cable/satellite company which pulls its signal from that tower. We apologize for the inconvenience. We hope to learn more by Monday or Tuesday of next week, and as we do, this page will be updated.
(DT25.1, 25.2, & 25.3)
Maintenance work is being done during the day on the transmission tower on Fremont Peak. All stations on the tower, including KQET DT25, will need to reduce power at different parts of the day as the crew climbs near their particular transmission antennas. This may cause some Over the Air viewers to temporarily lose our signal. Most tuners should then automatically re-acquire any lost signal when it returns to full strength. However, if you still have no signal after sunset, you may need to do a rescan.
(DT54.1 thru DT54.5, & DT25.1 thru DT25.3)
There will be overnight maintenance affecting both the KQEH and KQET transmitters. Work will start late Mon/early Tues at apx midnight, and may last as late as 6am. There will be periodic outages of both Over The Air (OTA) signals from both sites during this time.
UPDATE: equipment replaced and signal restored apx 1:30pm. However, there will still be the overnight maintenance on this transmitter, as posted in the note above.
(DT25.1, DT25.2, DT25.3)
The KQET transmitter needed to be turned off at apx 11am this morning to allow for replacement of a faulty piece of equipment. Time needed for repairs not known at this time.
All of our television stations are operating on auxilliary power due to maintenance work being done on our antenna. Normal operation should be restored by 4pm on Thu, Sep 13.
Comcast will be doing some work on their Bay Area system in the overnight hours, early Thursday 8/30. All channels on the San Francisco Comcast Lineup will be affected by this work at some point. Each channel will be off for no more than 5-10 minutes during the 1am-5am maintenance window.
(DT9.1, 9.2, 9.3)
UPDATE: KQED’s OTA (Over the Air) signal was restored apx 2:10pm.
KQED’s Over the Air broadcast signal from Sutro Tower is currently down, as of apx 1:45pm. Engineers are investigating the problem, but do not yet have an estimate re: time for repairs. We apologize for the inconvenience.
Cable and Satellite feeds are not affected by this outage.
UPDATE apx 4pm: And… we’re back up again!
UPDATE 3:40pm: Due to a Sutro Tower issue, our Over The Air signal is down again, affecting OTA broadcast of all three DT9s. Other Sutro stations are also affected.
ORIGINAL POST: KQED’s Over the Air signals for DT9.1, DT9.2 and DT9.3 were affected by a brief outage at Sutro Tower, which also affected other Sutro stations as well. The outage lasted apx 3:20pm-3:35pm, when OTA broadcasting was restored.
Our engineers were able to resolve the Over the Air audio problem for our KQEH transmitter (DT54s) around 3:30pm this afternoon, and for our KQET transmitter (DT25s) by 3:45pm. Most receivers/converter boxes should automatically restore the audio, since they never lost our actual signal.
However, if anyone is still experiencing a lack of audio Over the Air, doing a rescan should solve the problem.
We are aware that Over the Air (OTA) viewers are receiving video but no audio from our KQEH transmitter (DT54.1 through DT54.5) and from our KQET transmitter (DT25.1 through DT25.3). Engineers are working on the problem, but a repair time is not yet known.