(DT25-1 through DT25-3)
Late Wed/early Thurs 9/29 1am, the KQET DT25 transmitter will be turned off for maintenance and electrical upgrades. The plan is that the signal should be restored at approximately 6am.
Most Over the Air TVs will automatically restore the signal once the transmitter is turned back on. However, a few viewers may need to do a rescan to re-acquire the signal.
Xfinity/Comcast viewers will not be affected by this work. Viewers of providers which use the Monterey signal as their source will be affected, but those providers should restore service shortly after we turn the transmitter back on.
(DT 25.1, 25.2, & 25.3)
UPDATE: This work was completed early Tuesday morning, and the KQET transmitter is now operating at 95% capacity.
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Our KQET transmitter will be off the air in the overnight hours late Mon 1/13 – early Tues 1/14 for planned maintenance. We expect to go off the air between midnight and 1am, and to be back on the air by 6am Tuesday morning.
Most receivers should be able to automatically recover the signal once it’s restored Tuesday morning. Cable and satellite providers who use the DT25 signal from Fremont Peak will also restore your service once the signal returns.
However, if your signal does not return, you may need to employ one of the methods below:
Manually delete channel 25 from your receiver’s memory, then manually add channel 25 back in. Check your owner’s manual to see if this is an option for your digital TV (or for the converter box hooked into your analog TV).
If you cannot manually delete/add single channels in your system, then refer to the owner’s manual for information about how to do a simple rescan for your system.
Double Forced Rescan
Some models don’t like to learn any new information, even when asked to do so during a simple rescan. If asking your TV/box to manually re-acquire the signal or simple rescans don’t seem to improve the situation, you can try a forced double rescan, which clears the memory, making your tuner as dumb as it was the first day you unboxed it, then ingests all new info.
1. unhook the antenna from the digital TV or converter box.
2. do the first rescan. the TV/box should report it found 0 channels.
3. unplug the TV/box from the wall for 60-90 minutes, to be sure the box forgets everything it previously knew. some models have short-term back-up memory for power failures, so need more time to forget.
4. hook the antenna back into the TV/box, then plug the TV/box back into the wall.
5. if the TV/box doesn’t start rescanning on its own, tell it to rescan for the 2nd time.
KSBW is requesting we shut down KQET for tower work this Friday Morning, December 14, 2012. The outage is scheduled to begin at 12:30am.
12/14/12 Update: The work was not completed last night, so the tower is scheduled to be shut down again early 12/15.
KQET’s transmitter on Fremont Peak will shut down for a short time mid-day on Thurs 9/16 for fan belt maintenance. Exact outage time is not yet known.
While most digital tuners should handle a short interruption of apx 30 minutes without problem, some Over The Air viewers of DT25 may need to “rescan” or “scan add” to restore their tuner’s lock on our signal.
Comcast Cable customers should see no interruption in service. Other Cable and satellite companies will restore their signals as soon as the transmitter is back up.