(DT54-1 through 54-5)
The DT54 Over the Air signal will need to switch from main to auxiliary levels at some point Monday (most likely early afternoon) for the safety of the crew working on another station’s equipment on the tower, then back to the main antenna late-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.
(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.
(DT25-1 through 25-3)
Another station on Fremont Tower needs to perform more maintenance work overnight, requiring other TV stations to shut down their signals for the safety of the workers.
KQET’s signal will turn off late Thurs/early Friday between midnight and 12:30am, and should return by 6am Friday morning. Many receivers will be able to recover from this outage on their own, but some Over the Air viewers may need to do a rescan to recover the various signals.
This work will also affect any paid signal providers who use DT25-1 as their source for KQED/KQET. Comcast Cable subscribers will not be affected.
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.