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I'm redoing my channel scan to get rid of the WHBF, WISC and WKOW signals that my box somehow received -- and still remembers -- after the storm. Around 3 a.m. Friday morning those two Madison stations came in loud and clear, as did WHBF in Rock Island, which keeps its transmitter on the air with its logo over color bars even though it doesn't run anything. (Hey, Coronet Communications, ever heard of CBS Up To The Minute?)
As for stations we "should" be getting:
- KGAN is up at the moment. It appeared that there was a period yesterday in which it wasn't mapping properly, though. If you're still not getting it, try punching in its "actual" channel (51-1) or do a rescan. After you do that, hopefully your tuner remembers where to find channel 2 and it will come up as 2 again.
- KCRG is also up, with its test subchannel 9-2 displaying radar.
- KFXA-DT is off. If you've rescanned, you'll need to check for them on their "actual" channel 27-1, as your box probably forgot where to find it. KFXA analog is on.
- It appears everyone else is normal.
(Information is current as of post time.)
EDIT: If you're into looking for distant stations when the conditions are right, you can look for WKOW-DT on channel 26 and WISC-DT on channel 50. I think WMTV-DT was trying to come in on 19, but didn't quite make it. I've also gotten Rochester, MN NBC on channel 36 in the past.
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"ItÂs looking more like Y2K than the Bay of Pigs." - FCC Commissioner Adelstein, 6-13-09, on the DTV switch