Some people on the SF HD Yahoo Group are saying the can't receive KRON. If you're in that same predicament, make sure you re-scan! Since most receivers already have 38 being used for KCNS, if you tune to 38.1, you won't get KRON, you'll get KCNS. When you re-scan, your tuner will find KRON on 38 and alias it to 4.1 and 4.2. The station IS on the air on 38. SD is still on 4.1 and HD is still on 4.2. Note, KRON is only operating at half power. They have to modify their old channel 57 transmitter to 38 before they go to full power. Their on-the-air promos have been saying that they should be full power about June 18th.
In other news... you'll also have to rescan to get all of the other stations that will be changing channels:
2 - KTVU - from 56 to 44
6 - KVIE - from 53 to 9
7 - KGO - from 24 to 7
8 - KSBW - from 10 to 8
10 - KXTV - from 61 to 10
40 - KTXL - from 55 to 40
42 - KTNC - from 63 to 14
64 - KTFK - from 62 to 26
The stations are changing at different times, so re-scan often! KSBW 8 did it at 12:30 pm this afternoon. Most do it tonight at 12 midnight or sometime in the early morning after they make the necessary changes to connect their new digital transmitter to the antenna. It took KRON three hours to change. KTVU, like KRON, might take a few hours. KGO is ready and will be able to do it in minutes. KXTV 10, as reported yesterday, is going to change their analog transmitter to a backup antenna at 10 pm so that they can connect the channel 10 digital transmitter to the main antenna. They plan to be ready at midnight for 10 digital on channel 10.
I've heard no details for channels 6, 40, 42 or 64. Channel 64 is making a major change. Not only are they changing channels from 62 to 26, they're also changing transmitter sites from Mt. Diablo to Walnut Grove.
Some of the channels that are not changing channels will have to go off the air temporarily tonight so that connections can be made to the antennas they share with other stations.
All of the other channels will only turn off their analog signal. Most plan to do this at 11:59 pm tonight. Their digital signal is already in it's final configuration.
KNTV analog 11 switched to Nightlight Service at 12:01 pm this afternoon and is offering a very well produced program on DTV that repeats over and over and over... and will for at least the next two weeks.
KOFY 20, KCBA 35, KICU 36, KCNS 38, KION 46 and KFTY 50 have already turned off their analog signals, and their digital transmitters are on their final channel.
By early tomorrow morning, all analog stations will be off the air (except low power stations and translators), and all digital stations will be on their permanent, final channel assignments. The only thing left after the changes today and tonight are the installation of new antennas and possible power increases. The stations on Sutro Tower will not be on their permanent antennas and final power levels for digital until October. KCRA 3, KICU 36, KTEH 54, and maybe others will be changing to new antennas and increased power later this year.
For a complete list of all digital stations, with their virtual (aliased) channel and transmitter channel numbers, transmitter location and other information, go to my website:http://www.choisser.com/sfonair.html
- listed by virtual channelhttp://www.choisser.com/sfonair2.html
- listed by transmitter channel
All lists have been updated with post-transition information.
Remember re-scan and re-scan again!