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Apparently WMC doesn't scan the VHF channels even though it appears to. Any OTA channels still broadcasting on VHF frequencies will have to be manually added to the guide. It's not all that difficult and nowhere near as laborious as others have mentioned.
To add a missing VHF channel, go to Tasks -> Settings -> TV -> Guide -> Add Missing Channels.
Select the option to Add DTV Channel
Add the number of the channel as it would appear in the guide (e.g. 9.1) and click Next
Enter the broadcast frequency of the channel (e.g. 9) and click Next. You can get the broadcast frequency from Antennaweb.org, TVFool.com, Rabbitears.com, and probably a few others.
Enter the name of the channel (e.g. WUSADT) and click Add.
You'll be taken back to the screen to either add more channels or click Done when you're finished.
I don't recall if the channels you just added show up in the guide right away, but if they do there won't be any guide data for them yet. You need to rerun EPG123 to download and import the data again for the new channels.
Note that any time you rerun TV Signal setup in WMC you will have to go in and add these channels back in again.
I'm not sure how this works with additional sub-channels (i.e., 9.2, 9.3, etc.) as I have never actually tried to add one, but I believe you would just change the displayed channel number to indicate the desired sub-channel and the actual frequency would be the same as the primary VHF channel (i.e., 9). The name of the sub-channel would be different as well (i.e., WUSADT2)
Update: I just tried adding a sub-channel using the method I just described and it works exactly as I indicated. The new channel number and call sign are listed in the guide right after you add them and it says No data available just as I would expect. I just reran EPG123 manually and I still get No data available for the newly added sub-channel, but I'm not all that concerned at this point. I have found that running EPG123 manually does not always provide the results I expect. If I just let it run automatically at the scheduled time it always seems to get the data I want so I'm just going to let it run overnight as scheduled and check it again in the morning.
Last edited by captain_video; 01-03-2020 at 09:11 AM.