The Spectrum Repack Is Here!

The spectrum repack reduces the frequences which are used for over-the-air television so they can be used for other services such as 5G wireless. As a result many stations will begin transmitting on a different frequency. In some cases they may also transmit from a new location. This is a nationwide change that is being conducted in phases – The San Francisco – Oakland – San Jose area is in Phase 9, with a few stations in Phase 8.

As described below, SF Bay Area viewers are already being affected by the work required to prepare for the repack.

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Maintenance History

  • 20191116 – 20191124 – The primary monitor has been unstable due to an OS upgrade. Data for most channels have been populated from a backup system which has the same RF feed but may use different HDHomerun tuners (HDHR4 vs HDHR5). Statistics supplied by the tuner or demodulator, such as signal strength and symbol quality, may vary as a result.
  • 20190823 00:30 – 11:00 – System upgrade
  • 20190510 -12:00 PM – 11:00 PM – Due to bad Netgear firmware that caused IP conflicts through much of SFBayATSC monitoring was unavailable during this period.
  • 201811011 02:00 – 05:45 – System upgrade
  • 20181002 13:55 – 14:10 – Maintenance – System drive failure.
  • 20180930 07:50 – 13:50 – All monitors offline due to power outage.
  • 20180811 23:05 – Software update
  • 20180721 00:30 – Temporarily add RF 28 (KOFY, CRTV, KMTP, KEMO)

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