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TV Rescan Information

Written by Fred Vigeant, Director of Programming and Promotions for TV and Radio | Jul 31, 2019 11:22 PM

This post is relavant to you if you live in the Chambersburg area and watch WITF using an antenna. If you watch WITF via cable, satellite, or use an antenna in any area outside of Chambersburg, then you may disregard the following information.

Viewers in Chambersburg will need to utilize the 'Rescan' function on your television to continue watching WITF after August 2.  

The Chambersburg signal will be offline for routine maintenance Thursday August 1 and Friday August 2.  The signal is being re-tuned to broadcast on a different frequency.  This will mean that when the signal returns to operation, your TV will no longer be able to find the signal on its previous channel position.  

Why just Chambersburg? In Chambersburg WITF operates a lower powered transmitter (a translator) to repeat the signal from Blue Mountain in the Harrisburg area.  This translator needs to be re-tuned to avoid interference with another broadcast television signal in the region who also needs to move to a new spot on the television dial.  The main WITF signal from Blue Mountain near Harrisburg is not affected and is not changing frequency.

Not sure what to do or how to rescan your television? TVAnswers.org provides links to different TV manufacturers to locate instructions on how to use the rescan function on your television.  

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