WJAR Providence, RI changing RF stations

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WJAR 10 in Providence, RI is off the air today...only temporary. They are switching out the antenna because they switched RF stations.

They were on 51, now going to be on 50. They have been at reduced power since the 1st

http://www.turnto10.com/story/29696104/faq-wjars-broadcast-signal-moving-to-ch-50

Starting August 1st, WJAR began broadcasting on a reduced signal power. This is step one in the antenna project. If you cannot receive NBC 10 or MeTV this is because your television is now out of range for the reduced broadcast signal. Once the new antenna has been installed, you will be able to receive NBC 10 and MeTV again. This will be on or about August 26th.

On or about August 26th, the broadcast antenna on the tower will be replaced. This requires removing the old antenna and installing a new antenna. When this happens, every antenna television in the area will suddenly lose track of NBC 10 and MeTV. This is only temporary.


I like this part..they actually give the "nitty gritty details" as they put it

To get very technical, WJAR hasn’t broadcast on channel 10 in years! Most VHF channels were eliminated during the digital television conversion. Instead, we broadcast on UHF 51, with a virtual channel identification of channel 10. In other words, your antenna TV receives WJAR programming over UHF channel 51, but tells you you’re watching channel 10.

Now, to make way for mobile phone data, we’re moving from UHF 51 to UHF 50. So our channel is changing. But our virtual channel will remain channel 10.

 
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They've actually been broadcasting a commercial about it here for a week or so on the local radio stations saying to rescan channels on your TV to get it back, etc, etc, like you said, the nitty gritty. :)
 

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