Rescan Day for WBNX was August 2, 2019.
Have you rescanned yet?
Here’s what you need to know.
We understand there may be some of you that are experiencing trouble getting our signal now that the government mandated repack/frequency change has happened. Here are a few suggestions you could try that some of our viewers have had success with:
1. Reposition your antenna and do another rescan. Just slight adjustments could do the trick.
a. Make sure it’s pointed toward Parma.
b. Try to avoid pointing it toward big trees if you live in a heavily wooded area.
c. Make it higher if you can. Height is your friend!
2. If you have an indoor antenna, you may want to consider using an outdoor antenna, if possible.
3. Use a low noise TV pre-amplifier (signal booster).
4. If you are using any type of equipment to record programming (i.e. Tivo) and you have the capability to view "Channel Selections", make sure 55.1 - 55.6 is selected on frequency 17, not 30.
5. Some TV’s and/or converter boxes are trying to connect to our old frequency 30, which no longer exists. A factory reset will clear its memory and it should connect to us on the correct frequency 17.
These suggestions are not guarantees unfortunately, but we encourage you to please keep trying. Feel free to keep us in the loop and let us know if you come up with any new ways to get our signal.
This is all a work in progress, we appreciate your patience as we anticipate completing this project soon.
Why did WBNX move?
The Federal Communications Commission (FCC), which regulates the public airwaves, held an auction to reallocate TV broadcast airwaves for wireless internet broadband services. Now nearly 1,000 TV stations are required to move frequencies to make room for wireless internet carriers. As directed by the FCC, TV stations will be moving frequencies at different times starting in 2018 through at least the spring of 2020. This may require viewers who use an antenna to watch TV to rescan more than once – each time a local station changes frequencies.
Because TV stations in our area are moving at different times, you may need to rescan your TV sets more than once. Please stay tuned to your local channels for information and plan to rescan. You can find more information on these moves at TVAnswers.org. You may also contact the FCC’s spectrum repack consumer hotline at 1-888-CALLFCC (1-888-225-5322) and pressing 6 to speak to someone on the help desk. The center is staffed from 8 a.m. to 1 a.m. ET.