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WVFX: Make a Plan to Rescan

Making a change to our transmitter signal!

Remote control used by adult man in his hand
Remote control used by adult man in his hand

On Saturday, August 1st, WVFX is making a change to our transmitter signal. This change will affect anyone who receives our signal with a TV antenna. If you receive WVFX over the air using an antenna, you will be required to re-scan your TV’s channel receiver in order to find us.

You WILL NOT be required to re-scan UNTIL the date of the upgrade.

Anyone receiving WVFX on an antenna WILL lose the signal fo WVFX on Saturday August, 1st until this simple re-scan is performed.

If you receive WVFX on cable or satellite, you WILL NOT be affected.

Follow these simple steps in order to re-scan your TV:

1. Make sure you have a VHF/UHF antenna connected to your TV

2. Go to your TV menu

3. Select “Channel Setup” (or similar)

4. Choose “Antenna” and/or “Air”

5. Run “Auto-program”

6. Your TV may take 3-15 minutes as it searches for channels in your area.

(If your television is not digital, but you have a digital set-top box, refer to your set-top box product manual to learn how to add channels.)

Frequently Asked Questions

Why must I re-scan my TV? You must rescan your TV only if it is connected to an over-the-air antenna on August 1st, 2020. WVFX is changing frequencies on that date and you will to re-scan in order to receive our signal.

What happens if I don’t rescan on Saturday, August 1st? You will not see WVFX on your TVs that are connected to an antenna.

What if I scan before Saturday, August 1st? No harm, but you also will not pick up our new frequency. That’s why we suggest our viewers to scan on August 1st.

Why doesn’t this affect televisions connected to cable, satellite, or streaming? Because these services are provided through means other than with an over-the-air antenna.

What if I rescan and I cannot see WVFX? Wait a bit. Consult your TV instruction manual and try again.

I can’t find my TV instruction manual, what do I do? We suggest going online to your TV manufacturer’s website. They frequently offer downloads of instruction manuals.

Who else can help me? You might try calling your TV manufacturer or contact the retailer from which you purchased your TV.

Will you still be Channel 10? Yes. Technically, it is only the “radio frequency” that is changing; this is what your television looks for when using an antenna. Our radio frequency is changing from channel 10 to channel 13. Your TV will continue to identify us as “WVFX” to you.

Why are stations like WVFX changing their frequencies? We are required by law and the FCC to change our frequency. Our country’s entire “frequency spectrum” is being realigned to provide more efficient use of the airwaves. Over the course of the next five years, more than 1,000 U.S. TV stations will change their frequencies.

Why use an antenna to watch TV? An over-the-air antenna is a way to enjoy WVFX for free. Over-the-air reception offers the best picture possible because it is delivered directly from WVFX to you. Most electronics retailers sell inexpensive antennas.

Help! I’m lost! What do I do? You can email us or call us and we will be happy to assist you.

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