BY JON O’CONNELL
Anyone who watches TV with an antenna, no cable or satellite, must rescan their televisions over the next couple of months.
Six area TV stations are switching frequencies to make room in the airwaves for nascent 5G network upgrades and other mobile broadband services, the Federal Communications Commission announced today.
These channels are changing their frequencies between June 22 and Aug. 2:
- WQPX-TV, Channel 32
- WYLN-TV, Channel 35
- W47AO-D, Channel 36
- WNEP-TV, ABC16
- WSWB-TV, CW38
- WOLF-TV, Fox56
To rescan, viewers must use their remotes or TV converter boxes to first access the “setup” or “channel” menu, the FCC says.
Then, they must choose the option “channel scan,” “channel tuning” or “auto search.”
This process allows users to keep their existing channels and possibly discover new ones.
Frequency changes won’t happen all at once, so viewers likely will have to do it a few times.
For more information, visit fcc.gov/tvrescan, or call the consumer help line at 1-888-225-5322, then press “6.”