TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW) -- TRANSMITTER AT FULL POWER - RE-SCAN IF YOU ARE UNABLE TO RECEIVE THE WIBW-TV SIGNAL!
We hope to bring the power to half on the new transmitter by 2 p.m. We have had some tech issues this morning that are now resolved.
power level has not been increased as of 1145 a.m. Having some issues, and may not be able to increase until around 1 p.m. today!!!!
WIBW-TV will be bringing the new transmitter online at 9 a.m. Wednesday.
It will take approximately 2 hours to reach full power. If you are unable to see WIBW-TV by 11 a.m.
PLEASE RE-SCAN. THANK YOU
Find more information on the re-scan in our F.A.Q. below
Tuesday July 17th, 9 a.m. - Currently we still have some electrical and testing to finish but may be able to switch over to the new transmitter as early as Wednesday evening, but Thursday more likely... REMEMBER Due to the differences in consumer electronics, some people will need to rescan, while others will not... I will post as soon as the switch has been made and signal is stable, so I hope the next update is the last!!!!
We now have a schedule of events...
7/13/2018 - Transmitter arrives and is unloaded at the transmitter site
7/16/2018 - Transmitter install team begins work
7/16/2018 - Electrical connection finished by Ash Davis
Install should take about a week or less, so the entire project should be completed by 7/21/2018... Once again, most will have no issues, some will need to re-scan after the transition is made to the new transmitter.
Why are you doing this?
THE OLD ANTENNA HAS SERVED US WELL FOR 55 YEARS, BUT NEEDS TO BE REPLACED ASAP.
When does it start?
ON OR ABOUT MAY 19TH.
Will I definitely lose my signal that day?
DEPENDS. SOME INDOOR ANTENNA USERS MAY EXPERIENCE SIGNAL ISSUES.
How long will my signal be impacted?
APPROXIMATELY 2 WEEKS DEPENDING ON MOTHER NATURE.
Is there an alternative way I can watch?
YES! YOU CAN LIVE STREAM WIBW's NEWS, WEATHER, AND SPORTS ON WIBW.Com
CBS.COM HAS FOR MOST CBS SHOWS THE NEXT DAY
Will you be rebroadcasting any of the shows I missed?
NO. WIBW-TV IS NOT ALLOWED TO REBROADCAST CBS SHOWS.
Will I need to rescan after the change?
YES. WITH THIS CHANGE ALL VIEWERS WILL NEED TO RESCAN