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WTVP Analog Experiencing Technical Difficulties



UPDATE (10/14/2008 12:34am) WTVP analog Channel 47 is back on air. The pieces necessary to make a permanent fix to the analog broadcast transmitter are no longer available from the manufacturer, but WTVP engineers were able to patch together repairs to the klystron/transmitter and get programming back on the air.


WTVP encourages all viewers to use this analog outage as a beta test for their readiness for digital conversion. As of February 17, 2009, all television stations are required by law to broadcast exclusively in digital. Viewers unable to tune into WTVP during this analog interruption have televisions that are not ready for the change. Please visit wtvp.org for more information on digital conversion, or join us in the WTVP Studio on Sunday, November 2 from 2-5 p.m. for an open house featuring hands-on help and instruction.



One of the 2 klystrons that make up the WTP analog transmitter

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Monday, October 13th, 2008

WTVP 47, public television for Central Illinois, is experiencing mechanical issues that have taken its analog broadcasting service off the air for the better part of Monday, October 13. The issues involve the heart of the analog transmitter, known as the klystron, and are currently being worked on by station engineers. Service will return as soon as possible.

Programming on WTVP Digital Channels 47.1, 47.2 (WTVP HD) and 47.3 (WTVP Create) remain intact. Viewers with digital receivers are encouraged to switch over to these channels to enjoy uninterrupted service.

WTVP 47 is a PBS member station serving all or part of 22 counties throughout central Illinois. Since 1971, WTVP has been providing non-commercial television programming and educational content that engages, enhances, and inspires citizens of all ages.



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