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Phillilps County UHF translators now all converted to digital PDF Print E-mail
Written by Holyoke Enterprise   

Region One Translator Association wants the residents of Phillips County to be aware all the UHF translators serving the county have now been converted to digital output.

Those with an analog television need to purchase a converter box which will enable the television to receive digital signals. Once the converter box is connected, a scan will need to be run which will find all available digital signals in the area.

If viewers still cannot pick up the broadcast channels, they need to check the antennae and the incoming line. A TV dealer or Power Up Electrical (970-332-4015), which maintains the translator system, can help with this.

Those who already own a digital TV should be able to run a scan (found under TV setup menu) which should pick up the new digital signals.

Digital signals require the antennae have a line of sight to the broadcasting tower. Digital signals are much more direct than the analog signals. Viewers will never have the snowy picture that sometimes occurred under the analog format. The TV will either have a picture or not, somewhat dependent on weather conditions.

Broadcasting towers for Phillips County are located six miles southwest of Holyoke on Goddard Hill, approximately three miles west of Haxtun and 10 miles southeast of Holyoke near the Pleasant Valley community.

In Phillips County, the Phillips County Recreation District collects 1.0 mill, which pays for its portion of the cost to maintain the three-county (Phillips, Sedgwick and Yuma) translator system.


Holyoke Enterprise December 1, 2011