New Transmitter FAQ

In the summer of 2019, Anchorage based television stations, KTUU Channel 2 and KYES Channel 5 announced the addition of a new transmitter, expanding the signal to previous blind spots across the city.

The addition of the new transmitter will also provide five over-the-air television signals to the Kenai Peninsula beginning Monday, August 12 for viewers watching via local translators.

The new signal is running at the maximum power level allowed by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) for low power television transmitters.

Some television sets will find the new signals automatically; others will need to be rescanned. KTUU is NBC, Channel 2 News and The Justice Network. KYES airs MyNetwork and syndicated programs. Antenna TV airs classic television shows like Bewitched and Johnny Carson. Heroes & Icons carries all five Star Trek shows in primetime and popular classics including House, Jag and Monk during the day.

How do I rescan my TV?

  • Find the correct remote control for your TV. (The one that came with the television when you purchased it.)

  • Select “Set Up” or “Settings” on the Menu. If you can’t find the option to rescan this way you will need to check your owners manual for specific instructions.

  • Choose “Antenna”. Then “Channel Scan” or “Auto Tune”.

  • Your TV will automatically rescan for available signals. This could take a couple of minutes.

  • Viewers who need additional assistance may also contact the FCC call center toll-free by dialing 1-888-CALLFCC (1-888-225-5322).
  • * Most newer models will automatically scan when powered on.
    * Subscribers to cable or satellite TV do not need to rescan. Service providers will do it for you.

    Which antenna do I need?
    A UHF antenna is needed to properly receive the signal from this new transmitter.
    Click here for additional information about antennas and reception from the Federal Communications Commission (FCC).

    What if rescanning doesn’t work?
    Try moving your antenna to get a stronger connection to the signal. Even just a few inches higher or lower will often make a difference. The FCC recommends doing another scan after making the adjustment.