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

After completing a rescan on their television sets, more Anchorage-based households should expect to receive the most up-to-date local news and NBC programming on KTUU Channel 2 and the Justice Network. With KYES Channel 5 syndicated shows including classic sitcoms, daytime court, and legal dramas fill the screen on Antenna-TV and Heroes and Icons.

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.