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Rotaries: Avalanche on the Mountain Previous Broadcasts

KQED 9: Sat, Feb 8, 2014 -- 6:00 PM

A winter storm buries the Sierra Nevada. Embedded in the blizzard: the main line of America's railroad. For two days the major west-east route across America is shut down by snow, tying up billions of dollars of goods, trapping an entire train crew in an avalanche. A vision from the past is sent to rescue modern day transportation. The Rotary Snow Plow, invented in the 1800s, roars to life and heads up some of the steepest mountain terrain in the world. Its mission: save the crew and re-open the rail line over Donner Pass. Men and machines vie with the mountains and elements, a true story of survival.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Sat, Feb 15, 2014 -- 4:00 AM
  • KQED Life: Fri, Feb 14, 2014 -- 10:00 PM
  • KQED Channel 9: Thu, Feb 13, 2014 -- 5:00 AM
  • KQED 9: Thu, Feb 13, 2014 -- 5:00 AM
  • KQED Channel 9: Wed, Feb 12, 2014 -- 11:00 PM
  • KQED 9: Wed, Feb 12, 2014 -- 11:00 PM
  • KQED Channel 9: Sat, Feb 8, 2014 -- 6:00 PM
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TV Technical Issues

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    TV Technical Issues
    • Mon 11/03/14: Work on KQED Plus tower (DT54)

      Another station needs to do maintenance on its equipment on the tower on Monument Peak, requiring that we switch our DT54 Over the Air signal from the main antenna to the auxiliary when the work starts, then back to the main antenna at the conclusion. These switches should cause momentary outages only, and most receivers […]

    • Wed 10/15 morning: KQED Plus (KQEH) Over the Air signal down

      UPDATE: This problem has been resolved, and the OTA signal for the DT54 channels restored. (DT54.1 through 54.5) KQED Plus’ Over the Air transmission is currently off air via our KQEH transmitter on Monument Peak northeast of San Jose. Technicians are working on the problem. No current estimate regarding how long this will exist. We […]

    • KQET (DT25) Over the Air: Wed 8/27

      We are aware of the break-up issues for our DT25 Over the Air signal in the Monterey/Salinas area. This will also affect viewers of any cable or satellite signal provider using that transmitter as their source. Engineers are working on the problem.

To view previous issues and how they were resolved, go to our TV Technical Issues page.

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