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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
    • Wed 11/30: planned momentary outages of DT54 over the air signal

      (this is a continuation of the work originally announced for 11/28, which was not completed on Tuesday.) At some point during the morning of Wednesday Nov. 30th, the KQEH transmitter will switch from its main antenna to the auxillary one, to allow for the safety of workers doing maintenance for another TV station on the […]

    • Tues 11/29: DT54 Over the Air Signal restored

      Repairs have been completed on today’s transmitter issue, and the signals for DT54.1 through 54.5 have been restored.

    • Tues 11/29: DT54 Over the Air signal currently down

      (DT54.1 through 54.5) During the course of the work described below, which necessitated moving our outgoing signal from the main antenna to the auxillary antenna, the transmitter suddenly shut down. As of 3:30pm Tues, we do not have an estimated time for repair and return of the Over the Air signals for DT54.1 through 54.5

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

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Channels 9.1, 54.2, 25.1
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Wave 9 and HD 164
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XFINITY 10 and HD 710
Wave 10
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Channel 54.3
XFINITY 189
Wave 157

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Channel 9.3
XFINITY 190
Wave 156

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V-Me

Channel 54.5 & 25.3
XFINITY 191 & 621
Wave 154

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Channel 54.4
XFINITY 192
Wave 155

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