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Upcoming Broadcasts:

Water Heat, Panels, Astronaut (#1515H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

An indirect route to solve a hot water problem-Richard helps a father of two make bath time fun again. Tom uses molding to spruce up a dining room in Cincinnati. To infinity and beyond-Kevin welcomes a former NASA astronaut to the barn to talk tools.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Sat, Sep 23, 2017 -- 10:00am
  • KQED Plus: Sat, Sep 23, 2017 -- 11:30am

Build It, Lighting, Mousetrap (#1516H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

Nothing beats leftovers-Tom and Kevin use scrap heart pine to make a cutting board in "Build It." Scott transforms an overly bright room with LEDs. It's a trap! Roger takes the bait and shows off the best ways to prevent mice. Also, "What is it?"

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Sat, Sep 23, 2017 -- 4:30pm Remind me
  • KQED Life: Sun, Sep 24, 2017 -- 2:30pm Remind me
  • KQED Life: Thu, Sep 28, 2017 -- 1:30pm Remind me
  • KQED Life: Sat, Sep 30, 2017 -- 10:00am Remind me

Hawaii Makes 50 (#1526H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

That makes 50! The guys complete the show's run of every U.S. state. Tom learns how to create a unique keepsake box from island materials in Build It. Richard looks at a new way to store solar energy. Roger helps a family grow an organic garden.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Sat, Sep 30, 2017 -- 4:30pm Remind me
  • KQED Life: Sun, Oct 1, 2017 -- 2:30pm Remind me
  • KQED Life: Thu, Oct 5, 2017 -- 1:30pm Remind me
  • KQED Life: Sat, Oct 7, 2017 -- 10:00am Remind me
  • KQED Plus: Sat, Oct 7, 2017 -- 11:30am Remind me

Water Softener, App, Shadow Box (#1601H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

Richard travels to the Grand Canyon. Then, he helps a homeowner with hard water by installing a new type of water softener; in Future House, Ross demonstrates a home organization app; in Build It, Tom builds a shadow box using wood from an old door.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Sat, Oct 7, 2017 -- 4:30pm Remind me
  • KQED Life: Sun, Oct 8, 2017 -- 2:30pm Remind me
  • KQED Life: Thu, Oct 12, 2017 -- 1:30pm Remind me

Toolbox, Smoke Detector, Leaking Valve (#1602H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

Tom teaches a young fan how to build a tool box; Scott installs smart smoke and carbon monoxide detectors in Charlotte; Richard diagnoses a leaking temperature and pressure relief valve and installs an expansion tank to fix it.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Sun, Oct 15, 2017 -- 2:30pm Remind me
  • KQED Life: Thu, Oct 19, 2017 -- 1:30pm Remind me

Backsplash, Leak Detection, Rainwater (#1603H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

A homeowner has never tiled before, so Tom teaches her how using a simple technique; Richard demonstrates a wireless leak detector that prevents floods; Jenn installs a water feature that collects and reuses rainwater.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Sun, Oct 22, 2017 -- 2:30pm Remind me
  • KQED Life: Thu, Oct 26, 2017 -- 1:30pm Remind me

Patch Lawn, Swap Toilet, Off-Grid (#1604H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

Roger helps a homeowner reseed a dead section of lawn and blend it in with the rest of the yard; Richard shows the basics of changing a toilet; in Future House, Ross sees an off-grid home in South Carolina that's testing commercial HVAC equipment.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Sun, Oct 29, 2017 -- 2:30pm Remind me
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TV Technical Issues

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    • Scheduled Maintenance 8/21-8/25

      Next week, Sutro Tower will be switching most stations to their auxiliary antennas. KQED TV will be at half power on the lower auxiliary antenna, this will affect some of our Over The Air viewers. Maintenance is scheduled on August 21-25 from 9am through 4pm daily. Thank you for your patience!

    • 6/22-23 Ch9 & Ch54 Virtual ID issues

      (DT9-1 thru 9-3, and DT54-1 thru 54-5) KQED experienced a major technical issue with our Virtual ID info in our signals for DT9 and DT54, beginning apx 4pm Thursday 6/22, which was resolved apx 11am Friday 6/23. As background, almost every TV station in the Bay Area now transmits on a frequency which is different […]

    • 2/22/17: Fremont Peak tower transmissions, including KQET DT25

      (DT25.1 through 25.3) Recent storms have taken out dozens of trees on Fremont Peak, which in turn have taken down power lines leading to the transmission tower located on the peak. It has been running on generators for several days, and regular trips are scheduled to re-fuel those generators with gas. However, the truck has […]

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

KQED DTV Channels

KQED 9, KQET

KQED 9 / KQET

Channels 9.1, 54.2, 25.1
XFINITY 9 and HD 709
Wave, DirecTV, Dish Network, AT&T U-verse: Channel # may vary, labeled as KQED, or as KQET in the 831 area code.
Outstanding PBS programming, KQED original productions, and more.

All HD programs

KQED Plus, KQET

KQED Plus / KQEH

Channels 54.1, 9.2, 25.2
XFINITY 10 and HD 710
Wave, DirecTV, Dish Network, AT&T U-verse: Channel # may vary, labeled as KQEH
KQED Plus, formerly KTEH.
Unique programs including the best British dramas, mysteries, and comedies.

PBS Kids

PBS Kids

(starts Jan 16, 2017)
Channel
54.4, 25.3
XFINITY 192
Wave: Channel # may vary.
Quality children's programming. Live streaming 24/7 at pbskids.org.

KQED Life

KQED Life

Channel 54.3
XFINITY 189
Wave: Channel # may vary.
Best of arts, food, gardening, how-to, and travel.

KQED World

KQED World

Channel 9.3, 54.5
XFINITY 190
Wave: Channel # may vary.
Best of non-fiction programs including public affairs, local and world events, nature, history, and science.