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Upcoming Broadcasts:

Bluestone, Mead, Wire Splices (#1511H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

Out with the flagstone and in with the bluestone - Roger changes a dilapidated entrance into a welcoming walkway. Scott explains how to make wire connections. And feeling the need for mead, Kevin gets a lesson on creating the centuries-old elixir.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Thu, Aug 24, 2017 -- 1:30pm Remind me

Radiator, Saws, Garage Lights (#1512H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

Richard to the rescue - see him diagnose a malfunctioning hot water radiator and give a lesson on diverter tees. Tom demonstrates different types of handsaws. Watch Scott brighten up a driveway with LED garage lights. And the guys ask, "What is it?"

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Thu, Aug 31, 2017 -- 1:30pm Remind me
  • KQED Life: Sat, Sep 2, 2017 -- 10:00am Remind me

Rooftop Garden, Stains, Shed (#1513H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

Landscape designer Jenn Nawada climbs the ladder to learn about rooftop and small-space gardening. Scott turns a shed into a homeowner hangout by bringing power to the outside storage space. Tom has tips on how to get rid of stubborn ceiling stains.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Sat, Sep 2, 2017 -- 4:30pm Remind me
  • KQED Life: Sun, Sep 3, 2017 -- 2:30pm Remind me
  • KQED Life: Thu, Sep 7, 2017 -- 1:30pm Remind me
  • KQED Life: Sat, Sep 9, 2017 -- 10:00am Remind me
  • KQED Plus: Sat, Sep 9, 2017 -- 11:30am Remind me

Future House, Nick Offerman (#1514H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

Kevin heads to Los Angeles to visit comedian Nick Offerman and tour his woodworking shop. Ross Trethewey takes the pulse of a home's energy consumption using new technology in Future House. And Richard makes a dish soap blunder, on purpose.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Sat, Sep 9, 2017 -- 4:30pm Remind me
  • KQED Life: Sun, Sep 10, 2017 -- 2:30pm Remind me
  • KQED Life: Thu, Sep 14, 2017 -- 1:30pm Remind me
  • KQED Life: Sat, Sep 16, 2017 -- 10:00am Remind me
  • KQED Plus: Sat, Sep 16, 2017 -- 11:30am Remind me

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 9: Sat, Sep 16, 2017 -- 4:30pm Remind me
  • KQED Life: Sun, Sep 17, 2017 -- 2:30pm Remind me
  • KQED Life: Thu, Sep 21, 2017 -- 1:30pm Remind me
  • KQED Life: Sat, Sep 23, 2017 -- 10:00am Remind me
  • KQED Plus: Sat, Sep 23, 2017 -- 11:30am Remind me

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
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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.