WQLN Rescan Day

Don't miss your favorite shows! If you watch WQLN Television using an antenna, you will need to rescan your TV on October 1 to ensure you don't miss an episode of Masterpiece, NOVA, Frontline, or PBS KIDS. (If you are a cable or satellite viewer, you don't need to do this.) Rescanning is a simple process, and doesn't involve any new equipment, but it's necessary to continue watching WQLN Television over-the-air.

The information below should help make the rescan process simple.

Frequently asked questions

Nearly 1000 television stations across the country are required by law to move frequencies, in order to make room for wireless internet broadband services. If you watch TV over-the-air, with an antenna, you will need to rescan your TV on Rescan Day. However, since stations are moving at different times, you may have to rescan more than once.
Recently, the Federal Communications Commission held an auction to reallocate TV broadcast airwaves for wireless internet broadband services. As a result, the FCC determined that nearly 1000 TV stations must change frequencies to make room for the internet carriers. These rescans will be taking place until 2020.
WQLN Television is moving to a new frequency on October 1.
You do not need to rescan your TV to receive WQLN Television prior to 10/01. You will need to rescan your TV on or after 10/01, once we've changed frequencies, to get our channels again.
The rescan process is simple and requires no new equipment.
  • Step 1: press menu on your remote.
  • Step 2: go to the channel setup menu
  • Step 3: select antenna or tuner and start a new scan.
Once the scan is complete, you are all set to enjoy all of your WQLN Television channels!

Every TV is different, so your TV options may vary.
If you watch TV through a cable or satellite service, you don't need to rescan your TV. Your service provider will do it for you.
If you watch WQLN Television over-the-air using an antenna, you may not be able to see our channel because we recently moved frequencies. The FCC required this change. In order to view WQLN Television channels, you will need to rescan your TV. To find out more information regarding this change, visit www.wqln.org/rescan or call us at 814-864-3001 to learn more.
For WQLN television, you will only need to participate in the rescan one time to get the new frequency and to be able to access our channels.
Every TV is different. The channel set-up options may vary. Simply follow the steps on your television in the channel set-up menu. If you are still having issues, please reference your TV owner's manual for instructions on how to run a channel scan. Above is a list of support pages to some of the top TV manufactures. You may also contact customer service for your TV manufacturer
The FCC's website has additional information about rescan.