Update: Grants Pass Back on the Air

Grants Pass is back on the air! Part of the power supply to the antenna had been damaged. Ken Burns’ Vietnam will be seen across southern Oregon.

 

 

As of 4pm on Tuesday, September 5, investigations into low or non-existing signals have revealed that a translator in Grants Pass is down, indefinitely. We’re looking into the causes, and we’ll update when we have more information, but we regret to inform that there is no word as to when, or if, the translator can be repaired.

20 Responses to “Update: Grants Pass Back on the Air”

  1. Mary Ann Littlefield

    Would like to thank David, & Brad for both responding to my earlier email, feel like I’m having SOPTV withdrawals. ..lol….still weird that my next door neighbor gets the broadcast just fine…! TY…

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    • David Daniels

      If you have streaming video capabilities on your device, you could watch shows online at http://video.soptv.org. Even without a Passport level membership, there are many shows that are available to the public, for free. It might help with the withdrawals.

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  2. Revin Floyd

    Are you saying we may have seen the last of SOPTV in Grants pass? That would be so sad. So many here depend on these stations as our only source of programming reliable news and educational programming. Please get that translator fixed!
    Thank you.

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    • David Daniels

      We’re not saying that this is the last of SOPTV in Grants Pass, but that one particular translator — the one which supplies signal to channel 19 — appears to have been heavily damaged. We are still investigating what can be done to fix this problem, and hopefully we can find a solution.

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  3. Mick

    Was it vandalized?

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  4. Chris

    What caused the damage?

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    • David Daniels

      We have an engineer investigating, but until he finishes, we can’t say for certain what caused the damage. All we know, at this time, is that the translator is not working.

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  5. The Bend

    We use Tablo with Roku and had 3 channels, 8-1, 8-2 and 8-3 which we lost. Is this the same as the channel 19 you mentioned?

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    • David Daniels

      If you’re in the Grants Pass area that the translator provided signal to, it’s likely that your channels will be down, even with the Tablo DVR system and Roku. I would suggest adding the PBS app to your Roku until the service can be restored. If you’re a Passport member, you’ll still be able to access local programing on the PBS app.

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  6. Sandi Paris

    I hoped to see something more encouraging… like “we will do whatever it takes to get service back to Grants Pass”?!? So difficult to go without SOPTV.

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  7. Chris

    Why do you not reply to my question?

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  8. Nomeca Hartwell

    Please keep us updated. I have not been able to watch any SOPTv ever since this happened and am wondering how much longer I will have to wait?

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  9. tom

    Are there any updates on the translator for the Grants Pass signal?

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  10. Charli k

    Surprised I haven’t seen stories about this on the local news, many people may not be online that are effected.

    Any updates to share?

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  11. Marie Neder

    Dang. I received most of the “important” new on SOPTV at 7pm. Double dang! Please repair asap!

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