|Region One converting analog channels to digital|
|Written by Holyoke Enterprise|
Region One Translator Association maintains the UHF translator system in Yuma, Phillips and Sedgwick counties. Power Up Electrical, which maintains the system towers, is currently working to convert most analog channels to digital.
Power Up Electrical recommends that users of the translator system periodically rescan their digital converter or digital TV if they are not receiving their normal channels.
The rescan will pick up the converted channels and add them to the digital watch list. Those who do not have a digital television or a digital converter box will not be able to receive the converted channels.
Region One hopes to have most of the channels converted in the next 18 months. It is utilizing federal grants to fund the majority of the conversion.
Channels most recently converted are Channel 17 from the Holyoke site and Channel 49 from the Ovid site.
Once rescanned, Holyoke channel 17 will show up on digital channel 47-1. Other digital signals will also be available on 47-2, 47-3 and 47-4.
The current plan does not include any conversion for the Haxtun tower, as Region One anticipates digital coverage between Logan County and Holyoke could allow for the possible elimination of the Haxtun channels.
A final determination will not be made until the adjoining sites are converted.
Any questions should be directed to Power Up Electrical at 970-332-4015.