It's time for SELF TESTING. For all returning sites, when weather permits, please arrange a self test of your system to confirm overall status. Remember that you will need the remote control for your receiver for most testing. It's been a while since the last Self Test, so here's a quick reminder of what to do.
1 - Do a quick visual check of the dish. Confirm that cables are connected, that it's still attached solidly to the mount, and that the reflector hasn't taken any unusual hits that have dented the surface.
2- Back inside, identify the remote control for the satellite receiver, and confirm that the cable from the dish is connected properly to the receiver.
3- Power On the receiver and a monitor, and using your remote control, cursor up or down to the ABC NewsOne Live channels. (Should be two of them in your channel list) You should have a video signal. It may be a solid graphic or it may be a news backhaul feed of some kind. One or the other is transmitted 24 hours a day, seven days a week.Depending on the model of receiver you have, use appropriate menus to check signal strength and quality, if possible.Write down your results.If you can't find Signal Strength and Quality information, enter 1 and 1 in the S= and Q= boxes on the Report Form. This will let us know that your system is working properly, but you couldn't find the way to identify the S/Q. You can also call our tech support line, and help you find those numbers.
4- Report your results online - right here - by clicking on the Report Test Results button below.
Fresh Air is adding a little incentive for all returning sites to report test results by April 15. On April 16, we will have a drawing for some cool gift certificates for tech types. But you have to complete your Self Test by April 15 to be eligible. So jump on the self test. If you run into any problems while testing, please call our tech support line at 530 888-7676 or email us a firstname.lastname@example.org.
The transmission schedule for 2014 has been posted. You can click on the Transmission Schedule menu item on the left to view.
If you are a new Technical Director &/or a new site this year, you should be receiving a phone call from one of our Fresh Air Media Technical support team arranging a time for a telephone survey regarding the satelite installation process for your site. Please respond as quickly as possible to the calls. We want to serve you well, and having adquate time for preparation and installation will be very helpful.