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If you live in Southeast Alabama and watch APT on WGIQ channel 43 using an antenna, you will need to Rescan for Channels on your television or digital converter box on Friday, November 30 at 11:59pm to continue receiving APT. (Most people will probably do this in the morning on Saturday, December 1.) Channel 43 is moving to a new frequency in November as part of a national reallocation of the airwaves by the FCC to make more room for wireless internet broadband services.
To rescan, select "scan" or "autotune" from your TV or converter box control menu to start the process. You can usually find instructions by pressing the "set-up" or "menu" buttons on your remote control. Once your rescan is complete, your television will still identify WGIQ as channel 43. More Details
Rescanning is straightforward and requires no new equipment or services. If you watch TV through a cable or satellite service, your service provider will do it for you.
RESCAN AHEAD OF TIME: As of Wednesday night, November 28, Alabama Public Television is operating its new transmitter at WGIQ as well as the old one. You can scan for channels before the old transmitter is turned off. If you do so, two channels will show up as Channel 43. On Friday, November 30 at 11:59pm, one of those will stop working.