* Simply select a band from the tabs then mouse over and select the channel number a station is known by and that will
take you to a page with stations Displaying and Transporting over the selected RF Channel Number in the light (Green) pane
and those Displaying yet Transporting over another RF Channel on the right (Gray)pane with each Station's real RF Transport
Number listed as well ..
The above tabs lead to list with the (center) radio Frequency Numbers according to the FCC assigned
frequency, in numeric order; beginning with the lowest RF number 2 at 57.000 MHz and ending at RF number
51 at 695.000 MHz.
Just In case you like counting on your fingers...
If you had the frequency for RF number 2 you could count the VHF-Low band on your fingers
The only exception is a space between RF channel 4 and 5 of 10 MHz, then you count 6 MHz each.
and of course the same 6 MHz rule applies to the remaining two bands.
VHF High starts with RF number 7 at 177.000 MHz and ends with RF 13 at 213.000 MHz.
The UHF band begins at RF number 14 at 473.000 MHz and ends with number 51 at 695.000 MHz.
Although RF number 37 is not for normal TV use it is counted just the same.
only the center frequency for a particular TV RF number is noted among these digital TV pages;
the same center frequencies per number can be found in an ATSC DTV/PAL Digital TV set top box Receiver.
Manually add channels
These RF numbers are the ones needed when manually adding channels.
If you are searching for a particular icon TV channel "The Channel number a station is known by"; use the tabs
numbers above or this Digital TV Station Channel link to find the station RF number or select a listed
received channel link for more info, (These both lead to the same pages with the correct RF number on the
right pane and some received stations on the left.* I'm currently reworking received station pages and links to them
so all may not be available for viewing for a time .)
The RF number can then be used to scan for a selected station service that can then be added to your
Digital TV channel list.
The virtual channel number you see on those links are most likely the old channel number the station had before the
change to digital video format; they do this for the sake of maintaining Station ID clarity to loyal viewers from times
RF and virtual numbers
For Some stations the RF number and virtual channel number (The number displayed) can be; one and the same.
Unlike the RF Numbers that only go as high as 51, Virtual channel numbers go to 69 and could go higher but so
far I have seen but one and that was Channel 70 and a matter of the Digital TV unit default used and under rare
circumstance; results differed among other units.
You can read more on this odd Channel 70 and see an example by visiting this No_Channel_70_TV_Stations. link .
Don't be Confuse by the numbers
When scanning for and adding channels; a stations original RF number can remain the same if they are still
operating on their original frequency as mentioned above, in other cases a number may register temporarily in place of
the virtual (The icon channel number) or as a default figure on some units (possibly Digits on the progress bar), due
to a weak signal, interference or simply because you scanned during station maintenance when for what ever reason a
replacement channel number wasn't sent.
Don't let this confuse you if one of these things should happen, these are a rare occurrence where cause and effect
can vary between converter boxes, correct virtual Icon channel numbers often reappear at a later time either on their
own or after another fresh channel scan (after the tech fixed it etc..).
Pointing your antenna more direct toward the station during a scan to add channels,
can aid in getting it right the first time around.
At times a weak signal or interference could possibly play tricks on the TV reception and possibly numbers, the
signal could improve in days to come; especially if you happened to have scanned during extreme cloud
coverage or other severe weather conditions the first time around, which can interfere with any video reception whether it be Air TV, satellite and otherwise .
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