WWBT granted permission from FCC to increase D-TV signal

RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) - WWBT NBC12 is increasing the power of its D-TV signal. Early this morning, the FCC granted WWBT a waiver allowing it to up the power of its signal.

The power has already been increased by WWBT to 26,000 watts, up from the 6,000 watts originally granted by the FCC.

"Since June 12, we have been working closely with the FCC to get permission to increase our power," said Don Richards, NBC12 Vice President and General Manager.

"This effort was made in response to the volume of calls from viewers who've had a difficult time tuning in to NBC12," he added.  NBC12 has operated many Call 12 help lines for viewers during the past six weeks since the June 12 conversion date.

The increase in power should come as welcome news to viewers who may have been having trouble receiving WWBT over the air. If you have not been receiving any signal from WWBT, now is the time to re-scan your television set or converter box. Be sure to check and make sure you have a VHF/UHF antenna connected to your television set.

If you are receiving WWBT, the increased power could help you receive a stronger signal. There is no need to re-scan if you are already receiving WWBT over the air.

If you subscribe to cable or satellite services there is no need to take any action. You are already receiving digital television.

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