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Some viewers may have trouble seeing WRAL-TV signal

Posted September 26, 2008 5:50 p.m. EDT
Updated September 26, 2008 8:40 p.m. EDT

— The digital-TV transition is coming, but to get ready WRAL-DT has to change out equipment on top of a 2,000-foot tower.

During the swap, the station will have to broadcast from an auxiliary antenna.

As a result, beginning Monday, some digital viewers – those who watch WRAL over the air without cable or satellite – may have trouble seeing the signal.

The signal will be back to full strength by February.

In the meantime, if you have trouble viewing WRAL, try adjusting your antenna, moving it to a different part of the room or getting a rooftop antenna.

By law, on Feb. 17, 2009, full-power television stations nationwide will stop using the old method of transmitting TV signals, known as analog, and begin broadcasting exclusively in a digital format.