KNWA & FOX24 upgrades antenna to better serve viewers

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FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (KNWA/KFTA) — Attention KNWA and FOX24 fans! We’ve upgraded our over the air signal and many viewers who couldn’t previously see our channels should now be able to.

Some viewers may need to run a rescan. Below you can find information on how to rescan your antenna along with some frequently asked questions below. If they still are having trouble or have any questions, please contact us by filling out the form below.

To help viewers receive KNWA & KFTA, we have answered a few frequently asked questions below. 

If you are an over-the-air antenna viewer and have not found KNWA CHANNEL 51.1-4 please start by running a Channel Scan.

I can no longer get channel 51 with my antenna.

We recently upgraded our signal in February of 2020, and ask that you rescan. This tower is located in Garfield Arkansas and it might help if you point your antenna in that direction. Also, depending on your antenna it might help upgraded to an attic or roof-mounted antenna. If you are still unable to see us, please fill out the form below or, you can view and follow our KNWA news content on our website and on our various station apps. You can also watch KNWA on streaming services such as YouTube TV. If you currently receive our 24.2 channel it is a simulcast of our 51.1 KNWA signal.

I can get channel 24.1 or 51.1 but not the other one.

We have two tower locations that carry both KNWA & KFTA on the secondary channel. If you receive one of the two channels you will be able to get both Fox and NBC channels and shouldn’t worry about the other frequency.

What Direction Do I Point my Outdoor / Attic Antenna?

We broadcast from two locations. For the most reliable signal strength, point your outdoor or attic antenna to the closest tower location to your address. If you have an indoor antenna and still cannot receive our reception, it might be worth considering getting a directional antenna that is suggested below. Here is a link to the two lower locations.

Cartwright Mountain, AR

Posy Mountain, AR

Fayetteville, Springdale, or Rogers and cannot get your signal.   Why can’t I get you?

With any broadcast signal, the terrain is a major factor. Things such as foliage, buildings, walls or living in a valley can prevent our signal from reaching you. Getting your antenna up as high as possible and away from other obstacles is key to improving your signal quality.

What Antenna do you recommend?

The outdoor antenna that we have tested and recommend is the Channel Master Stealthtenna 50. There is a sticker on the antenna that says “point toward station”. It’s very important that it’s aimed in the right direction. Please let us know if you have any questions or need help aiming the antenna. For areas where the signal drops out, an amplifier is recommended. One recommended amplifier is the Antennas Direct ClearStream™ In-Line Amplifier.

Why am I Receiving Spanish Audio on your Broadcast?

The FOX Network broadcasts two audio channels. One designated “English” and one designed “Spanish”. If you are receiving the wrong audio, find a button labeled MTS or SAP or AUDIO or SPANISH on your remote and select the preferred audio.

How do I Perform a Channel Scan?

Run the “scan” function on your converter box or digital television set, usually on the remote control, labeled “set-up” or “menu” or some similar term. Consult the owner’s manual for more detailed instructions on how to run a channel scan. Once the scan is complete, you should be receiving digital channels through your antenna.

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