How to view KFVS with an antenna, online, mobile - KFVS12 News & Weather Cape Girardeau, Carbondale, Poplar Bluff

How to view KFVS with an antenna, online, mobile

On the iPad, click the "Live Stream" link at the bottom of the app. On the iPad, click the "Live Stream" link at the bottom of the app.
On the iPhone app, click the "Live Video" banner at the top of the app during newscast times. On the iPhone app, click the "Live Video" banner at the top of the app during newscast times.
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If you have Dish Network, KFVS12 and The Heartland's CW are no longer available on Dish.

In order to serve our viewers, KFVS12 has agreements in place with cable and satellite companies that bring our station to your home. In fact, KFVS12 has such agreements in place with every TV provider in our area.

Unfortunately, we have been unable to reach a new agreement with Dish Network.

Both sides are still working on it. Meantime, we just want to let Dish Network customers know you do have other ways of watching us. 

Heartland News is available through the live stream at A link will appear at the top of the homepage when newscasts are available on KFVS.

Live streams of Heartland News are also available on the KFVS news and weather app. Just search for "KFVS12" in the app store to download. Look for the banner that says "Live stream" at the top of the app for iPhones and at the bottom of the app for Android phones/tablets, and iPads.

To view KFVS with an antenna, you need a VHF antenna. To view several local channels, you'll need a VHF/UHF antenna.

Some viewers can view KFVS from a VHF/UHF antenna. Television stations broadcasting in digital use both the VHF (channels 2-13) and UHF (channels 14-51) bands. Many indoor antennas use "rabbit ears" for the VHF band and a "loop" or "bow-tie" antenna for the UHF band.

Make sure you are using an antenna that covers both the VHF and UHF bands and have connected it properly.

Many antennas currently being sold as "HDTV Antennas," perform best at receiving UHF signals; some of these models state that they provide reception of signals on channels 7-13 but actually perform less well receiving those channels.

When acquiring a new antenna, be sure to talk to retail consultants and look at information on the packaging and/or the Internet to make sure that any new antenna you may choose provides good reception of both VHF and UHF channels.

In addition, if you use an indoor antenna and receive signals on VHF channels, you may need to use an antenna with amplification.

Your DTV reception can be affected by nearby moving vehicles, such as cars, trucks, trains and airplanes. In some instances, shadowing or reflections from these vehicles may cause your digital picture to temporarily break-up or even disappear completely. If this occurs, you should try moving or reorienting your antenna to find a position that provides the most reliable reception.

If you are using an indoor antenna, switching to an outdoor antenna system which may include a directional antenna or rotor could improve reception. In severe cases it may not be possible to completely eliminate the effect of nearby traffic. If reception remains unsatisfactory due to these disruptions, viewers may wish to consider alternatives such as cable or satellite service.

Your DTV reception can also be affected by severe weather conditions such as storms and high winds. These reception issues can result from fluctuations in the broadcast signal that can be caused, for example, by moving leaves and branches on trees.

You can minimize the effects of high winds or storms by re-orienting your antenna to obtain the strongest available signal. If this does not work, a better indoor antenna or an outdoor antenna may help.

In addition, make sure that outdoor antenna mounts are secure to minimize any movement caused by the wind. If you lose reception of a particular channel during severe weather conditions try tuning to other channels that remain available for weather advisory information or alerts. In cases where no TV stations can be received, you should tune to a local AM or FM station or any other available media for weather alerts. Also download the KFVS weather app for Apple and Android devices by searching for "KFVS12" in the app store.

You can use the DTV Reception Maps on the website to identify the stations you should be able to receive at your location.

For more information on antennas, see the Antenna Guide or Consumer Tips for DTV Reception on VHF TV Channels 2-13.

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