How to Access UCSD-TV’s Digital Signal

As of May 28, 2015 UCSD-TV is broadcasting in digital only.

To receive UCSD-TV over the air you need one of these:
  • A digital television set with an antenna
  • A digital to analog converter box to connect to an existing older analog set along with your antenna
If you have one of those, the first step for receiving UCSD-TV over-the-air is to scan for new channels to ensure you receive the digital signal. Here's how:
  • 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.
If you are new to receiving the broadcast signal here's what you need:
  1. An antenna capable of receiving UHF signals (our station broadcasts over the air on UHF 35). In most areas a roof top or external antenna will be required. Point the antenna toward our broadcast tower on Mt. Soledad in La Jolla.
    • For information on whether you can receive the signal and the type of antenna needed, visit and enter your complete address.
  2. A television capable of receiving digital signals or a digital television converter box
  3. Connect antenna to television (if you are using an analog set connect the antenna to a digital converter box and connect the converter box to your TV) and follow the manufacturers' instructions.
  4. Perform the scan function on your television or converter box to receive Channel 35.1.
You can also access our programming online at, on Cox Cable channel 135, Time Warner Cable channel 1231, or AT&T Uverse channel 99.
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