AINC Listener Set-up
AINC listeners often need assistance setting up listening devices. Here’s how to help.
Sometimes, the password is printed on the WiFi router itself. If it is not, try to contact the listeners close family members to see if they may know the password. If that doesn’t work, you may need to contact the internet provider to help reset the password.
Use the Alexa App to help them create a free Amazon account.
Try testing the WiFi using a mobile phone in different areas in the home and see if any spots have adequate WiFi (1 mpbs). If they still do not have good WiFi, the Amazon Echo will not work very well for them and may cause frustration.
Listeners can access our website via tablet, smartphone or computer. Make sure the device has audio output capability and is connected to the internet.
STEP 1: In a browser, go to aincolorado.org
STEP 2: Under the “Podcasts”, menu select the topic of interest.
STEP 3: Each podcast will have its own icon. Select the podcast and begin listening.
Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) provides over the air audio transmission of three regional broadcasts. For over the air reception, AINC provides digital receivers on loan at no cost to listeners. Digital receivers work best for individuals who are technology averse. Program guides are available in print or online under the About menu.
For best results, locate the digital receiver and antenna near a window.
A digital receiver kit includes:
NOTE: Do not plug the power cord into the wall outlet until STEP 4.
STEP 1: Check to make sure the receiver’s dip switch (circled at left) is set for the correct region.
Region Dip Switch Settings:
Northern Colorado 2379
Southern Colorado 479
Western Colorado 2579
STEP 2: Connect the antenna (if there is access to a rooftop antenna, you may choose to connect to it instead). On the back of the digital receiver, from left to right, there are 2 threaded cable receptacles and 3 RF connector jacks. The antenna plugs into the second threaded cable receptacle, circled in the following photo.
STEP 3: On the front of the receiver, you will find the on/off/volume control knob, arrow pointing below. Before proceeding, turn the knob clockwise to turn the receiver on.
STEP 4: Plug the power cord into an electrical outlet. The receiver will scan with a ticking sound for 3-5 minutes.
NOTE: After proper setup, subsequent scans will take only 12 seconds.
Listen to the signal for a minute or so to confirm that it is the AINC broadcast.
CAUTION: Notify listener to turn receiver off if not listening to avoid malfunction due to overheating.
Spanish broadcast is not currently available through digital receivers.
Antenna provided with the digital comes with an external amplifier. The external amplifier is best left off unless the signal is very weak.
The digital receiver and antenna do not need to be next to each other and can be separated by the distance of the antenna cord.
Because of where the signal is situated on PBS’s bandwidth, occasionally the signal is audio of television programming. If what you hear is not the AINC broadcast, orient the antenna in a different direction or, if the option is available, place antenna near a second floor window and repeat
If AINC signal does not broadcast, try another receiver.
Registered listeners can call our phone number and access our 24 hours streams and programs on-demand.
Access the dial-in programming by calling:
303-786-7777 – Follow the prompts to get to the program or stream of choice.
We are currently updating our dial-in services. Manuals and tips coming soon!
Please inform AINC staff of any comments or complaints. If it is an error heard on any listening platform such as broadcast, podcasts, Alexa, or the call-in telephone programs, please fill out the Error Form
If they are not interested in internet, AINC also provides programming via Digital Reciever and a call-in podcast service. These options do not require internet and AINC can provide any necessary listening equipment.