With the official closing of the FCC Spectrum Auction, many businesses are anticipating a flurry of
action as TV stations must find new real estate for their antennas and associated equipment to get their stations back on air ASAP. KTL is pleased to announce two recently developed products that enable LPTV antennas to be installed on existing “hot” AM towers by adapting some of our trusted isolation products for the LPTV market.
The LPTV Spectrum Rights Coalition estimates that the FCC auction’s clearing of UHF channels 38 – 50 will impact about 4000 LPTV and TV translator licenses and permits.
These stations will be displaced and have to find new channels and towers for their antennas. AM towers can be a permanent or temporary solution to allocate a displaced LPTV antenna, in particular where the terrain is not an issue. For instance, in flat areas such as in Florida, Oklahoma, Texas, California, and other regions in the U.S.A., co-locating on an AM tower would be an ideal way to quickly get low-power stations back on the air.
To fulfill this need, KTL offers our model FMC-0.5LPTV isocoupler or our model ISO-88-LPTV-78EIA custom isolation inductor configured for installation at the base of a hot, base insulated AM tower.
For the specs on these products, see the brochure: Solutions for Digital LPTV and TV Translators on AM Towers