Did You Know FMs Will Face Coverage Cuts During Repack?


Dan-FallonBy Dan Fallon

In our series on how the upcoming spectrum auction and subsequent television repack can affect FM owners, GatesAir Chief Product Officer Rich Redmond has told our readers how the upcoming television spectrum auction and repack can affect radio’s bottom line. Many TV stations will relocate to a new channel, requiring significant changes to their transmission infrastructures, and that affects the checkbooks of some FMs on shared towers too.

Dielectric Communications Senior RF Engineer Dan Fallon says for the safety of the tower crew, power will need to shut down or be reduced, and radio owners need to expect that.

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