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Monday, August 28, 2017

GatesAir Partners with Dielectric for Ethiopian DVB-T2 Transition Solutions

By : Keith Adams, Marketing Communications Manager

Dielectric, the antenna and RF system manufacturer, has teamed up with GatesAir in the deployment of a massive, turnkey solution for Ethiopia's nationwide DVB-T2 network. In the works for several years now, this second-generation digital TV transition project commenced shortly after GatesAir won the project back in May 2016. Dielectric has shipped $1.2 million of Powerlite™ antennas, filters, and related RF tech ahead of schedule.

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Wednesday, August 23, 2017

GatesAir's Rich Redmond Discusses US TV Repack's Tower Crew Crunch

By : Keith Adams, Marketing Communications Manager

In this info-packed article from Communications Daily, a variety of broadcast industry executives discuss the concerns, complexities, and strategies surrounding the shortage of tower crews available in North America as it relates to the FCC's deadline for the TV spectrum repack. As the sole representative of transmitter manufacturers in the group of article participants, GatesAir's Chief Product Officer Rich Redmond contributes to the conversation with insight on why wireless tower workers and broadcast tower workers are not interchangeable, and the impact that the 39-month timeframe has on the fluidity of install plans.

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Monday, April 17, 2017

GatesAir's NAB Show 2017 Presentations

By : Brian Galante, Dimension PR

GatesAir’s thought leadership in over-the-air broadcast will be on full demonstration at the 2017 NAB Show next week. We invite our customers and peers to join us in any or all of these compelling panels and presentations on today’s most important topics in TV and Radio.

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Tuesday, October 04, 2016

Find Out Just How Ready You Are for the Repack

By : Keith Adams, Marketing Communications Manager

The grand majority of U.S. television stations -- and more than a few FM radio stations -- are following the FCC's 600MHz incentive auction very, very closely. Currently in progress, the auction's purpose is to help reallocate a large portion of the UHF spectrum from TV broadcast use toward mobile data use.

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Posted by GatesAir Webmaster (10/04/2016, 09:15 AM)  • TV Transmission 0 Comments

Thursday, July 21, 2016

Protecting Your Valuable Investment

By : Keith Adams, Marketing Communications Manager

TV and Radio transmitters are often subject to harsh operating conditions. Although GatesAir transmitters are designed to withstand AC power line surges induced by lightning, or other sources, there can be occasions where the built-in protection is just not enough. With the Summer lightning season already upon us, now would be an excellent time to evaluate your transmitter protection.

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Thursday, April 07, 2016

GatesAir Shapes Vision for an Over-the-Air Future at 2016 NAB Show

By : Brian Galante, Dimension PR

At the 2016 NAB Show, GatesAir continues its legacy of presenting educational thought leadership papers on trends and developments connected to over-the-air TV and radio broadcasting. It is just one of many ways that GatesAir Connects What’s Next for broadcasters worldwide.

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Posted by GatesAir Webmaster (04/07/2016, 08:00 AM)  • TV Transmission  • GatesAir Company  • Technology Innovation  • Radio Transmission 0 Comments

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

How Will GatesAir Help Customers with Spectrum Repacking and Channel Relocation?

By : Jay C. Adrick, Technology Advisor, GatesAir, Mason, OH

In the first three parts of our 4-part series, we looked at how spectrum repacking and the Incentive Auction will likely impact the broadcast industry, including estimating construction costs and timelines for new transmitters and tower site equipment. This process was introduced in the FCC’s latestReport Order issued June 2, 2014.

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Wednesday, November 19, 2014

How to Estimate the Cost of Channel Relocation

By : ay C. Adrick, Technology Advisor, GatesAir, Mason, OH

In the first two parts of our 4-part series, we looked at how spectrum repacking and the Incentive Auction will impact the broadcast industry, including tower and transmitter sites. This process was introduced in the FCC’s latest Report & Order issued June 2, 2014. In part 3 of our blog series, we’ll discuss how to estimate the costs and time involved with moving to a new DTV channel assignment.

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Wednesday, November 12, 2014

How Does Spectrum Repacking Affect My Plant?

By : Jay C. Adrick, Technology Advisor, GatesAir, Mason, OH

n Part 1 of our 4-part series, we provided an overview of the spectrum repacking and Incentive Auction process, which was introduced in the FCC’s latest Report & Order, issued June 2, 2014. In Part 2, we’ll look at the impact it will have on the transmission tower sites of stations that are required to move to a new channel assignment.

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Tuesday, November 04, 2014

Are You Ready for Spectrum Repacking?

By : Jay C. Adrick, Technology Advisor, GatesAir, Mason, OH

The broadcast television industry is facing yet another major transition: the reverse auction of television channel assignments followed by the repacking of spectrum in the 600MHz band to make room for mobile wireless services. In this 4-part series—the first of many we’re planning on this and related topics—we will give an overview of this transformative event that is set to begin with an Incentive Auction—to be conducted by the FCC—slated for mid-to-late 2015.

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