This round of “TV Repack” has hundreds of TV stations changing their frequency once again. Such work usually implies new transmitters, transmission line, and antennas. Jeremy Ruck, PE, is the Principle Engineer at Jeremy Ruck & Associates. He’s both a consultant and hands-on engineer, making sure TV stations’ tower-based equipment is ready to push high power digital signals into the Ether.
Jeremy takes us through a recap of this round of frequency changes. He then goes into detail regarding transmission line health, and avoidance of impending disasters. We get real-world measurements and the discovery of problems revealed by those measurements.
Kicking off this SBE WEBxtra, Chriss Scherer, SBE Member Communications Director, provides a concise report of topical news updates for SBE members.