Changes at WHMP

Garrett Wollman
Mon Sep 24 20:56:08 EDT 2018

<<On Mon, 24 Sep 2018 07:09:06 -0400 (EDT), Rob Landry <> said:

> A translator can relay an HD2 or HD3 channel; in fact, many stations use 
> these channels as STLs to feed what are essentially new FM stations that, 
> moreover, don't count toward local ownership caps. The only drawback is 
> that translators are limited to nomore than 250 watts.

But are not derated for height: if you can give adequate contour
protection to the existing stations, you can put your 250-watt
translator on a tall tower or mountain and get better-than-class-A
coverage.  This is most likely to work if you squeeze your translator
in between two full-power stations on a channel where there is an
out-of-market station far enough away that it doesn't need much
protection, but close enough to prevent a new full-power allotment in
your home market.


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