KOHD Bend, Ore., has relocated to a new channel assignment in the UHF band outside the 700 MHz A-Block of spectrum desired by wireless carriers.
Relocating from ch. 51 to ch. 18 was made quicker with the help of GatesAir, which built and delivered a new high-efficiency Maxiva UAXT solid-state transmitter on an expedited basis, according to GatesAir.
Minimal modifications to the station’s existing RF plant were necessary to accommodate the new transmitter, and no HVAC changes were needed.
KOHD is operated by Zolo Media and owned by TDS Broadcasting. Its new transmitter is a fully redundant air-cooled platform configured to transmit a single DTV channel at 4.3kW. Additional headroom is available if the station launches other OTA channels in the future, GatesAir said.