KTBS and KPXJ recently acquired Maxiva ULXT liquid-cooled UHF DTV transmitters from GatesAir, the company announced this week in a press release.
The stations, a duopoly owned by KTBS LLC in Shreveport, La., selected the Maxiva ULXT because of its high-efficiency, reliability and ease of operation, said Chief Engineer Dale Cassidy.
The solid-state UHF DTV transmitters, built upon GatesAir’s PowerSmart Plus architecture, also will provide a lower cost of ownership, he added. The new transmitters replace 15-year old tube transmitters.
KTBS (ABC), which broadcasts on UHF DTV ch. 28 (Virtual PSIP ch. 3), chose the Maxiva ULXT-80 to broadcast a multiplex of full power DTV signals at 52.2 Kw, including: ABC-HD (720/60p) on 3.1, The Local Weather (480i) on 3.2, and KTBS 24-Hour News (480i) on 3.3.
KPXJ (CW), which broadcasts on UHF DTV ch. 21, chose the Maxiva ULXT-60 to broadcast a multiplex of DTV signals at 34.6 Kw, including The CW on 21.1, MeTV on 21.2, Movies! on 21.3, and Antenna TV on 21.4.