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TV translators are low power TV stations that receive a signal from a full service TV station on one channel and retransmit that signal on a different channel in an area where the full service TV station is not normally received.


Many TV translators receive the signal they retransmit without needing to receive the retransmitted station’s signal over-the-air. For example, they may obtain the signal of the station they retransmit through use a fixed point-to-point microwave link or wireline connection. Other translators may receive the signal they retransmit via a receiver located within the retransmitted stations protected contour.