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Definition[]

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.

Overview[]

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.

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