GatesAir Ships 400th Repack Transmitter


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GatesAir said Wednesday it has nearly half the sales market of transmitters sold for the broadcast spectrum repack. The company shipped its 400th repack transmitter in October, and expects to surpass 500 transmitter shipments by the end of 2019.

To date, GatesAir has shipped more than 17,000 power amplifiers, representing more than 11.2 Megawatts of transmission power. 

A full 60 percent of those shipments have been successfully installed and are now on-air, according to the manufacturer.

“GatesAir has successfully met all shipping deadlines thanks to detailed capacity planning, resulting in key manufacturing initiatives to handle the volume,” says GatesAir VP Operations Bryant Burke. “I’m very proud of the work our team has done. Many of our shipments are well ahead of the customer phase requirements, which reduces uncertainty around planning.”  

GatesAir is now pivoting to ship high quantities of low-power transmitters for the coming LPTV phase of repack. The company recently expanded its range of low-power TV transmitters through an acquisition, strengthening its product lines for FM, LPTV and translator repack assignments. These assignments will address more than 2,000 stations displaced by higher-power broadcasters in phases 0 through 10. The filing period for low-power broadcasters is now underway and continues through mid-November.

November 14, 2019

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