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This shiny new Harris transmitter generates WFAA-DT's transitional signal on channel 9. The station plans to move its digital signal back to channel 8 once the transition phase is complete. We were gratified to hear that WFAA-DT has actual viewers, who notice when the transmitter is taken off the air for tower work; apparently some SMATV systems are now getting their local stations from the digital broadcast signals rather than analog. WFAA-DT has a broadcast as far south as Waco and as far north as the Red River valley—not bad coverage for a 21-kW peak ERP.
Copyright 2002, Garrett A. Wollman. All rights reserved. Photograph taken 2002-10-11.