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Transmission Tower Transmitters KET

Publication Date
05/31/2018 11:45 AM EDT
Closing Date
06/25/2018 10:00 AM EDT
Issuing Organization
Commonwealth of Kentucky - Department of Facilities & Support Services
Solicitation Number

Specifications include, but are not limited to: Kentucky Educational Television (KET) is the licensee of 16 DTV stations in Commonwealth of Kentucky. KET received notices from the Federal Communications Commission reassigning all 16 stations to new channels as part of the repacking process or reorganization of the digital television bands. The repacking process is the final part of the broadcast television spectrum incentive auction. The Kentucky Authority for Educational Television intends to purchase sixteen (16) ATSC standard Digital Television Transmitters. These transmitters shall be manufactured in accordance with the present-day standards for licensed United States Television Broadcast Systems. These transmitters shall meet ATSC and SMPTE standards for Digital Television Broadcast Systems. In addition, these transmitters shall comply with the applicable rules of the Federal Communications Commission and meet any OSHA, EIA, and EPA requirements. The successful bidder is required to meet all state and local rules and regulations. Each DTV transmitter will be co-located with KET's existing Digital Television Transmitters (DTV) located at 14 sites in Kentucky and 1 site in Indiana. Each DTV transmitter (as de┬┐ned in this document) consists of an upgradeable 5KW solid-state air-cooled DTV transmitter, mask filter, and ancillary equipment including electrical power distribution and remote control. KET has a statewide microwave system to distribute ATSC programming that will be originated at KET'S Network Center, located in Lexington, Kentucky. A SMPTE 310M or a ASI signal is available at each transmitter site for interconnection to the new DTV transmitter.

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