Originally Posted by blackcat6
Ahh. So basically they are going to push down everyone transmitting above RF 37. That will simplify antenna design, though at the same time obsolete a huge # of retail antennas out there. That is, unless they bring back VHF lo.
I can see, in other locales, (not CLT) where there are a much larger # of stations, where this might be tricky.
The Middle Class Tax Relief and Job Creation Act of 2012. is not terribly specific as to how things might proceed.. After a "reverse auction", whenever one or more take place, we will have a clearer view of what will come. Broadcasters are going to have to do some selling out before much else can happen.
TV broadcasters might be restricted to channels 2-36, 2-31, or 2-some upper channel below 37. Or, there might be no general repacking before auction authority ends in 2022. .
I certainly cannot predict what will come. But, I think it possible that, next year, Congress might revisit the legislation to positively define its intentions, if, Congress can determine such.
The business looks to me like a basketball hovering around, in search of a goal to fall through.