Although not part of the D/FW market, I wanted to mention that K44GS (KERA's Wichita Falls translator) has applied to move to RF 26. This would let them stay on the air after the 2019 repacking, so Wichita Falls won't lose their PBS affiliate. But it might put a crimp in any plans EICB may have had to boost power on K26KC, currently broadcasting at a puny 4.45 kW.
Edit: It appears K44GS has already moved to RF 26 under a special temporary authority. T-Mobile is moving very aggressively to begin operating on the 600MHz frequencies they purchased in the incentive auction, so K44GS had to move well before the Wichita Falls repacking.
K26KC is one of the few D/FW low-power stations that gets to stay in the UHF band after repacking. I had thought they may apply to boost their power after repacking, because Oklahoma station KTEN is moving, so interference with them will no longer be an issue. But now they will need to consider interference with K44GS in any application to boost power.
K26KC's sister station is KHFD, currently on RF 51. KHFD had a construction permit to move to RF 13, but that appears to have expired last month, so it's not clear what EICB will do about KHFD now. EICB could have been planning to abandon KHFD in favor of K26KC, but that possibility seems less attractive if K26KC can no longer get up to the 15 kW maximum for a low-power station.
Last edited by JHBrandt; 01-03-2018 at 12:32 PM.