Nebraska Public Broadcasters Gets Power Boost

FCC OKs more wattage

A Nebraska Educational Television station got the go-ahead from the FCC recently to crank up the power on its transmitter. KUON-TV was allowed to go from 13 to 44 kilowatts, according to the Lincoln Journal-Star. The station transitioned to all-digital broadcasting last month, but several over-the-air viewers in Lincoln reported losing it. Converter boxes and receivers were unable to lock onto the signal for long. The newspaper recommended that people do another channel scan after the power up to see if it made a difference.

The power increase is said to be temporary because of interference issues with another station in Mankato, Kan. KUON is petitioning the FCC to go up to 75 kilowatts on the Feb. 17 analog shutdown date.