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RAYMOND, Maine—Dielectric has begun to transition the focus of its antenna and RF component production from television stations assigned new channels in the FCC’s spectrum repack to the needs of TV broadcasters wishing to deliver ATSC 3. 0 over-the-air service. The repack, which is entering its final phase, has seen Dielectric book nearly 1,000 antenna systems, 82% of the repack market, the company said. “We have booked 959 repack or displaced antenna arrays in North America since we began taking repack orders, and have shipped more than 930 of those arrays over a 30-month period,” said Jay Martin, vice president of sales, Dielectric. “Upon adding in non-repack projects, we estimate that Dielectric will ship 1,065 medium-to-high power antennas within that period in North America alone by the conclusion of repack. ”To meet the surge in demand created by the repack, Dielectric set up two manufacturing facilities focused on designing, building and stocking antennas and other RF systems, the company said.
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