More Power is on the way to KOAM, but first, a quick dip
KOAM will soon broadcast from a lower, temporary antenna. While this may impact your reception, it’s only temporary and a step closer to More Power!
The FCC approved KOAM-TV and KFJX-TV (FOX14) to increase the station’s transmitter power and antenna strength.
In May, the tower crew from Precision Communications installed a temporary antenna on KOAM’s 1,000-foot tower. It’s about 760-feet up. This is in preparation for taking down the two main antennas at the very top.
While those main antennas are down… KOAM still wants to output a signal until crews get the new antennas up. That’s why the temporary antenna was installed.
Once the new, more technically-advanced antennas are installed at the top of the 1,000-foot tower, we’ll switch back over and residents will have a better signal than before.
Our more-powerful transmitter and new antenna will even bring KOAM back to some viewers who lost our signal, after the digital conversion more than a decade ago.
The improvements aren’t just for KOAM, but FOX-14, Me-TV, The CW… 10 channels of News, entertainment, lifestyles & shopping – all free over the air.
So, please bear with us, if reception gets worse in the short run. It’s a sign that More Power is on the way.
KOAM will keep you updated at KOAMNewsNow.com/power.
You can find historical videos, images, a live interactive stream and more updates on the KOAM More Power project here!
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