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The FCC database, Antennaweb, and DecisionMark are only as good as the data that is provided to them.

The FCC repeatedly asks stations to verify and update their information and parameters. DecisionMark and other services do, too. Our station (actually, it's our department's Administrative Assistant) spends many hours, a couple of times a year, to completely verify and update all of the information on the main, translators, cable systems, and satellite.

Due to the costs involved in "private" use of tower sites (especially the BLM), most stations have gotten out of the translator business. Rural counties now own and license them, and provide the service to their residents.....Utah even has a small property tax based levy that counties can exercise to help pay for the TV and radio translators. Often, though, individual counties have more pressing needs than providing communications to the general public, so translators are sometimes not a high priority for maintenance and upgrades. The State of Utah has recently allocated much of the funding to upgrade the translator network to DTV, so that taxpayers can continue to receive free OTA TV that relates to their own communities.

Of course, the "Denver Situation" is a whole 'nuther matter.
 
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