National Translator Association
Our aim: To provide TV and FM signals in EVERY home!

DON'T KILL TV! The NTA (National Translators Association) has distributed numerous letters to the offices of members of the Senate Telecommunications Committee and the House Telecommunications

Reimbursement Webinar available on YouTube Click here

LPTV Reimbursement FAQ's. click here 

Released Wednesday August 21, 2019

FCC Annouces Webinar Schedule for LPTV/translator/FM reimbursement webinar for next Wednesday, August 28, at 11:00 EDT. 

WEBINAR Link

THE INCENTIVE AUCTION TASK FORCE AND THE MEDIA BUREAU TO HOST A WEBINAR REGARDING THE REIMBURSEMENT PROCEDURES FOR LOW POWER TV, TV TRANSLATOR, AND FM BROADCAST STATIONS

MB Docket No. 18-214, GN Docket No. 12-268

On Wednesday, August 28, 2019, from 11:00 am to 12:00 pm Eastern Time, the Incentive Auction Task Force and the Media Bureau will host a webinar outlining procedures for reimbursing low power television (LPTV), television translator, and FM broadcast stations from the TV Broadcaster Relocation Fund (Fund) for costs incurred as a result of the post-incentive auction broadcast transition.1

Topics covered will include filing FCC Form 2100, Schedule 399 (Reimbursement Form), including the certification demonstrating that an entity meets the eligibility criteria for reimbursement (Eligibility Certification); providing estimates of reimbursable costs; submitting invoices for actual expenses incurred; an overview of the allocation and payment processes; and additional topics related to the reimbursement process.

 

DA 19-774 Released: August 15, 2019

THE INCENTIVE AUCTION TASK FORCE AND MEDIA BUREAU ANNOUNCE REIMBURSEMENT FORM AVAILABILITY AND FILING DEADLINE AND PROCEDURES FOR REIMBURSEMENT OF LOW POWER TV, TV TRANSLATOR, AND FM STATIONS

GN Docket No. 12-268 MB Docket No. 16-306 MB Docket No. 18-214

I. INTRODUCTION

1. The Incentive Auction Task Force and the Media Bureau (Bureau) in this Public Notice address the reimbursement procedures for eligible low power television (LPTV) and television translator (TV translator) stations (together LPTV/translator stations), and FM broadcast stations (FM stations),1 for costs incurred as a result of the post-incentive auction broadcast transition from the TV Broadcaster Relocation Fund (the Fund). Specifically, we announce the availability of, and the initial deadline for, filing FCC Form 2100, Schedule 399 (Reimbursement Form);2 summarize and clarify the process the Commission established to disperse money from the Fund to LPTV/translator and FM stations pursuant to the Reimbursement Expansion Act (REA);3 and provide detailed instructions on filing of the reimbursement form in the Bureau’s Licensing and Management System (LMS).4

 

July 26, 2019 EAS Public Notice - Next test

Aug 7, 2019 2:20pm Eastern

DA 19-708

Released:  July 25, 2019

 DA 19-708 Released: July 25, 2019 PUBLIC SAFETY AND HOMELAND SECURITY BUREAU PROVIDES GUIDANCE TO IMPROVE ACCURACY OF REPORTING FOR UPCOMING NATIONWIDE EAS TEST

March 19, 2019

FCC Announces lifting of certain filing freezes.   DA 19-193

February 24, 2019 - We are still waiting for details relating to the LPTV / TV Translator reimbursement program but the FCC is circulating this document. FCC-CIRC1903-04 relating to LPTV and TV Translator reimbursement.

 /upload/DOC-356300A1_feb2019.pdf

 

* This document has been circulated for tentative consideration by the Commission at its March 2019 open meeting. The issues referenced in this document and the Commission’s ultimate resolutions of those issues remain under consideration and subject to change. This document does not constitute any official action by the Commission. However, the Chairman has determined that, in the interest of promoting the public’s ability to understand the nature and scope of issues under consideration, the public interest would be served by making this document publicly available.

 

Draft bill Viewer Protection Act  (money may be available for LPTV and Translators after full power reimbursements)

click here for link to the draft bill.

 

THE INCENTIVE AUCTION TASK FORCE AND MEDIA BUREAU ANNOUNCE PROCEDURES FOR LOW POWER TELEVISION, TELEVISION TRANSLATOR AND REPLACEMENT TRANSLATOR STATIONS DURING THE POST-INCENTIVE AUCTION TRANSITION  

click here for the link

 

Click below for: FCC DA-15-1491A1

AM over FM Translator Public Notice

 

Who truly suffers from the loss of rural TV service?

  • If you live in a small community served by TV translators, you do.
  • If you have gone into the storm cellar after hearning a tornado warning on TV, you do.
  • If you enjoy local news and programs delivered to your town from distant cities, you do.
  • If you're that nice couple in Nevada and hope to turn on your TV and receive anything, you do.

We at the National Translator Association are working for our members and their audiences. We regularly travel to Washington to work with government, industry and elected officials in an effort to save rural TV service. We're happy to report that we have made progress in gaining allies and the NTA intends to continue this outreach effort. We need your continuing interest and membership in the NTA.

We invite you to come to our May convention in Reno, NV. We'll have folks from the FCC, the NAB, from equipment manufacturers and translator licensees with a lot of new ideas, tips and techniques.

Join us now! This year it's about the survival of translators and rural TV.

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The National Translator Association is dedicated to the preservation of free over-the-air TV and FM in all geographical areas.
It works to improve the technology of rebroadcast translators and the regulatory climate, which governs them.
Membership is open to all individuals and organizations that are interested in these goals.