PBS to Begin Digital Transmissions in Hilo Beginning May 26th

Well it’s taken forever, but PBS will be going digital in Hilo beginning May 26th.

From the VP of PBS Hawaii’s blog “Digital Dialog“:

…weather pending, Hilo will be upgraded to digital transmissions beginning May 28. The schedule still stands. Mid-morning on May 26th, we’ll shutdown the analog signal to install the digital antenna. This shutdown will affect the rest of the translator system in Naalehu and South Point. Once we get the Hilo digital signal up, we need to get to Kulani Cone to change out the receive antenna and put a digital-to-analog receiver in place. If all goes well, the analog signal will be restored to Naalehu and South Point by the weekend. Once we have lease issues worked out at Kulani Cone, we will install a digital system to get the signal to Naalehu. This should happen by the end of September this year…

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