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Icing Affecting TV5 Signal 

Jon Small

Earlier today, WABI TV5 was forced to reduce the power of our broadcast signal due to excessive ice build up on our transmission antenna in Dixmont.   Icing can lead to extensive damage to the transmitter under full power, so the power reduction was necessary to assure continued operation.  We have been able to restore full power, though further icing may force us to lower the power again. Technicians continue to monitor the situation.