Note: The carrier may continue unmodulated or it may be modulated by another signal source.
Also, off-the-air may be synonymous with over-the-air or from-the-air, as in picking up a terrestrial broadcast TV station off-the-air instead of from cable TV. As this usage may be confusing due to the term's other meanings, the terms "over the air" or "on the air" are more standard in the broadcasting industry.
FOOTBALL: SCOTLAND'S VOICE OF AUTHORITY TRAYNOR; You've Got an Eck of a Job on Now McLEISH FACES ACID TEST AS CELTS PILE ON PRESSURE
Apr 28, 2003; Byline: JAMES TRAYNOR WHATEVER special managerial abilities Alex McLeish has will have to be produced very quickly if Rangers are...