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.
Golf: The Open: SANDWICH BITES... ROYAL RULES CLOSE TILLS; LEE McLAUGHLAN, Our Man in Kent, Takes a Look at Some of the More Off-the-Wall Stories from the 2003 Open Championship
Jul 20, 2003; Byline: LEE McLAUGHLAN THE ringing of cash tills that the local pubs and shops surrounding Royal St George's had anticipated has...