wb4jfi at knology.net
Tue Aug 12 10:20:02 CDT 2008
I'm not sure. Right now, there are at least a couple dozen stations around
the country that are staying on their low-VHF channels for DTV. The
operating costs of running a 1 mega-Watt ERP transmission system will
completely overwhelm small station budgets. So, some selected to go with
their "poor" low-VHF coverage, and hope cable & satellite fix their coverage
issues as much as possible.
Oterhwise, yes, the antenna for a wireless device on low-vhf is a
show-stopper. You can have a tiny cell phone, but with a 4ft whip... like
the WWII walkie-talkies.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Nan and Sandy Sanders [mailto:radiodog77 at pobox.com]
> Sent: Tuesday, August 12, 2008 6:44 AM
> To: WB4JFI; Robert Stratton; Michael O'Dell; W4KRL at arrl.net
> Cc: tacos at amrad.org
> Subject: RE: Broadcast new
> If stations leave Lo VHF what will end up there?The antennas are a
> bit big for wireless devices.
> At 02:18 AM 8/12/2008, WB4JFI wrote:
> >Yes, WETA (RF channel 26 analog) was assigned RF channel 27 for DTV.
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