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Re: channel 1

I was wondering about this because when my Mon's cable system has a channel
1.  I know that cable is done differently than TV, but we don't have a
channel 1 here in Medford and I haven't seen it anywhere else.


At 03:17 PM 4/2/97 -0500, Donna Halper wrote:
>Somebody (I don't recall whom right now) asked whatever happened to Channel
>1. Courtesy of Barry Mishkind's Broadcast FAQ, Barry explains:
>"This was the original allocation for FM stations. (42-50 mc)
>When Sarnoff had FM reallocated after WWII (to kill it), it
>was used for other purposes. 
>There was TV in the 2.5 mHz region (the Jenkins system, also
>killed by Sarnoff), as well as some assignment for TV before
>WW II...but 48-54 mHz was TV "Channel 1" for a while. As
>proof: the RCA model 630 TV set had a "Channel 1" position
>on its step tuner."