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Re: Uncle Charlie and the Cardinal

<<On Sat, 10 Feb 2001 14:56:22 -0500, "Joseph Pappalardo" <joepappalardo2001@yahoo.com> said:

> What FCC license do they hold?

ITFS, which is a sort of non-commercial two-way microwave video
service.  Unlike non-commercial broadcast TV stations, ITFS stations
are permitted to lease unused transmitter capacity for commercial
purposes.  Unlike most other sorts of private microwave links,
however, it is permissible for private individuals to receive ITFS
signals.  (There was a time when you could buy ITFS downconverters
which would connect to an ordinary TV.)

The ITFS band is located immediately above the 2.450-GHz ISM band,
used by microwave ovens, cordless phones, and wireless networks.
According to my records, BCTV's ITFS licenses include Needham stations
KVQ-24 (2.554 GHz), KLC-85 (2.644 GHz), and KQT-47 (2.500 GHz).


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