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Garrett Wollman
Mon Aug 28 11:58:38 EDT 2006

<<On Mon, 28 Aug 2006 08:55:43 -0700, John Francini <> said:

> So what will happen when all those nice low-digit channel numbers 
> become unavailable when analog broadcasting goes away?  20 just 
> doesn't have the same 'ring' to it as 5 does...

They don't become unavailable, just undesirable.  Channel 7 will still
be on channel 7, not channel 42, after 2009, as the VHF-high band is
the best place to be.  I don't think the FCC has made a decision yet
on how channel numbers in PSIP data will be assigned once the original
analogue channels go away.


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