WCBS Newsradio 880 in HD, FM that is!

Laurence Glavin lglavin@mail.com
Sun Oct 5 14:03:24 EDT 2008

>----- Original Message -----
>From: "Dan.Strassberg" 
>To: "A. Joseph Ross" , "Paul B. Walker, Jr." , "Kevin Vahey" 
>Subject: Re: Re:WCBS Newsradio 880 in HD, FM that is!
>Date: Sun, 5 Oct 2008 13:50:07 -0400

>Yes, Canada adopted the Eureka-147 system a number of years ago (my
>guess, at least 10 years). Eureka-147 uses L-Band (around 1.4 GHz, I
>believe). In the US, L-Band is reserved for military communications.
>The Canadian system involved grouping broadcasters in each market onto
>a single transmitter and antenna. A Multiplexing scheme of some sort
>(I don't know whether it's frequency division, time division, or
>orthogonal frequency division) divides the signal among the various
>stations. In Toronto, I believe that all of the Eureka-147 signals
>originate from that very tall tower (I think it's called the CN tower)
>that, IIRC, sort of resembles the Seattle Space Needle. Both the Space
>Needle and the CN tower have revolving restaurants near the top. I
>don't think they use the microwave energy from the antenna to cook the
>food or the restaurant patrons (at least, they don't do so
>Dan Strassberg (dan.strassberg@att.net)
>eFax 1-707-215-6367

I wonder if all the patrons dining at the Top of the Pru (not to mention the staff)
are being "fried" by the FM's and channel 68 (is their DTV antenna there too?)
on the roof.

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