UHF is more robust than VHF (was Re: Digital TV reception problem)

Rick Levy rlevy@broadcastsignallab.com
Sat Jun 20 21:53:32 EDT 2009

Quoth Peter Q. George,
For DTV signals (in this area), UHF propagates better than both VHF-lo and 
VHF-hi....  So, I'm wondering if the reason for UHF's better quality color 
analog pictures is the same reason why UHF is a better fit for DTV than VHF 
could ever be.<<

You don't think it might have anything to do with the considerably higher 
power levels permitted on UHF than on VHF for theoretically comparable 
coverage, do you?

Rick Levy
Broadcast Signal Lab, LLP
Cambridge, Mass.

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