Globe editorial calls FM radio "outdated technology"
Tue Aug 24 22:08:01 EDT 2010
At 1:03 PM -0700 8/24/10, Bill Smith wrote:
>I understand a few TV stations are running multiple digital
>transmitters to fill holes, could this be a first step to
>broadcasters moving to a cellular model? get rid of those million+
>dollar towers and go on existing low altitude sites?
I don't know where you heard this, but I really doubt it. This would
just create a large interference pattern making the signal basically
useless. The way cell phones work is that neighboring towers use
different frequencies so as to not interfere with each other, with 6
MHz wide TV signals this would not be at all practical. And it would
be impossible to keep signals in phase over 6 MHz if neighboring
signals were on the same channel.
Lake Wobegone, NH
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