Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: The Dandelion City
The low power allotments are all on VHF frequencies due to problems caused by co-channel assignments and tropo skip at those frequencies. IMHO, VHF should be turned over to other uses, like they did in some European countries. But then, I doubt they are as valuable to communications companies as the high UHF frequencies that were reassigned. Dropping VHF frequencies, instead of UHF frequencies, would be a lot better for broadcasters and consumers. As it is, consumers must deal with the cost and logistics of installing huge VHF antennas to pick up low powered VHF stations.
CIII in Paris is a problem at 100,000w. It's going to be almost useless at 4,000w. I see they now have transitional approval on channel 6 at a different antenna height. I'm guessing they are going to do some off-hours testing before they cut over full time. IMHO, it would be a lot better for everyone if they used a higher powered UHF channel, instead of 6, for post transitional broadcasting.
At 20 I had a good mind. At 40 I had money. At 60 I've lost my mind and my money. Oh, to be 20 again. --Scary