[opendtv] Re: FCC seventh further notice of proposed rule making

  • From: "Dale Kelly" <dalekelly@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <opendtv@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 30 Oct 2006 09:53:57 -0800

Bert wrote:
>The land area of the UK is 241,590 sq Km. One 3 KW ERP transmitter tower
covers close to 19 Km in radius, or 1134 sq Km. So ignoring the required
overlap and geographical obstacles and all the real-world
considerations, it would take 213 towers to cover the land mass, not 80.
>Bottom line: DTT coverage is not 100 percent yet.

        Broadcast coverage is best measured by "percentage of population 
The UK, much like the US, has many sparsely populated areas - though the US
unpopulated percentage is somewhat likely higher.


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