[opendtv] Re: Fewer than 2 Million have OTA DTV in US

  • From: "John Willkie" <johnwillkie@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <opendtv@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 26 Dec 2006 14:25:39 -0800

And, one needs to consider the VERY difficult zoning/land
use/historic/RFR/federal land issues in the Santa Barbara market that make
it virtually impossible to add new sticks to existing transmitter sites.

John Willkie

> -----Original Message-----
> From: opendtv-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:opendtv-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx]
> On Behalf Of Dale Kelly
> Sent: Tuesday, December 26, 2006 1:48 PM
> To: opendtv@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Subject: [opendtv] Re: Fewer than 2 Million have OTA DTV in US
> Craig wrote:
> > Now here's the question Bert. Dale seems to think you have a pretty
> > good handle on the technology, so let's see you apply it to a real
> > world problem. Since you believe that the distance between the main
> > sticks in the Santa Barbara market is too great to build a viable
> > COFDM SFN, why don't you design it so that it will work.
> IMO, Bert does indeed have a grasp of signal and receiver dynamics which
> impact DTV reception and does also generally understand issues related to
> SFNs. However, he nor you have ever dealt with the practical and financial
> aspects of designing an RF system that is FCC compliant and which can
> overcome such difficult coverage problems. However, if your maps had the
> necessary information, he could likely give it a good start.
> Your maps lack:
> 1. Transmitter site locations and FCC antenna pattern and field
> intensities.
> 2. Longley-Rice predicted coverage maps, which are very important for
> determining underserved/unserved DTV areas and how they might best be
> covered.
> You also espouse the position that all broadcaster should multiplex from
> the
> same sites and use the example of how that is commonly done in Europe. In
> every case that I'm aware of in Europe, such sites were developed by the
> state operated networks and were made available (regulatory) to others as
> they came along. The U.S. broadcast system's development did not occur in
> such a manner and in fact, cooperation between broadcaster was not
> encouraged; therefore this is a rather poor analogy on your part - even
> though it makes good sense from an operational perspective.
> Dale

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