Mark Schubin wrote: > Hmm.=20 > > Dale talked about the UK. I talked about the UK. Stephen > Birkill talked about the UK. And you have provided info > about Italy. I have always referred to Italy and France when talking about low power transmitters, to try to dispell the notion that there's something magical going on with COFDM. (Mostly from Bob Miller, but others have suggested similar wonders.) When you look at France and Italy, that's where you see transmitters for PAL and for DVB-T in the 10s of KW ERP. As Stephen indicated, the situation in the UK is different, because in fact PAL transmitters can be up in the 0.5 MW to 1 MW ERP region. The DTT transmitter that covers London might be lower power, but that doesn't mean coverage of the UK to match PAL with DVB-T would necessarily be with 10s of KW ERP, where PAL was more like 1 MW. There's no implied magic. In France, they are still rather fluid as to how to deploy DTT. They are talking about "portable" capability, for which they expect to have to assist the Eiffel Tower transmitter (35 KW) with other tramsmitters, including possibly very low power gap fillers. Because as is, they say about 40 percent of Paris can achieve indoor reception, closer in to the Eiffel Tower. They define "portable" as "with indoor antennas." I already showed where the closest translator site to the Eiffel Tower was, and it was Mantes. Just under 30 miles to the west of the Eiffel Tower. So, nothing magic there. We can do the same with RAI. Translator sites are scattered throughout the country, including two to cover Rome. This is all about introducing some measure of reality and to compare apples with apples. I think I've been more than fair in specifying power levels and expected coverage, when making comparisons, where others have been happier to let a veil of mystery lie over the discussion. The information is all public. There's no reason to obfuscate. Bert ---------------------------------------------------------------------- You can UNSUBSCRIBE from the OpenDTV list in two ways: - Using the UNSUBSCRIBE command in your user configuration settings at FreeLists.org - By sending a message to: opendtv-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx with the word unsubscribe in the subject line.