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Service Area of an Airborne Television Network

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1 Author(s)
Decker, Martin T. ; Natl. Bureau of Standards

An educational television network using UHF transmissions from aircraft has been suggested as a means to provide improved classroom instruction to schools throughout the country. Initial airborne tests will begin in 1960. As a step in the evaluation of such a network, calculations have been made which describe the coverage from an airborne station in the presence of interference from other stations. The results should be useful in determining the equipment and channel requirements of a nation-wide network. These requirements will be compared with those necessary to provide equivalent coverage from ground-based UHF stations.

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Broadcasting, IRE Transactions on  (Volume:BC-6 ,  Issue: 2 )