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Re: What Happened To Channel 1

Michael Quinn (
Wed, 16 Mar 2005 11:25:21 -0500

Along this line, and at the risk of perhaps being slightly OT, if anyone
knows why television uses channels while radio uses frequencies (for the
most part, that is, the 88 channel) FM Marine Band in the 156 MHz range
being an exception), I would be interested in hearing about it.



[TELECOM Digest Editor's Note: On radio, there are also 'channels', as
you point out for example in the FM Marine Band, also the Citizens
Band has 'channels'. I think the difference is where 'frequencies'
refers to a general range of spaces in the spectrum for general
categories of service (radio or television), 'channels' further
divides that group of frequencies into into specific allocations. For
example, we say the 'eleven meter band' (of frequencies) is divided
into forty channels. PAT]

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