CHAPTER 1.5 Frequency Allocations for Broadcasting and the Broadcast Auxiliary Services

WILLIAM R. MEINTEL

Meintel, Sgrignoli & Wallace Warrenton, Virginia

INTRODUCTION

This chapter provides an overview of terrestrial frequency allocations1 and a listing of the frequencies available for AM, FM, and TV broadcast stations as well as for the"auxiliary" broadcast services that support broadcasting operations. Necessarily, such an overview must include a description of the decisionmaking process that is involved in allocating a frequency band for a specific purpose. This complex subject of allocations involves more than just the location of the service in the frequency spectrum; it includes decisions as to the number and width of channels and power ...

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