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National Association of Broadcasters Engineering Handbook, 11th Edition by Garrison C. Cavell

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Chapter2.3

Frequency Coordination for Broadcast Auxiliary Services

Dane E.Ericksen, P.E.

Hammett & Edison, Inc., Consulting Engineers

San Francisco, CA

Introduction

This chapter discusses techniques and rules used for United States frequency coordination of the Broadcast Auxiliary Service (BAS). Not only does the electromagnetic spectrum provide broadcasters the means for reaching listeners and viewers via the AM, FM, and TV bands, but under the BAS, electromagnetic spectrum is used by broadcasters for point-to-point links, remote-pickup links, voice channels for cueing and coordination, remote control of cameras and transmitters, wireless microphones, and other applications. Yet, as varied as these applications appear to be, their treatment ...

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