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

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Chapter8.6

Single-Frequency Networks (SFNs) for Television—Digital On-Channel Repeaters, Distributed Transmitters, and Distributed Translators

S. Merrill Weiss

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Author’s note: The maps in this chapter, as well as certain diagrams containing elements in color, are best viewed using online or file-based sources so that the full information content communicated by the color characteristics can be comprehended.

SFNs Defined

A single-frequency network (SFN) consists of several transmitters, operating on a single channel, covering a service area to deliver a unitary program service or a complement of such services. The signals from the various network transmitters overlap each other and have the potential to interfere ...

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