Public Safety Orgs Want DTV Delay to Exclude 700Mhz
Are they really that stupid??
because lots of older seniors dont know about it?
make every analog TV stations brecast this fixed message after DTV transaction day!
"in order to view regular programing, you need to call this 1800-ORDER-Converter box to view programing"
On topic: delaying the use of the 700Mhz spectrum is dangerous for those emergency communications systems.
This has nothing to do with seniors knowing about getting a converter box or getting cable.
This article on RCR Wireless makes it sound like it's a matter of waiting for more people to get their coupons for $40 off of a converter box. They've had a year. The delay would be disastrous.
It's a SPECTRUM, not one 'channel' to be used. This frequency is also used by emergency services like fire and police departments.
So yes, it is being freed up, but for both phone carriers AND emergency service use.
I obviously don't know all that much about radio technology.
The 700Mhz frequency is used by carriers and emergency workers.
Radio technology is just like any other technology.
I didn't know anything about Mhz or any other hertz till I went to work for a Telecommunications Company.
Read up on it, it's dry but pretty nice to know when people start freaking about about not being able to get DTV because of a delay.
Sound waves aren't just for sonar
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