Column Descriptions for the Preliminary Allotment/Assignment Plan Tables
WARNING! THIS WAS THE INITIAL CHANNEL PLAN SUBMITTED BY MSTV IN 1995! IT IS PROVIDED HERE FOR HISTORICAL REFERENCE PURPOSES ONLY!
The following list of column discriptions matches the tables I've made available in the Draft ATV Channel Plan page. The material that is enclosed in quotes is quoted word for word from the Association for Maximum Service Television, Inc.'s January 13, 1995 comments filed concerning FCC Docket MM-87-268.
- Call - Station Call sign. NEW is used for pending applications or CP's accepted for filing prior to the 1992 cut-off date.
- City & State - City and state of license. Note that many stations are licensed to suburban communities and these cities, rather than the major market name, are used here.
- NTSC Ch. - Current NTSC Channel
- ATV Ch. - Draft ATV channel allocation for the station
- ATV ERP (kw) - The ATV power calculated using the ACATS recommended planning factors necessary to replicate the NTSC noise-limited contour. Note that peak powers may be five to ten times higher.
- HAAT meters - Height above average terrain, based on the current NTSC transmitter location based on data obtained from the FCC Engineering Database.
- ATV Service Area - sq. km. - (wide version only) Area "within the noise-limited (NL) contour reduced by areas where service is deemed to be unacceptable because of interference from other ATV or NTSC stations and/or terrain (or other propagation conditions) as predicted by the Longley-Rice methodology."
- ATV Pop. (1000's) (wide version only) - Total population within the ATV service area.
- ATV Interfer. % NL Area (wide version only) - "The area of ATV interference in percent relative to the noise-limited (NL) ATV area."
- ATV % Pop. Affected (wide version only) - "The population affected within the ATV interference area in percent relative to the population within the noise-limited area."
- NTSC Serv Area (sq. km.) (wide version only) - NTSC service area "within the noise-limited (NL) contour reduced by areas where service is deemed to be unacceptable because of interference from other NTSC stations and/or terrain (or other propagation conditions) as predicted by the Longley-Rice methodology."
- NTSC Pop. (1000's) (wide version only) - Total population within the NTSC service area.
- NTSC New Inf. % NL Area (wide version only) - "The 'New NTSC Interference" area in percent relative to the noise-limited area ... defined as any reduction of the NTSC service area due to inteference from the ATV assignments."
- Percent Matching Coveage (both versions) - "The percentage of existing acceptable NTSC viewing locations that will also receive ATV service. This percentage can not be greater than 100%. However, since the ATV and NTSC service areas may be shaped differently, due to propagation factors, the total service area of the ATV may be larger than the NTSC service area and yet not achieve 100% replication."
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Created July 23, 1995 by Doug Lung email@example.com
Modified July 14, 1997
Copyright © 1995, 1997 H. Douglas Lung