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(LA Times)   If the FCC doesn't give UHF the credit it deserves in the next hour, I'm gonna club this baby seal. That's right. I'm gonna club this seal to make a better deal. You know I'll do it, too, cause I'm crazy   (latimes.com) divider line 24
    More: Weird, UHF, Federal Communications Commission, VHF, official notice, Sinclair Broadcast Group, media studies  
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2013-09-30 03:40:01 PM
5 votes:
TFA: For those of you born after the days of rabbit ears, UHF stands for ultra high frequency and refers to channels above 13. A UHF signal was not as strong as a VHF signal. VHF stands for very high frequency and refers to channels 2 through 13. Why "ultra" was weaker than "very" when it seems that it should have been the other way around will just have to remain a mystery.

Farking electromagnetic waves, how do they work?

Or to stick with the theme of this thread,

STUPID! You're so STU-PIIIIIIIIIIID!
2013-09-30 04:53:08 PM
2 votes:
Rabbit ears were used for VHF, goddammit!  The circular face was for UHF!  And prior to the widespread use of the remote control the more distinguishable trait of UHF was getting off your ass and walking up to the television to rifle through stations by manually turning a knob that clicked for every station.  And if you did it too fast or sat too close to the TV you were yelled at by parents with little scientific data to cite reasons for moving away from the TV.

In Boston you had to manually flip 13 stations as fast as possible to go from 25 to 38, and another 18 stations to 56.  Unless you were some PBS dweeb and stopped on 44 to watch Romper Room for the second time that day after you saw it on channel 2.  Pff.  Losers.
2013-09-30 03:17:58 PM
2 votes:
This is a pretty big supplies.
2013-09-30 05:29:13 PM
1 votes:

FirstNationalBastard: How can you botch that quote?

What do you think R.J. Fletcher Senior would be saying if he were alive today?


utsagrad123: Gonz: This is an embarrassment. A disgrace. What do you think R.J. Fletcher Senior would be saying if he were alive today?

Help me out of this box, I can't breathe in here. Help, let me out.

2013-09-30 05:28:18 PM
1 votes:
WTF. I swear I quoted your whole post.

/guess I don't get to drink from the fire hose.
2013-09-30 05:25:13 PM
1 votes:

MonoChango: Anastacya: Titanius Anglesmith: Anastacya: MonoChango: special20: BigNumber12: Sounds like the FCC gets to drink from... the FIRE HOSE!

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The best part of that gif is Dr. Demonto in the audience waring a yellow shirt

Holy shiat I never realized that was Dr. Demento.

/now I have his CD in my head

How did that happen? Does it hurt?

The headache is unbearable. I will have it surgically removed in two days, so I have to stave off the bleeding until then.

MonoChango: Anastacya: MonoChango: special20: BigNumber12: Sounds like the FCC gets to drink from... the FIRE HOSE!

Well he did give Al his big break with the bathroom recording of "another one rides the bus"
and dude your not suppose to throw those CD's that fast.  Switch to mp3's, they don't hurt as much.

I'm not a dude! I will remember about the tossing CDs tho. I've heard about this thing called "ripping" and all.. guess I will look into it.

Accept my apologies.  It is hard to guess gender by text.. I suppose I should actually read names and try to extrapolate before I reply but who has time for that.  Besides, it's been my experience that chics don't like being called "Dames"


"Dames?"

It's BROADS!

How can you botch that quote?

What do you think R.J. Fletcher Senior would be saying if he were alive today?
2013-09-30 05:09:37 PM
1 votes:
Fran Drescher....(like the Hammer of Thor...)
2013-09-30 05:04:50 PM
1 votes:

RedPhoenix122: Ivo Shandor: TFA: For those of you born after the days of rabbit ears, UHF stands for ultra high frequency and refers to channels above 13. A UHF signal was not as strong as a VHF signal. VHF stands for very high frequency and refers to channels 2 through 13. Why "ultra" was weaker than "very" when it seems that it should have been the other way around will just have to remain a mystery.

Farking electromagnetic waves, how do they work?

Or to stick with the theme of this thread,

STUPID! You're so STU-PIIIIIIIIIIID!

Yeah, they don't get that usually higher frequencies mean less transmission range.



Per a given amount of power, this is still true. Unfortunately with DTV the VHF bands seem to be complete shiat for reception, compared to the UHF. Like many other places, we had a High VHF analog channel and were given a UHF channel to broadcast during the transition. Remember the days of broadcasting both analog and digital?

Most of us planned to convert our analog to a digital after analog went away, so we could continue to be "Newschannel 3" or "ActionNews 7".

Turns out that the High VHF channels converted to digital at the power level the FCC suggested didn't carry for SHIAT. We actually went back to our UHF transmitter, because everyone could pick *that* one up. Even after we *doubled the power* of the VHF, it still doesn't carry as far in digital as the UHF does.

Used to be the other way 'round, when a bit of static or multipath was just a ghost or a crackle, instead of in digital when multipath means NO PICTURE FOR YOU, BUD.

Now the broadcast channel makes no difference, because the way the datastream is arranged the channel number you see when you tune to an off air ATSC signal can be *any damn number you want*. (shrug)

\we're broadcasting on a UHF and our channel says a high VHF number
2013-09-30 04:59:13 PM
1 votes:

timujin: Ivo Shandor: TFA: For those of you born after the days of rabbit ears, UHF stands for ultra high frequency and refers to channels above 13. A UHF signal was not as strong as a VHF signal. VHF stands for very high frequency and refers to channels 2 through 13. Why "ultra" was weaker than "very" when it seems that it should have been the other way around will just have to remain a mystery.

Farking electromagnetic waves, how do they work?

Or to stick with the theme of this thread,

STUPID! You're so STU-PIIIIIIIIIIID!

Came in to bring this particular nugget up.  Seems a hell of a lot of research the author put into this article...



But the frequency has nothing to... god...  Stop.  Stop, just stop.
2013-09-30 04:54:54 PM
1 votes:
Now THAT'S what I call a great headline.
2013-09-30 04:52:22 PM
1 votes:
This is my new mop. George, my friend, he gave me this mop. This is a pretty good mop. It's not as good as my first mop. I miss my first mop, but this is still a good mop. Sometimes you just hafta take what life gives ya, 'cause life is like a mop and sometimes life gets full of dirt and crud and bugs and hairballs and stuff... you, you, you gotta clean it out. You, you, you gotta put it in here and rinse it off and start all over again and, and sometimes, sometimes life sticks to the floor so bad you know a mop, a mop, it's not good enough, it's not good enough. You, you gotta get down there, like, with a toothbrush, you know, and you gotta, you gotta really scrub 'cause you gotta get it off. You gotta really try to get it off. But if that doesn't work, that doesn't work, you can't give up. You gotta, you gotta stand right up. You, you gotta run to a window and say, "Hey! These floors are dirty as hell, and I'm not gonna take it any more!"
2013-09-30 04:47:12 PM
1 votes:

Anastacya: MonoChango: special20: BigNumber12: Sounds like the FCC gets to drink from... the FIRE HOSE!

[d22zlbw5ff7yk5.cloudfront.net image 320x170]

The best part of that gif is Dr. Demonto in the audience waring a yellow shirt

Holy shiat I never realized that was Dr. Demento.

/now I have his CD in my head


How did that happen? Does it hurt?
2013-09-30 04:37:59 PM
1 votes:

Ivo Shandor: TFA: For those of you born after the days of rabbit ears, UHF stands for ultra high frequency and refers to channels above 13. A UHF signal was not as strong as a VHF signal. VHF stands for very high frequency and refers to channels 2 through 13. Why "ultra" was weaker than "very" when it seems that it should have been the other way around will just have to remain a mystery.

Farking electromagnetic waves, how do they work?

Or to stick with the theme of this thread,

STUPID! You're so STU-PIIIIIIIIIIID!


Wow, and they're one of the most-respected news sources of the city at the farking epicenter of the TV industry. That'd be like the Detriot Free Press not understanding what a V8 engine is, and not bothering to look it up.

I'm starting to see how Ric Romero stays employed in that city.

/Yes, I work in TV myself
2013-09-30 04:37:43 PM
1 votes:

Gonz: This is an embarrassment. A disgrace. What do you think R.J. Fletcher Senior would be saying if he were alive today?


Help me out of this box, I can't breathe in here. Help, let me out.
2013-09-30 04:36:32 PM
1 votes:
Lesbian Nazi hookers abducted by space aliens and forced into weight loss clinics, all this thread on FarkTalk.
2013-09-30 04:35:28 PM
1 votes:

special20: BigNumber12: Sounds like the FCC gets to drink from... the FIRE HOSE!

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The best part of that gif is Dr. Demonto in the audience waring a yellow shirt
2013-09-30 04:34:26 PM
1 votes:
ic.pics.livejournal.com
2013-09-30 04:33:10 PM
1 votes:

BigNumber12: Sounds like the FCC gets to drink from... the FIRE HOSE!


d22zlbw5ff7yk5.cloudfront.net
2013-09-30 04:27:25 PM
1 votes:
As I recall, most of the digital spectrum was in the UHF range and the VHF range was to be deprecated and resold.

Which makes me very confused by this article.
2013-09-30 04:01:37 PM
1 votes:

timujin: Ivo Shandor: TFA: For those of you born after the days of rabbit ears, UHF stands for ultra high frequency and refers to channels above 13. A UHF signal was not as strong as a VHF signal. VHF stands for very high frequency and refers to channels 2 through 13. Why "ultra" was weaker than "very" when it seems that it should have been the other way around will just have to remain a mystery.

Farking electromagnetic waves, how do they work?

Or to stick with the theme of this thread,

STUPID! You're so STU-PIIIIIIIIIIID!

Came in to bring this particular nugget up.  Seems a hell of a lot of research the author put into this article...


Like the author actually cares about radio waves, the UHF spectrum, or facts.
2013-09-30 03:56:45 PM
1 votes:
i.imgur.com
2013-09-30 03:50:43 PM
1 votes:

RedPhoenix122: Yeah, they don't get that usually higher frequencies mean less transmission range.


Someone has been watching Philo and Secrets of the Universe.
2013-09-30 03:44:47 PM
1 votes:

Ivo Shandor: TFA: For those of you born after the days of rabbit ears, UHF stands for ultra high frequency and refers to channels above 13. A UHF signal was not as strong as a VHF signal. VHF stands for very high frequency and refers to channels 2 through 13. Why "ultra" was weaker than "very" when it seems that it should have been the other way around will just have to remain a mystery.

Farking electromagnetic waves, how do they work?

Or to stick with the theme of this thread,

STUPID! You're so STU-PIIIIIIIIIIID!


Yeah, they don't get that usually higher frequencies mean less transmission range.

To the author of the article: "Oh, shut up, you pinhead! You make me SICK!"
2013-09-30 03:18:33 PM
1 votes:
Change? Got change, mister?
 
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