The mysterious channel 1!

Mark Kalzer

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This is part of a research assignment in school.
a) Was there ever a Channel one? If so, why was it discontinued?
b) What international organization in existence today uses this frequency?
This whole thing seems kinda irrelevant now that I have satelite! But still, what do you know?
 

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Channel 1 is used by dem commies to broadcast their plans to eachother about destroying our precious bodily fluids!!
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I will not, as usual, be able to provide any documentation for this, but I have read that there was indeed a channel 1 way back when, but that space was later used for something else. I also had a friend in high school who had a television in his basement which had channel 1.
 

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Mark,
In answer to your second question, each country is responsible for their own frequency allocation bands especially when it comes to Television. And, there is one for off air and one for cable. Some channels are the same frequency and some are not due to interference issues when off air as opposed to when on cable which should not radiate into space. There is also the International Telecommunications Union or ITU which helps with more global frequency allocation plans like wireless or satellite communications.
If you check for the US at least, the FCC has an allocation chart which starts at channel 2. There are some channels below channel 2 but they are called T channels and are typically used as reverse path transmissions (back to the cable headend) and most line amps on the poles have diplexers and amps that reflect this.
Hope this helps.
Patrick
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Clinton McClure

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Yes, there was a "Channel One" which was used by the public school systems beginning around 1989 and was still used when I graduated in 1993. I do not know if it is still in use today.
Now, if it was actually in the "1" place on the dial, I do not know.
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Never mind, off topic.
/Mike
[Edited last by MickeS on November 05, 2001 at 01:52 PM]
 

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yeah, Clinton, I think I know what you are talking about. In the mornings here in High School (I am a Senior), there is a 15 minute news program titles "Channel One" in the mornings... they pay the school for us to watch it, sell advertising for two commercial breaks... mostly I ignore it and chat with the cronies

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