ERIC Number: ED024265
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-May
Reference Count: 0
Instructional Television Transmission System for the Genesee Valley Area.
Brown Associates, Rochester, NY.
In the entire Genessee Valley area of New York, only two channels are available to educators. Therefore, a study was made of the feasibility of constructing a multi-channel system for the transmission of television and data signals to schools in the area. Field strength measurements were taken of the local educational broadcast signal WXXI-TV to determine extent of coverage. Various problems of terrain and reception were identified, and various approaches to their solution were designed. Factors taken into account were BOCES communication centers, costs and financing, location of the Rochester control center, and FCC regulations. In each of the four systems considered, a microwave system arranged "round-robin" fashion was provided to overcome some of the deficiencies of the"off-air" Instructional Television Fixed Service (ITFS) repeating technique. The study ended with the conclusion that a few strategically located translators could provide significant improvement in the WXXI-TV coverage not now adequately serviced by CATV systems. It was further concluded that all schools using WXXI-TV be equipped with crystal controlled convertors and distribution systems to provide high quality signals in every classroom. These systems must be designed and installed with future ITFS utilization in mind in order to provide future system compatibility. (MF)
Descriptors: Broadcast Reception Equipment, Broadcast Television, Construction Costs, Construction Needs, Construction Programs, Educational Television, Electronic Equipment, Feasibility Studies, Program Design, Program Proposals, Programing (Broadcast), School Districts, Systems Analysis, Systems Development
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Genesee Valley School Development Association, Rochester, NY.; Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Brown Associates, Rochester, NY.
Identifiers: Elementary Secondary Education Act Title III; Station WXXI TV NY