Band V

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Band V (meaning Band 5) is the name of a radio frequency range within the ultra high frequency part of the electromagnetic spectrum.[1][2] It is not to be confused with the V band in the extremely high frequency part of the spectrum.

Sources differ on the exact frequency range of UHF Band V. For example, the Broadcast engineer's reference book[1] and the BBC[2] define the range as 614 to 854 MHz. The IPTV India Forum define the range as 582 to 806 MHz[3] and the DVB Worldwide website refers to the range as 585 to 806 MHz.[4] Band V is primarily used for analogue and digital (DVB-T & ATSC) television broadcasting, as well as radio microphones and services intended for mobile devices such as DVB-H. With the close-down of analog television services most countries have auctioned off frequencies from 694 MHz and up to 4Gcellular network providers.

Television[edit]

United Kingdom[edit]

In the UK, Band V allocations for television are 8 MHz wide, traditionally consisting of 30 channels from UHF 39 to 68 inclusive. There is also a channel 69, but in the UK, this is allocated to radio microphones.[5] Semi-wideband aerials of the group E type cover this entire band.[6] However, aerials of types group B and group C/D will cover the lower and upper halves of Band V respectively with higher gain than a group E.[6]

The following table shows TV channel allocations in Band V in the UK.

Channel Frequency Range
39 614-622 MHz
40 622-630 MHz
41 630-638 MHz
42 638-646 MHz
43 646-654 MHz
44 654-662 MHz
45 662-670 MHz
46 670-678 MHz
47 678-686 MHz
48 686-694 MHz
49 694-702 MHz
50 702-710 MHz
51 710-718 MHz
52 718-726 MHz
53 726-734 MHz
54 734-742 MHz
55 742-750 MHz
56 750-758 MHz
57 758-766 MHz
58 766-774 MHz
59 774-782 MHz
60 782-790 MHz
61 790-798 MHz
62 798-806 MHz
63 806-814 MHz
64 814-822 MHz
65 822-830 MHz
66 830-838 MHz
67 838-846 MHz
68 846-854 MHz

United States[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Tozer, Edwin Paul J. (2004). Broadcast engineer's reference book. Focal Press. p. 166. ISBN 0-240-51908-6. Retrieved 2009-05-17. 
  2. ^ a b "Television aerials factsheet". British Broadcasting Corporation. Retrieved 2012-07-07. 
  3. ^ "Regulatory Intervention for IPTV and Mobile TV". IPTV India Forum. 2007-11-22. Retrieved 2009-05-19. 
  4. ^ "Draft recommendations for mobile TV services issued". DVB Worldwide. 2008-01-07. Archived from the original on 8 May 2009. Retrieved 2009-05-19. 
  5. ^ "UK legal radio mic frequency guide". Canford Audio plc. Retrieved 2009-05-19. 
  6. ^ a b "Aerial Groups / Widebands". A.T.V. (Aerials and Television). Archived from the original on 23 April 2009. Retrieved 2009-05-17.