Band II

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Band II is the range of radio frequencies within the very high frequency (VHF) part of the electromagnetic spectrum from 87.5 to 108.0 megahertz (MHz).

Radio[edit]

Band II is primarily used worldwide for broadcasting service (FM radio broadcasting).[1] It typically uses a dipole aerial, horizontally and vertically polarized, so it is both bidirectional, and omnidirectional on the horizontal plane.[1]

Broadcast television[edit]

Usage in Russia and in other former members of OIRT[edit]

In the former Soviet Union and other countries-members of OIRT, frequencies from 76 MHz to 100 MHz were designated for broadcast television usage.[2] Considering 8 MHz channel bandwidth used by the Russian analog television system (System D), the following television channels had been defined:

Channel Frequency Range
3 76-84 MHz
4 84-92 MHz
5 92-100 MHz

Broadcast television channels 1 and 2 are assigned to VHF I band, channels 6 to 12 are assigned to VHF III band.

Starting from the early 1990s, frequencies previously allotted to television channels 4 and 5 have been re-allocated for FM radio, thereby harmonizing it with the Western allocation for FM radio service.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Tooley, Mike (2007). Electronic Circuits - Fundamentals & Applications. Routledge. ISBN 9781136407383. 
  2. ^ "GOST 7845-92 : Broadcast television system. Main specifications. Methods of measurements. (In Russian)". Russian Federal agency for technical regulations and measurements. p. 10.