Band II is primarily used worldwide for broadcasting service (FM radio broadcasting). It typically uses a dipole aerial, horizontally and vertically polarized, so it is both bidirectional, and omnidirectional on the horizontal plane.
In the former Soviet Union and other countries-members of OIRT, frequencies from 76 MHz to 100 MHz were designated for broadcast television usage. Considering 8 MHz channel bandwidth used by the Russian analog television system (System D), the following television channels had been defined:
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.
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- "GOST 7845-92 : Broadcast television system. Main specifications. Methods of measurements. (In Russian)". Russian Federal agency for technical regulations and measurements. p. 10.
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