distant signal

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distant signal

[¦dis·tənt ′sig·nəl]
(civil engineering)
A signal placed at a distance from a block of track to give advance warning when the block is closed.
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Such a standard would be consistent with the FCC's existing 'network non-duplication' and 'syndicated exclusivity' regulations and would therefore provide a level playing field between the cable and DBS industries in the provision of local and distant signals.
This book is an exciting example of MediaView's efforts to bridge two cultures and help educate Chinese media executives about the evolution of the cable and satellite industry outside China," said Kathy Jia, director of new ventures for Encore International and editor of the translated version of Distant Signals.
However, we are confident that the legislation will also benefit the 50 million US households outside of these markets, initially as a result of grandfathering the delivery of distant signals to existing DIRECTV subscribers who live outside of the Grade A contour but within the Grade B contour of a local broadcast affiliate, and, over time, the initiation of local in local television delivery in smaller television markets by new satellite and terrestrial service providers facilitated by the loan guarantee program that is authorized by this legislation.
In the Pi, a built-in signal amplifier can be adjusted to either strengthen reception of weaker or distant signals or to avoid over boosting of stronger or closer ones.
Within the current 3GPP standards, the E-OTD equivalent (known as Observed Time Difference of Arrival, OTDOA) is recognised as suffering from the issue of 'hearability', in which distant signals tend to be drowned out by nearby ones.
Eligible households must be able to get distant signals if they so choose, even if their DBS provider offers local signals in their market and even if they subscribe to local signals.
If a customer does receive acceptable off-air signals but still wants the satellite packages, they can write to their local network affiliates requesting written consent to receive the distant signals.
Albert wrote: "I saw my first television programme in November 1951, about one month after distant signals could be received on Teesside.
In another early forerunner of cable TV, other entrepreneurs erected their own antennas in isolated towns, capturing distant signals for local residents.
The array's central mission will be to explore the childhood scribblings of the Universe: weak, distant signals emitted less than a million years after the Big Bang.