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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barred cable systems from importing distant signals that duplicated
Jones says, "The strength of the signal, direction, name and security level on these are translated into an audio stream made up of a foreground and background layer: Distant signals click and pop like hits on a Geiger counter, while the strongest bleat their network ID in a looped melody,"
As indicated in the attached, local broadcasters fully support the expansion of local broadcast signals as opposed to distant signals, thus questioning the importance of the Section 119 license.
Albert wrote: "I saw my first television programme in November 1951, about one month after distant signals could be received on Teesside.
The Hudd system was used on the line between Fenchurch Street and Shoeburyness from the 1930s and gave drivers an audible and visual indication of distant signals.
In another early forerunner of cable TV, other entrepreneurs erected their own antennas in isolated towns, capturing distant signals for local residents.
But for a test condition where the antenna is placed close to a large EUT, as the frequency increases, distant signals arriving from the EUT's farthest point now may be plane wave, and signals arriving from the nearest parts of the EUT closest to the antenna still may be in the near field.
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.
The so-called Grade A subscribers will have the ability to replace the distant signals with their local channels, albeit for an extra fee, paid to EchoStar.
12) In 1966, the Commission abandoned its case-by-case approach and, for all practical purposes, banned the importation of any further distant signals into the 100 largest television markets.
The original cable wildcatters, who erected a large antenna to bring in distant signals, are content to cash out rather than try to continue to compete.
64) Neither the cable compulsory license nor the satellite carrier compulsory license for local television signals has a sunset provision; however, the satellite carrier compulsory license for Public Broadcasting Service satellite feeds is scheduled to expire on January 1, 2002,(65) and the compulsory license for superstation and distant signals is scheduled to expire on December 31, 2004.