Re: What Happened To Channel 1

In Britain, the original FM broadcast band ran only from 88 to

> 100MHz. The band above 100MHz was used for two-way radio, a fact > soon discovered by even the casual listener when imported radios > covering right up to 108MHz started to appear in the country.

Even better, it was used by the police. I remember around 1969 listening to a car chase through the territory of various police forces in northern England, where I then lived -- picking up transmissions from different forces on different channels. The police had to move off -- I think it was done in two stages -- before broadcasters could take over the band. Earlier on, many FM radios designed by UK manufacturers such as Roberts wouldn't go higher than

100 MHz.

Alan Burkitt-Gray, Editor, Global Telecoms Business

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