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What is terrestrial microwave transmission?

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Terrestrial microwave transmission is when microwaves are used to transmit data. Because of the curve of the Earth's surface, the repeaters must be constructed every 30 miles.

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This type of transmission is used for both television and radio. In both cases the signal will originate from a large parabolic dish set as high up as possible. These transmissions are normally made in the spectrum from 2 GHz up to 24 GHz. This allows for multichannel transmissions and a high bandwidth. These positive elements of terrestrial microwave transmission make up for the expense of constructing the repeater stations every 30 miles and dealing with frequency regulations.

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