Azerbaijan ready to reduce capacity of transmitters
Azerbaijan, Baku, September 14 / Trend H. Valiyev /
The Regional Commonwealth of Communications (RCC) commission for satellite communications, television and radio broadcasting has recommended that RCC member countries develop criteria to redistribute long and medium wave radio frequencies across the broadcast network, the chief engineer of the State Radio Frequencies Administration, Ilham Efendiyev, has told Trend.
The recommendation says that the 549 kHz, 873 kHz and 171 kHz frequencies should be coordinated so that the transmitters used by one country do not to create interference with other broadcasts.
Efendiev said that a working group is charged with large-scale work to define the technical and financial criteria for such coordination.
The most acceptable criteria for coordination is to reduce the power of transmission devices and change the direction of antennas.
"The level of transmitter power for the frequency range of 549 MHz has not been used yet, but it was checked with the Azerbaijani Radio Frequencies Administration. It was 60 kilowatts, while for example in Belarus, its power consumption is one megawatt. Azerbaijan may reduce the power by 50 kilowatts. Another aspect is to study the possibilities for changing the configuration and coordination of the antenna without interfering with the ether of other countries," Efendiev said.
A decision was made to determine the technical criteria to use the frequency range for the upcoming conference and, at the final stage, attracting organizations for the financial assessment of identified criteria within the Baku meeting of the RCC Commission on regulation of the use of radio spectrum and electromagnetic compatibility of radio electronic equipment held last week.