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TV Interference from Wind Turbines

Salema, C. ; Fernandes, C. A.

TV Interference from Wind Turbines, Proc Conf. on Telecommunications - ConfTele, Figueira da Foz, Portugal, Vol. 1, pp. 47 - 51, April, 2001.

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Wind turbines may be a source of disturbance in the radiation fields of TV broadcast transmitters. The situation is particularly serious when the direct path from
the transmitter to the receiver antenna is obstructed while
both transmitter and receiver antennas have a unblocked
path to the wind turbine. Starting from an analysis of the
diffracted field by the pylon we proceed to implement a simple rule derived from ITU Recommendation 805 to define a minimum clearance distance from an isolated wind turbine and a TV transmitter antenna. Measurements using a scaled model confirm the existence of the floor level in the scatter model used in ITU Recommendation BT.805.