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    Why can radio signals from terrestrial transmitters be received but television reception can only be received from satellite transmission in mountainous regions
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    (Original post by Custardcream000)
    Why can radio signals from terrestrial transmitters be received but television reception can only be received from satellite transmission in mountainous regions
    This is due to wavelength i think?
    Longer wavelengths diffract more right? so it allows them to reach areas where short wavelength waves can't reach
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    This is due to wavelength i think?
    Longer wavelengths diffract more right? so it allows them to reach areas where short wavelength waves can't reach
    It depends. The closer the wavelength is to the size of the object, the more it diffracts.
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    Damn hills getting in the way and such.
 
 
 
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