United Cable Television won the franchise to build the system in Baltimore, Maryland. This plant will have extremely high density in some sections of the city. ln addition, the plant was bid and will be built At 550 MHz. These factors combine to present difficult and unique design challenges.
This paper will address the approach used by United's Engineering Department, in conjunction with Jerrold Electronics, to solve these problems. A detailed set of requirements will be presented and the techniques used to meet these requirements will be given. In addition, some of the more unusual aspects of the design criteria will be discussed.