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Release No: 097-05
December 14, 2005

Secretary of Defense to Host Pentagon Town Hall Meeting

Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld will hold a Pentagon Town Hall meeting at 1:30 p.m. EST, Thursday, Dec. 15, 2005. He will be joined by Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Peter Pace. The meeting will be held in the Pentagon Auditorium, Room BH650. 

The meeting will be carried live on the Pentagon Channel and the Pentagon Channel Web site at http://www.pentagonchannel.mil

To find the Pentagon Channel satellite television service, go to the domestic U.S. satellite that carries it -- AMC-1, 103 degrees West longitude. The satellite uplink frequency is 14.400 GHz. The satellite downlink frequency is 12.100 GHz, vertical polarization on transponder 20. The modulation type is QPSK (quadrature phase shift keying). The FEC (forward error correction) is 3/4. The symbol rate is 20,000 kilo-symbols per second. Network ID #1. The signal can only be received with a DVB-compliant digital receiver. 

Members of the news media may watch the meeting live on Channel 13 of the Pentagon cable system or view it in the DoD Briefing Room, Pentagon 2E579. Media without a Pentagon building pass must have proof of affiliation and two forms of photo identification and should be at the North Parking Entrance by 12:30 p.m. Please call (703) 697-5131 for escort into the building.

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