A broadcast signal originating outside the cable system's local market as defined by the FCC under the mandatory carriage rule.
a permissive signal and may always be passed even in its most restrictive indication
warning signal placed at braking distance before a stop signal.
A television broadcast station signal not defined by the FCC as "local" to the community in which a cable system is located.
TV signals which originate at a point too far away to be picked up by ordinary home reception equipment; also signals defined by the FCC as outside a broadcaster's license area. Cable systems are limited by FCC rules in the number of distant signals they can offer subscribers.
A fixed signal used to govern the approach of a train to a home signal.
A signal giving an advanced warning of what the next signal is showing. It has no stop indication.
A means of notifying the driver of a train that he is approaching a home signal and, if the distant is in the 'on' (caution) position, he should be prepared to stop at that home signal.
Television channel from another city which is imported and carried locally by a cable television system.
A fixed signal outside of a block system, used to govern the approach to a block signal, interlocking signal or switch point indicator. It will not convey information as to conditions affecting the use of the track between the distant signal and block signal, interlocking signal or switch point indicator to which approach is governed. It will be identified by a "D" marker.
Distant signal is a term used to denote a type of railway signal that repeats the indication of a following signal and warns a train of the need to stop at that following home signal. The term originated in British English and is used throughout the English-speaking world. In some regions, notably North America, the terms distant signal and approach signal are both in common usage.