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    IEEE Broadcast Symposium Part 1: Repack

    December 14, 2017

    In recent years I’ve noticed the IEEE Broadcast Technology Society has added more presentations on the practical aspects of broadcast engineering to its annual Broadcast Symposium.

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    Repack Deadline Passes—More Work Ahead

    August 21, 2017

    The FCC’s July 12 deadline for stations to file Schedule A, the engineering application for their post-repack facility, and Schedule 399, the request for reimbursement for that facility and other associated charges has passed.

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    Repack Work and ATSC 3.0 Dominate NAB Show

    June 21, 2017

    Broadcast TV antenna and transmitter manufacturers’ exhibits at the 2017 NAB Show were as packed as I’d seen since the DTV build-out a decade ago.

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    Repack Madness

    April 14, 2017

    The FCC has released the Auction Closing and Channel Reassignment Public Notice and files showing auction results, including stations that gave up their spectrum and those being repacked to another channel.

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    Repack Complexities Abound

    February 22, 2017

    As I write this, Stage 4 of the reverse auction has ended and it appears likely the UHF broadcast TV band will be reduced to Channels 14–36 (470– 608 MHz).

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    Practical ATSC 3.0 at the 2016 IEEE BTS

    January 26, 2017

    This month I’m continuing my coverage of the 2016 IEEE Broadcast Symposium, with a focus on presentations about ATSC 3.0 and the transition from ATSC 1.0 to ATSC 3.0.

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    IEEE-BTS Symposium Tackles Repack Complexity

    December 12, 2016

    I first attended the IEEE Broadcast Symposium 20 years ago when it was held at the Hotel Washington and it remains the “must attend” event of the fall conference schedule.

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