FCC Seeking Low Power TV-Band Devices For Testing
January 4, 2007
The FCC has taken another step in its plan to allow low power devices to operate in unused TV broadcast spectrum. As described in last week's RF Report, the FCC Office of Engineering and Technology's Proposed Schedule for Proceeding on Unlicensed Operation in the TV Broadcast Bands has the FCC Laboratory issuing a report on the interference rejection capabilities of DTV receivers in March and a report on the results of tests evaluating potential interference from unlicensed devices in July.
In preparation for these tests, the FCC Office of Engineering and Technology invited interested parties to submit prototype TV band devices for testing. The public notice said those planning to submit devices for testing should call the FCC's Steve Martin at 301-362-3052, or e-mail him at Steve.Martin@FCC.gov, by Jan. 19, 2007 to make appropriate arrangements.