05.07.2009 11:04 AM
Originally featured on BroadcastEngineering.com
Dates and events you need to know - NTA Annual Convention, the DTV transition deadline, DTS waiver policy proposal deadline, and more
NTA 2009 Annual Convention
Date: May 15-17
Location: Denver West Marriot Hotel, Denver, CO
For more information, visit www.tvfmtranslators.com.
SBE RF Safety Course
Date: May 21
Taught by RF safety expert Richard Strickland of RF Safety Solutions, this online course will be available at nine viewing locations, including Boston, Omaha, NE, Tampa, FL, Kansas City, KS, Lynchburg, VA, Minneapolis/St. Paul, Spokane, WA, Des Moines, IA and Los Angeles.
For more information, visit www.sbe.org.
New Mexico Broadcasters Association 2009, SBE Convention
Date: June 11-13
Location: Sandia Resort & Casino, Albuquerque, NM
For more information, visit www.newmexicobroadcasters.org.
NTIA LPTV, translator digital conversion grant application
The National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) has extended the deadline for applications from low-power television and TV translator stations seeking grants from the Digital-to-Analog Conversion Program.
For more information, visit www.ntia.doc.gov.
New DTV transition deadline
Date: June 12
The deadline for all full-power television stations to complete their transition to digital transmission has been postponed to June 12 at 11:59:59 p.m. local time. Stations wishing to transition prior to the new deadline must request special temporary authority using the “DTV engineering STA,” including an engineering analysis, and receive approval from the commission.
For more information, visit www.fcc.gov.
Extended license and construction permit deadline
Date: June 12
The FCC has extended the construction permit deadline to build a station’s full-authorized post-transition DTV facility till June 12 at 11:59:59 p.m. local time.
DTS waiver policy proposal deadline
Date: Dec. 14
The FCC will accept proposals for waivers of its distributed transmission system policy to let stations to use DTS if it lets them continue serving analog viewers in areas that otherwise would lose digital television service.