06.12.2007 11:52 AM
Originally featured on BroadcastEngineering.com
2GHz relocation FRAs: One-third of the way there

According to Sprint Nextel, 33 percent of TV BAS licensees eligible for the relocation project have signed frequency relocation agreements (FRAs).

The company and BAS licensees currently face a Sept. 7 FCC-imposed deadline to complete the 2GHz relocation. The announcement with three months to go underscores the improbability of completing the project on time, and the company has said it would formally ask the commission for an extension of one to two years sometime this summer.

When the project is complete, BAS licensees that formerly used a swath of the RF band between 1990MHz-2110MHz for analog ENG shots and other events like sports will be reassigned to 12MHz-wide digital channels between 2025MHz-2110MHz.

FRAs are an important step on the path to completing the relocation project, but they are only advancements toward the final step, which is the replacement of existing analog radios, antennas and systems with new digital equipment. As of NAB2007, only 3 percent of those licensees eligible for the relocation project had installed all of their new microwave equipment.

For more information, visit www.2ghzrelocation.com.

Post New Comment
If you are already a member, or would like to receive email alerts as new comments are
made, please login or register.

Enter the code shown above:

(Note: If you cannot read the numbers in the above
image, reload the page to generate a new one.)

No Comments Found

Thursday 11:07 AM
The Best Deconstruction of a 4K Shoot You'll Ever Read
With higher resolutions and larger HD screens, wide shots using very wide lenses can be a problem because they allow viewers to see that infinity doesn’t quite resolve into perfect sharpness.

Featured Articles
Discover TV Technology