RF Shorts – Nov. 29, 2012
Incentive Auction Simplified
I've discussed parts of the
FCC Incentive Auction Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM)
in previous articles but it is difficult to cover all the proposed rules, some of which are contradictory, in the 205 page NPRM in one or two articles. Dan Kirkpatrick, Rob Schill, Don Evans and Harry Cole have put together an
excellent 6 part summary of the NPRM
on the Fletcher, Heald & Hildreth CommLawBlog that includes more details and graphics to help illustrate some of the proposals.
Part 6 has graphs showing the various band plan options proposed and how they would fit in the UHF TV band. Scroll down on the page to see the earlier postings.
In discussions with other broadcasters I've been surprised how much wrong information is being circulated about the NPRM, with some items that are only proposals being touted as if they were a fait accompli. The CommLawBlog series should help in clearing up this confusion.
Simple 2.4 GHz Wi-Fi Antenna
Need an easy to construct antenna to improve 2.4 GHz Wi-Fi range? See Danilo Larizza's solution at
Direttiva biquad per i 2,4Ghz
or the Google English translation
Directive biquad for the 2.4 Ghz
. The antenna appears much simpler than designs using
beer cans fashioned into reflectors
. The bi-quad in the plastic container shown in Larizza's posting should also hold up better in the weather.