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10.19.2004
Originally featured on BroadcastEngineering.com
Dates and events you need to know

Southwest Communications Expo
Oct. 19 – 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Phoenix Civic Center Plaza Convention Center
Seminar and exhibition. Seminar topics include BAS, 8-VSB developments and error correction in transmission.
For more information, visit www.sbe9.org/swce/seminars.htm.

Channel Election, repacking interactive videoconference
Oct. 19 - 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. (Eastern)
MSTV and NAB are sponsoring a video conference to explain the FCC channel election and repacking process.
Coordinates: SBS-6/10 upper - SLOT C; Uplink frequency: 14295.25 H;
Downlink frequency: 11959.25; Symbol Rate: 4.2969; Data Rate: 6.5998; FEC: 5.6;
Before the videoconference, direct questions to David Donovan or
Victor Tawil. During the videoconference, Direct Questions can be made.

SBE 2004 National Meeting
Oct. 26-27
Best Western Royal Plaza Hotel & Trade Center in Marlborough, MA
Meeting includes Board of Directors meeting, Fellows Breakfast and national awards reception and dinner.
For more information, visit www.sbe.org.

Technological advisory council meeting
Oct. 27 – 10 a.m.
FCC Headquarters, 445 12th Street, S.W., Room 7-A325, Washington, D.C.
The Council will discuss Ultra Wide Band (UWB), applications and challenges.
For more information, visit www.fcc.gov.

Filing deadline for FCC Form 381, DTV pre-election certification form
Deadline: Nov. 5
The form will be available for electronic filing with the Federal Communications Commission Oct. 19.
The forms can be viewed at www.fcc.gov/mb/cshlarc.html.
For more information, contact Nai Tam of the Video Services Division, Media Bureau, at (202)418-1600 or Kim Matthews of the Policy Division, Media Bureau, at (202) 418-2120.

Consumer advisory committee meeting
Nov. 19 – 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
FCC Headquarters, 445 12th Street, S.W., Washington, D.C.
The committee recommends direction to the FCC about consumer issues in the commission’s purview.
For more information, visit www.fcc.gov.

NCTA call for papers deadline
Deadline: Nov. 15, 2004
The National Cable & Telecommunications Association has issued its annual call for technical papers to be presented at its annual convention April 3-5, 2005, at The Moscone Center in San Francisco.
Submit proposals for papers at: www.thenationalshow.com/technicalpapers

Full implementation deadline for ATSC PSIP standard required by A/65
Deadline: Feb. 1, 2005
Established by the commission in its Second DTV Periodic Review Report and Order, the deadline requires full implementation of the ATSC Program System and Information Protocol, PSIP, standard to the extent that ATSC A/65B requires.

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