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CableCARD: Acknowledge the Inevitable
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A Look Back at Broadcast Engineering Magazine
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True Dedication
Transitioning Broadcast Automation
Recording Pretty Pictures From Above
McAdams On: LPTVs
McAdams On: Aereo’s Hail Mary
FCC Intentions Are Out of Balance
McAdams On: Regulatory Ripple Effect
Dear FCC: Walk the Talk
Raising Expectations in Local Sports Coverage
McAdams On: TV's Current Transition

Aug 21, 2014 / 11:22AM / By Doug Lung
NAB Files Petition Challenging FCC's TVStudy Methodology
The National Association of Broadcasters this week filed a petition for review with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit challenging certain elements of the FCC's broadcast spectrum incentive auction order.
Aug 21, 2014 / 11:20AM / By Doug Lung
NAB Supports Extending LPTV-Translator CP Deadline
The Advanced Television Broadcasting Alliance last week filed a “Petition for Blanket Extension or Waiver” of construction deadlines until Sept. 1, 2015 for all permittees authorized to construct new digital LPTV stations.
Aug 21, 2014 / 11:18AM / By Doug Lung
Channel Master Offering $10 Flat Antenna With Paid Shipping
Channel Master implies their $10 antenna will work as well as similar antennas costing over 3 times as much.


Aug 08, 2014 / 02:43 AM / By Charles W. Rhodes
How Will IBI Affect DTV Reception After Repacking?
Last month, we discussed third-order intermodulation products seldom covered in the technical literature: 2Fa + Fb, and 2Fb + Fa. We started with spectrum plots for two unmodulated carriers at the center of Ch. 9 (189 MHz) and Ch. 11 (201 MHz).
Jun 23, 2014 / 04:37 PM / By Charles W. Rhodes
Inter-Band RFI: Should Stations Worry?
Readers of this column know that while the FCC still does not recognize interference to DTV reception caused by pairs of strong undesired (U) DTV signals, such interference is real.
Apr 14, 2014 / 05:55 AM / By Charles W. Rhodes
Some Hope for Interference Issues
The most amazing finding from the FCC tests of converter boxes is the number of such toxic channel pairs there are.


Jul 18, 2014 / 10:02AM / By Doug Lung
LARCAN Shuts Down
Canadian company has been making transmitters since the early 1950s.
Jul 18, 2014 / 09:54AM / By Doug Lung
Satellite Update for July 18, 2014
A review of the latest FCC actions affecting the satellite industry.
Jul 18, 2014 / 09:42AM / By Doug Lung
RF Shorts for July 18, 2014
A review of RF-related news during the past week.






 
 
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