Distribution
IBC Reflections
The pace of industry consolidation as well as our industry’s move towards IP were never more evident than at last month’s IBC Show in Amsterdam.
Forward Thinker
C-SPAN Pay Wall Spotlights Multiplatform Challenge
It’s All Just ‘Television,’ Or Is It?
What Tom Said: Hatching the UHD Egg
Ready for YouTube’s Networks
CableCARD: Acknowledge the Inevitable
McAdams On: Ferguson Unraveling
A Look Back at Broadcast Engineering Magazine
McAdams On: Comcast’s Growing Pains
Rounds’ Social TV Relies on Online Streams
True Dedication
Transitioning Broadcast Automation
Recording Pretty Pictures From Above
McAdams On: LPTVs
McAdams On: Aereo’s Hail Mary

Oct 20, 2014 / 08:42AM / By Doug Lung
FCC Proposes Delaying LPTV Digital Transition
It seems clear that there won't be enough spectrum available after repacking to accommodate LPTV and TV translator stations.
Oct 20, 2014 / 08:35AM / By Doug Lung
Electronic Versions of Some FCC Authorizations Are Now Considered Official
Commission will stop providing paper copies of current authorizations to licensees and registrants unless notified by licensee or registrant.
Oct 20, 2014 / 08:29AM / By Doug Lung
Qualcomm Granted Licenses to Test 3.6 GHz LTE in Three States
List includes experimental licenses for operation in amateur radio VHF and UHF bands.


Oct 13, 2014 / 01:33 AM / By Charles W. Rhodes
Turned Off TV Sets Can Jam Signals
My colleague Linley Gumm and I accidentally discovered when we turned our RF test bed on for a second day of testing of inter-band interference, all seven of our DTV receivers failed to come on. Some had much greater jamming than in our tests two days earlier.
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?
All third-order intermodulation products, (IM3 and Triple Beats), occupy three contiguous channels, so there can be interference to reception on Chs. 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, and 35.


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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