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Repercussions of Wheeler's 'Online Video' Blog
FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler is seeking to put broadband/online video onto a level playing field with cable and satellite carriers, including their relationships and requirements to retransmit broadcast channels.
What Tom Said: About Appointment TV
IBC Reflections
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

Oct 24, 2014 / 02:36PM / By Doug Lung
FCC Outlines Rules for Predicting and Limiting Interference in Repacking
Commission rejects NAB proposal for a cap on any new interference between television stations as a result of repacking.
Oct 24, 2014 / 02:29PM / By Doug Lung
FCC Investigates Potential for Mobile Radio Services in Bands Above 24 GHz
Researchers have found that spectrum above 24 GHz can provide data rates above 1 Gbps, even on non-line-of-sight paths.
Oct 24, 2014 / 02:26PM / By Doug Lung
New Microwave Circuit from Chalmers University of Technology Operates at 140 GHz
The desire for higher data rates is driving research into circuits for communications at frequencies above 100 GHz.


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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