Preparations are underway in Washington, D.C., for the Jan. 20, 2005 inauguration of George W. Bush for his second term as President of the United States, and that includes frequency coordination.
The Federal Communications Commission has selected the Washington Executive Broadcast Engineers Frequency Coordinators as the frequency coordinator for the event. The WEBE coordinator group has set noon on Jan. 7, 2005, as the deadline for submission of all frequency request forms and other coordination applications. No exceptions will be made.
Frequency coordination covers the obvious and sometimes less than obvious use of RF for news coverage. Satellite and point-to-point microwave communications immediately come to mind; however, less obvious RF use, such as the use of wireless mics and wireless camera transmitters need coordination as well.
The group will hold its next frequency coordination meeting Jan. 10, 2005 at Fox News in Washington, D.C.
For more information, visit www.webe.org/pages/freq.html.