Experimental Licenses

The list of experimental applications granted between June 1, 2007, and July 1, 2007, released by the FCC's Office of Engineering and Technology contains some license grants of interest to broadcasters.
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The list of experimental applications granted between June 1, 2007, and July 1, 2007, released by the FCC’s Office of Engineering and Technology contains some license grants of interest to broadcasters. OSU University Multispectral Laboratories at Oklahoma State University–Stillwater received a license to use select frequencies from 530 kHz to 107.5 MHz for providing sensor testing and evaluation services for USSOCOM mobile in Chilocco, Okla. Another license grant allows the laboratories to operate on select frequencies between 175.25 to 747.25 MHz for the same purposes in Flying H, N.M.

Qualcomm received experimental licenses allowing it to use TV Channel 52 for DVB-H testing and Channels 52, 61 and 63 for MediaFLO testing and development in San Diego. Scientific Research Corp. is authorized to operate on Channels 52, 61 and 63 for testing and demonstrating wireless data communications in Townsend, Ga. and Huntsville, Ala.

Two companies received licenses for testing broadband over power lines (BPL) equipment. Duke Energy Carolinas was allowed to use 1.7–60 MHz (which includes VHF TV Channel 2) at temporary fixed locations in Charlotte, N.C. Centerpoint Energy will use frequencies in the 2–34 MHz band for testing BPL equipment at temporary fixed locations in Houston.

Other interesting grants include WE2XFH to Bigelow Development Aerospace Division to use 8482–8492 MHz for communications for inflatable space vehicle research in North Las Vegas, Nev., Na‘alehu, Hawaii, North Pole, Alaska; and WE2XEB for Robert J. Raide to operate between 135.7 kHz and 185 kHz for propagation testing, fixed and mobile, in Penn Yan, N.Y. and Wayland, Mass.

See Report No. 404 Experimental Actions for the complete list.