The FCC released three reports detailing experimental license actions beginning Feb. 1, 2011. The latest report, covering 6/1/11 to 7/1/11 includes some items likely to be of interest to readers:
- •Alcatel-Lucent received license WF2XUR allowing use of TV bands 174-216 MHz and 470-698 MHz for lab testing of white space devices fixed and mobile in Murray Hill and Holmdel in Union County, NJ.
- •Broadcasters using 2 GHz ENG channel 7 in Santa Ana (Orange County), California may be interested in a grant to Powerwave Technologies Inc allowing use of 2110-2155 MHz for testing LTE picocells.
- •Stations with C-band downlinks in San Jose, CA may want to watch for interference from ETS Technologies WF2XUR allowing fixed use of 3700-4200 MHz for testing 4G backhaul.
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Doug Lung is one of America's foremost authorities on broadcast RF technology. As vice president of Broadcast Technology for NBCUniversal Local, H. Douglas Lung leads NBC and Telemundo-owned stations’ RF and transmission affairs, including microwave, radars, satellite uplinks, and FCC technical filings. Beginning his career in 1976 at KSCI in Los Angeles, Lung has nearly 50 years of experience in broadcast television engineering. Beginning in 1985, he led the engineering department for what was to become the Telemundo network and station group, assisting in the design, construction and installation of the company’s broadcast and cable facilities. Other projects include work on the launch of Hawaii’s first UHF TV station, the rollout and testing of the ATSC mobile-handheld standard, and software development related to the incentive auction TV spectrum repack.
A longtime columnist for TV Technology, Doug is also a regular contributor to IEEE Broadcast Technology. He is the recipient of the 2023 NAB Television Engineering Award. He also received a Tech Leadership Award from TV Tech publisher Future plc in 2021 and is a member of the IEEE Broadcast Technology Society and the Society of Broadcast Engineers.