FCC Announces White Space Database Manager Workshop

The FCC released a Public Notice (DA 11-404) announcing a workshop on March 10, 2011 at the Office of Engineering and Technology (OET) Laboratory facility for the entities that have been conditionally designed at TV bands device administrators.

The workshop will run from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. and will address topics including:

  1. The construction of the database(s), including its contents.
  2. Sharing of information among the databases
  3. The determination of available channels

The FCC will also provide information on the required security provisions and the database trial periods.

Each database administrator is required to attend (see the Public Notice for the list) and may have up to two representatives present. The meeting is open to other interested parties, but the Public Notice warned that "due to space limitations the number of attendees may be limited" and will be allowed through registration on a first-come, first-served basis.

Everyone attending must register by sending a request to the OET staff listed in the Public Notice.

Doug Lung

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.