FCC Experimental Actions

One of the experimental license grants on the FCC list of experimental actions between 12/1/2007 and 1/1/2008 of interest to broadcasters:

WE2XLN to L-3 Communications Cyterra Corp. allowing use of 2070-2195 MHz (overlapping the 2 GHz BAS spectrum) for “testing Electromagnetic Motion Detection and Ranging (EMMDAR).” Mobile operations are authorized for Orlando, Fla.; Arlington, Va.; Woburn, Mass.; Tinton Falls, N.J.; Fairfax, Va.; and Washington, D.C. Pacific Gas and Electric Company joined the growing list of utilities with nuclear power plants receiving experimental licenses “for evaluating communication inside and around a nuclear reactor” using high VHF and UHF TV channels in the 174-740 MHz band. The PG&E license allows mobile operation at Avila Beach (San Luis Obispo county), Calif.

Low VHF frequencies still attract interest for land-mobile operations. Motorola received license KI2XBM to use frequencies around 70 MHz for testing and demonstrating land mobile radio equipment in Fort Lauderdale, Fla.

Refer to the FCC list of experimental actions between 12/1/2007 and 1/1/2008 for information on other license grants.

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.