FCC Experimental License Grants - July 8, 2010
From the FCC's list of experimental licenses granted from 4/1/2010 to 5/1/2010:
- •WF2XIS to Plumas Sierra Rural Electric Cooperative was issued a grant for use of high-VHF and all TV UHF channels for "white space testing for applications by utilities." In spite of the commercial failure of broadband on power line (BPL) systems throughout the country, at least one company is still interested in it. PCN Technology, Inc. was granted WF2XJN to conduct a BPL demonstration in San Diego, CA using frequencies in the 3 – 30 MHz band.
- •The University of Iowa, the University of Maryland Maxwell Laboratory, the University of Colorado at Boulder, Columbia University in New York City, and the Polytechnic Institute of NYU all received licenses for experimental WiMax networks in various bands around 2.5 – 2.6 GHz.
- •Another grant of interest was to WF2XJC, to Oklahoma State University, University Multispectral Laboratories, to use 495.25 MHz, 645.25 MHz and 753.25 MHz for "providing sensor testing evaluation services for USSOCOM" with 3 km of the Chilocco School village in Chilocco, Oklahoma. Notice the first two frequencies are within the current UHF TV band.
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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.