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ICO Receives Experimental License for 2 GHz Testing In Nevada

While Sprint is leading the relocation of the 2 GHz broadcast auxiliary service (BAS) spectrum, the cleared spectrum will be also be used for the mobile satellite service (MSS). One of the two 2-GHZ MSS licensees, ICO Satellite Services, has received a new experimental license to use 2000-2020 MHz to "test mobile earth station terminals to validate performance in connection with planned mobile satellite services and ancillary terrestrial component operations" in Clark County, Nevada.

Other experimental license grants that may be of interest to RF Report readers include WE2XQD, allowing Lockheed Martin to operate in the 14.0-14.5 GHz band "for test and demonstration of antenna to track satellite while on a mobile platform" in several locations across the country. Marshall Communications Corporation received two licenses for testing equipment for a regenerative DVB-RCS payload in the 14.2 -14.4 GHz band in various locations across the U.S.

These and other grants are listed in Report 416 – Experimental Actions, which covers licenses granted during the period Aug. 1 to Sept. 1.

Doug Lung is one of America's foremost authorities on broadcast RF technology. He has been with NBC since 1985 and is currently vice president of broadcast technology for NBC/Telemundo stations.