Satellite Update

The FCC accepted an application from DirecTV to relocate DirecTV 10 from 102.8 degrees West Longitude (WL) to 102.775 degrees WL. PanAmSat License Corp. requested special temporary authority for 180 days to conduct telemetry, tracking and command operations while relocating Intelsat 6B from 43.1 degrees WL to 43.2 degrees WL and to operate the satellite at the new location. From FCC Report SAT-00470.

In Report SAT-00471 the FCC announced ViaSat. Inc. has surrendered its Ka-band authorization (S2732) at 115.2 degrees WL. The frequencies assigned ViaSat at 115.2 degrees WL are now available for reassignment. Space-to-Earth frequencies are 18.3-18.8 GHz and 19.7-20.2 GHz. Earth-to-space frequencies are 28.35-28.6 GHz and 29.25-30.0 GHz.

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.