Satellite Update

The FCC granted Sirius Satellite Radio’s request for special temporary authority (STA) to increase the power of 15 existing terrestrial repeaters to 2 kW equivalent isotropically radiated power (EIRP) from their current power between 150 W and 800 W EIRP.

Mobile Satellite Ventures Subsidiary LLC was granted STA to continue telemetry, tracking and command (TT&C) functions and to continue to operate its MSAT-2 satellite at 101.3 degrees west longitude in the 1530-1559 MHz and 10.75-10.95 GHz bands (space-to-Earth) and 1631.5-1660.5 MHz. 13;0-13.15 GHz and 13.2-13.25 GHz (Earth-to-space) frequency bands. From FCC Report SAT-00519.

Note the FCC Report lists the last Earth-to-space frequency band for MSAT-2 as 13.2-12.25 GHz, which appears to be a typographic error.

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.