Satellite Update – Nov. 10, 2011

From FCC Report SAT-00819:

  • •New Skies Satellites B.V. requested modification of its grant of U.S. market access for NSS-806 at 48.5 degrees west longitude (WL). It is currently listed in the FCC's Permitted Space Station List for operation on conventional C-band and Ku-band frequencies. New Skies said NSS-806 will provide direct-to-home services in the 11.70-11.95 GHz (space-to-Earth) and 14.25-14.5 GHz (Earth-to-space) frequency bands.

From FCC Report SAT-00820:

  • • The FCC granted Sirius XM Radio, Inc. Special Temporary Authority (STA) for 180 days to continue to operate as many as 1,000 Satellite Digital Audio Radio Service (SDARS) terrestrial repeaters on the Sirius XM and XM networks at power levels between 2 and 12,000 Watts equivalent isotropic effective radiated power at various locations throughout the United States. The terrestrial repeaters operate in the 2320-2332.5 MHz and 2332.5-2345 MHz bands allocated exclusively to SDARS.
  • • XM Radio received STA for 30 days to activate the SDARS communications payload on XM-1 and XM-2, both currently located at 115.25 degrees WL, for solely for testing purposes.
  • • Open Range Communications, debtor-in-possession, was granted STA for 180 days, commencing Sept. 29, 2011, to continue to operate terrestrial stations in the 2483.5-2495 MHz band.
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.