From FCC Report SAT-00563:
- The FCC granted EchoStar Corp.'s request for special temporary authority (STA) allowing EchoStar to maintain its EchoStar 8 satellite at the 77 degree west longitude (WL) orbital location and to operate it at that location for 180 days, commencing on Oct. 31, 2008.
- ORBCOMM License Corp. was allowed to continue testing and evaluation of dynamic operational use of two alternative 50 kHz gateway earth station downlink channels centered on 137.225 MHz and 137.695 MHz for 60 days commencing on Oct. 14, 2008.
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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.