The FCC issued a Public Notice announcing availability of the October 2011 Edition of Title 47 of the Code of Federal Regulations. FCC licensees are required to have a copy of the Rules applicable to their operations. For broadcast stations, these include the volumes containing Parts 0-19 and Parts 70-79. Stations with satellite uplinks will need the volume with Parts 20-39. These volumes cost $67 each for U.S. orders. The volumes include all amendments to the Commission's rules from Oct. 1, 2009 through Sept. 30, 2010.
An unofficial up-to-date listing of all FCC rules is available online at no charge at ecfr.gpoaccess.gov. Select Title 47 from the drop down menu to see the FCC rules on-line by volume.
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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.