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Pending FCC Changes for the UHF Spectrum (12-268) Frequency Versitility FactorTutorial IATSE Local 695 Los Angeles FCC Information Item #4
Spectrum Analyzers FCC DTV Regulations  item #5 TV Station Locator
"The Radio Frequency Spectrum is as vital for content distribution as it is for content creation. Many times, these occur concurrently and in the same physical vicinity. To prioritize one over the other is a dangerous thing. It is a kin to prioritizing the pen over the paper. They share almost no similar traits, yet are completely interdependent. Prior to DTV, distribution and creation lived in a managed, though low-tech world. Each had a place in the spectrum with users, manufacturers, broadcaster and the FCC in a relatively calm and predictable arrangement. As technology advanced, the distribution component morphed into a barely manageable size, causing great disturbances. Unfortunately, this trend appears to be continuing. Congress and the FCC have done little to express their awareness of the need for content creation. This may be due to the very deep pockets available to the content distributors."

-Andrew McHaddad, Chief Engineer, Bexel/ASG (12/13/13)
The FCC’s Broadband Acceleration Initiative
Reducing Regulatory Barriers to Spur Broadband Buildout

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FCC Spectrum Re-Pack Allocation

FCC Spectrum Repack for Incentive Program (Docket number 12-268)
Introductory Document as a pdf

Docket number 12-268 Comments Listing


Bosch (Telex) Comments to the FCC


Sennheiser's Comments to the FCC


Shure Comments to the FCC


Sports Video Group Article


PR Newswire

Economic Evidence on Competition in Communications Markets and Implications for Key Policy Issues
Jeffrey Eisenach


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Frequency Coordination Versitility Factor

Click here for the complete tutorial

Introduction:

Frequency Coordination Versatility Factor is a method of quantifying equipment for the purpose of comparing the ease or difficulty of including that equipment in a frequency band-plan. As the available radio frequency spectrum decreases, the need to adequately coordinate the occupation of the spectrum ever increases. Several frequency coordination programs are on the market which have all proven to be invaluable in the determination of potential interference as well as serving as an overall management tool. These applications take into account the frequency step, available band-width (ABW) and to a degree, the quality of the design of the transmitting and receiving equipment. These different pieces of equipment each exhibit or have specific natures which can make them easier of more difficult to coordinate. The FCV provide a metric that can be assigned to any relevant product as a marketable feature and a way of helping customers make intelligent purchasing choices.

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