Recent Posts tagged with spectrum auction

Early Ignition: New Spectrum Users Light Up 600-MHz, Take Wireless Mic Users by Surprise

A recent article in online publication TVNewsCheck raised an alarm about the actual amount of time that wireless microphone systems users will have to get out of the way of the recently concluded FCC spectrum reallocation. The article discussed how users of unprotected channels, regardless of their primary or secondary broadcast service status, may find […]  More

Wireless Microphones and the FCC Incentive Auction: Key Facts For Broadcasters Leading into 2017

Almost every venue, studio and mobile broadcast crew that uses wireless microphones will need to reconfigure their systems by 2020 to comply with new federal regulations. Since the definition of wireless microphones includes in-ear monitors, intercom systems, and interruptible fold back (IFB) systems, more devices will be impacted than most people realize. Pending the outcome […]  More

NAB Comments Look Beyond the FCC Auction

As the FCC’s forward auction of TV spectrum to wireless carriers continues to crawl along, slowed by lackluster bidding and a diminishing chunk of spectrum on the block, the federal agency has been trying to look ahead, notifying repacked stations of their new channel assignments before the incentive auction is completed. Although the National Association […]  More

Spectrum Auction Hits A Milestone In Reverse

The Federal Communications Commission’s reverse auction reached a milestone this week with the announcement of bids raised for 126 MHz of television airwaves. After 52 rounds of broadcaster bidding in the reverse auction, the amount bid the multi-part event is $86.4 billion. This aspect of the auction, which will ultimately reallocate most of the 600-MHz […]  More

NAB Pushes Back Against Auction-Based Loss of Two Wireless Channels

The National Association of Broadcasters this week issued comments on the FCC’s decision to eliminate two reserved RF channels, amounting to 12 MHz of exclusive spectrum previously reserved as part of a compromise during the TV White Spaces proceeding. When broadcasters lost exclusive access to 10-20 channels in most major television markets, the FCC established […]  More

With Spectrum Auction Delayed, Mic Development Is in Limbo

The FCC announced last week that the voluntary auction of UHF spectrum in the 600 MHz range, scheduled to take place in mid 2015, will be delayed until some time the following year. For manufacturers of wireless microphones, the delay postpones the time when wireless users must vacate the 600 MHz band, but it may […]  More

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