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July 18 Meeting: Frequency Coordination 2018

To date, the best spectrum for studio and field wireless microphones and IFBs has been unused TV channels. With the recent FCC spectrum auction, much of that spectrum disappears next April in San Diego. But there remain a few places to use your wireless devices, and we’ll cover that.

Gary Stigall, contract broadcast engineer for Signal Wiz and NFL frequency coordinator since 2012, spoke about the disappearing spectrum and gave some solutions you can use for your TV or radio station.

Many thanks to iHeart Media for the meeting space and to Chapter 36 for the lunch.

Update Your EAS IPAWS Certificate

Regardless of the brand of EAS device you use, you need to update the IPAWS certificate authority file to keep your incoming CAPS notifications valid. Here are some links to help you update your IPAWS CA:

As of this writing, Gorman-Redlich and Trilithic had not posted notifications about updating IPAWS certifications.

 

GatesAir Creates Learning Website

GatesAir, the descendant company of Gates, Harris, and Intraplex, has assembled a learning center in order to bring its customers and prospects up to technical speed. Courses touch on subjects like…

  • HD Radio Time and Level Alignment
  • Intro to Broadcast Transmitter Technology
  • 950 MHz Networking Using Intraplex
  • TV Repack Roundtable
  • AES67 in the Studio

…and many more.

Check it out!