Category Archives: Local

FCC Issues Notice of Violation for KSVG Mettler, CA

KSVG, Mettler, CA, is licensed for 1.7 kW ERP (H&V) @ -309 M HAAT on 89.7 MHz with a highly directional Scala antenna. Their theoretical coverage pattern falls far short of reaching any part of Bakersfield. So, the licensee may have thought, “Why not just move the TX to Bakersfield and not tell anybody?”  Check this out:

http://transition.fcc.gov/Daily_Releases/Daily_Business/2017/db0726/DOC-345950A1.pdf

Wireless Microphones After the TV Spectrum Auction

SBE General Legal Counsel Chris Imlay wrote an excellent article in the June 2017 edition of Signal, the print newsletter of the Society, in which he discusses what spectrum we should expect for wireless microphones after TV stations have moved and mobile carriers like T-mobile have set-up their services. It’s not as bad you might think, but you may have to buy new mics or intercoms.

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Matthew Wilson Anderson Moving to Los Angeles

iHeart Media Los Angeles cluster has hired Matthew Wilson Anderson from the San Diego cluster, so he’ll transfer effective July 1, 2017. Matt has served as SBE Chapter 36 Vice-chairman since November 2015.

Matt has served as an engineer at iHeart in San Diego since September 2014, doing everything from IT to transmitter work.

He’s also been an NFL Frequency Coordinator with the Chargers. He is expected to continue in that role in Los Angeles.

Matt said of his move, “I really loved my time in San Diego and I hope this isn’t my last time working in this market. I would like to thank John Rigg, Bill Thompson and everyone at iHeart Media that took the time to teach me. Day 1 started with ‘What do the filaments do?’ We’ve come a long way from there.”

The LA cluster includes five FM and three AM stations and is led by market Director of Engineer Doug Irwin.

Matt will be missed by his San Diego friends and colleagues.

FCC Issues Notice of Violation for Vista Pirate on 93.7 FM

The FCC issued a Notice of Violation after the Los Angeles office investigated a complaint of an illegal radio station on 93.7 MHz in the Vista, CA area. They used direction-finding techniques to locate an alleged pirate FM operation at the home of Lyle E Hilden, ham radio licensee KD6LUL.  An interesting twist on this violation was the tie-in with his ham license, with the NAL noting “The license for amateur radio station KD6LUL does not authorize operation on the broadcast frequency 93.7 MHz.”