Salem Media, owners of two San Diego area AM radio stations, filed with the FCC recently to modify their FM translator construction permits.
KCBQ San Diego on 1170 kHz is asking for 96.1 MHz in the San Marcos Mountains near Vista with a westward-aiming pattern, callsign K241CT Oceanside.
KPRZ San Marcos on 1210 kHz is asking for 106.1 MHz above Lake San Marcos with a westward-aiming pattern, callsign K291CR Encinitas.
With respect to the FCC spectrum auction, there are some subtleties in making changes to your RF plant that you should be aware of, whether a host or client station. And it wouldn’t hurt to be aware of the science even if you’re an FM broadcast engineer.
Eddy Vanderkerken of RFS Systems is coming to San Diego to give us some insight into the optimum solutions during the FCC repack and beyond.
- How antenna design influences radiation patterns
- The design and manufacturing of antennas
- How RF filters have evolved
- The software tools that can be used to select specific solutions
Join us Wednesday, May 9th at 12 noon at iHeart Media, 9660 Granite Ridge Drive, San Diego. Eddy will buy a light lunch and give us a presentation.
About Eddy Vanderkerken
Eddy has been a longtime sales engineer of RF test equipment for Rohde & Schwarz and now broadcast application equipment for RFS. He has an MSEE degree from Erasmus University in Brussels.
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The Battle for the C-Band Heats Up
By Chris Imlay, SBE Legal Council
On April 19, 2018, the FCC issued a public notice of a temporary freeze on applications for new or modified fixed-satellite service earth stations and fixed microwave stations operating in the 3.7-4.2 GHz band. This is the C-Band downlink.
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KFPH-CD, Channel 35 in Phoenix, Arizona was granted a Special Temporary Authority by the FCC in early April to broadcast an experimental signal compliant with the current ATSC 3.0 interim digital transmission standard. The Unimas low power sister station of KTVW-DT will serve as “lighthouse” host to the subchannels of several other Phoenix TV stations, including KASW (Nexstar/CW), KPNX (TEGNA/NBC), KNXV (Scripps/ABC), KPHO (Meredith/CBS), KSAZ (Fox), KTAZ (NBC/Telemundo), KTVK (Meredith/independent), KTVW (Univision/UniMas), and KUTP (Fox/MyTV).
KFPH-CD proposes to adhere to the current FCC Report and Order that requires KFPH-CD to simulcast an ATSC 1.0 signal on its main KTVW-DT physical channel.
The experiment is being operated by the Pearl TV consortium run by several of the aforementioned participating owner groups “with a shared interest in exploring forward-looking broadcasting opportunities, including innovative ways of promoting local broadcast TV content and developing digital media and wireless platforms for the broadcast industry.”