STATION ADVISORY

FCC Releases Station Coverage Calculations

The FCC’s Office of Engineering and Technology today released the final version of its TVStudy software, which calculates TV station coverage areas for use in the spectrum auction and repacking. In addition, it also released a 65-page table laying out its coverage area calculations for TV stations across the country using the final version of the TVStudy software.

FCC Releases Latest Version Of TV Study

The FCC’s Office of Engineering and Technology has released version 1.2.7 of its TVStudy software that will be used in the modeling and analysis necessary to repack the TV spectrum. The new version allows studies of potential interference between U.S. stations and stations in Canada and Mexico (on proxy channels, of course) and cleans up a couple of bugs that had apparently surfaced in the earlier version.

NEWS ANALYSIS

Explaining The Latest FCC Repacking Info

The FCC’s Incentive Auction Task Force recently released a number of materials relating to TVStudy, the software that FCC engineers devised to assist them in the modeling and analysis necessary to repack the TV spectrum. Unfortunately, the materials are a bit, um, technical in nature, so unless you’re well-versed in a lot of sophisticated engineering stuff you’re likely to have a hard time understanding what’s what. No problem. Mike Rhodes, P.E., of the engineering firm of Cavell, Mertz and Associates, has come to the rescue.