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FCC Seeks Comment on TVStudy Software Designed to Aid DTV Incentive AuctionPosted on February 7, 2013
The FCC has released a public notice announcing the adoption of new software, called TVStudy, to perform interference analyses using the methodology described in the Commission’s OET-69 Bulletin. TVStudy provides analysis of coverage and interference of full-service digital and Class A television stations and the Commission seeks comment on its feasibility. Data collected using TVStudy will be used to evaluate the proposed broadcast television spectrum incentive auction. TVStudy has been updated by the FCC since it was last used in the DTV transition. Among the items the Commission seeks comment on with respect to TVStudy are: (1) population data; (2) terrain data; (3) treatment of inaccurate data in the FCC database; (4) treatment of antenna beam tilt; (5) calculation of depression angles; (6) level of precision of geographic coordinates; (7) establishment of calculation cell grid; and (8) treatment of internal (Longley-Rice) warnings. A developmental version of the TVStudy software can be downloaded from the FCC’s website. Comments are due Thursday, March 21, 2013 and reply comments are due Friday, April 5, 2013.
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