C Band Dish Registration

Discussion in 'Free To Air (FTA) Discussion' started by towerdude, May 8, 2018.

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    Yes. Didn't link it here for that reason, however. I didn't know about this til another broadcaster sent me the link.
     
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    I found this particularly interesting (and potentially concerning):

    "The CTIA, which represents the wireless carriers and device manufacturers in Washington, said it’s possible to find a solution that will make all C-band users happy. But it tells the FCC the answer may be found in how television spectrum use was repurposed. 'There are myriad ways to enable repurposing while ensuring that existing users of the band can continue to receive their services, including repacking existing operations into a smaller portion of the band, relocating to other spectrum, moving to remote areas, and transitioning to another medium such as fiber,' CTIA said."

    Seems to me the question is, how do we balance the need for innovation and progress without disruption of service? Obviously, fiber isn't an option for everybody, nor is "moving to remote areas." I speculated earlier that some broadcasters could "relocate to other spectrum" (Ku) but as others pointed out, Ku is highly susceptible to rain fade.

    Will be interesting to see how the vote turns out next month.
     
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    What’s the possibility of the FCC allocating, say transponders 1 to 4, to the wireless carriers? That would still leave 20 transponders to be used for C-Band audio and video. Since we no longer need one transponder per channel (like the early analog days) this may be a compromise.
     
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    It strikes me as reaching a compromise with a burglar in your home.
     
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    I’m not quite sure how to feel about it. Is it compromise? Is it eminent domain? Is it political? Is it greed? Is it progress in the best public interest? Who knows?
     
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    The Intelsat and SES proposal to give up 100 MHz of C-band spectrum would, according to preliminary research, require 7 or 8 transponders per satellite to be shut down. This is the presentation they filed with the FCC showing their research so far.
     
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    The proposal summary clearly states no c bandpass filters = lnb saturation and oob = unfilterable noise. I invested several hundred dollars in pair of norsats lnb's and ortho feed, now may also require pair of filters @ $400 a piece and lose multiple transponders. Compromise? I feel compromised.
     
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    That's how I felt about the fee for registering our radio station's dish(es). Even at around $500 to the FCC and $500 to the engineers to do it, we'd have been paying the very same people who hold the cards as to whether or not the situation will exist where we NEED the registration, and ..they offered no guarantee of mediating issues, nor a guarantee of not charging us for filing the frequency coordination study. This, of all the things the FCC has done that's GOOD for broadcasters is the least thought-through of anything I can remember.
     
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