FCC Update

The Local 695 Technical Trends Committee will attempt to post relevant info and articles on the ongoing Incentive Auction.

Last month, the following papers were published, both relevant:

DA 16-479 “White Space Devices and Unlicensed Wireless Microphones”

https://apps.fcc.gov/edocs_public/ attachmatch/DA-16-479A1.pdf

DA 16-526 “Promoting Spectrum Access for Wireless Microphone Operations Expanding the Economic and Innovation Opportunities of Spectrum Through Incentive Auctions”

https://apps.fcc.gov/edocs_public/ attachmatch/DA-16-526A1.pdf

Both are worth reading. Please don’t get too upset about all of the revenue the FCC will make, all of the revenue that the broadband leaseholders will make, while we wireless mic users will have to “adjust” to the tune of millions of dollars, as our existing gear becomes unlawful to use, and we need to retool.

Jay Patterson CAS

Vice President, Local 695

Co-chair, Technical Trends Committee