CGC #1158

by CGC on August 13, 2012



                        THE CGC COMMUNICATOR

                              CGC #1158

                      Monday,  August 13, 2012


                  Robert F. Gonsett, W6VR,  Editor

     Copyright 2012, Communications General® Corporation (CGC)



  o  FCC's new hotline helps TV stations with questions
  about public file uploads:

  o  The LPFM/FM translator proceeding is moving along,
  albeit slowly.  The Commission is not expected to open another
  LPFM window until mid-2013 at the earliest:

  o  FCC plans to review and probably revise its mobile phone
  RFR standards:

  o  The FCC has adopted a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking to
  modernize and reform its cable television technical rules,
  facilitating the cable industry's widespread transition
  from analog to digital:

  o  Concerning added flexibility for Broadcast Auxiliary
  Service and Operational Fixed Microwave licensees, and the
  use of microwaves for wireless backhaul and other purposes:

  o  The final phase of the IP-delivered video closed
  captioning rules became effective August 6, 2012:



  o  Rick Engineering, San Diego, busted for transmitting
  telemetry signals on 464.700 MHz without authorization.
  The company that allegedly programmed that frequency into
  Rick's equipment, Lewis & Lewis of Ventura, was also cited:

                           RANDOM NOTES


  o  David Webster's ideas for improving AM radio reception:

  o  Franken FMs appear not to be making their way into the
  DTV era -- Radio World's report:

  o  Mike Uhl joins RF Specialties as an audio systems
  specialist and will be based in Escondido:

  o  Google has a cable television technology so compelling
  that it deserves close attention:

  o  Airborne infrared video sees through smoke and haze:

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                            OFF TOPIC


  o  Femto-photography:  Ramesh Raskar and his team at MIT
  have invented a camera that can photograph the motion of
  light.  This is fascinating:

  o  How to find out the latest on NASA's Curiosity rover
  on Mars -- direct from the primary information source:

  o  The following illustration shows how Mars spacecraft
  landings have improved in precision over the years:

  o  This is the first picture sent back from Curiosity,
  the photo NASA will not release to the general public:

  o  For the teenage crowd: Singing with a friend around the
  world has never been easier, thanks to a new app launching
  Wednesday called Sing!:

  o  Google Doodles:

  o  Waterbed redefined, German style:



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