CGC #1158

by CGC on August 13, 2012

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                        THE CGC COMMUNICATOR

                              CGC #1158

                      Monday,  August 13, 2012

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                  Robert F. Gonsett, W6VR,  Editor
                  

     Copyright 2012, Communications General® Corporation (CGC)

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  FCC NEWS BRIEFS

  o  FCC's new hotline helps TV stations with questions
  about public file uploads:
  http://tinyurl.com/PubFileHotline

  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:
  http://tinyurl.com/LPFM-and-Translator-Matters

  o  FCC plans to review and probably revise its mobile phone
  RFR standards:
  http://tinyurl.com/Mobile-Phone-RFR-Review

  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:
  http://hraunfoss.fcc.gov/edocs_public/attachmatch/DOC-315574A1.doc
  http://tinyurl.com/CATV-Rule-Modernization

  o  Concerning added flexibility for Broadcast Auxiliary
  Service and Operational Fixed Microwave licensees, and the
  use of microwaves for wireless backhaul and other purposes:
  http://hraunfoss.fcc.gov/edocs_public/attachmatch/DOC-315567A1.doc
  http://tinyurl.com/Part-101-Amendments

  o  The final phase of the IP-delivered video closed
  captioning rules became effective August 6, 2012:
  http://tinyurl.com/Final-IP-Closed-Cap-Rules

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  FCC ENFORCEMENT WATCH -- LOCAL ITEM

  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:
  http://transition.fcc.gov/eb/FieldNotices/2003/DOC-315608A1.html
  http://transition.fcc.gov/eb/FieldNotices/2003/DOC-315609A1.html


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  ITEMS OF GENERAL INTEREST

  o  David Webster's ideas for improving AM radio reception:
  http://tinyurl.com/ImprovingAM

  o  Franken FMs appear not to be making their way into the
  DTV era -- Radio World's report:
  http://tinyurl.com/FrankenFM-RW-Report

  o  Mike Uhl joins RF Specialties as an audio systems
  specialist and will be based in Escondido:
  http://tinyurl.com/MikeUhlJoinsRFSpecialties

  o  Google has a cable television technology so compelling
  that it deserves close attention:
  http://tinyurl.com/GoogleCable

  o  Airborne infrared video sees through smoke and haze:
  http://tinyurl.com/airborneInfraredVideo


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  HIGH STANDARD OFF TOPIC MATERIAL

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

  o  How to find out the latest on NASA's Curiosity rover
  on Mars -- direct from the primary information source:
  http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/msl/index.html

  o  The following illustration shows how Mars spacecraft
  landings have improved in precision over the years:
  http://tinyurl.com/PrecisionLandingImprovements

  o  This is the first picture sent back from Curiosity,
  the photo NASA will not release to the general public:
  http://tinyurl.com/cwfpwxt

  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!:
  http://mashable.com/2012/08/08/sing-app/

  o  Google Doodles:
  http://www.google.com/doodles/finder/2012/All%20doodles

  o  Waterbed redefined, German style:
  


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