__________________________________________________________________

------------------------------------------------------------------

                      THE CGC COMMUNICATOR

                            CGC #351

                    Tuesday,  October 5, 1999

                 Robert F. Gonsett, W6VR, Editor

     Copyright 1999, Communications General Corporation (CGC)

------------------------------------------------------------------
__________________________________________________________________

  FCC'S OET STUDY CONCLUDES "8-VSB STANDARD SHOULD BE RETAINED"

  The FCC's Office of Engineering and Technology (OET) has
released a report following its independent assessment of two
standards for digital television broadcasting in the United States:
the 8-Level Vestigial Side-Band system (8-VSB) and Coded Orthogonal
Frequency Division Multiplex (COFDM).  The study states as follows:

  "This study was initiated at the request of Commissioner Susan
Ness in response to issues raised in result of indoor reception
demonstrations by the Sinclair Broadcasting Group, Inc. (Sinclair).
As indicated below, the OET study concludes that the ATSC 8-VSB
standard should be retained....."

http://www.fcc.gov/Daily_Releases/Daily_Business/1999/db991004/dtvreprt.txt 
  and
http://www.fcc.gov/Daily_Releases/Daily_Business/1999/db991004/dtvreprt.doc 

------------------------------------------------------------------
_________________________    End   _______________________________