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                      THE CGC COMMUNICATOR
                            CGC #786
                    Thursday, March 22, 2007
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                 Robert F. Gonsett, W6VR, Editor
                      <r.gonsett@ieee.org>
    Copyright 2007, Communications General® Corporation (CGC)
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  IBOC [HD RADIO] RULES PASS FCC
  "The FCC voted for final authorization for IBOC today.  The
decision, when it takes effect, would allow all AMs to go digital
at night.  Audio Division Chief Peter Doyle told RW Online there
would be a procedure established to handle interference issues,
should those occur."
  (Reprinted from RW News Bytes)
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  INTERFERENCE FEARED FROM TELEVISION "WHITE SPACE" PROPOSAL
  Last week's proposal by a coalition of technology giants
asserting that "white space" spectrum between Channels 2 and 51
(CGC #785) could be used to deliver high-speed Internet access
has TV broadcasters and others concerned about potential
interference.  The FCC has been provided with a prototype device
to test the theory, but broadcasters warn that if the technology
does not work as claimed, the consequences could be serious.
  http://www.dailybreeze.com/business/articles/6550247.html
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  A GOOD DAY TO BE A PIRATE
  Editorial by Radio World:  This may be a good day to be
a pirate broadcaster, but issuing STAs under pressure from
politicians is not the answer.
  http://radioworld.com/pages/s.0044/t.3295.html
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  NOTE
  This is a special bulletin outside of our new once-every-
other-week publication schedule.  A full newsletter is slated
for publication next week.
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                             JOB SHOPPE
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  TELEVISION BROADCAST ENGINEERS NEEDED
  TV Magic, <http://www.TVMagic.tv/> is looking for
experienced Broadcast Engineers to work in the Los Angeles area.
  Position Summary: Broadcast Engineers will be responsible
for the maintenance, installation, troubleshooting, testing and
support of broadcast satellite RF, video, audio and IP equipment
and ensuring high quality transmissions.
  Position Requirements:
  o Minimum of three years experience required in the operation
  of broadcast satellite RF equipment working in an international
  earth station environment.
  o College level courses in a technical field preferred; four-
  year degree from an accredited institution highly desirable.
  o Must have an understanding of electronic, electrical and
  mechanical systems.
  o Experience with ASI streams and large scale MCPC systems
  needed.
  o Knowledge of IT networking, Gigabit Ethernet traffic
  highly desirable.
  Contact: Please e-mail resume and salary information to
mailto:ssgjobs@tvmagic.tv.  TV Magic is an EOE.
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                        LETTER TO THE EDITOR
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  BANDITOS HIT EL PASO PEAK
  Thieves cut the hinges off a communications tower fence gate
on El Paso Peak, 10 Miles South of Ridgecrest, and made off with
one Scala PR-450 Paraflector with a 420-430 MHz feed, one Hustler
Spirit 440 MHz band fiberglass omni 16-ft long specially cut to
447 MHz, one 20-ft long Sinclair SRL-210C4-4 VHF 136-174 MHz
4-bay bi-directional pattern with 1/2-wave offset dipoles, and
one 20-ft long Sinclair SRL-310C-8 UHF 440-470 8-bay bi-
directional pattern with 1/2-wave offset dipoles.  According to
the Kern County Sheriff, there were other comm sites hit over
the last weekend along HWY 395 from Boron to Little Lake....
  Edward K. Tipler, P.E.
  tiplerek (at) iwvisp.com
  March 15, 2007
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