TV Repacking

EWA is compiling data about interference to T-Band systems and to certain UHF stations resulting from repacked television stations that now are operating on TV channels 14 – 20. FCC rules clearly state that TV CH 14 stations are responsible for protecting adjacent UHF Part 90 systems, a situation where aggressive filtering has proven effective in certain markets. T-Band systems are supposed to be protected from co-channel TV stations by a defined mileage separation, but that distance has not been sufficient in several markets. Unlike with CH 14 interference, FCC rules do not specify how interference is to be resolved and who is responsible when all systems involved operate in accordance with the rules and the terms of their authorizations.  EWA will present the data to the LMCC for a further response.

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