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The Commission is conducting a proceeding in ET Docket No. 04-186 to consider authorizing the operation of new, low power devices in the TV broadcast spectrum at locations where channels are not being used for authorized services, including broadcast television, broadcast auxiliary services such as wireless microphones, and private land mobile radio (primarily public safety). This unused spectrum is often referred to at the “TV white spaces.” As part of the proceeding on this matter, the Office of Engineering and Technology is conducting a test program to assess performance capabilities of devices that would operate in the TV white spaces. These tests focus on examining the ability of such devices to sense the signals of broadcast television and wireless microphone signals and their potential for causing interference to those services.


Office of Engineering and Technology Releases TV White Space Phase II Test Report.
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The FCC's Office Of Engineering And Technology Announces The Initiation Of Field Testing For Prototype TV White Space Devices
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Office Of Engineering And Technology Announces Plans For Conducting Measurements Of Additional Prototype TV White Space Devices (ET Docket No. 04-186)
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Test Schedule

The FCC engineers will be conducting tests of the White Space Devices for detecting wireless microphones at the Majestic Theater in New York City on Tuesday (August 12, 2008). The theater management will permit limited attendance during the pre-show period to observe the tests and to minimize disruption to their operation. Please contact Rashmi Doshi (301 362 3011) for more information and to register to attend.

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Test Plans

Plan for Tests of Prototype Personal/Portable TV White Space Devices
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Published Reports

FCC Adopts Rules For Unlicensed Use of Television White Spaces.
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TV White Space Phase II Test Report.
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OET Report - Direct-pickup Interference Tests of Three Consumer Digital Cable Television Receivers Available in 2005.
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The Office Of Engineering And Technology Announces The Release Of Reports Of Initial Measurements On TV White Space Devices.
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last reviewed/updated 8/4/10

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