Yep, I'd seen that TVTechnology article a few days ago. I certianly haven't forgotten about this ....
Has the WSD (err TVBD) rules adopted Nov 4 been published in Federal Register yet? Did a little digging, but couldn't seem to find out ... They also don't seem to be included yet in any online version of CFR I checked -- One one Gov't site, last update to Title 47 CFR available online seemed to be from Oct 2008 ....
Also, The following from The "Final Rules" in Appendix B of the R&O seems to be an error perhaps? Went looking around a bit for info on this as well, as I'd expected it would be modified by now, but couldn't find any info on it :
Originally Posted by WSD R&O, Appendix B "final rules"
Section 15.712 - Interference Protection requirements
(f) Low power auxilliary services, including wireless microphones
(2) (A) TVBDs will not be permitted to operate within 134 km of the 13 metropolitan areas listed in Section 90.303(a) of this chapter.
However, section 15.712 (d) says :
Originally Posted by WSD R&O, Appendix B "final rules
Section 15.712 - Interference protection requirements
(d) - (d) PLMRS/CMRS operations: TVBDs may not operate at distances less than 134 km for co-channel operations and 131 km for adjacent channel operations from the coordinates of the metropolitan areas and on the channels listed in Section 90.303(a) of this chapter. For PLMRS/CMRS operations outside of the metropolitan areas listed in Section 90.303(a) of this chapter, co-channel and adjacent channel TVBDs may not operate closer than 54 km and 51 km, respectively from a base station.
(f)(2)(A) Seems to indicate NO TVBD's will be allowed to operate at all, on any
channel within 134Km of the MSA's involved for Land Mobile services, but (d) specifies only co-channel and adjacent channel restrictions ....
When I'd seen that when I first read through/studied the "final rules" to be added to CFR as stated in appendix B of the R&O, I thought I must be *missing* something(and maybe I still am), but then just after the R&O was published, I also saw it mentioned in another article at tvtechnology.com ....