The frequency reallocation will require stations to re-tune or even replace the output mask (band-pass) filters. Group delay measurements can help to set up and monitor the performance of the newly set transmission chain.
Stations might face unexpected problems related to inter-modulation interference during frequency repack.
Public Notice triggers 90-day construction, modification and reimbursement application window
The FCC-mandated TV spectrum repack and ATSC 3.0 will be the biggest trends in RF developments at the 2017 NAB Show. However, that simple statement glosses over the complexities involved in making both a reality. This year’s convention will mark the first major industrywide opportunity broadcasters and RF vendors have had to dive into the nitty-gritty of making these major changes a reality.