FCC proposes updated Longley-Rice model to repack TV stations

The FCC’s Office of Engineering and Technology (OET) has released new software it will use to repack television station coverage areas after the incentive auctions are held.

The OET wants comments on “any errors, unexpected behaviors or anomalous results produced in running the software.” It also asked for comments on additional capabilities that might be added, including methods for identifying populations subject to interference.

Called TVStudy, the software uses an updated version of the Longley-Rice model to calculate TV station coverage areas and potential interference. [Read More…]

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