From preparing basic coverage maps, as seen in our galleries, to AM, FM, TV,
STL, Microwave, DTV and LPTV engineering work our Telecommunications Consulting division can help.
Pictured from left to right, Kate English, Doug Vernier and John Gray
Doug Vernier is our president and senior broadcast engineer/technical consultant. Kate English is one of our technical consultants who can help you in your work with the FCC. John Gray is our director of research and development. Our clients are numerous, from virtually every state in the country. Whether you require a new frequency or an upgrade for an existing station the consulting staff can help you. Call us to discuss your broadcast engineering projects (800 743-3684.)
The following is a list of services we regularly provide:
1.) FCC standard FCC predicted signal contour levels AM, FM, TV, DTV, LPTV, LPFM and communication stations.
2.) Longley-Rice coverage maps using numerous more sophisticated routines for best "real world" predictions." (Other propagation prediction methods are available including Okamura/Cost Hatta and line-of-sight Shadow.)
Ethnic origin, household and population demographics analyses
1.) Standard FCC contour overlap or U/D interference area representations
2.) FM radio Longley-Rice or TIREM defined coverage areas with interference areas subtracted; including population analysis.
3.) DTV incoming or outgoing interference analysis using FCC prescribed OET 69 methodology
4.) Client select interference analysis based on specific receiver specifications
1.) FM spacings channel studies
2.) FM contour to contour non-commercial educational, translator and Section 73.215 shortspace studies.
3.) DTV, NTSC, LPTV, TV translator and Class A channel studies
FCC applications and engineering
1.) DTV upgrade projects and new station applications
2.) FM upgrade projects and new station applications
3.) AM upgrade Projects
4.) FM and TV Channel allocation petitions
5.) Due diligence for sales or purchases
6.) Station site moves studies and FCC applications
7.) First/second service analysis (307B) and mapping
8.) Calculation of population within FCC contour overlaps
9.) Demographic analysis of market service.
10.) License applications
12.) TV analog and digital translator, FM translator engineering and applications
13.) FM and TV booster stations
14.) S.T.L. path analysis, frequency searches and applications
1.) Examine signal coverage and penetration
2.) Coverage improvement projects
3.) FM and TV Field strength measurements
Stations watch and alert service
1.) Monthly mailed channel-studies of client's stations to alert against interference or competitive filings
2.) Alerts by telephone
1.) Auction support with regard to coverage and market analysis
2.) Post auction FCC filings
1.) Equipment evaluations
2.) Studio upgrade audits
For specific price quotes call 800 743-3684 and tell us about your project.
Madison Broadcasters Clinic, 2011 - FM Translators and Boosters PowerPoint -PDF)
LightSquared, 4G/LTE and GPS (9/14/2011, Waterloo Technical Society (WTS) - PowerPoint -PDF
Propagation Prediction White Paper PDF
Broadcast Propagation Quick Review, Presented to the WTC, 2010 PowerPoint PDF
IBOC Host-Interference (Paper presented at PREC at NAB in Austin,TX - PDF)
V-Soft Communication's Doug Vernier presented papers at the NAB Radio technical session in Dallas and at the Broadcasters Clinic in Madison, Wisconsin. The power point presentation and notes for "IBOC Coverage and Interference" are available here for download.
Digital Radio (IBOC) Coverage and Interference PowerPoint - PDF
Midwest Broadcasters Clinic 2003 - Download zipped PowerPoint Presentation - DTV INTERFERENCE - OET-69
or call us at 800 743-3684
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