WBX transmitting on the TV b and?‏‏

As you may know, the FCC has finalized the ruling of the TV white space
on Sep. 23
Quoted from:

"They dropped the requirement that devices sense TV and wireless
microphone signals. Instead, they can geolocate and use an online
database to learn which white spaces are available in their area. "

I checked some other related news. It seems FCC only requires the TV
band devices to update the channel-availability database on a daily
basis. Does that mean we can use the USRP+WBX to transmit over the TV
band, and manually check the availability of channels on an online data
base, such as:

http://spectrumbridge.com/products-services/whitespaces/showmywhitespace/single-location-search.aspx

Hope someone can help answer this question. Thanks for your time!

  • Hok

2010/9/28 Hok L. [email protected]:

devices to update the channel-availability database on a daily basis. Does
that mean we can use the USRP+WBX to transmit over the TV band, and manually
check the availability of channels on an online data base, such as:

http://spectrumbridge.com/products-services/whitespaces/showmywhitespace/single-location-search.aspx

Hope someone can help answer this question. Thanks for your time!

  • Hok

I keep meaning to read more about the new whitespace regulations, but
my guess is that we have to be careful with transmitting from a USRP,
even under the new regulations. It’s very likely that there is still
some type certification required for transmitting in the whitespaces;
so just sensing or knowing what channels are unoccupied is probably
not enough.

Anybody with actual legal knowledge have anything to say about this?

Tom

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