Public Safety And Homeland Security Bureau Reminds EAS Participants Of Upcoming Dates And Deadlines Related To The 2017 Nationwide EAS Test.

The Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau (Bureau) of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC or Commission) reminds all Emergency Alert System (EAS) Participants that, as the Bureau announced on July 24, 2017, they are required to participate in a nationwide test of the EAS that is scheduled for September 27, 2017, at 2:20 p.m. EDT. The Bureau also reminds all EAS Participants that they must register with the EAS Test Reporting System (ETRS) and file Form One on or before August 28, 2017. EAS Participants shall file ETRS Form Two at or before 11:59 p.m. EDT on September 27 , 2017, and shall file ETRS Form Three on or before November 13, 2017. Additional information, including instructional videos and answers to frequently asked questions about entering data into the ETRS forms, can be found at https://www.fcc.gov/general/eas-test-reporting-system.

Incentive Auction Task Force and Media Bureau announce the opening of the first priority filing window for eligible full power Class A television stations from August 9 through September 8, 2017

Upon conclusion of the incentive auction (Auction 1000) , the Commission initiated a transition period during which the facilities of broadcast television stations that received new channel assignments in the post-incentive auction repacking process will be reauthorized and relicensed. As directed by the Commission, this transition period includes a first priority filing window available to certain eligible full power and Class A television stations.  This Public Notice announces that the first priority filing window will open on Wednesday, August 9 , 2017, and close at 11:59 pm EDT on Friday, September 8 , 2017. Procedures and requirements for the first priority filing window have been described in detail previously and are summarized herein.

Office of Engineering and Technology Announces Release of Version 2.2.3 of TVStudy.

OET announces the release of updated TVStudy software (Version 2.2.3).  The TVStudy Version 2.2.3 software installation package, the TVStudy 2.2.3 Installation and Upgrade Guide, and the post – auction template XML file (TVStudy 2.2.3 Template) are all available on the TVStudy website at http://www.fcc.gov/oet/tvstudy. As with prior updates, the full list of changes since the release of TVStudy Version 2.2.2 is included in the “Differences Between 2.2 .3 and 2. 2.2” section of the Change Log in the TVStudy 2.2.3 Installation and Upgrade Guide. This release improves the performance of TV Interference Check mode. It also enables appropriate consideration of channel sharing applications and handling of the Longley-Rice error flag when studying DTS stations. Finally, TVStudy 2.2.3 contains a handful of new features, including a widely -requested ability to evaluate more than one User record within a given TV Interference Check study. For further information regarding the TVStudy software and to submit bug reports, contact Mark Colombo at (202) 418 -7611 or Mark.Colombo@fcc.gov .