FCC Affirms No Reserved Channels for White Spaces & Wireless Mics

In this order, the FCC denied the Petitions for Reconsideration filed by Sennheiser Electronic Corporation and Shure Incorporated requesting reconsideration and reversal of a Commission Report and Order that
declined to adopt rules proposed in a 2015 Notice of Proposed Rulemaking to preserve a vacant channel in the television bands for use by white space devices and wireless microphones and
terminated the proceeding.

More LMS Online Filing

As part of its ongoing effort to update the Commission’s application filing systems, the Media Bureau is pleased to announce the transition of additional filings to the LMS online electronic system.

Commencing May 17, 2022, the public will be required to submit the following filings using LMS:

  • FM Engineering Special Temporary Authorizations (STAs)
  • Request for Silent STA
  • Extension of STA – Silent
  • Extension of STA – Engineering
  • Suspension of Operations Notification
  • Resumption of Operations
  • AM/FM Digital Notification
  • Modulation Dependent Carrier Level (MDCL) Notification
  • Change of Primary Station Notification
  • Tolling Notification
  • Reduced Power Notification
  • Withdraw Pending Applications

Further new features include the ability to search by frequency or channel using the “Frequency/Channel” option in Public Search, and the addition of existing STA and silent notification records to LMS from the Consolidated Database System (CDBS).

See Public Notice below for additional details and instructions.