I know I've been rather quiet of late, but that's because there hasn't been much to say. Let me give a quick round-up of recent updates to the site.
Russ has been doing a rewrite on the code for the Live Bandscan tool. He's implemented the first public-facing piece last month, which is a new viewer for a single receiver. You can see an example of this here:
TV stations in the US which provide non-audio/video data services are required to submit 5% of gross revenue from those services to the FCC each year. While the filings noting this are public, the CDBS data dump does not contain these records at this time. I recently loaded the data for 2013 into RabbitEars and have made a page for it here:
I wrote some custom code for the TVStudy software that I work on during my day job and it can now produce the various contour lines found on coverage maps on RabbitEars in the format the site code wants, as well as produce actual accurate calculations of HAAT (height above average terrain) for any arbitrary set of coordinates and heights. All of the contour maps and calculated HAATs on RabbitEars have been updated accordingly. If you come across any errors, let me know.
Want to know about where a call sign has been over the years? It's not specific to TV; there's now a Call Sign Query tool which will show any call sign record in the FCC's call sign database, which goes back to about 1980. It's not quite finished yet, but is certainly in a usable state, so I'm making it public. You can try it out here:
It's not yet live, but there's an updated version of the Repack Checker tool. (See this earlier post.) Today's Report and Order on the incentive auction indicates that instead of the channels 3, 10, and 20 proxy channels that were released in the public notice last July, all channels will be used for the auction. As such, a new version of the tool has been written in anticipation of new data being provided which will show the results for all channels. When such new data is made available by the FCC, it will be loaded into the new tool and made public.
I think that about covers it. Comments are welcomed and appreciated.