"I’ll take Cable Tech, for 300…" As many readers noticed, last week we offered you nine questions and 10 answers, one of which obviously didn’t fit. Sorry about that. We’ve embedded that question in this week’s batch, once again gleaned from those we heard at the Comcast CommTech Jeopardy finals in Charleston two weeks ago. (Answers in Broadband Soapbox, below.) 1. Transfer of energy from one device to another is best achieved when both devices are of the same ______. 2. What is the maximum allowed distance between an eyewash station and a battery storage location? 3. Two RF carriers, one at 60 MHz and another at 130 MHz, are producing beats in an amplifier. What are the four, second-order frequencies these carriers could produce? 4. What part of the packet contains the data that is being sent? 5. What level of DC voltage would you expect to find at amplifier’s DC test point? 6. Which new Comcast channel focuses on Asian Americans? 7. What’s the minimum clearance for pedestrian traffic over a sidewalk? 8. According to EIA/TIA standards, what color jacket contains fiber No. 11? 9. What are the three primary causes of aerial lift accidents? 10. What is the most common passive element in a cable plant? 11. Name two kinds of analog lasers.

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FCC Awards 2.5GHz Licenses to Tribes

The FCC formally granted 154 applications submitted through its 2.5GHz Rural Tribal Priority Window. Those applicants will be able to use the 2.5GHz band to provide broadband and other advanced wireless

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