Finding Unused Spectrum in Your Area -- Show My White Space
Even Google founder Larry Page registers interest in the use of TV White Space. Google wants to organize the world’s information but the world needs electronic access for them to achieve that.
In searching on my home address in Austin, Texas I found 12 channels between channels 2 and 51 that were available. The application does a nice job in highlighting channels that are currently being used and may be used by the local TV stations. Personal portable devices cannot use channels 2 through 20.
Wireless microphones appear to be a major concern due to the interference they can cause. There are a number of FCC papers and positions on the use of wireless microphones.
There are several applications in the consumer space for the unused channel s including WiFi for the home, in home media distribution, home security, and cordless telephones. All of these applications point to potential uses of software defined radio.