We have been watching with much interest for several years now the ongoing effort to minimize avian (bird) mortalities that result from those unfortunate instances when migrating birds happens to misjudge and, er, fly into a communications tower or guy wires.
Bad Sylvester, BadSeptember 21, 2021
HR 607 Is Part of Broader Broadband AgendaSeptember 21, 2021
We are receiving numerous comments from members expressing their concern over HR 607 - the "Broadband for First Responders Act of 2011" that was introduced by Congressman Peter King (R-NY) and six other representatives on February 10th.
FCC Licensing WoesSeptember 21, 2021
We have recently observed that less than 10% of the Industrial/Business applications filed at the FCC since the beginning of the year for new wireless systems have been granted. Further, apparently not a single application that would modify an existing Industrial/Business license has been granted since January 1st.
A Delay?September 21, 2021
I know that it has been reported the folks at FM Approvals are now willing to delay implementation of the effective date of the new intrinsically safe (IS) standard, but why do I sense that all they have really provided is the proverbial sleeves off their vest? Ok, so existing equipment may be sold for years. Big deal.
IS Radio Standards ...September 21, 2021
Every now and then, it seems that a strange item just dives out of the sun and catches you off guard. Well, at least changes to what will qualify in the very near future as an intrinsically safe portable radio recently caught me off guard.
They didn't see this coming...September 21, 2021
I like it when the FCC demands that licensees stand up and be accountable for systems using critical spectrum that appear not to have been constructed. In a recent case, an organization with a home base in New York City received a license grant in 2009 as a private carrier for ten VHF frequency pairs at four sites in the State of Oregon.
Isn't this wonderful ...September 21, 2021
For a while there, there just didn’t seem to be a lot of wireless regulatory news to report.
Wishful thinking...September 21, 2021
There has been a lot of industry concern expressed by those that have been working diligently to comply with the FCC’s narrowbanding mandate, both service providers and licensees alike, about Congressman Rothman’s (D-NJ) bill (H.R.3430) that proposes to extend the narrowbanding mandate by two years. Does this have any chance? Are you kidding me?
For Whom?September 21, 2021
“This action will serve to stabilize the spectral environment while the Commission considers issues surrounding future use of the T-Band.” This was the statement in the FCC’s announcement that it was imposing a limited suspension of the acceptance and processing of certain applications for Part 22 and 90 systems operating in the 470-512 MHz band.
Three and only three ...September 21, 2021
Effective Monday, March 12th, there are now three and only three public safety organizations that have the coveted FCC-certified frequency advisory committee medallion. On February 22nd, IMSA/IAFC and FCCA announced that they had joined their respective frequency coordination forces under a single organization called the Public Safety Communications Associates (PSCA).