FAA Proposes Token 5G Fix

Measured 5G transmission

Absent exigent circumstances (supply chain disruptions and the like) a single cycle of radalt upgrades and add-on filters should be sufficient to ensure compatibility with 5G.

January 12, 2023 0

Effective and Efficient Wireless Networks

Many government systems can be replaced by modern upgrades with zero incremental spectrum footprint above the commercial and private systems on which the highly productive civilian sector depends. Look at FirstNet.

September 20, 2022 0

Anna Gomez on the National Spectrum Plan

Of all the telecom lawyers I’ve met, nobody understands spectrum better than Anna Gomez. This is a must-see podcast for spectrum geeks.

August 8, 2022 0

Shane Tews on Filling the Spectrum Pipeline

Transferring spectrum from old to new users have proven to be much speedier and easier than imagined by PCAST and similar plans of 10 – 15 years ago. Getting governments and government agencies to cooperate is the harder problem.

May 20, 2022 0

Eric Schmidt’s Spectrum Agenda

The US needs to create a system that keeps spectrum licenses in circulation, like dollars in the economy. Every technical system that uses spectrum today will be obsolete some day.

May 5, 2022 0

Mary Brown on Building a Spectrum Pipeline

Evaluation of 20th century radio use cases against 21st century networking needs has to become an ongoing process until all of the spectrum allocations made by fiat are converted to more general uses.

April 22, 2022 0

Survive and Thrive After the 3G Sunset

If you have a car with built-in 3G and no upgrade path consider this is a lesson learned and rely on your smartphone for navigation and SOS.

February 22, 2022 0

The National Technology Innovation Administration

Credit: Wonderful Idea Co.

The only way through our 1,200 year drought is get better at managing and using water than we have been. While RF spectrum isn’t in a similar crisis yet, it’s wise to prepare for an eventuality where demand far outstrips supply. Spectrum, like water, is a finite resource at each point in time even if both are reusable.

February 15, 2022 0

FAA Controversy Sort of Gets a Hearing

It goes without saying that US regulatory performance on the 5G mid-band and aviation is well below the international standard. Dickson was a poor choice when the former president appointed him, and he hasn’t grown into the job. A balanced hearing would show this.

February 2, 2022 0

Radio Amateur Hour

The January 17th letter from FAA via A4A to the White House, the Transportation Secretary, the FCC, and itself exposes aviation’s cluelessness

January 18, 2022 0