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Man fined $32,000 for Jamming GPS Aircraft Tracking System

The Federal Communications Commission has fined a Readington, New Jersey man nearly $32,000 after concluding he interfered with Newark Liberty International Airport’s satellite-based tracking system when he used an illegal GPS jamming device in his pickup truck to hide his … Continue reading

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Background on the T-Band Give-Back

The publication Urgent Communications has a nice Q and A article on the new law requiring a reallocation of the 700 MHz “D Block” to Public Safety in return for their give-back of the 470 – 512 MHz T-Band frequencies.  … Continue reading

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Chicago Seeks T-Band Advice from the FCC

The city of Chicago is questioning the FCC over a new law requiring them to move off the T-Band.  Will other areas that heavily use the T-Band (like Los Angeles and the planned LA-RICS system) follow?  This is going to … Continue reading

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FCC Grants First Narrowbanding Waiver to Missouri Petitioners

The FCC granted the first waiver of the Jan. 1, 2013, VHF/UHF narrowbanding deadline to the Missouri counties of St. Louis and St. Charles, the Jefferson County 9-1-1 Dispatch Board and the East-West Gateway Council. The FCC’s narrowbanding mandate requires … Continue reading

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FCC Seeks Public Comments on Emergency Communications by Amateur Radio

In response to the Congressional directive to prepare a study to assess Amateur Radio’s role in emergency and disaster communications and the impact of private land use regulations on the amateur community’s ability to provide such communications, the FCC issued … Continue reading

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