Waterfall image of signals and noise in the 80 meter amateur band
June 18, 2012, 8 Comments

In Part 2 of this series we looked at some of the sources of man-made radio frequency (RF) noise and made a simple estimation of the amount of interference that […]


Free (At Least, Extremely Cheap) Noise! Part 1

April 9, 2012, 8 Comments

In the last blog posting we looked at probably the biggest long term threat to the future usefulness of the radiofrequency spectrum, the accelerating ...


Why Is The US Strip Mining Radio Spectrum?

February 20, 2012, 40 Comments

For many months, now stretching into years, the Curmudgeon has been searching for logical explanations to a bedrock fundamental question, the very one ...


FCC Updates Spectrum Dashboard

November 23, 2010, No comments

Back in March we made a post introducing the FCC Spectrum Dashboard which at the time was being beta tested.  Now the site has been upgraded and offi ...

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    July 27, 2010, 4 Comments

    It’s not been the Curmudgeon’s intention to devote appreciable coverage to the Amateur Radio Service (ARS) in these blog postings. A majority (perhaps most) of today’s telecommunications professionals are no longer licensed hams, alth ...

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    LBA CEO to Address WCAI at Summer Summit
    June 23, 2010, No comments

    Lawrence Behr, a prominent telecommunications industry executive, will be a featured speaker this month at the “Summer Summit” of Wireless Communications Association International. Other summit speakers include R. Gerard Salemme, the ...

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    FCC’s Spectrum Dashboard is a Handy Broadband Roadmap
    March 23, 2010, No comments

    The Spectrum Dashboard pulls from the FCC’s license databases and lets anyone browse the allocations table for licensed spectrum. Users can search FCC license records using a map interface, or search the records by common name – Verizon ...