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October 27, 2011, 1 Comment

Now, we continue the long list of FCC historic spectrum management mistakes that began with Part 1 of this blog series. 6.  Nextel (1990s).  Back when it all began they […]

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LightSquared shifts spectrums, salvages its 4G network launch

June 23, 2011, 4 Comments

LightSquared apparently has dodged a GPS bullet that almost shot it down before it started up. It will switch to another spectrum that virtually elimi ...

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Can LTE 4G create Interference with Cable TV? Yes!

January 28, 2011, 14 Comments

The rollout of 3G networks across the country is old news with the recent announcements by Verizon, AT&T, and others to rapidly deploy 700 MHz 4G ...

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400% Increase in Daytime Power for AM Stations?

May 3, 2010, No comments

Engineering consultant Richard Arsenault says the biggest problem for AM reception during the daytime “is no longer interference between stations” ...

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    How RF Interference Impacts the Wireless Network
    April 27, 2010, No comments

    Cisco recently performed an on-line survey about RF interference and Wi-Fi network usage with 600 participants from industries such as  agriculture, education, arts, manufacturing, retail, healthcare, and many others. 78% […]

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    Oil Wells Wipe Out Cell Towers!
    March 30, 2010, No comments

    Who would have thought that oil wells could interfere with cell towers? Yet, in the bizarre world of RF interference – it happened! The FCC Los Angeles Office received a complaint of interference to the reception of Sprint cell towers ...

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    Dancing to an RF Tune
    January 29, 2009, No comments

    At the production test facilities of a major circuit fabricator, it was dance time – all the time! This company fabricated garage door openers by the thousands, and put them […]