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sandpaints 19 posts  |  Last Activity: 17 hours ago Member since: Jun 15, 2015
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  • sandpaints sandpaints 17 hours ago Flag

    Well, it's a short drive from the White House to the location for a public announcement too. It's not so much a new experimental license as it is adding a NEW location to those already approved at the FCC headquarters or the Herndon site. Think 'Photo Op' ribbon cutting, the motorcade could drop Chairman Wheeler off at the FCC during President Obama's return trip to the White House.

  • sandpaints sandpaints 18 hours ago Flag

    The location of these TLPS activities appears to be similar to the New Bedford, MA site, except this time the address corresponds to a 'Girls School' (with several other nearby schools within the 2km radius of the TLPS signal). This is a predominately African American school and neighborhood from what I can determine so far.


    File Number: 0166-EX-ML-2015, Callsign: WH2XNQ
    Monday, August 31, 2015 10:04 AM
    A grant was issued on 08/31/2015 to Globalstar, experiment type: communications, general

    EARLIER Email regarding this license as TLPS related

    FCC Experimental License related emails: Jarvinian / John Dooley

    John Dooley
    Doug Young
    July 30, 2015
    Request for Info - File #0166-EX-ML-2015
    The license modification request involves adding a single additional antenna location:
    Antenna Location: Base and Mobile Washington, Dist of Columbia
    Coordinates: 38 51 26 N latitude 76 58 53 W longitude
    Area of Operation: Within 2km of address above.
    Street Address: 1604 Morris Road SE
    City: Washington
    State: Dist of Columbia
    Radius of Operation: 2.00
    The purpose of the requested antenna location is to
    test and demonstrate the performance of a proposed
    "Terrestrial Low Power Service"; on 802.11 Channel 14.

    FCC GRANT dated yesterday - MONDAY
    John Dooley

    OET Systems Administration (Batch Processing)

    September 01, 2015
    OET Experimental License Grant Notification, Call Sign: WH2XNQ File Number:
    This is notification that the filing associated with callsign WH2XNQ and file number 0166-EX-ML-2015
    has been granted. It will remain in effect
    until its scheduled expiration date of 01/01/2016.
    To view this grant, please visit the
    OET Experimental Licensing Branch Electronic Filing Site

  • PCstel was posting almost non-stop, but it went up, dropped some, and closed up for the day. The market is sort of nuts eh?

  • Reply to

    Wheeler Changed the Circulation Routine?

    by sandpaints Aug 14, 2015 1:20 PM
    sandpaints sandpaints Aug 14, 2015 1:47 PM Flag

    Uppps , unless the Chairman permits !

  • Reply to

    Wheeler Changed the Circulation Routine?

    by sandpaints Aug 14, 2015 1:20 PM
    sandpaints sandpaints Aug 14, 2015 1:46 PM Flag

    Ah, got it. They 'post', but then this is sort of something Wheeler should not have been letting slip out in public conversation. They do have all those hush hush restrictions, two commissioners can not talk to each other about proceedings in private, etc. The enforcement bureau better sit down and have a talk with Wheeler, lol.

  • Reply to

    Wheeler Changed the Circulation Routine?

    by sandpaints Aug 14, 2015 1:20 PM
    sandpaints sandpaints Aug 14, 2015 1:38 PM Flag

    The remark about Clyburn is relevant, but the 'bundle' does not yet seem in any way to include the GSAT document as of the time Wheeler wrote that. He is discussing some notices and rules that I think were on the list ahead of us, but not by much. We were one of the last actions taken by Clyburn, so it is good news that her decisions are being worked now. My answer to your wife would be - "Dear, it's entirely up to you if that happens and I will wait patiently for you to let me know."

  • On the 12th, Wednesday, Wheeler wrote in his blog about some actions that did not include GSAT when he made some items into circulation. This sentence caught my attention: He wrote - " Today, I am circulating a BUNDLE of orders and proposals that fulfill this mandate to better reflect today’s media marketplace and further protect the public interest." That seems out of the ordinary to issue a circulation on a Wednesday? Do they have their plate full, or is it likely Wheeler will add something more today?

    After reviewing this carefully, I don't think anything in there was related directly to GSAT, and only indirectly he does say that he now took up something that began with Clyburn's temporary chairmanship ( that's a good place to begin and move forward to the other things she got rolling during her term.)

    I was under the impression that circulation took place once a week on a Friday, but this contradicts that.

  • sandpaints sandpaints Aug 13, 2015 9:44 PM Flag

    Interesting find for sure. So two NASA related stories on Wednesday that involve tracking abilities. IRDM may not have passed the testing with flying colors, hence the reduction in levels of activity and income from the MAJOR COMPANY?

    As for command and control aspects, I have seen a Tweet from ADS-B Technologies made from their aircraft while it was live tracking on the way to the Oshkosh Airshow industry gathering, that all systems were working perfectly - and they transmitted that to the airshow mentioning this using a Globalstar Sat-Fi device onboard the aircraft too.

    Nothing wrong with competition. NASA chose ADS-B Technologies for some reason on Wednesday, and Google acknowledged it's testing with NASA support on Wednesday too. Something reads out 'synergistic'. If Google is the Major Company that would not let IRDM mention them, then logically they wouldn't let GSAT mention them either, even on the same day about the same probably topic.

  • sandpaints sandpaints Aug 13, 2015 6:15 PM Flag

    Not only does Google have to communicate with their drones, they have to track them. NASA, can you help them with this?

  • Reply to

    This NASA news is huge

    by ronspicer Aug 13, 2015 4:12 PM
    sandpaints sandpaints Aug 13, 2015 6:04 PM Flag

    Google has plenty of cash available for hire someone to hold the GSAT price down on this news event - notice too that Google had a news story out yesterday concerning their own connection to NASA. It probably wasn't just a chance happening that Google needs to find some way to track their drones, but also didn't want NASA to disclose any technical information for 'commercial reasons'. Put two and two together and you get a close at $1.81 - it's called Wallstreet math.

  • sandpaints sandpaints Aug 13, 2015 11:37 AM Flag

    "Google would not confirm whether any phone companies are participating in these experiments, but the document it filed with the FCC says the latest experiments could help “generate new business opportunities for communications service providers and remove barriers to the broader deployment of UAS”. From the same news story.

  • Tie some information together: Regarding NASA "Google is requesting that some of the details of the proposed operations be kept from the public, citing the “significant commercial value” of the proprietary equipment, wireless applications and frequencies."

    “The technology under development is highly sensitive and confidential in nature. The release of such information would provide valuable insight into Google’s technology innovations and potential business plans and strategies,” says the company’s FCC filing."

    End Quote - Search this latest headline also published just yesterday in The Guardian
    "Google is testing drones in US airspace by piggybacking on Nasa exemption."

    Seems NASA is pretty busy these days. How much of the information is Google trying to suppress, and just as importantly then is How much of the information Google has been putting out is DISINFORMATION?

    Who has enough money to drive the price a bit lower today and some disclosed motivation?

  • It was a big publication - reading it now. One big Haystack off of Chairman Wheeler's desk, now he can turn to something else to publish. Go to FCC Homepage and find the links there.

  • Reply to

    elevation note

    by robotron2323 Aug 11, 2015 7:47 AM
    sandpaints sandpaints Aug 11, 2015 11:30 AM Flag

    Ok Dagwood, time to take the dog for a walk. Mr Dithers is coming for dinner. Meanwhile you get no bacon on your sandwich until your attitude improves. Educational video available on You-Tube.

  • sandpaints by sandpaints Aug 10, 2015 9:16 PM Flag

    He opened a testing lab in Silver Springs, Maryland last January - for Fibertower. Search this headline:

    1Gbps ‘Wireless Fiber’ Service: Delivered Over FiberTower’s 24GHz Wide-Area Spectrum LIcense: Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony.

    Not mentioned in the story is that Fiberlight (owned by Thermo / Jay Monroe) also has testing labs in Silver Springs. Fiberlight also just happens to be the 3rd largest unsecured creditor in Fibertower and may stand to gain significantly on a FCC decision to return some 700plus licenses to Fibertower to be followed by a review by the BK court in that case. John Dooley is still doing significant things in the background - and that may include the 'new experimental licenses' that Jay Monroe let slip out during his closing remarks on the Quarterly report CC. There's more to that, you bet.

  • sandpaints sandpaints Aug 10, 2015 9:04 PM Flag

    Read the article in the most recent post exchange with Tody, and think - deliver greater performance at the same cost as the competition. * you can make money with a business plan like that. Second, years ago is ancient history - you can make money now with new technology, as was pointed out. Your basic question needs to be updated to get in tune with the times, I think. It's hard to keep up with all these changes - but they are happening. Did you have some FTWRQ stock, that may be the best way to make money with this spectrum. If you don't have some shares, sorry you don't have a dog on this racetrack. Even we don't know if we are going to make money on these frequency backed shares, but the law will decide.

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    by todynomite Aug 10, 2015 8:06 PM
    sandpaints sandpaints Aug 10, 2015 8:53 PM Flag

    I forgot my password when I departed the Ya-hood GSAT board, that's all !

    Thanks for getting me to fix that for now.

    Here's some positive news that broke a few days ago about Fibertower. fibertowerDOTcom/press-releases/2015/8/4/fibertower-unveils-ultragig-wireless-fiber-partnership-in-montgomery-county or search headline:
    1Gbps ‘Wireless Fiber’ Service: Delivered Over FiberTower’s 24GHz Wide-Area Spectrum LIcense: Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony

    Note: Fiberlight (owned by Thermo / basically owned by James Monroe III of GSAT) is the 3rd largest unsecured creditor in it's dealings with Fibertower. Value of which will depend on FCC license agreements and the final decision then of the BK court. This is all good news for us. By the way, Fiberlight also has a large testing lab in Silver Springs, Maryland where John Dooley positioned the Fibertower lab last January.

    OK big Buddy. Connect the dots and say what's in your best interests. Who knows, GSAT may yet buy out FTWRQ some day ! Now that would be good for a real laughing out loud deal.

  • gpoDOTgov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2015-06-12/pdf/2015-14072DOTpdf
    Two DOT's above to be replaced in the URL.

    This FCC decision basically means any testing of equipment comes after a spectrum decision, and GSAT equipment will not be tested prior to going into the certification process, where if there is any interference issues it will be sorted out then, not before. Microsoft, Google, and the gang of eight can stuff it on June 16th for their meeting, the question of any further testing has already been made by the FCC with these new procedures. The new certification rules are published in the Federal Register and go into effect on JULY 13, 2015. Technical members pile on with comments.

    imho, the share price should start to climb this week.

    Further news, GSAT could possibly be brought up in discussions in the congress regarding First Net with representatives doing oversight on moving First Net forward now, hearing topic scheduled for June 16th - far more likely to be significant news than any other meetings on that same day. I'll try to post the link to the streaming video of that hearing when the time comes closer - or anyone who knows how to post links here without the DOTS can assist in doing that posting as well.

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