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zxqwertas 64 posts  |  Last Activity: May 25, 2016 10:30 AM Member since: Sep 18, 2007
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  • Reply to

    Don't Forget ADS-B ALAS to the List

    by budfox12331 May 16, 2016 1:44 PM
    zxqwertas zxqwertas May 25, 2016 10:30 AM Flag

    speaking of Avidyne...

    at EAA 2016 their exhibitor booth will only be a short stroll away from GSAT's

    it's noteworthy that they don't show any interest in the ALAS ADS-B device, or the Trace even though I think it would be a nice addition to their ADS-B product since it can provide the families of the pilot and passengers with location update

    but their stated interest is in the 2nd generation Sat-Fi (not the 1st generation) and that will be giving GSAT's MSS business much needed duplex revenue

  • Reply to

    Don't Forget ADS-B ALAS to the List

    by budfox12331 May 16, 2016 1:44 PM
    zxqwertas zxqwertas May 24, 2016 10:25 PM Flag

    ALAS is a peripheral device that will have a purchase cost, installation cost and service plan cost (the ALAS device converts the ADS-B info to GSAT's operational frequencies to link from the satellites to the terrestrial network then back again for the aircraft's ADS-B unit)

    iridium's 1090 ADS-b will not require a peripheral device since the satellites will be equipped with transponder to work with the same ADS-B devices that the aircrafts are using to link to terrestrial ADS-B

    the FAA in America flipped the bill to Excelis (now owned by Harris) for the terrestrial network installation and (I believe) the service is through AT&T, the expense of which i believe they (the FAA) recoup through annual fees

    aireon seems to have a similar business structure through their contracts with the various aviation authorities internationally

    so the 1090 advantage goes to iridium when/if they get their new sats up

    that leaves GSAT with whatever 978 MHz business that ADS-B Technologies (GSAT's ALAS partner) can drum up for their device

    I like the chances for Jay's Aviation Package with a Sat-Fi and Trace better

    I believe the light aircraft crowd has a demand for it and they will enthusiastically welcome it

  • Reply to

    5-24-2016 Markit Short interest at 67.340m

    by maglancapital May 24, 2016 9:24 AM
    zxqwertas zxqwertas May 24, 2016 4:05 PM Flag

    Knox

    I believe it was in the 2nd last congressional oversight hearing that Wheeler described the circulation voting process and stated that one commissioner remaining undecided could drag the process out for months

    some proceedings have issues on policy or financing where a certain commissioner might be making suggestions to the chairman's proposal which would lead to some back and forth discussions

    but I don't think we'll have much of that with our proceeding

    but if the chairman wanted to force the vote his only way to do that would be putting us on an open meeting agenda

    although, i'm inclined to think he won't feel that will be necessary with our proceeding

  • Reply to

    5-24-2016 Markit Short interest at 67.340m

    by maglancapital May 24, 2016 9:24 AM
    zxqwertas zxqwertas May 24, 2016 1:48 PM Flag

    each of the commissioners have their own electronic voting device in their office

    as soon as they've got their minds made up on any item on circulation they will register their vote using that device

    some of them may have already voted but no details are released to the public until all five votes have been registered

    there is no time limit for how long each commissioner needs to take in making their decision

    once all the votes are registered the order will be released as soon as they can do the paperwork

    there will be no advanced notice to the public

    it could happen today or it might take a couple more months

  • Reply to

    5-24-2016 Markit Short interest at 67.340m

    by maglancapital May 24, 2016 9:24 AM
    zxqwertas zxqwertas May 24, 2016 11:28 AM Flag

    they will not vote on our proceeding in tomorrow's meeting

    they only address the items that are on the agenda for the meeting

    that's the protocol

  • Reply to

    Don't Forget ADS-B ALAS to the List

    by budfox12331 May 16, 2016 1:44 PM
    zxqwertas zxqwertas May 23, 2016 10:58 PM Flag

    yes

    if iridium can get their 2nd generation satellites launched with1090 MHz transponders on them for global ADS-B they will virtually own this ADS-B satellite market

    but GSAT has a large opportunity with its aviation package which is targeted at light aircraft

    people here underestimate the value in the new light aircraft antenna coupled with a Spot Trace which will give a location reading every two and a half minutes vs. the airlines readings that Inmarsat gives every ten to fifteen minutes from their ACARS reports

    light aircraft don't got ACARS so this is a huge market which is why Jay mentions the Aviation Package in every CC

    but the total Aviation Package for light aircraft will include a Sat-Fi for in cabin connectivity and we really need the 2nd gen Sat-Fi released so we can be putting our best foot forward in marketing

    I sure hope Sat-Fi 2 is released in time for "EAA 2016" which will be the last week of July

    this Aviation Package will have a far better market than the ALAS device

    it's something to be excited about for those of us that are MSS fans

    and its been overlooked on this board despite Jay mentioning it often

  • Reply to

    ADS-B installed on EgyptAir plane that crashed

    by bj4lf May 23, 2016 2:03 PM
    zxqwertas zxqwertas May 23, 2016 2:32 PM Flag

    satellite ads-b is only gonna be useful where there are no terrestrial ads-b towers

    to get a look at where these terrestrial ads-b towers are located around the world.......

    google: " flightaware ads-b coverage map "

  • zxqwertas by zxqwertas May 23, 2016 10:26 AM Flag

    somebody at the FCC made a mistake in attaching this under our proceeding

    OTI was discussing the 5.9 and 3.5 GHz spectrum and made no mention of GSAT's TLPS spectrum in the filing

    so this shouldn't be posted to our proceeding

    but then...........it's a good thing that OTI met with Smitty and walked away without complaining about our proceeding (i.e. assuming there isn't another filing coming later today)

  • Reply to

    Progess

    by colie_44875 May 20, 2016 6:18 PM
    zxqwertas zxqwertas May 22, 2016 2:54 PM Flag

    the June 23rd tentative agenda gets posted on June 2

    so by then the chairman will have a feel for how long he believes the other commissioners will be taking before registering their votes

    while he could force the vote by putting it on the agenda hopefully he won't feel that's necessary

    for now you'd think the commissioners are focused on their preparations for Wednesday's meeting

    so come Thursday they'll have a week before the next month's agenda gets posted giving them time that they might be focusing on our proceeding

    that week of free time might be very meaningful to us if they're all in agreement to wrapping things up

  • Reply to

    PCSTEL

    by lakenonapatriot May 19, 2016 3:01 PM
    zxqwertas zxqwertas May 20, 2016 6:31 PM Flag

    Don Evans is a lawyer with Fletcher, Heald and Hildreth who filed a positive ex parte for TLPS on 5/5/14 on behalf of NTCH

    since then Laura Stefani from Fletcher, Heald and Hildreth has been filing the negative ex partes on behalf of the Hearing Industries Association

  • Reply to

    FB- Please share info on new Exparte - thanks

    by gsat2016 May 19, 2016 5:53 PM
    zxqwertas zxqwertas May 19, 2016 6:38 PM Flag

    oops!

    I said "i don't no" when I should have typed "i don't know" at the beginning of my post

    sorry

  • Reply to

    FB- Please share info on new Exparte - thanks

    by gsat2016 May 19, 2016 5:53 PM
    zxqwertas zxqwertas May 19, 2016 6:34 PM Flag

    I don't no what the fb people are saying but I can tell you what I read into

    Sprint is again raising their old argument that if TLPS is allowed to operate with less stringent out-of-band emission levels between 2473 - 2495 MHz than they should be allowed to operate at those same less stringent levels where the BRS 1 spectrum is at 2496 - 2502 MHz

    but the reason Sprint isn't allowed to do so is due to interference concerns over GSAT's MSS business more than concerns over BRS 1

    so they're not really trying to stop TLPS from going through, but rather.......trying to use it as an opportunity to raise their OOBE limits from 2496 - 2502 MHz

    it's the same old argument they raised on May 5, 2014 in our proceeding

    here we are 2 years later and the FCC hasn't acted on what they're asking for

  • zxqwertas by zxqwertas May 19, 2016 3:53 PM Flag

    arguing on power levels over EBS/BRS concerns

  • Reply to

    FCC vote

    by shyder May 18, 2016 11:11 PM
    zxqwertas zxqwertas May 18, 2016 11:46 PM Flag

    as soon as all 5 commissioners have registered their votes the report & order will be released

    each of them can vote as soon as they want or wait as long as they want in convincing themselves of their convictions

    so the answer to your question is "no"

    it could be very soon or it might take a couple months

    the recent "AM revitalization order" took 10 weeks but it possibly had more controversial side issues than our proceeding

  • Reply to

    825 Locations

    by katb41 May 18, 2016 2:26 PM
    zxqwertas zxqwertas May 18, 2016 2:50 PM Flag

    assuming this "825 locations" info is true.....................

    one possible interpretation of "a location" by the FCC might be based upon the same geographical areas that they have already set aside as "locations" in their own spectrum auctions

    if so...........825 locations could cover a lot of urban areas

  • Reply to

    question for the board

    by scottchristopherherold May 17, 2016 2:52 PM
    zxqwertas zxqwertas May 17, 2016 3:43 PM Flag

    technically speaking............I believe if the chairman wanted to force our proceeding through quickly he could add it to tomorrow's release of the final agenda for next weeks open meeting

    but I don't really believe that's likely

    when they vote on circulation, protocol demands that they wait for all 5 votes to be registered regardless how many yea or nays they have

    so we could be weeks in waiting for the final vote

  • Reply to

    question for the board

    by scottchristopherherold May 17, 2016 2:52 PM
    zxqwertas zxqwertas May 17, 2016 3:28 PM Flag

    occasionally they have unanimous agreement on an item but most of the time one or more will dissent

    as long as 3 out of the 5 vote for approval an item will pass

    our concern here has been winning over the chairman which we appear to have done since he placed the item on circulation

    if he wanted to deny our NPRM he would have instructed the bureaus to do it at their level

    we believe Clyburn, Pai and Rosenworcel approve on our proceeding so when you add the chairman that gives us more votes than needed

    also.........since the proposal as we know it is essentially a one year trial they won't view it as a binding commitment so they're likely to push it through more quickly and reserve any objections until they know if there are any valid concerns

    they'll consider it as "just phase 1" and likely unanimously approve moving forward

    during the first trial year they'll mostly be concerned with tech issues like the allowable power of transmission levels and out-of-band emission levels

  • zxqwertas zxqwertas May 17, 2016 10:24 AM Flag

    I don't believe we know yet whether the FCC will approve or deny MSFT's request to do testing

    MSFT said their only purpose was to quantify GSAT's TLPS and since they filed their application the FCC has revealed their own plan to quantify GSAT's TLPS

    so there's a good chance MSFT's request will be denied

    I believe the FCC knows that MSFT has been disingenuous in their efforts so far and by requesting to use less than carrier grade access points in their testing they're clearly planning to "fix" any results

  • Reply to

    825 access points, ONLY in the first year

    by gsat2016 May 13, 2016 8:33 PM
    zxqwertas zxqwertas May 16, 2016 10:34 AM Flag

    a quick google search leads to a Bloomberg article

  • Reply to

    825 access points, ONLY in the first year

    by gsat2016 May 13, 2016 8:33 PM
    zxqwertas zxqwertas May 16, 2016 10:12 AM Flag

    see Robotron's post "FCC Chairman said to recommend approval of Globalstar's request" from last friday