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zxqwertas 120 posts  |  Last Activity: 6 hours ago Member since: Sep 18, 2007
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  • zxqwertas zxqwertas 6 hours ago Flag

    a little trivia from yesterday's daily FCC notices....

    SAT-AMD-20120809-00125 S2103 ORBCOMM License Corp.
    Dismissed as moot. See IBFS File No. SAT-MOD-20111021-00207 for a description of the action taken.
    SAT-MOD-20111021-00207 S2103 ORBCOMM License Corp.
    The Satellite Division has determined that ORBCOMM has met the fourth milestone (complete construction of and launch the first two
    satellites) associated with its authorization for next-generation non-voice, non-geostationary Mobile-Satellite Service (Little LEO) space
    stations and may reduce the bond amount by $1,000,000 as provided in the Amendment of the Commission's Space Station Licensing
    Rules and Policies, First Report and Order and Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, IB Docket No. 02-34, 18 FCC Rcd 10760 (2003);
    Amendment of the Commission's Space Station Licensing Rules and Policies, First Order on Reconsideration and Fifth Report and Order,
    IB Docket No. 02-34, 19 FCC Rcd 12637 (2004). The Satellite Division previously determined that ORBCOMM had met the Contract
    Execution, Critical Design Review, and Commence Construction milestones. Accordingly, ORBCOMM may reduce its bond to a value of

  • Reply to

    FCC today's releases policy branch actions

    by ctoast1 Sep 19, 2014 12:35 PM
    zxqwertas zxqwertas Sep 19, 2014 2:37 PM Flag

    that's just a periodic renewal of authorization for use of the satellites

    it isn't related to the TLPS proposal

    it's a necessary part of keeping the legacy MSS business in compliance

    next Friday (sept. 26th) they should announce the tentative agenda for the October 17th meeting

    hopefully we'll be on the agenda

  • Reply to


    by archerydoc Sep 12, 2014 8:09 PM
    zxqwertas zxqwertas Sep 13, 2014 12:22 PM Flag

    it was (and still is) posted on the yahoo "headlines" board

    just go back to the main page for GSAT then click "more headlines for GSAT" at the bottom of the headlines section because it was posted back on July 1st

    it's a well written presentation but there's nothing in it that wasn't stated by Mark Gomes from Seeking Alpha ten months earlier

  • Reply to

    Speech by Commissioner Rosenworcel

    by iptechpat Sep 12, 2014 2:31 PM
    zxqwertas zxqwertas Sep 12, 2014 4:23 PM Flag

    Commish Rosenworcel is generally viewed as the "swing vote" in any matters that have a partisan divide

    I don't see that will be a concern for us........but just the same it's good to have her in our corner

    for articles google : Jessica Rosenworcel swing vote

  • zxqwertas zxqwertas Sep 12, 2014 3:00 PM Flag

    109 (that started out as the lead sat) is only about 100 degrees behind 103 now (that started as the rearmost sat)

    once 109 gets to just 72 degrees behind 103 it will be on target

    the two rear sats (104 & 103) look to be very close to properly spaced (i.e. 72 degrees apart)

    109, 107,and 106 have been doing the most adjusting for a while now

    i'm guessing they'll all be in alignment for final raising around Sunday

    111 is clearly the sixth sat that will go to a different plane

  • Reply to

    FCC September meeting

    by kimyoder53 Sep 9, 2014 1:54 PM
    zxqwertas zxqwertas Sep 9, 2014 3:21 PM Flag

    I wish it was us whiskey........but it ain't

    the good thing is that i see no reason for these proposals for part 25 modifications to have any bearing on our proceeding or represent a cause for delay it

    if we don't get added to the September agenda then the October 17th agenda should be announced on September 26th (which is prior to the September meeting)

  • Reply to

    FCC September meeting

    by kimyoder53 Sep 9, 2014 1:54 PM
    zxqwertas zxqwertas Sep 9, 2014 2:42 PM Flag

    this is NOT our proceeding and is likely unrelated to our proceeding

    they're considering further modification to the comprehensive satellite regulations that were updated last year (FCC Proceeding 12-267)

    as of now we ain't on the agenda

  • zxqwertas by zxqwertas Sep 8, 2014 5:19 PM Flag

    see PCSTEL's post on the SI board

    google: Silicon Investor Globalstar

  • zxqwertas zxqwertas Sep 7, 2014 9:11 PM Flag

    106 just drifted back behind 111, so they've swapped positions

    at this point i'm thinking 111 is the 6th sat that will head to a different plane

    109 & 107 have been moving at lower altitudes so they're stretching everything forward while 106, 104 & 103 are at higher altitudes to stretch rearward

    there's app. 180 degree separation around the planet from 109 to 103 now

    once they get that up to app 288 degrees they'll have hit their mark

    I can't say this is how I expected things to be it's interesting to watch

  • Reply to

    pump garbage

    by bat1_70605 Sep 4, 2014 1:45 PM
    zxqwertas zxqwertas Sep 4, 2014 2:00 PM Flag

    if you live below the Mason-Dixon line you might be able to get coverage from them

    when Kymeta gets around to releasing the antenna you'll need.... it'll likely have a price tag in excess of $6K

  • zxqwertas by zxqwertas Sep 4, 2014 1:21 PM Flag

    they'll be due to announce the tentative agenda for the September 30th open meeting

    I think they'll also bump the meeting forward to September 19th at that time

    either way the agenda is due on the 9th

  • zxqwertas zxqwertas Sep 3, 2014 2:23 PM Flag

    they're just hammering out technical details with Hughes on the gateway upgrades (nothing to worry about)

    excerpt from the 8/11/14 10-Q:


    Contract Number GINC-C-08-0390 (“Contract”) between Globalstar, Inc. (“Globalstar”) and Hughes Network Systems, LLC (“Hughes”), as amended
    Letter between Globalstar and Hughes covering equity payments, dated May 30, 2014

    Dear Paul:

    This letter memorializes the Parties’ understandings in respect of certain changes to the scope of work for the Radio Access Network (“RAN”) and User Terminal Subsystem (“UTS”) being supplied to Globalstar by Hughes under the Contract.

    In the interest of allowing Hughes to commence the work while the parties make certain conforming revisions to the Contract Exhibits, such updated exhibits to be added as part of a formal contract amendment, and in consideration of the mutual promises and covenants contained in this letter (“Letter Agreement”), Globalstar and Hughes (each a “Party” and collectively, the “Parties”) agree as follows:

    see exhibit 10.1 in the 10-Q for the rest

  • zxqwertas zxqwertas Sep 3, 2014 1:07 AM Flag

    if I were to guess i'd go with 109.....but we'll know in the next two weeks

    Marc said in the CC that the 6th sat would be the first in "L" plane and would be 90 degrees from K plane (he didn't say how long it would take to get there but I anticipate a coupe months from having watched GSAT deploy their sats)

    but he didn't say if it would be east or west of K plane and there's already sparse 1st generation planes app. 90 degrees to the east and west of where K plane is orbiting (the heavy band of first gen sats that you see on the n2yo board is 180 degrees away from K plane)

    the plane to the west only has 3 sats in it so that makes it appear the likely candidate.....however that complicates the question of where the second launch sats would go

    I figure on sitting back and watching the show and what we see will give us a basis for figuring how the deployment of the 2nd launch will be handled

    after we see if the 6th sat heads east or west we'll know what to expect once we see the target area of the 2nd launch

  • zxqwertas zxqwertas Sep 2, 2014 4:06 PM Flag

    according to the fierce wireless article from June 18th New Street Research said a $4 pps ascribes a value of 61 cents per MHz pop to the TLPS in North America

    for globally harmonized spectrum contiguous to and usable with the existing Wi-Fi infrastructure it would be cheap to start the bidding at the three times that amount

  • zxqwertas zxqwertas Sep 2, 2014 3:53 PM Flag

    since yesterday they've also bumped up 106 a mile and a half, that's why were starting to see it fade back from 107

    109 & 107 are still at virtually the same altitudes since they leveled off after the bumping up the altitude a hair the sats have to travel a longer distance in their orbit so they fade back from their original position relative to the sats that are still lower

    I made note of each ones apogee as they just came around

    109.......461.55 miles
    107.......461.60 miles
    106.......463.30 miles
    111.......462.59 miles
    104.......463.92 miles
    103.......465.24 miles

  • zxqwertas zxqwertas Sep 2, 2014 10:31 AM Flag


    104 started showing increased separation from 111 just yesterday

    when launched there wasn't much more than 1000 miles from the lead satellite (109) to the rearmost (103), now they're spread by app. 7000 miles

    but none has been moved into its operational slot yet

    Marc said in the CC that the raising of the 5 sats that will make up "K" plane will take app. 2 weeks so since they're supposed to go into service in the middle of the month I expect to see the first sat raised into its slot any time now (most likely 103)

  • zxqwertas zxqwertas Aug 31, 2014 8:20 PM Flag

    this goes back to the GSAT IPO in show QCOM with them shares (aka "membership units") at the end of 2004

    In April 2004, the Company agreed to purchase 22,500 mobile phones from QUALCOMM. Effective October 2004, the Company and QUALCOMM restated the terms of this transaction so that QUALCOMM provided the 22,500 mobile phones and various accessories to Globalstar in exchange for $1,875,000 and 1,855,668 membership interest units in Globalstar with a fair value of $5.3 million.

    In April 2004, certain management employees of the Company, as an incentive, were given the right to purchase up to 360,000 membership units directly from Thermo at a price equivalent to Thermo's April 2004 investment. As of January 2005, a total of 138,000 units had been purchased from Thermo and transferred to such employees. The remaining rights expired at that time. The intrinsic value of these rights was zero. The fair value of these rights using the minimum value method (risk free interest of 1.5%, expected life of nine months, no expected dividends, and zero volatility) was not significant.

    After the above transactions and the 2004 Thermo equity transactions, Globalstar's membership interests at December 31, 2004 and 2005 were as follows:

    Membership Interest Units as of December 31, 2004

    Thermo 39,397,308 63.69 % 39,259,308 63.47 %
    Qualcomm 4,154,400 6.72 % 4,154,400 6.72 %

  • zxqwertas zxqwertas Aug 31, 2014 3:17 PM Flag

    Zacks is wrong about a lot of stuff, their reporting that Qualcomm recently acquired those shares is merely one more

    I been here since 2007 and QCOM has always had those same shares and has never sold any of them nor purchased any additional shares

    the $4.25 pps is simply the closing price of the stock for the month of June which is required info in filing the 13-F

    there's plenty of reputable large outfits that have recently taken up a position in GSAT.......but QCOM's position isn't new

    for further discussion of Zacks' error on this " Silicon Investor Globalstar "

  • zxqwertas zxqwertas Aug 28, 2014 3:42 PM Flag

    the 8/11/14 10-Q filing shows the total outstanding shares @ 989,218,347

    the 4/18/14 DEF 14A filing shows Jay's shares @ 658,887,347......then the 5/28/14 Sec 4 filing shows Jay adding 13,145, that gives Jay a total of 672,032,586

    so that leaves the float @ 317,186,008

  • Reply to

    Did anyone buy GSAT back in 12/2008?

    by rolek Aug 26, 2014 3:20 PM
    zxqwertas zxqwertas Aug 26, 2014 3:43 PM Flag

    I got a good amount at 17 cents as it dropped down to 15 cents

    I had paced the order the week before, then all at once on December 19th the price plummeted down from 18 cents to 15 cents and back up again within a span of 2 minutes

    it had never before traded as low as 17 cents "even" but it had traded at 17 and a fraction

    it also never again traded as low as 17 cents "even" after that 2 minute dive down to 15

    it did trade as low as 17 and a fraction from time to time for a while after that

    in those days you could pick up as much as you wanted for 19 cents

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