June 2011 Newsletter
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This has been a slow month with no field research due to the nice weather and other obligations, if you would like to contribute to this newsletter or have a neighboring site, feel free to contact us!
LightSquared Frequency Issue
An emerging mobile broadband provider is currently under some strict criticism, including from a senate hearing committee due the proximity of their intended bandwidth to that of existing commercial and military GPS frequencies. Most recently the company has made tentative plans to purchase spectrum from Inmarasat. As the roll out of mobile broadband has been a waiting game for many, a satellite deployed solution could be an interesting concept.
Heres an article about the GPS
Hickory, NC New Radio System
Its been reported from numerous sources that the Hickory, NC Police department has updated their existing 800 MHz trunked radio system to a radio system type commonly referred to as Open Sky. Currently supported under the Harris Corporation, this problematic system has been proven unsuccessful in several large deployments. Due to its digital nature and propriety software codec, this type of system cannot be monitored by any commercially produced scanner. The state of North Carolina is currently supported by a statewide interoperable system called VIPER. Its still unknown why Hickory did not support the already in place infrastructure and upgrade to a network thats plug and play to VIPER. Scanner listeners in Catawba County and the city will be in the dark for now.
Nationwide EAS Test
The FCC has set the date. 11/9/11 will be the first nationwide emergency alert system test.
Feed Stats courtesy of radioreference.com
the Radio Phonebook (Updated June 25 2011)
Stats / Last Months Stats
Frequency Pairs / Singles: 2025
Unit Numbers: 3297
General Area Covered
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