[aprssig] Breaking News: Report to FCC says Lightsquared System and GPS CAN'T Co-exist!

Steve Noskowicz noskosteve at yahoo.com
Mon Jun 20 23:36:21 EDT 2011

> After Stephen H. Smith wrote:
> > *Reportedly, the GPS community now is saying that the FCC should move
> > LightSquared to different spectrum as there is no viable technical 
> > fix.* 

--- Rich Osman wrote:
> Which is what I expect was LS's endgame all along.

They paid good money for their satellite spectrum and they want to use it.  Also, Keep in mind.  The potential *different spectrum* includes Amateur.

  Excerpt from:

"...we need more spectrum to satisfy Americans' hunger for wireless broadband. The FCC has pledged to find it, ...spectrum out there is spoken for.  Agreeing to let LightSquared, an existing spectrum owner, use its airwaves for a new 4G LTE network was an easy way around a thorny political problem. Otherwise the FCC will have to take on ham radio operators, broadcasters, or the military, wresting away spectrum they already use.
 This Fierce Wireless column gives a very good perspective on the challenge of finding new spectrum:

Spectrum Map referred to:

73, Steve, K9DCI

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