Fw: FCC Open House

Paul Rinaldo prinaldo@mindspring.com
Fri, 31 Jan 2003 01:48:38 0100 (UTC)

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Paul, W4RI

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<DIV><FONT face=Arial size=2>All:</FONT></DIV>
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<DIV><FONT face=Arial size=2>The FCC is planning&nbsp;to showcase Ultra Wideband 
technology to the public (and, particularly, the press) on February 13 at the 
open Commissioners' Meeting.&nbsp; MSSI, Time Domain, XtremeSpectrum and an 
unnamed GPR company have all been invited to bring equipment to the Commission 
for demonstration.&nbsp; </FONT><FONT face=Arial size=2>It is obvious that the 
Commission plans to unveil its changes to the R&amp;O on this date.</FONT></DIV>
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<DIV><FONT face=Arial size=2>MSSI, for its part, will demonstrate several UWB 
systems operating entirely above 6 GHz.&nbsp; Hopefully, this will demonstrate 
that the Coalition's proposal to keep UWB above 6 is not a show stopper for the 
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<DIV><FONT face=Arial size=2>We are still trying to submit one last filing into 
the Commission before this date, to point out that it is NOT necessary to change 
the R&amp;O by relaxing emissions in the 960 - 1610 MHz band or, for that 
matter, ANY restricted band.&nbsp; We have received support from our friends at 
the US GPS Industry Council and&nbsp;from Synergent Technologies (authors of the 
Agilent application notes on pulse measurements which the FCC has misquoted in 
its Part 15 rules).&nbsp; We understand that NASA is also drafting a letter of 
support to NTIA. &nbsp;We had hoped for support from ATA as well (which was 
requested of us from the Commission), but ITU preparations have made that 
difficult to obtain in time.&nbsp; Thus, w</FONT><FONT face=Arial size=2>e would 
still like to ask that any company which can support our Petition for 
Reconsideration, consider doing so before February 13 if at all possible.&nbsp; 
This is more than an academic issue, and I would be happy to discuss it further 
with your technical advisors.</FONT></DIV>
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<DIV><FONT face=Arial size=2>Regards,</FONT></DIV>
<DIV><FONT face=Arial size=2>Bob</FONT></DIV>
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size=2>------------------------------------------------------<BR>Robert J. 
Fontana, Ph.D.<BR>President<BR>Multispectral Solutions, Inc.<BR>20300 Century 
Boulevard<BR>Germantown, MD 20874<BR>(301) 528-1745<BR>FAX (301) 528-1749<BR><A