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537 December 28, 2012
  • Editorial ramblings on the state of Paging and Wireless Messaging
  • Snow Storm in Southern Illinois
  • Flurry: Santa crammed more tablets than smartphones into Christmas stockings
  • Allison's Dye's Amazing Offer — unlimited nationwide 4G voice, text and data for only $49.
  • Apple & Intel Reportedly Working on Smart Watch for 2013
  • Microsoft Wins U.K. Court Ruling Over Motorola Pager Patent
  • The 10 Biggest Microsoft Stories Of 2012
  • Google and Motorola are working on a ‘X phone’ to take on the iPhone
  • THOUGHTS FOR THE WEEK
    • How to have a Happy New Year
      • Start the new year without a hangover
    • 1-in-10 U.S. teens DUI on New Year's
—— December 25, 2012 My 2012 Christmas Card for you.
536 December 21, 2012

wreath

Merry Christmas

This Week's Headlines:

  • RIM Shrs Swoon As Street Fears Slide In Services Revenues
  • Critical Messaging Company Expands its Business During Difficult Economic Times
    • Prism-IPX Systems LLC, a multi-national critical messaging software and hardware company
  • RIM: More Than 120 Companies Testing BlackBerry 10
  • Allison's Dye's — unlimited nationwide 4G voice, text and data for only $49.
  • Providers, don't throw away your pager just yet
  • 4G WORLD 2013 – 4G Trends signing off for 2012
  • SmartPager Launches New Service to Address Critical Healthcare Messaging Needs
  • New Study Reveals Risk of Texting While Walking
  • BloostonLaw Telecom Update
    • Selected portions of a newsletter from the Law Offices of Blooston, Mordkofsky, Dickens, Duffy & Prendergast, LLP are reproduced in this section with the firm's permission.
  • THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK
    • The Most Misused and Abused Verse in the Bible
535 December 14, 2012
  • Introduction
    • I spend the whole week searching the Internet for news that I think may be of interest to you — so you won't have to. This weekly newsletter is an aggregator — a service that aggregates news from other news sources. You can help by sharing any news of interest that you find.
    • Daviscomms Worldwide has named VCP International as it's exclusive partner for distribution in North America.
    • There is more interesting information this week on POCSAG-coding issues. There are two LETTERS TO THE EDITOR from gentlemen who are really experts on the fine points of POCSAG encoding.
    • My daughter Allison, continues to promote an unlimited nationwide 4G voice, text and data service for only $49.
  • VCP International News Release
  • VCP Communications new advertisement
    • Exclusive North American Distributor for DAVISCOMMS
  • T-Mobile, With iPhone, Is Preparing to 'Disrupt' the Industry
  • 'Tis the Season for FREE promotion
    • by Allison Dye
  • U.S. Rejects Telecommunications Treaty [in Dubai]
  • ARINC Announces System Acceptance of Digital Radio Paging Network—designed, manufactured and installed by SONIK , as subcontractor to ARINC.
  • U.S. agency gives BlackBerry 10 a chance after iPhone coup
    • The U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE)
  • BloostonLaw Private Users Update
    • Narrowbanding Applications on File . . .
  • BloostonLaw Telecom Update
    • Selected portions of a newsletter from the Law Offices of Blooston, Mordkofsky, Dickens, Duffy & Prendergast, LLP are reproduced in this section with the firm's permission.
  • LETTERS TO THE EDITOR
    • Jay Moskowitz
      • Further information in the POCSAG specification
    • Vic Jensen
      • More info on the fine points of POCSAG
  • THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK
    • Democritus
534 December 7, 2012
  • A Review of some illusive POCSAG problems
  • My Daughter The Spy
  • Happy Birthday, SMS!
  • 'Tis the Season for FREE promotion
  • Text messaging turns 20
  • Forget about spare change: USA Technologies, Isis bring m-payments to vending machines
  • US seeks to drop Internet from UN telecoms talks
  • BloostonLaw
    • FCC FIRES OFF LAST WARNING SHOT REGARDING NARROWBANDING
  • Network Trailblazer: A Conversation With Martin Cooper, Father of the Mobile Phone
  • Mary Meeker: 2012 Summary
    • Mary Meeker and Liang Wu of Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, have summarized the state of the web in a Powerpoint presentation covering digital payments, education, healthcare and big data.
  • BloostonLaw Telecom Update
    • Selected portions of a newsletter from the Law Offices of Blooston, Mordkofsky, Dickens, Duffy & Prendergast, LLP are reproduced in this section with the firm's permission.
  • Amazing Product For Sale (humor)
  • LETTER TO THE EDITOR
    • Jim Neves
      • Chris Wright—Obituary
  • THOUGHTS FOR THE WEEK
    • Lest we forget—Pearl Harbor
533 November 30, 2012
  • SPAM COMPLAINTS
  • E-MAIL SPOOFING
  • This is the place to advertise products and services for Wireless Messaging
  • Cyber Monday sales break records for retailers
  • Prayer pagers bringing hope to patients, families
  • United States: SJ Of Noninfringement Of Global Paging System Patent Affirmed-In-Part And Reversed-In-Part
  • Critical Response Systems Client Receives Award for Work on "Alarm Fatigue"
  • one2many Introduces LTE Cell Broadcast Emergency Alerts
  • RIM sentiment improves — but still bearish
  • BloostonLaw Telecom Update (two weeks)
    • Selected portions
  • Report anticipates 326 million machine-to-machine connections worldwide by 2016
  • LETTER TO THE EDITOR
    • Frank Dijker
  • THOUGHTS FOR THE WEEK
    • Zig Ziglar: 10 Quotes That Can Change Your Life
—— Thanksgiving Week No Newsletter due to holiday and laziness.
532 November 16, 2012
  • Repeat article about how vibrating pagers were used in Israel during the Persian Gulf War.
  • Another Way to Locate Phones: CBS
  • New advertisement from Leavitt Communications
  • PageOne (UK) launches secure Smartphone Messaging & Lone Worker App
  • Text messaging declines for the first time ever in the US
  • McAfee: Web users should watch out for holiday scams
  • For deaf Israelis, rocket warnings come only at home
  • $430 Million DHS Interoperability Program Under Fire
  • Hurricane Sandy photos
  • Selected portions of the BloostonLaw Telecom Update
  • Selected portions of the BloostonLaw Private Users Update
  • RIM sees BB10 devices in stores soon after launch
  • Further reading
  • THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK
    • Why does God allow bad things to happen to people, like sickness, poverty, and hunger? Why do little children suffer?
531 November 9, 2012
  • BlackBerry 10 granted FIPS government clearance
  • Verizon Waives Voice, Text Charges for Sandy Victims
  • For Longer Battery Life, Dumb Down Phones
  • Newsletter For Healthcare Professionals Who Need Critical Messaging
    • from Critical Response Systems (CRS)
  • Microsoft Confirms Live Messenger Retirement
  • Apple sells 3 million fourth-generation iPads, minis
  • Sprint Buying Some US Cellular Markets for $480M
  • BloostonLaw Telecom Update
    • Selected portions
  • Pad Mini Fits in Doctors' Pockets, but Small Screen Limits Data Input
  • LETTERS TO THE EDITOR
    • Paul Lubsen
  • THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK
    • Dr. Bob
530 November 2, 2012
  • I have found a lot of news about the effects of Hurricane Sandy on wireless communications, so I decided to send the newsletter out one day early.
  • So no editorials this week and no newsletter from our friends at BloostonLaw since they worked from their homes for a couple of days due to the hurricane.
  • CAN YOU HELP THIS READER?
    • Looking for some Glenayre RL453 Receivers.
  • FCC on Sandy: Cell service likely to get worse before it gets better
  • All four major US wireless carriers enable stolen cellphone database
  • A Look inside Verizon's Flooded Communications Hub
  • Cloud computing improves nurse call system
  • Comcast offers free Wi-Fi in the wake of Sandy
  • Wireless Service Recovers Slowly From Hurricane Sandy Devastation
  • THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK
    • Words To Live By
      • Dr. Bob Jones, Sr.
529 October 26, 2012
  • White & Silver iPad mini sells out of launch day delivery
  • Apple to take on Pandora with online radio service as early as next year
  • AN ANALOGY
  • News and Comment on The FTC Robocall Challenge
    • by Vic Jackson
  • iPhone Dominates Apple's Q4 Earnings; Cook Talks iPad and iPad Mini
  • Paging Tom Cruise: With Wifarer, Indoor Mapping Becomes A Reality
  • Ahead of iPad mini's expected debut, Sharp reveals 7-inch tablet with IGZO display
  • Cell phones are replacing pagers in pediatric hospitals
  • Selected portions of the BloostonLaw Telecom Update
  • Motorola Solutions, Motorola Mobility Fortunes Still Divergent
  • LETTERS TO THE EDITOR
    • John Raptor
    • Glenn Boal
    • Michael Mann
    • Paul Lubsen
    • Michael Lyons
    • Jerry Griffith
  • THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK
    • Ralph Waldo Emerson
528 October 19, 2012
  • PAGING IN A DIGITAL WORLD
    • Article by Tait System Engineers Jerry Vargas and Frans Andrea
  • Indiegogo project looks to bring back the pager [sort of]
  • Selected portions of the BloostonLaw Private Users Update
  • The BlackBerry as Black Sheep
  • EMS paging switched to new $3.5 million system
    • New Motorola pager
  • Selected portions of the BloostonLaw Telecom Update
  • iPad Mini, New MacBook Expected at Apple's Oct. 23 Event
  • LETTERS TO THE EDITOR
    • Ideas about niche markets for paging
      • Rick McMichael
      • Glenn Boal
      • Ron Mercer
  • THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK
    • On Life
527 October 12, 2012
  • Taking A Cold Look At The Reality Of Our market
    • OUR COMMUNITY
    • TOUGH TIMES
    • SO WHAT NOW?
    • ANALOGIES
    • A FALSE SENSE OF SECURITY
    • OUR TASK
    • TO FOCUS ON OUR NICHE MARKETS
    • SO WHO'S THE COMPETITION?
    • REALITY
    • LOOK AT THESE NUMBERS
    • SO WHAT'S THE POINT?
    • WHAT ARE WE GOING TO DO ABOUT IT?
    • LET'S SHARE EXAMPLES OF WHAT WORKS
    • THIS IS YOUR COMMUNITY FORUM
    • THIS IS THE PLACE TO DO IT
  • Some Highlights About the iPhone 5's Speed from Apple
  • Verizon Wireless Launches 400th 4G LTE Market on Oct. 18, Two Months Ahead of Schedule
  • 2011 ends with almost 6 billion mobile phone subscriptions
  • List Of Countries By Number Of Mobile Phones In Use
  • LR Mobile News Analysis RIM Balances Enterprise Ambitions With BYOD
  • 25 percent of adult Americans own a tablet, research reveals
  • Selected portions of the BloostonLaw Telecom Update
  • Apple likely to unveil iPad mini on October 23: report
  • LETTERS TO THE EDITOR
    • No one had anything to say this week
  • THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK
    • Lao Tzu
    • Arthur C. Clark
  • Atlas Shrugged Producer says Atlas Not for Everyone
526 October 5, 2012
  • Two notable figures in the paging industry have passed away
  • It is good to see former paging people in the news and doing well
  • Teens urged to put cell phones away while driving
  • In Memory Of . . .
    • Robert Forsythe
    • Timothy Minter
  • RED ALERT Ensures Rapid Response
  • AT&T Highlights Plan to Hang up on POTS, DSL
  • RUMOR: Microsoft Will Release Its Own Smartphone In The Coming Months
  • The UK's first dual frequency scanning paging service is ready for roll out by PageOne
  • Selected portions of the BloostonLaw Telecom Update
  • T-Mobile CEO Speaks About Combined Company with MetroPCS
  • LETTERS TO THE EDITOR
    • Sad news about Tim Minter, from Shane Scofield
  • THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK
    • C. S. Lewis
525 September 28, 2012
  • MY FAVORITE TIME OF THE YEAR
  • NO OPINION ON THIS TOPIC (AREN'T YOU GLAD?)
  • SOMETHING THAT'S GOOD FOR YOU (AND ENJOYABLE TOO)
  • WIRELESS TEXT MESSAGING CAN KILL YOU (OR SOMEONE ELSE)
  • THE DANGER OF IT ALL (AGAIN)
  • LAST WEEKEND A DISASTER
  • DISASTER MITIGATED — YEA!
  • DAVISCOMMS USA
  • EXPERT OPINIONS
  • EARLY THIS WEEK
  • From Pagers To Text Messages: Healthcare's Next Security Challenge
    • Survey of hospital IT professionals shows texting to replace paging in next three years
  • Editor's Comments on the Report Above
  • Exclusive to the Wireless Messaging News
    • News and Comment on the FCC's Reform Order
    • by Vic Jackson, President of Interconnection Services, Inc.
  • RIM says subscriber base grows to 80 million—shares climb
  • Remarks of FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski, No Text On Board
  • Selected portions of the BloostonLaw Telecom Update
  • “TO RUFFIAN WITH LOVE”
    • A Short Story by Ron Mercer
  • LETTERS TO THE EDITOR
    • Anonymous
    • Ron Mercer
      • “Heartfelt thanks to all the members of the Wireless Messaging community who responded so wonderfully to the death of my son Dean.”
  • THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK
    • “Listen to advice and accept instruction, and in the end you will be wise.”
524 September 21, 2012
  • Editorial:
    • An Important Lesson NOT Learned From a Tragic Airplane Crash 40 Years Ago in the Florida Everglades
    • It Was Mass Confusion
    • A Giant Traffic Jam on a Narrow Country Road (the Rescuers)
    • The Public-Safety Radios Were Useless
    • Sad, Sad, Sad . . .
    • Must We Repeat Our Mistakes?
  • Dean Mercer
    • More on the Passing of one of our Paging People
    • Another Appeal to Help the Mercer Family
  • Editorial Comments:
    • In the LETTERS TO THE EDITOR section this week Allan Angus sends his comments to some academics who are "off base" when it comes understanding Public Safety Communications in Times of Emergency
    • The false sense of security we get when we routinely and casually use our telephones and cellphones, gets totally destroyed if and when we really need to use them. It is truly ironic that when we need them the most, they won't work. Sort of like the sinking of the "unsinkable" Titanic
  • Dean Mercer's Obituary from a California Newspaper—The Acorn
    • A Memorial Service will be held today (Friday) at 1:00 pm at the Oak Park Community Center, 1000 N. Kanan Road, Oak Park, California
    • www.DeanMercerMemorial.com left arrow Memorial Fund to Help the Mercer Family
  • Critical Response Systems Providing On-site Demos of their ResponseView System
  • Critical Alert Systems Signs Agreement With Mobile Heartbeat
  • Apple: iPhone 5 preorders topped 2M in 24 hours
  • Blackboard Connect 5 Adds New Mass Notification Features
  • Selected portions of the BloostonLaw Telecom Update
  • Selected portions of the BloostonLaw Private Users Update
  • Ham radio operator signs off on licensing duty (Well-known ex-Mororolan)
  • LETTERS TO THE EDITOR
    • Allan Angus Comments Recent Public-Safety Communications Report from Silicon Flatirons Center—A Center for Law, Technology, and Entrepreneurship at the University of Colorado (Paging Technology Wins Again)
    • Allan Angus give us an Engineering Tutorial on Emergency Network Traffic and How it Can Adversely Affect Emergency Communications (good stuff here)
  • THOUGHTS FOR THE WEEK
    • Politics
    • Worrying
523 September 14, 2012
  • The new Apple iPhone 5 —Thinner, Lighter, Faster, and Taller
  • Dean Mercer deceased at age 50
  • Apple iPhone 5 Official Video
  • Apple introduces the iPhone 5
  • Remembering Jake (Steven D. Jacoby)
  • American Airlines Flight 77
  • iPhone 5 vs. the competition: It stacks up pretty well (chart)
  • When the biggest Moto stars aren't its new Razr phones ( Marty Cooper )
  • Selected portions of the BloostonLaw Telecom Update
  • Spectrum Sharing Becoming More Prevalent In U.S., Europe
  • SOLiD DAS Equipment Solution Selected by Transit Wireless to Deliver Wireless Coverage Throughout New York City Subway System
  • Arcala Radio, OH8X, is located in the Far North at the Arctic Circle in Finland (Video)
  • LETTERS TO THE EDITOR
    • Michael Mann—Re: Creation vs faith...
  • THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK
    • The Greatest Commandment
522 September 7, 2012
  • Editorial Comments
    • Greetings from Southern Illinois. Rain, rain, wonderful rain—at last—the drought is over.
    • Amazon launches new Kindle Fire HD range—video
    • Text messaging—a Definition
    • A Friendly Debate with my colleague, Allan Angus
  • Inside RIM's plan to win back developers
  • PSSI Update to Staff — Mike Schuler Executive VP Sales No Longer With Company
  • FCC to seek real-world data on mobile speeds
  • Leaked photos and video of Apple iPhone 5 real, blog claims
  • Botnet master gets 30-month prison term for renting out infected PCs
  • Verizon Galaxy Nexus Jelly Bean Hidden Feature Could Save Your Life
  • “A Day Made of Glass” Video from CORNING
  • LETTERS TO THE EDITOR
    • Allan Angus on the second law of thermodynamics and the origins of the universe
    • Editor's Comments
    • Link: Dr. Cimbala — professor of mechanical engineering at Pennsylvania State University gives his views on creation and the second law of thermodynamics
    • Comments from my friend of 50 years, Joe Norris:
  • THOUGHTS FOR THE WEEK
    • More on KARMA
521 August 31, 2012
  • Editorial Comments
    • Greetings from Southern Illinois. We are supposed to get the remnants of Hurricane Isaac later today.
    • WWV Time Reporting Errors.
    • What is a news aggregator?
    • Being too busy to keep up to date about the industry that you work in is similar to the students who are too busy to do their homework—they flunk out of school.
  • Public Safety Critical Messaging Just Got BETTER!
  • Weather Warning free Home Delivery in Germany and France.
  • Processor pioneer Victor Poor dies of cancer at 79.
  • Samsung Develops Android App to Simplify Smartphone Screens for In-Car Use.
  • BloostonLaw Telecom Update
    • SPECIAL ISSUE — Regulatory Fee Payments Due September 13, 2012
    • Verizon's Internal Report on 911 Outages in Virginia Reveals Laundry List of Failures.
  • FAA to Study Use of Electronics on Planes.
  • Second Java zero-day exploit uncovered.
  • LETTERS TO THE EDITOR
    • Ken Krassy would appreciate comments from others to see if his memories are correct.
  • THOUGHTS FOR THE WEEK
    • KARMA — “What goes around, comes around.”
—— August 24, 2012

Sorry, but there will be no newsletter this week. After having oral surgery, your editor has decided to take a couple of days off. I hope to be back in touch with you next week. If you come across any news item that you think should be in the newsletter, please send it to me. It will help us all stay connected and informed.

One little tidbit of news. . . I have been listening to the U.S. shortwave station WWV (from the National Institute of Standards and Technology) for over 55 years. It transmits on several super-exact frequencies and announces the accurate time every minute. Well, I was tipped off by one of the discussion groups that I subscribe to, that they were occasionally announcing the wrong time. So, I listened to it and—sure enough—the time as announced was sometimes wrong. I can be sure because I have two GPS receivers that give me the exact time. Anyway, I sent the WWV station manager an e-mail and he answered back that they were checking but couldn't find anything to confirm what I had heard, but that they had changed a low-voltage power supply board feeding the voice. This is unsettling! If I can't trust WWV who or what can I trust? Sort of reminds me of an ex-President of the United States getting on TV and saying, “I never had . . . ” Oh well, never mind.

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520 August 17, 2012
  • Editorial Comments
    • Rain!
    • CSS appears to be working
    • The Unipage Console Issue Continues
    • Surely Bob and Paul Galvin would be "turning over in their graves" if such a thing were possible
    • John Nagel is truly a nice guy
    • The Newsletter is Free, but . . .
    • A great story about two hospitals that are Cook Paging Customers
    • "Massive galaxy births more than 700 stars a year" and "How many angels can dance on the head of a pin?"
  • In medicine, the humble pager remains a lifesaver
  • Motorola Set for Big Cuts as Google Reinvents It
  • Ahead of the Bell: US Sales of Galaxy Note 10.1
  • Good News for Geeks: No More Leap Seconds in 2012
  • Russian Ham Radio Operator Dies In Venezuela While On Dxpedition
    • Donations are being accepted to help his family return the body to Russia and for the funeral expenses
    • PayPal link provided
  • LRS Announces Skip Cass as New President and CEO
  • Surprise long-distance gift brings smile to [John Nagel's] dad
  • LETTERS TO THE EDITOR
    • More On The Unipage/PC-MOS Bug
      • Butch Pierce—offers a Resolution Procedure
      • Mark Faldon says “If it wasn't for my subscription to your newsletter, we would have been up the proverbial creek!!”
      • Ron Mayes—offers more info on the issue and asks about CMAS alerting
    • David Levine still looking to sell TMR paging data receivers
  • THOUGHTS FOR THE WEEK
    • HUMAN NETWORKING
    • By the way, this newsletter is our modern vehicle for networking in the Paging and Wireless Messaging industries
519 August 10, 2012
  • THE PLOT THICKENS— More information about what we have been calling the "Unipage Y2K-type bug"
  • NETWORKING THROUGH THE NEWSLETTER
    • Big response and interest in the Unipage Y2K-type bug
    • Newsletter serves as a community forum
    • Who are our Competitors?
    • An Analogy—Lifeboats after the sinking of the Titanic
  • WHAT'S GOING ON IN ORLANDO?
    • One-way Paging at Disneyworld
    • Two-way Paging at Universal Studios?
  • Is There Life On Mars?
    • Exclusive Photo of a Martian
  • CRS : Information for professionals who need critical alert messaging
    • Response Paging Provides Valuable Real Time Feedback
  • Universal Orlando testing new ride reservation system
    • Is this a two-way Pager?
  • FCC Issues Decisions in Petitions Seeking CMAS Deadline Wavier
  • If BlackBerry 10 Fails, Samsung Could Buy RIM
  • Apple's new iPhone expected to be 18% thinner than iPhone 4S
  • PageOne makes the case for investing in two-way paging
    • Chris Jones says, they “seen a clear increase in demand for the 2-way Responder
    • Whitepaper available for download
  • Zetron 's P25 CSSI Open-Standards Interface Tests Successfully with Daniels Electronics Systems
  • BloostonLaw Private Users Update (selected portions)
  • Codan Limited acquires Daniels Electronics
  • LETTERS TO THE EDITOR
    • Butch Pierce
    • Frank Hackett
    • Tom Williams
      • More valuable info on the Unipage Y2K-type bug
  • THOUGHTS FOR THE WEEK
    • All the World's a Stage monologue
      • By William Shakespeare.
    • Painting: The Seven Ages of Man by William Mulready, illustrating the speech.
518 August 3, 2012
  • Sherm Wolf RIP (late report)
  • PSSI in the news
  • Personal Privacy Devices (PPDs)
  • CTIA Reports on the Potential of the U.S. Wireless Industry
  • Steamboat Races—An Analogy
  • The Unipage Terminal Bug
  • More on the Unipage Fix
  • Consulting Alliance update
    • Brad Dye
    • Ron Mercer
    • Allan Angus
    • Vic Jackson
    • Ira Wiesenfeld
  • USA Mobility Reports Second Quarter Operating Results
  • Paging Pioneer Sherm Wolf —Obituary
  • Vintage Ferraris very hot wheels
    • Sherm Wolf's Car Collection
  • CTIA: Independent Review of the U.S. Wireless Industry
  • PSSI announces approval from U.S. Patent and Trademark office of a Registered Trademark – "Reverse Logistics Optimized"
  • PSSI announces New Hires
  • FCC News: FCC Upholds $7000 Forfeiture Order to California CB Operator
  • National PNT Advisory Board comments on Jamming the Global Positioning System
    • A National Security Threat
  • Microsoft saying farewell to Hotmail, hello to Outlook.com
  • BloostonLaw Telecom Update (selected portions)
  • Technical Section: Science/Photography
  • LETTERS TO THE EDITOR
    • Peter Oesterle
      • Fluorescent Ballast RF Interference
    • John Parmalee
      • Troubleshooting RFI
    • Ron Mercer
      • On the passing of Sherm Wolf
  • THOUGHTS FOR THE WEEK
    • C. S. Lewis
    • A Faith Poster
517 July 27, 2012
  • Cartoon: "The Computer Says I Need To Upgrade My Brain To Be Compatible With Its New Software"
  • Verizon Wants To Dump Rural Subscribers
  • Google Fiber challenges big cable in Kansas City
  • Consulting Work Last Week
  • Mobile data growth rate to decrease by 2015? Doubtful.
  • Heathkit Declares Bankruptcy, Closes for Good (Again)
  • Free Phone Frenzy - abuse of the federal Lifeline program
  • Oakland police radios fail during Obama visit
  • Hacking experts find new ways to attack Android phones
  • Global Critical Messaging Summit
    • September 11 - 13
    • Elite Hotel Marina Tower
    • Stockholm, Sweden
  • BloostonLaw Telecom Update (selected portions)
  • LETTERS TO THE EDITOR
    • Jay Moskowitz
      • Further comments on last week's message
    • Peter Oesterle
      • Comments on Pagers Being Obsolete
  • THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK
    • Mortality
  • Picture Of The Week
    • Cornfield near Geff, Illinois—from Time Magazine
516 July 20, 2012
  • Midwest Drought Update
  • Editorial: Are Pagers Obsolete?
  • Yahoo to Pay CEO Mayer $100 Million Over Five Years
  • NPR: Are Pagers Obsolete?
  • Can the U.S. patent system be saved?
  • PayPal Acquires card.io
  • It's legal: cops seize cell phone, impersonate owner
  • iOS, Android App From Verizon, Zipit Enables Secure Messaging in Health Care
  • NXDN™ specification released
  • TECHNICAL SECTION
    • TAPR Accepting Orders for Hermes SDR Transceiver
    • Brad's letter to Santa Claus
  • BloostonLaw Telecom Update (selected portions)
  • LETTERS TO THE EDITOR
    • Jay Moskowitz
  • THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK
    • The Second Law of Thermodynamics: “In any cyclic process the entropy will either increase or remain the same.”
515 July 13, 2012
  • New York City converts payphones to free Wi-Fi hotspots
  • Netflix—A Business Case Study
  • New Zipit app provides paging with HIPAA accountability
  • Thuraya Appoints Vice President of Marketing
    • Sanford Jewett
  • Obama assigns new responsibilities for keeping government connected in case of emergency
  • RIM Tries to Reassure Investors at Annual Meeting
  • Alfred J. Gross (bio)
    • Inventor, Engineer
  • ARRL offers online training for hams who want to participate in the Amateur Radio Emergency Service
  • TECHNICAL SECTION
    • Clarification on TDMA and DMR interference with Analogue Systems from the Digital Mobile Radio Association
  • BloostonLaw Telecom Update (selected portions)
  • BloostonLaw Private Users Update (selected portions)
  • THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK
  • Tomato-Garden Report
514 July 6, 2012
  • Is RIM shot?
  • Apple is planning smaller iPad by year’s end, sources say
  • Chicago to get hyper-connected under Rahm Emanuel's grand Wi-Fi plan
  • Two-Way Users Slow to Comply with Narrowbanding Mandate
  • Leap Second Bug Snarls Air Travel in Australia
  • Falcone Sets Up His Defense
    • Hedge-Fund Manager Plans to Blame His Advisers in Fight Against SEC Suit
  • Colorado Hams Provide Disaster Communications During Wildfires
  • TECHNICAL SECTION
    • Coast Station KSM
  • BloostonLaw Telecom Update (selected portions)
  • LETTERS TO THE EDITOR
    • The State of Illinois passes a new law prohibiting municipalities from placing undo restrictions on Amateur Radio antennas or support structures.
  • THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK
    • Quotation about Selfishness
    • By Lao Tzu — a mystic philosopher of ancient China
513 June 29, 2012
  • Southern Illinois Weather Report (new window)
  • In the excerpts from the BloostonLaw Telecom Update newsletter there is a reminder about an FCC form that must be filed by paging companies before August first.
  • Long Weekend— Leap Second
  • Google Launches Nexus 7 Tablet Starting at $200
  • Enjoy the long weekend, if only for second
  • Weather alerts coming soon to smartphone near you (sent in by Barry Kanne)
  • Sprint's LTE to Debut in Mid-July
  • Next generation Wi-Fi hotspot technology starts commercial trials
  • Sony Puts Spotlight on Its New Smartphone
  • TECHNICAL SECTION
    • Three-Minute Tech: Thunderbolt
  • BloostonLaw Telecom Update (selected portions)
  • THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK
    • Instead of Eating Tomatoes this year I am “Eating Crow”
  • Flavor Is Price Of Scarlet Hue Of Tomatoes, Study Finds
512 June 22, 2012
  • Wireless News compiled and edited just for you
  • Survey: Majority Of Americans Unaware Of Local Emergency Communications
  • RIM reduces headcount in $1 billion cost-cutting effort
  • BlackBerry will lose the keyboard
  • Pennsylvania University Adds Live TV to Emergency Alert System
  • Flipboard App Released for Android Phones, Waiting on Android Tablets
  • Google says Motorola is more than patents
  • Windows Phone 8 Technology Is Impressive: 10 Reasons Why
  • TECHNICAL SECTION
    • Development of Radio Technology
  • BloostonLaw Telecom Update (selected portions)
  • BloostonLaw Private Users Update (selected portions)
  • LETTERS TO THE EDITOR
    • Pager Technician Wanted
    • TMR1F Pagers for SkyTel network, for sale
  • THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK
    • Illinois in poorest fiscal condition of all states
511 June 15, 2012
  • Wireless News compiled and edited just for you
  • Two new ads:
    • Product Support Services
    • Daviscomms USA
  • WWDC 2012: Apple’s show satisfies, but is it saving real fireworks for later?
  • Global Critical Messaging Summit
    September 11-13, 2012
    Elite Hotel Marina Tower
    Stockholm, Sweden
  • Canadian Tech Town Feels BlackBerry's Decline
  • BlackBerry maker RIM to hand ex-bosses Jim Balsille and Mike Lazaridis $12 million
  • Microsoft expected to unveil a tablet to rival iPad
  • The end is finally in sight for Sprint’s iDEN network
  • Nokia to Cut 10,000 Jobs and Close 3 Facilities
  • Apple, Google threatened by global Internet tax
  • Verizon to start offering shared data plans on June 28
  • TECHNICAL SECTION : WWV
  • BloostonLaw Telecom Update (selected portions)
  • THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK
    • Typewriting While Driving
510 June 8, 2012
  • Lightning Can Damage Or Totally Destroy Electronic Equipment
  • Comments on the Humorous Training Video For Engineers and Technicians
  • What will Apple announce on Monday?
  • Global Critical Messaging Summit
    September 11-13, 2012
    Elite Hotel Marina Tower
    Stockholm, Sweden
  • Health Care IT News: Apple iPad-Like Touch-Screen Technology Powers Hand-Hygiene Prototype
  • BlackBerry developers say RIM is energized, on track
  • BlackBerry-maker RIM hit with new patent lawsuit
  • New Dumbo queue makes waiting cool
  • Motorola MOTOACTV update adds Twitter and Facebook to keep you company during marathons
  • Toshiba touts industry's densest SSDs, doubles performance
  • U.S. Navy Training Film: Why Calibrate?
  • BloostonLaw Telecom Update (selected portions)
  • LETTERS TO THE EDITOR
    • Carter Blumeyer
      FM tuners & New ATSC NRT standard
  • THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK
    • The Origin of the Serenity Prayer
509 June 1, 2012
  • BRAD ON THE SOAPBOX AGAIN
    • Motorola and Corporate Greed
  • PageOne sees increased demand for paging ahead of the London 2012 Olympic Games
  • RIM Weighs Options, Maybe You Should Too
  • Motorola: a brief history (with videos)
  • Critical Response Systems: SPARKGAP and the M1503 Response Pager go Live at Johns Hopkins Hospital
  • SMS Will Remain More Popular Than Mobile Messaging Apps over Next Five Years
  • Three-Minute Tech: Audio compression
  • Mobile payments still slow to catch on in U.S.
  • BloostonLaw Telecom Update (selected portions)
  • BT on track to switch on 500,000 London Wi-Fi hotspots
  • THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK
    • Quote about Corporate Power
  • THIS WEEK'S RECOMMENDED READING
    • “The Shadow Factory: The Ultra-Secret NSA from 9/11 to the Eavesdropping on America”
508 May 25, 2012
  • Microsoft wins ruling against Motorola over texting in Germany
  • Research in Motion shares drop as head of global sales resigns from company
  • Attention CMA Members — be a part of our inaugural newsletter!
  • Google officially closes deal for Motorola Mobility
  • CT stakes $150K in New Haven, MD-messaging startup
  • Ekahau Launches Next Generation Wi-Fi RTLS Staff Badge and Pager
  • Audrain County Debuts New Emergency Alert System
  • Motorola reinvents the TV interface with DreamGallery concept (video)
  • “Doorman” system to automatically unlock public shelters in Israel
  • Verizon: Unlimited data plans are an endangered species
  • BloostonLaw Telecom Update (selected portions)
  • LETTERS TO THE EDITOR
    • Ron Mercer, on “A Sign Of The Times”
  • Photo: My Weimaraners, “Linc” and “Bell”
  • THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK
    • Quotation: John Ruskin
  • THIS WEEK'S RECOMMENDED READING
    • “Manhunt: The Ten-Year Search for bin Laden, From 9/11 to Abbottabad” by Peter Bergen, CNN National Security Analyst
507 May 18, 2012
  • What'll They Think Of Next?
    • Milestone for Wi-Fi with 'T-rays'
      Tremendous Wi-Fi speed increases will be possible in the future with this new technology from Japan
    • FlexRadio Systems is changing the face of Ham Radio
  • Video: The wireless Bellboy Pager, was introduced commercially in 1962
  • Daniels Electronics announced it has been awarded a five year contract with the US Department of Homeland Security
  • Introducing The FLEX-6000™ Signature Series
  • Milestone for Wi-Fi with 'T-rays'
  • Dayton Hamvention hi-def video
  • Paul Cassel VE3SY SK
    • (SK) Silent Key refers to an amateur radio operator who has deceased. The term is frequently abbreviated sk
  • BloostonLaw Telecom Update (selected portions)
  • BloostonLaw Private Users Update (selected portions)
  • Not quite “Indiana Jones” but this is “Illinois Brad” circa 1971
  • THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK
      • Quotation on Technology
506 May 11, 2012
  • Brad On The Soapbox Again
  • CMA: The Critical Messaging Summit, September 11-13, 2012 in Stockholm, Sweden
  • Emergency Managers Hope Few Opt Out of New Wireless Alerts
  • RIM Empire Didn't Strike Back At BlackBerry World
  • York County to spend $8,100 on 911 paging system
  • CTIA 2012: a look back at our favorite devices
  • FCC: THE WIRELESS TELECOMMUNICATIONS BUREAU PROVIDES GUIDANCE ON THE IMPLEMENTATION OF THE ENVIRONMENTAL NOTIFICATION PROCESS FOR THE REGISTRATION OF ANTENNA STRUCTURES
  • Dirk Stemerman: Email privacy in workplace
  • BloostonLaw Telecom Update (selected portions)
  • You have heard of “Jungle Jim” and “Tarzan” — check out “Jungle Brad”
  • THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK
    • Quotation on Hypocrisy
505 May 4, 2012
  • Wireless Messaging News now independent
  • My early fascination with Radio
  • Some hard-to-understand radio theory (for me at least)
    • Which way does electricity go?
    • AM and FM
  • Congratulations to Ivy Corp. CEO Mary Jesse on the deal with American Messaging Services
  • CMA Section:
    • The Critical Messaging Summit, September 11-13, 2012 in Stockholm, Sweden
    • Request for Assistance from a CMA member
  • Ivy raises cash, inks deal with paging giant American Messaging
    • What if Bob used Ivytalk?
  • FCC Waives T-Band Narrowbanding, Freezes Band (4/27/12)
  • Facebook Founder Mark Zuckerberg Wants Social Media to Save Lives
    • Sharing Life
    • Inspired By Steve Jobs
  • USA Mobility Reports First Quarter Operating Results
    • Board Declares Regular Quarterly Dividend
    • Wireless Subscriber and Revenue Trends Continue to Improve
    • Software Solutions Launched
    • Application Development Advances
    • Operating Expenses Reduced
    • Outstanding Debt Repaid
    • Amcom Acquires Critical Test Results Management Solution from IMCO Technologies
  • Chatty Smartphones stressing networks
  • CHARGE Anywhere releases NFC mPOS solution for BlackBerry
  • BloostonLaw Telecom Update (selected portions)
  • TECH TIPS
    • Radio Electronics: Frequency Modulation, Basic Principles Parts 1-2 1964 US Army Training Film
  • LETTERS TO THE EDITOR
    • Art Gill, Anser-Quik, Morehead City, NC
    • The National VOA Museum of Broadcasting will be open for tours
  • A couple of readers said I look like Charles Manson in this DIY photo. What do you think?
  • THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK
    • Quotations in the opening of the new book, Manhunt: the ten-year search for Bin Laden from 9/11 to Abbottabad by Peter L. Bergen
      • —Winston Churchill
      • —Theodore Roosevelt
504 April 27, 2012
  • My Hometown In The News: “Fracking in Fairfield”
  • Today is the 221st birthday of Samuel Morse
  • CMA Section: Critical Messaging Association Appoints New Officers, Makes Awards and Sets the Stage for International Partnership at Annual Convention
  • LightSquared triples lobbying bill to $1 million in Q1
  • LightSquared Deadline Ahead as Potential Bankruptcy Looms
  • LightSquared Pays Inmarsat Bill, Suspends Spectrum Deal
  • Mobile phones : “Still no evidence of harm to health”
  • Text message prompts “improve medicines adherence”
  • Citizens To Receive Automatic Emergency Cell Phone Messages
  • Retracing where it all went wrong for Research in Motion
  • Apple blowing Android away in enterprise adoption
  • PageOne to give sneak preview into new paging developments at British APCO 2012
  • BloostonLaw Private User Update (selected portions)
  • BloostonLaw Telecom Update (selected portions)
  • This Month— 55 Years in Radio Communications
    • Brad Dye, KN9IQY Novice Station, 1957
    • Reference Report: CONELRAD ( Con trol of El ectromagnetic Rad iation)
  • LETTERS TO THE EDITOR
    • Ron Mercer receives several inquires about his new invention
  • THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK
    • Take A Risk?
    • Quotation from a French movie— Joueuse.
503 April 20, 2012
  • Phil Leavitt of Leavitt Communications has reduced the price of up to 1,250 new Bravo 501 900 MHz FLEX numeric display pagers to $8.00 each.
  • CMA Section: Critical Messaging Association Appoints New Officers, Makes Awards and Sets the Stage for International Partnership at Annual Convention
  • Ron Mercer is offering a partnership opportunity with his Call 2 Park invention
  • e*Message rolls out a new alarm and information system to improve security for the state schools in Germany
  • CTIA-The Wireless Association® Semi-Annual Survey Shows Significant Demand by Americans for Wireless Broadband
  • How Nokia can beat the iPhone
  • FCC Will Allow Text-to-Speech Emergency Alerts
  • IBM speeds push for 500-mile EV battery
  • Could Apple finally make full use of Liquidmetal in the construction of its next iPhone?
  • Future Cellphones Could Pack Tech to See Through Walls
  • BloostonLaw Telecom Update (selected portions)
  • Radio Ham established Broadcasting
  • LETTERS TO THE EDITOR
    • Stuart Cox—Tomato garden
  • THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK
    • Life is too short
502 April 13, 2012
  • Editorial Section
    • My annual tomato garden project
    • Will Rogers quotation
    • A REALLY GREAT VIDEO (if you missed it last week)
      • Why Nothing Beats Paging For Critical Messaging
    • Free e-book from MissionCritical Communications about narrowbanding
    • Authorities will turn to Twitter if Stanley Cup trouble breaks out [in Vancouver]
  • CMA Section: Thanks to our speakers, sponsors, and participants at the Critical Messaging Convention for making the event an enormous success.
    • With Photos
    • CMA conference presentations that were received are available on the members-only page.
  • Nearly 50% of U.S. subscribers use mobile downloads and browsers
  • FCC: Robocalls
    • The Telephone Consumer Protection Act places limits on unsolicited prerecorded telemarketing calls to landline home telephones, and all autodialed or prerecorded calls to wireless numbers, emergency numbers, and patient rooms at health care facilities.
    • FCC Video
  • Sony starts selling its SmartWatch in the U.S, but there are some problems
  • National mobile alert system goes live; now phones have to catch up
  • Multitone to showcase emergency services communications products at British APCO 2012
  • Why Your Company Won't Let You Use Your iPad At Work
  • PageOne to give sneak preview into new paging developments at British APCO 2012
  • BloostonLaw Telecom Update (selected portions)
  • Titanic - In Her Own Words
    • To mark the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic, the BBC's Sean Coughlan narrates one of the most authentic versions of events in existence.
  • LETTERS TO THE EDITOR
    • Jerry Vargas
  • THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK
    • Soren Kierkegaard
501 April 6, 2012
  • Editorial Section
    • CRITICAL MESSAGING CONVENTION
    • GREAT CONTENT
    • PREFERRED WIRELESS
    • CRITICISMS
    • GRIPES
    • IF YOU DON'T LIKE IT—DON'T READ IT !
    • A GOOD REASON TO ADVERTISE HERE
    • NEWS
    • A REALLY GREAT VIDEO
    • PAGING TECHNICAL COMMITTEE MEETING
      • Photos
  • CMA: Thanks to our speakers, sponsors, and participants at the Critical Messaging Convention for making the event an enormous success.
    • Photos
  • “The King is Gone”
    • R.I.P. Motorola, it was a great run
  • West Virginia Dealer Embraces Change
    • Lauttamus Communications
  • Vic Jensen Received CMA Award at Austin Critical Messaging Convention
    • Photo
  • Why Nothing Beats Paging For Critical Messaging (video)
  • Individuals Introducing Themselves At The Critical Messaging Conference
    • 45 Photos
  • CRS Introduces ResponseView™
    • Live Incident Response Monitor System
  • New Alerting System to be Launched on Saturday
    • With Related Video
  • BloostonLaw Telecom Update (selected portions)
  • BloostonLaw Private Users Update (selected portions)
  • TECH TIPS
    • Some POCSAG Coding Tips and Secrets
  • LETTERS TO THE EDITOR
    • Jerry Griffith
      • To Paging Old-timers
    • Carlos Roberto Giancristóforo
      • Questions about Paging Systems from Brazil
  • THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK
    • Happy Easter
500 March 23, 2012
  • Why Am I Going To Austin?
  • Convention Sponsors
  • RIM pushes HTML5 apps amid Canada user exodus
  • Myths about CMAS Dispelled
  • Andrew Affrunti, 1916-2012
    • Joined Motorola as a teen; stayed for 52 years
  • LTE option poses data dilemma for iPad, smartphone users
  • T-Mobile Closing 2 Texas Call Centers
  • Report: Mobile Websites Need to Prepare for Outages
  • Virgin Mobile customers experiencing nationwide data and texting outage
  • BloostonLaw Telecom Update
    • FCC Sets May 15 as CMAS Opt Out Customer Notice Deadline
    • Congressman Asks FCC To Allow LightSquared To Proceed With Its Network
  • TAPR Opens "Interest List" for Hermes SDR
  • LETTERS TO THE EDITOR
  • Mike Lyons
    • PTC Meeting agenda
  • Kevin Faris
    • CMAS questions
  • THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK
    • Where Is The Love?
499 March 16, 2012

Thanks to our sponsors and vendors of the Critical Messaging Convention!

March 27-29, 2012 star Austin, Texas star Hyatt Regency Austin

It’s not too late to register:
www.criticalmessagingassociation.com

This Week's Headlines:

  • iPads made hospital residents more efficient, they say
  • Convention Sponsors
  • Daniels Electronics Successfully Completes Large Contract
  • Canada Moves to Open Wireless Market to New Entrants
  • China to pass U.S. in smartphone shipments in 2012
  • Franklin County Firefighters Want Pager System Back
  • Sprint ends deal with LightSquared, returns $65 million
  • Apple fans buy iPad on 1st day, some wait hours
  • PageOne Communications CEO Chris Jones shortlisted for CMA ‘Industry Recognition Awards 2012’
  • BloostonLaw Telecom Update
    • WTB Releases Final PEA On Antenna Registration ; Says Further Rulemakings On Tap
    • LTE Device Shipments Could Reach 30 Million by Year-End
  • The South American Pager , or “Wireless Messenger” during the Inca Empire (1438 to 1533 AD).
  • THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK
    • Rule no. 62

It's a beautiful day today, here in Southern Illinois. Have a great weekend.

498 March 9, 2012
  • Leavitt Communications reduces the price on a lot pagers for sale.
  • Hahntech-USA , a South Korean manufacturer of Two-way Pagers has just renewed their ad (with a new one) for another six months. It looks great.
  • A first-time-new ad this week is from our friends at American Messaging .
  • MOVIE RECOMMENDATION
    • The Millennium Trilogy
      • The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo
      • The Girl Who Played With Fire
      • The Girl Who Kicked the Hornets' Nest
  • What LTE means for Apple's new iPad
  • CRITICAL MESSAGING CONVENTION
    • Agenda Preview
  • AT&T to launch enhanced location options for MAM under location information services
  • Invasion of the flying robots
  • Japan builds Tokyo Sky Tree, world's tallest tower
  • Speedy 802.11ac Wi-Fi set for fast, wide rollout
  • Five things we learned from The Verge’s exhaustive feature on RIM
  • “Twisted” waves could boost capacity of Wi-Fi and TV (Is this for real?)
  • Drivers School Licensees Must Be Retested
  • BloostonLaw Telecom Update
    • FCC Seeks Input On Certain Wireless Interruptions
      • Past practices and precedents.
      • Bases for interrupting wireless service.
      • Risks in interrupting wireless service.
      • Scope of interruption.
      • Authority to interrupt service.
    • FCC Extends Comment Dates for LightSquared Interference Proceeding
  • Brooklyn Driving School Owners Accused Of Running High-Tech DMV Cheating Scheme (using a pager)
  • THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK
    • —C.S. Lewis
497 March 2, 2012
  • Tornado in Southern Illinois
  • Ron Mercer and Bell Labs
  • Bell Labs Song
    • “Bell Labs Innovations”
  • CRITICAL MESSAGING CONVENTION
    • Agenda Preview
  • De la Vega Talks Trash at MWC But Keeps It Clean
  • Bell Labs Top 10 Innovations
  • Ericsson's Vestberg says mobile broadband is all about change
  • LightSquared CEO resigns amid revelations of company’s proximity to Obama White House
  • FCC seeks nominations for membership on the Technical Advisory Board for First Responder Interoperability
  • Why Throttle “Unlimited” Data Plans: Save Bandwidth or Drive Conversions to Tiered Data?
  • BloostonLaw Telecom Update
    • Study Says "Data Throttling" Does Not Address Heavy Use Problem
    • A n unemployed truck driver in California, successfully sued AT&T in Small Claims Court for throttling data on his iPhone
    • LightSquared CEO Resigns
  • TECH TIP OF THE WEEK
    • How-To: Splice Wire to NASA Standards
  • LETTERS TO THE EDITOR
    • Ken Cowan has some Glenayre Transmitters for sale
    • Glenn Boal needs help with passwords for old TSR Pagers
    • Abe Silos Looking for Background Information on FM Broadcasting in the USA
  • THOUGHTS FOR THE WEEK
    • Taking Charge of Your Own Life
496 February 24, 2012
  • How About a new Column on Wireless Industry Leaders?
  • Phil Leavitt has approximately 1,500 new Bravo 501 900 MHz FLEX numeric pagers (synthesized) available for $14.50 each.
  • CRITICAL MESSAGING CONVENTION
    • Agenda Preview
  • Critical Alert Systems Acquires Intego Systems, Leading Provider of Nurse Call and Workflow Solutions to the Healthcare Industry
  • USA Mobility Reports Fourth Quarter and 2011 Operating Results
  • CERN neutrino shock may be down to faulty connector
  • RIM hopes beefed-up PlayBook will get it back in the tablet race
  • For Space Mess, Scientists Seek Celestial Broom
  • Hollywood Movie Features Morse Code, Homebrew Equipment — and Sea Monsters!
  • BloostonLaw Telecom Update
    • FCC Issues Advisory to Comply with CPNI Certification by March 1
  • THOUGHTS FOR THE WEEK
    • Thoughts on Aging
495 February 17, 2012
  • Update on LightSquared
    • NTIA letter says No Way!
    • FCC responds to NTIA letter
    • FCC Public Notice asks for comments on their “tentative conclusions”
    • LightSquared Vows to Keep Seeking a GPS Solution (link)
    • LightSquared may pursue spectrum swap, claims political foul play (link)
    • Grassley: Still Blocking FCC Nominees (link)
  • WRC-12 : Update
  • COME JOIN US AT THE GLOBAL CRITICAL MESSAGING CONVENTION
    • March 27-29, 2012
    • Keynote Address: Campus Emergency Notifications and Pager Protocol
      David O. Cronk, Director, Emergency Preparedness, University of Texas at Austin
  • Paging Survives Joplin Tornado by Leslie Prichard
  • Zetron ’s NEW MAX Call-Taking System Now Shipping!
  • DOJ approves Google acquisition of Motorola Mobility
  • Did Engineering Blind RIM to iPhone’s Assault?
  • Video: WRC-12 : Ole Garpestad LA2RR Interview
  • Daniels Electronics Launches P25 Simulcast Solution
  • BloostonLaw Telecom Update
    • FCC Acts Against Robocalls
    • White House Proposes $346.78 Million Budget For FCC
  • THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK
    • Book Review : God's Jury: The Inquisition and the Making of the Modern World
      By: Cullen Murphy
494 February 10, 2012
  • The Q4 2011 global handset and smartphone market in 4 charts
  • I have a section on the Paging Information Resource web pages for schematics and maintenance manuals. If anyone has more content that can be added to this "public library" of Paging Information, it would be sincerely appreciated. Today a friend is specifically looking for a schematic for the Motorola 900 MHz Nucleus II PA module. I was able to direct him to several Nucleus documents including a 428-page maintenance manual, but it doesn't have the complete PA module schematic. Please help if you can.
  • WRC-12 : Update
  • COME JOIN US AT THE GLOBAL CRITICAL MESSAGING CONVENTION
    • March 27-29, 2012
    • Keynote Address: Campus Emergency Notifications and Pager Protocol
      David O. Cronk, Director, Emergency Preparedness
      University of Texas at Austin
  • SPRINT ON TRACK TO ELIMINATE IDEN NETWORK NEXT YEAR
  • São Paulo State Police in Brazil Upgrade to Zetron’s P25 Compliant CSSI Acom Consoles
  • Jones: A Victory for Fourth Amendment Jurisprudence
  • Will former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick soon be a billionaire? [by suing SkyTel ]
  • Ivycorp Boosts Service Desk Performance and Flexibility with OTRS Help Desk
  • Nobel Laureate Joe Taylor , K1JT, Addresses Plenary Session at WRC-12, Receives ITU Gold Medal
  • Selected portions of the BloostonLaw Telecom Update
    • BLU Seeks Access to Form 499-A Data
  • THOUGHTS FOR THE WEEK
493 February 3, 2012
  • LightSquared Shenanigans
  • FCC IB Docket No. 11-109
  • Brad on the Soapbox (Comments Submitted to the FCC)
  • Senator Accuses LightSquared of Bribery Insists They Promised a Call Center if Deal Approved
  • WRC-12 : The First Week
  • COME JOIN US AT THE GLOBAL CRITICAL MESSAGING CONVENTION
    • March 27-29, 2012
    • Austin, Texas — Hyatt Regency
    • Tentative Schedule of Events UPDATED
  • Stepping down was a hard decision, but the ‘right’ one: Lazaridis — RIM
  • Intel’s next big wireless play : It’s not smartphones
  • CAR RADIO HISTORY (Can you believe, from Quincy, Illinois?)
  • Test of Portland's emergency alert program shows 'high degree of failure'
  • Rescuers describe pulling a Hopkins girl to safety after SUV plunges into the Rabbit River
  • History: A Radio Traffic Cop
  • The Brits Have it all Figured out:
    Forget global warming - it's Cycle 25 we need to worry about
  • Selected portions of the BloostonLaw Telecom Update
    • LightSquared Asks FCC To Allow Interference To GPS
    • Verizon Posts $2 Billion 4Q Loss Due, in Part to Subsidizing Smartphones
  • Tech Tip of the Week: Servicing Japanese Radios
  • THOUGHTS FOR THE WEEK
492 January 27, 2012
  • Boooooo! — Not so . . .
    “For people who depend on paging to get critical messages, the stand-alone pager is now officially obsolete,” says Judit Sharon, President and CEO of Onset Technology.
  • SkyAlert Earthquake Alerting System
  • Earthquakes in Mexico (history)
  • SOLiD Technologies to Present Public Safety DAS Framework at FCC Event
  • COME JOIN US AT THE GLOBAL CRITICAL MESSAGING CONVENTION
    • March 27-29, 2012
    • Austin, Texas — Hyatt Regency
    • Tentative Schedule of Events
  • No sale: Why a new owner can't save the BlackBerry
  • Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust implements 2-way paging from PageOne (UK)
  • Zetron Joins Digital Mobile Radio Association
  • Daniels Electronics is Awarded a $10.4 Million Multi-year Contract With The Canadian Federal Government
  • How Speeding The "Most Important Algorithm Of Our Lifetime" Could Change This Modern World
  • Scientists create first atomic X-ray Laser
  • Merger creates large wireless retailer with Jackson, Miss. operation (Jim Hicks)
  • Selected portions of the BloostonLaw Telecom Update
  • LETTERS TO THE EDITOR
    • Barry Kanne
  • THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK
    • Canción de Otoño en Primavera
491 January 20, 2012
  • The plans for changing the publication schedule of the newsletter have not been finalized — I am waiting for more input from the advertisers.
  • American Messaging has entered into two management agreements
    • Morris Communications
    • ProPage
  • Motorola calling me back?
  • Montreal Smoked Meat
  • Debate About Digital Protocols
  • Federal body concludes LightSquared can't work with GPS
  • COME JOIN US AT THE GLOBAL CRITICAL MESSAGING CONVENTION
    • March 27-29, 2012
    • Austin, Texas
    • Hyatt Regency
  • Swissphone Announces Purchase of Firefighter Response System to Streamline First Responder Processes
  • FCC Releases EAS Requirements
  • Critical Response Systems
    • NurseAware™ — An Affordable Nurse Call System
  • LightSquared Claims GPS Industry Rigged Tests
  • FreedomPop founder cagey about revenue model for 'free' mobile broadband service
  • Selected portions of the BloostonLaw Telecom Update
  • Selected portions of the BloostonLaw Private Users Update
  • LETTERS TO THE EDITOR
    • Carter Blumeyer
    • Alan S. Tilles, Esq.
  • THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK
    • Quotations about Integrity
      • R. Buckminster Fuller
      • W. Clement Stone
      • Spencer Johnson
      • Chinua Achebe
      • Don Galer
  • My Reading List
490 January 13, 2012
  • Update on Newsletter Plans and Policies
    • Reader Survey Results
    • New Publishing Schedule
    • Is the Newsletter Satisfying a Need?
  • UPDATE FROM CMA’s PRESIDENT — Roy Pottle
  • PageOne launches Blackberry Responder App (UK)
  • Verizon Wireless and Novatel Wireless announce new Verizon Jetpack, Global Ready 4G LTE Mobile Hotspot
  • Canton Woman Arrested for Stealing Nearly $50,000 from Premier Paging and Wireless Inc of Morley
  • Federal Judge Throws Out Kilpatrick Suit Over Released Text Messages
  • Man convicted of killing Brookfield [Paging] Businessman
  • Selected portions of the BloostonLaw Telecom Update, a newsletter from the Law Offices of Blooston, Mordkofsky, Dickens, Duffy & Prendergast, LLP are reproduced in this section with the firm's permission.
  • LETTERS TO THE EDITOR
    • Carter Blumeyer
    • Barry Stevenson
  • THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK
    • Heart Attack Warning Signs & Symptoms
489 January 6, 2012
  • Greetings from the great state of Illinois, where we have the best politicians that money can buy.
  • DIGITAL RADIO PROTOCOLS — Update
  • GPS QRM (interference) — Editorial & Update
  • BloostonLaw Reports on the FCC's New Antenna/Tower Construction Rules
  • Verizon Sells 4.2 Million iPhones in Fourth Quarter
  • Top 10 Alert and Warning Predictions for 2012
  • UPDATE FROM CMA’s PRESIDENT — Roy Pottle
  • Sprint Grants LightSquared 30-Day Reprieve On FCC Clearance
  • (Jon Ive) Designer Behind Apple’s Products Knighted in U.K.
  • Doctors have to manage smartphone distractions
  • LightSquared GPS Interference Issue Faces Congressional Oversight
  • Ham Radio: Plot Point in Major Motion Picture
  • Better Business Bureau: Set up a Disaster Plan for Your Business and Employees
  • THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK
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