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FRIDAY - OCTOBER 13, 2006 - ISSUE NO. 232

Dear friends of Wireless Messaging,

Congratulations to David Balsick of Mountain Communications on his "David vs. Goliath" victory in his long battle with Qwest Communications.

MOUNTAIN COMMUNICATIONS, INC. V. QWEST COMMUNICATIONS INTERNATIONAL, INC.. Granted Mountain's claim that Qwest's charges for transporting traffic to Mountain from Qwest's own customers are unlawful. Action by: By the Commission. Adopted: 10/05/2006 by Order on Remand. (FCC No. 06-147).

Dave said that they are “very pleased for all the paging industry.”

We have been following and reporting on this legal battle for some time. It is really good to see this well-deserved victory in the courts. It will benefit many others as well. The whole history of the interconnected industry in the United States has been one of the “little guy” resisting attempts by the big telcos to unfairly restrict their activities through “red tape” and unreasonable pricing.

The following is from Mountain Communications' home page:

We Won!

CLICK HERE for Mountain Wins Big $$ Victory for ALL Wireless Carriers.

It might of seemed like an unobtainable task, but we did it! We defeated the giant.

CLICK HERE to Read the Court of Appeals Decision on Mtn. vs. FCC & Qwest.

For More Information: CLICK HERE

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There is no charge for subscription and there are no membership restrictions. Readers are a very select group of wireless industry professionals, and include the senior managers of many of the world's major Paging and Wireless Data companies. There is an even mix of operations managers, marketing people, and engineers—so I try to include items of interest to all three groups. It's all about staying up-to-date with business trends and technology. I regularly get reader's comments, so this newsletter has become a community forum for the Paging, and Wireless Data communities. You are welcome to contribute your ideas and opinions. Unless otherwise requested, all correspondence addressed to me is subject to publication in the newsletter and on my web site. I am very careful to protect the anonymity of those who request it.

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The Voice of US Paging Carriers

AAPC is advocating for you—the paging industry!

Join AAPC today

Note to AAPC members:

Since the attacks on 9/11, federal, state, and local governments have been focused on improving communications during a crisis situation. Communication problems before, during, and after hurricane Katrina underscored the need to make changes sooner rather than later. As a result, the FCC established the Hurricane Katrina Independent Panel to find out what worked, what did not, and what could be done to improve communications in a crisis situation.  AAPC President Bruce Deer’s testimony about the reliability of paging got the attention of the panel. The panel made several comments in its recommendations that included paging as a solution.

After testifying, President Deer established a task force to keep the momentum moving in our industry’s direction. One of the key duties of the task force was to create materials that AAPC members could use to make presentations about the merits of paging during a crisis situation to federal, state, and/or local emergency management agencies.   

By echoing the message delivered to the Katrina Panel at the state and local levels, we hope to raise the overall awareness about the reliability and successful history of paging in a crisis situation.  By doing this, we expect that paging will be recognized as a “must have” component of our Emergency Alerting System and as an adjunct to other communication systems in times of crisis. While we are certain that the widespread adoption of paging as a communication solution in a crisis situation will benefit our membership, we are just as certain it will benefit our first responders and the victims of a disaster.

The only way this strategy will succeed is with your participation.  To access these materials, click here.  We have also included a list of the emergency management agencies throughout the country.

Please keep us informed on your progress and any need for additional material.


Vic Jensen
AAPC Committee Chair

Thank you to everyone who attended the Enterprise Wireless 2006 event!

Wireless Forum 2007
May 30 – June 1, 2007
Marriott Resort at Grande Dunes
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

Thanks to our Gold Vendor!
PRISM Paging
Thanks to our Silver Vendors!
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ISC Technologies, Inc.
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Recurrent Software Solutions, Inc.

Thanks to our Bronze Vendors!
  • ACI
  • BLP Components, Ltd.
  • Canyon Ridge Communications, Inc.
  • Commtech Wireless
  • Critical Response Systems, Inc.
  • DX Radio Systems, Inc.
  • Global Technical Engineering Solutions (GTES)
  • Hark Technologies
  • Minilec Service, Inc.
  • Motorola Inc.
  • Nighthawk Systems, Inc.
  • Trace Technologies, LLC
  • Unication USA
  • United Communications Corporation
  • Zetron, Inc.
AAPC Headquarters
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Wilmington, NC 28405
Tel: 866-301-2272
AAPC Regulatory Affairs Office
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2154 Wisconsin Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20007-2280
Tel: 202-223-3772
Fax: 202-315-3587


Advertiser Index

AAPC—American Association of Paging Carriers   Minilec Service, Inc.
Advanced RF Communications   Nighthawk Systems, Inc.
Advantra—INILEX   Northeast Paging
Aquis Communications, Inc.   NotePage Inc.
Ayrewave Corporation
CONTEL Costa Rica   ParkMagic
CVC Paging   Preferred Wireless
Daniels Electronics   Prism Paging
Daviscomms USA   Product Support Services
EMMA—European Mobile Messaging Association   Ron Mercer
Global Fax Network Services   Texas Association of Paging Services
GTES LLC   TH Communications
Hark Systems   UCOM Paging
Heartland Communications   Unication USA
HMCE, Inc.   USA Mobility, Systems Application Division
InfoRad, Inc.    InfoRad (special)   WiPath Communications
Ira Wiesenfeld   Zetron Inc.

Europe’s most popular Fire-Pager now available in the USA!
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  • 32 addresses with 50 user profiles
  • 2-tone format (also available 5- or 5/6-tone)
  • Narrow-band (12.5 KHz) or wide-band capability
  • Large display for clarity at a glance
  • Four minutes voice memory (RE629 Stored Voice)
  • Water resistant case
  • Synthesized, multi channel option

RE629 Voice — the comfort model
Ideal for use in all alarm and emergency turn-out networks. Can be adapted at any time to fit changing assignments.

RE629 Stored Voice — the premium model
Offers a voice memory with a four-minutes recording capacity. All alarms are archived and can be replayed as often as is required.

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Once an alarm has been received, the stopwatch starts running in the display until acknowledged. You can thus tell the urgency of the current alarm at a glance.

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Paul Kaiser
1460 Main Street, Suite #9
Sarasota, FL 34236
Phone: 800-596-1914 • Fax: 941-955-8432



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Network Planning & Optimization: With over 15 years in the telecommunications business and an experienced staff, Aquis Communications will provide you with solutions to improve your organization’s efficiency, reduce operating expenses and increase network integrity.

Engineering Services

  • Propagation Analysis & Mapping
  • Site Selection
  • In-Building Wireless Design & Installation
  • Network Design

Special Projects

  • Interconnection Agreements
  • Aquis Message Manager (AMM)
    • Web access
    • Number portability
    • PBX integration
    • Comprehensive message archive
    • Ubiquitous device notification
    • IRM-like functionality

Expense Reduction Services

  • Expense Reduction Analysis
  • Lease Negotiation
  • Network Analysis
  • Telecom Auditing

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This Month's Feature:
Emergin Communication Gateway

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Harness the power of the Emergin Communication Gateway for real-time event notification of critical information across your entire enterprise
emergin logo Managing on-premise and wide area communications systems is challenging for any telecommunications department. For fast, easy and accurate notification, enhance your performance with the Emergin Communication Gateway (ECG). Integrating this suite of wireless messaging software to automate alarm notification, monitoring and dispatch allows decision makers to receive more timely information so they can respond quicker with better results. The ECG serves as a communications hub for the entire organization to dispatch, escalate and acknowledge critical alarms.


  • Reduce costs associated with downtime by enabling your IS and facilities management tools to automatically and accurately communicate status or out-of-tolerance conditions around the clock.
  • Provide optimal control and faster response times in emergency environmental/safety situations, such as network or power outages, severe weather conditions, and general disaster recovery.
  • Respond immediately to changing conditions by streamlining business processes and automating information flow between departments

Incorporate automated alarm notification with leading IT and Facilities systems such as:

  • Information Systems
  • Facilities Systems
  • Network Management
  • HVAC, Fire Alarms
  • Help Desk
  • Energy Management
  • E-mail
  • Security Systems


  • Integration of all wireless communications systems
  • Interoperability among multiple wireless device types
  • In-house paging systems
  • Wireless extension of existing PBX systems
  • Hands-free voice communications (Wi-Fi)
Communications solutions that meet the critical messaging needs of:
  • Healthcare
  • Manufacturing
  • Hospitality
  • Government
  • Financial Services
  • Retail Services

... to learn more about our full suite of wireless integration products. Together, we can help your customers improve their productivity while maximizing oversight and control.

Mike Mordan, VP Systems Applications Division. 610-831-0329

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Nighthawk Systems Receives Larger Order from El Paso Electric

SAN ANTONIO, TX – 10/10/06- Nighthawk Systems, Inc. (OTC BB: NIHK), a leading provider of intelligent wireless power control and emergency notification products, announced today that El Paso Electric has placed an additional, larger order for Nighthawk’s CEO700 remote power disconnect units, which will operate on the American Messaging wireless network. El Paso Electric has chosen to move forward with their ongoing remote disconnect program utilizing the Nighthawk Systems-American Messaging partnership.

Nighthawk’s CEO700 gives electric utilities the ability to remotely disconnect and reconnect power to residential electric meters, saving them significant time and money over the traditional manual disconnect method requiring field personnel. Last month, Nighthawk Systems and American Messaging announced they had strengthened their joint marketing agreement to take advantage of their core competencies and provide the best wireless remote control solutions possible to their customers.

“We are focused on providing our customers with the most dependable one-way local and nationwide paging services in the United States,” said American Messaging President & COO, Dave Andersen. “El Paso Electric has been utilizing our network for their traditional paging needs for 10 years. We are very happy that El Paso Electric chose to use the same reliable paging network for their remote disconnect program utilizing the Nighthawk CEO700.”

H. Douglas Saathoff, Nighthawk’s CEO, stated, “El Paso Electric, like most utilities, has identified a growing need to implement a remote connect/disconnect program to better service its customers and to save money. Reliable access to our units was a key factor in continuing to move forward with El Paso Electric. Simply put, customers will not deploy on an ongoing basis if they cannot count on access to our units. This sale is a great example of how we expect team selling with American Messaging to accelerate the rate at which Nighthawk can provide reliable, ongoing solutions to our customers.”

About Nighthawk Systems, Inc.
Nighthawk is a leading provider of intelligent wireless power control products that enable simultaneous activation or de-activation of multiple assets or systems on demand. Nighthawk's installed customer base includes major electric utilities, internet service providers and fire departments in over 40 states. Nighthawk's products also enable custom message display, making them ideal for use in traffic control and emergency notification situations. Individuals interested in Nighthawk Systems can sign up to receive email alerts by visiting the Company’s website at

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Statements contained in this release, which are not historical facts, including statements about plans and expectations regarding business areas and opportunities, acceptance of new or existing businesses, capital resources and future business or financial results are "forward-looking" statements. You should not place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements. Such forward-looking statements are subject to risks and uncertainties, including, but not limited to, customer acceptance of our products, our ability to raise capital to fund our operations, our ability to develop and protect proprietary technology, government regulation, competition in our industry, general economic conditions and other risk factors which could cause actual results to differ materially from those projected or implied in the forward-looking statements. Although we believe the expectations reflected in the forward-looking statements are reasonable, they relate only to events as of the date on which the statements are made, and our future results, levels of activity, performance or achievements may not meet these expectations. We do not intend to update any of the forward-looking statements after the date of this press release to conform these statements to actual results or to changes in our expectations, except as required by law.


Doug Saathoff
(877) 7-NIGHTHAWK, Ext 701

Source: NightHawk

INFORAD Wireless Office

Wireless Messaging Software

InfoRad® Wireless Office (Windows 95, 98, ME, NT, 2000, XP) is designed for the professional who needs full-featured wireless messaging capabilities. Features include enhanced user interface,  message log with search function, scheduled Paging,  group and individual message addresses, TAPI Smart™, multiple protocol SMS communication compatibility. AlphaCare™ support services available. With a 32-bit architecture, InfoRad Wireless Office is designed for compatibility with Windows 95/98/ME/NT/2000/XP. For more information on InfoRad Wireless Messaging software, and a free demo, please click on the logo.

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InfoRad Wireless Office

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Newsletter repair prices—starting at:

  • $6.50 labor for numeric or alphanumeric pagers
  • $12.00 labor for 2-way pagers
  • $19.50 labor for cellular phones

**Special pricing on cellular and pager refurbishment**

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Ask for Special Newsletter Pricing.

Please call: (800) 222-6075 ext. 306 for pricing.

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Minilec Service, Inc.
Suite A
9207 Deering Ave.
Chatsworth, CA 91311
Minilec Service

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As Low As $500/month

  • Data input speeds up to 38.4 Kbps
  • Dial-in modem access for Admin
  • Extremely reliable & secure
  • Hot standby up link components

Knowledgeable Tech Support 24/7

Contact Alan Carle Now!
1-888-854-2697 x272

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  • Contract Design, Engineering, & Manufacturing
  • Telemetry Devices
  • Bravo Pagers—Numeric/Alphanumeric
  • ISO9001-2000 Certified Facility
  • Low Cost-High Volume solutions
  • Maximize Time-To-Market Objectives
  • Minimize procurement materials management
  • Receiver Boards-FLEX-POCSAG
  • Integrate our RF Technologies into your product

State-of-the-art Manufacturing Facilities

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Daviscomms—Product Examples

For information about our Contract Manufacturing services or our Pager or Telemetry line, please call Bob Popow at 480-515-2344, or visit our web site

Daviscomms USA


  • January 11, 1997—Telstar 401 suffers a short in the satellite circuitry—TOTAL LOSS
  • May 19, 1998—Galaxy 4 control processor causes loss of fixed orbit—TOTAL LOSS
  • September 19, 2003—Telstar 4 suffers loss of its primary power bus—TOTAL LOSS
  • March 17, 2004—PAS-6 suffers loss of power—TOTAL LOSS
  • January 14, 2005—Intelsat 804 suffers electrical power system anomaly—TOTAL LOSS


Allow us to uplink your paging data to two separate satellites for complete redundancy! CVC owns and operates two separate earth stations and specializes in uplink services for paging carriers. Join our list of satisfied uplink customers.

  • Each earth station features hot standby redundancy
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  • Redundant TNPP Gateways
  • On shelf spares for all critical components
  • 24/7 staffing and support

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We do the clever stuff in Paging & Wireless Data

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  • FLEX & POCSAG, (ReFLEX avail Q3) Inbuilt POCSAG encoder
  • Huge capcode capacity
  • Parallel and 2 serial ports, 4 relays
  • Message & System monitoring

LED Moving Message—LED Displays

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  • Integrated paging receiver

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Paging Data Receivers

  • Highly programmable, intelligent PDRs
  • Desktop and OEM versions
  • Multiple I/O combinations and capabilities

Specialized Paging Solutions
  • Remote switching and control (4-256 relays)
  • PC interfacing and message management
  • Message interception, filtering, redirection, printing & logging
  • Cross band repeating, paging coverage infill, store and forward
  • Alarm interfaces, satellite linking, IP transmitters
  • Paging software

Mobile Data Terminals & Solutions

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Mobile Data Terminal

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  • Fleet tracking, messaging, job processing and field service management.
  • Automatic vehicle location (AVL), GPS.
  • ReFLEX, CDMA, GPRS, Conventional and trunked radio interfaces.

WiPath Communications LLC
4467 Terracemeadow Ct.
Moorpark, CA 93021
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Moorpark, CA 93021
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Preferred Wireless
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Equipment For Sale
13 Motorola/Glenayre Cabinets
3 Motorola SSC, Paging Controllers
2 Glenayre Power Monitor Panels
11 Skydata 8411B Satellite Receivers
15 Battery Backup for C2000
1 Generac 48 VDC Propane Generator, (NEW)
10 Motorola ACB V3.69 & Delay Enabled
  Link Transmitters:
1 Glenayre QT6994, 150W, 900 MHz Link TX
3 Glenayre QT4201, 25W Midband Link TX
2 Motorola Micor Link, 30W Midband Link TX
  UHF Transmitters:
10 Glenayre GLT5340, 125W, DSP Exciter
35 Motorola PURC 5000, 110W, ACB
3 Motorola PURC 5000, 225W, ACB
  900 MHz Transmitters:
1 Glenayre GLT 8600, 500W
10 Motorola PURC 5000, 300W
6 Glenayre QT-7995, 250W
6 Motorola Nucleus II 350W,  NAC
  GL3000 Cards:
1 Complete GL3000L w/ T1’s, 2.2G HD.

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  • 75,000+ units repaired annually
  • Alpha & Numeric
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  • Creatalink, 1 Way, 900 MHz
  • Creatalink, 2 Way, 25 KHz, 900 MHz
  • Glenayre C2100 Transmitter Controller
  • Timeport P935 / Pagewriter 2000X

Questions or comments please contact Karen Ham at e-mail: or by phone at: (504) 239-2424 (It's in Honduras. . . Not in the US)

Please note: To call this number from the USA dial: 011-504-239-2424

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USA Mobility Unveils New Web Site with Enhanced, User-Friendly Features

Site Reflects Company's Marketing Strategy, 'One Source for Wireless'

ALEXANDRIA, Va., Oct 10, 2006 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX News Network/ — Leading wireless advanced messaging and paging services provider USA Mobility, Inc. (Nasdaq: USMO) today announced it has launched a new, user-friendly Web site with enhanced functionality and interactive upgrade capabilities. A reflection of its marketing strategy, "One Source for Wireless," ( the Company's new Web site was created to give the Company a stronger online presence and to provide customers and clients with a single online resource to help meet their total wireless needs.

USA Mobility was formed in November 2004 through the merger between Arch Wireless, Inc. and Metrocall Holdings, Inc. USA Mobility provides a broad base of products, services and solutions for customers and clients, including paging (, advanced messaging, wireless phones, wireless data, increased homeland security, M2M services, systems solutions and government services.

Through the Company's new "One Source for Wireless" Web site, customers and prospective clients can review information about all USA Mobility products and services, including paging and advanced messaging services. ( ) They can also access Company representatives to help answer questions and process purchase orders. The improved site includes an updated home page with streamlined and stylized features. It also provides businesses with regular updates on new services and offerings. Other site enhancements reflect an improved user experience, such as reorganized site navigation and concise functionality, including "Send-A-Message," an online shop, search links within the site, a personal account page, a careers section and detailed coverage area maps.

"The site has a much more intuitive navigation now, and allows clients to retrieve the information they are seeking with a new 'quick links' feature," said Mark Garzone, executive vice president of marketing. "Not only is this simple navigation pleasing to consumers, but it reduces our site loading time and bandwidth by more than 50 percent." In addition to enhanced navigation, the site provides businesses with downloadable online product and solution guides for USA Mobility's paging and advanced messaging services, a partner spotlight and advertising opportunities.

USA Mobility operates the largest traditional, or one-way, paging network throughout the United States and Puerto Rico, as well as the nation's largest two-way wireless data network. It also provides advanced messaging services to customers in more than 1,000 U.S. cities. Thousands of business and government customers — including providers of healthcare, government, education and manufacturing services — rely on USA Mobility to wirelessly connect their workforces to each other and to the systems they use in their daily operations.

About USA Mobility

USA Mobility, Inc., headquartered in Alexandria, Virginia, is a leading provider of paging products and other wireless services to the business, government, healthcare and emergency response sectors. USA Mobility offers traditional one-way and advanced two-way paging via its nationwide networks covering more than 90 percent of the U.S. population. In addition, the Company offers mobile voice and data services through Sprint Nextel and Cingular Wireless, including BlackBerry and GPS location applications. The Company's product offerings include wireless connectivity systems for medical, business, government and other campus environments. USA Mobility focuses on the business-to-business marketplace and supplies mobile connectivity solutions to more than 80 percent of the Fortune 1000 companies. For further information visit

Safe Harbor Statement under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act: Statements contained herein or in prior press releases which are not historical fact, such as statements regarding the benefits of USA Mobility's enhanced web site, are forward-looking statements for purposes of the safe harbor provisions under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties that may cause USA Mobility's actual results to be materially different from the future results expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. Factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those expectations include, but are not limited to, declining demand for paging products and services, the ability to continue to reduce operating expenses, future capital needs, competitive pricing pressures, competition from both traditional paging services and other wireless communications services, government regulation, reliance upon third-party providers for certain equipment and services, as well as other risks described from time to time in periodic reports and registration statements filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Although USA Mobility believes the expectations reflected in the forward- looking statements are based on reasonable assumptions, it can give no assurance that its expectations will be attained. USA Mobility disclaims any intent or obligation to update any forward-looking statements.

Contact: Bob Lougee (703) 721-3080

Source: USA Mobility


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GTES Corporate
Russ Allen
2736 Stein Hill Lane
Custer, WA 98240
Tel: 360-366-3888
Cell: 360-820-3888
GTES Sales
Brooks Marsden
340 Bethany Bend
Alpharetta, GA 30004
Tel: 770-754-1666
Cell: 404-518-6632


GTES has recently made the strategic decision to expanding its development activities to include wireless location technologies; a market that researchers forecast could reach $3.6 billion by 2010. In support of this new strategic direction, GTES has developed SHERLOC™ a complete one-stop wireless location service, providing the flexibility of being protocol neutral and network agnostic. Targeted at business customers who need to track their high-value shipments or better manage their service or delivery fleets, SHERLOC™ is a hosted application that combines configuration flexibility with ease of use.

GTES is offering SHERLOC™ services both directly and through authorized resellers. If your company has an interest in finding out how location services can enhance your revenue stream, and has the contacts and expertise to make you successful in the location marketplace, please contact us for further information at and select “Reseller Opportunities,” or call us at 770-754-1666 for more information.
Your Professional Services Partner

GTES is the only Glenayre authorized software support provider in the Paging industry. With over 200 years of combined experience in Glenayre hardware and software support, GTES offers the industry the most professional support and engineering development staff available.

Continued Support Programs
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Product Sales
On-Site Services
Software Development
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Prism Paging

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Prism Message Gateway Systems
Modular and Configurable

Your Choice of Options

  • Radio Paging Terminals
  • Voicemail Systems
  • E-mail and Network Text Messaging Systems
  • Digital Trunk Switching Systems
  • Digital Trunk and Voicemail Concentrators
  • Remote Network Encoders
  • TNPP Network Routers

Popular Choice for Domestic and International

  • Commercial Paging Carriers
  • Private Paging Systems
  • Hospitals
  • Public Safety
  • Federal, State and Local Government
  • Industrial Paging
  • Energy Companies – Load Management

Logical Choice

  • Replace Outdated, UNLICENSED Paging Terminals
  • Eliminate Outrageously High Support Costs
  • Add New Paging System with ALL THE FEATURES
  • Provide Your Customers With Features They Want
  • Designed and Supported by Industry Experts

Go ahead . . . be choosy . . . choose Prism Systems International

Prism Paging
300 Colonial Center Parkway,
Suite 100
Roswell, Georgia 30076 USA
Telephone: 678-353-3366
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Turn-key RF System Products, Engineering & Technical Services

  • Conventional Single Site and Wide Area Simulcast System Configurations
  • Analog Tone & Voice and Digital POCSAG/FLEX™ One-Way Paging Systems
  • ReFLEX™ Two-Way Paging and Conventional LMR Mobile Data Systems
  • System Design, Integration/Interface Specials, Pre-install Staging/Configuration
  • On-Site Installation, Documentation and Technical/Administrative Training
  • RF Coverage Prediction, “Drive Test” Verification & Simulcast Delay Optimization
  • Domestic and International Project Support

Call (217) 653-8200 Fred Pakosta or Jim Neves (660) 341-0304 for your Project Requirements!
301 Oak St., Suite 2-46A, Quincy, IL 62301

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  • Supplier of Motorola and Unication
    pagers, offering an extensive range of
    UHF and VHF models
  • Repair service on all Motorola pagers
    and two-way radios
  • Motorola's appointed service centre for
    parts, repairs and accessories

Contact us to find out more:
Tel: +44 (0)2380 666 333

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Unication USA




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The Paging Industry expects quality, reliable, and high performance paging products.

We at Unication have listened and delivered.


M90™ Messenger™—Our newest ReFLEX 2-Way Advanced Messaging solution. Finally the Industry has a true replacement for the Motorola T900 but with more features and improved RF performance.

  • One-Way Pagers
    • Alpha Elite and Alpha Gold—Our top of the line FLEX™ / POCSAG, 4-line alphanumeric pagers with an identical user interface and comparable RF performance to the Motorola Elite and Gold pagers.
    • NP88—Our newest numeric FLEX / POCSAG pager with the best backlight in the Industry.
  • Telemetry
    • We offer RF and decoding solutions.
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About Unication Co., Ltd.

  • A Taiwan company founded in 1992 with extensive experience designing and manufacturing paging and broadband products.
  • An ODM to major telecommunications companies.
  • More than 300 associates worldwide with Engineering Design Centers in Taipei, China and Vancouver, BC.  The engineering team has years of experience in wireless systems, embedded SW, RF design and protocols for infrastructure and pagers.
  • Our Accelerated Life Testing facility ensures the highest quality of products for our customers.
  • ISO 9001 and 14001 Certified
  • Fully licensed by Motorola for product design technology and the FLEX Family of Protocols.
  • Sales and Engineering support office in Arlington, Texas.
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  Contact Information

  Kirk Alland
  Unication USA
  1901 E. Lamar Blvd.
  Arlington, TX 76006
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Please see our web site for even more products designed specifically for Personal Messaging carriers. For example, the Omega Messaging Gateway and Email Throttling Gateway (anti-spam).

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BloostonLaw Telecom Update 1
Vol. 9, No. 65
October 11, 2006


REPORTS SAY xG GETTING READY FOR LONDON IPO: Florida-based xG Technology Inc. is getting ready for a $56.9 million IPO on the London stock exchange, according to RCR Wireless News. Although the company did not confirm that reports about its initial public offering plans, there is speculation that xG is demonstrating its wireless Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) technology called xMax to investors and expects to be listed in early November. In mid-July, according to RCR Wireless News, xG announced it was considering applications from parties interested in operating its technology, with the first systems expected to be up and running in the first quarter of 2007. Using single-cycle modulation to deliver longer range and lower power RF communications, xG said its patented xMax base-station technology works in the 900 MHz band but is also suited to work within other bands. xMax is designed to deliver three times the range of other wireless technologies with comparable power and antenna height (BloostonLaw Telecom Update, July 19). The company said its proprietary modulation method differs from conventional approaches where tens to hundreds of thousands of RF cycles are required to convey a single bit of information. With each additional cycle representing more RF power, the company says its technology reduces the amount of cycles, and thus power, needed to transmit signals. The result is power-efficient RF transmission, which is important for battery-operated mobile devices. RCR noted that Chris Whitely, vice president of communications at xG, said the company’s strategy includes “regional Internet service providers, CLECs, local communications carriers and entrepreneurs that can operate xMax networks within exclusive territories.” In late March, privately held xG announced that its first consumer product, a VoIP handset, would be available by the end of this year and that the device would work with low-cost xMax-enabled base stations. The handsets are expected to be dual-mode, equipped with both xMax and Wi-Fi chips, enabling users to roam into areas not covered by the xMax network of base stations. In addition, xG said the handsets would include Ethernet jacks so that users can plug into data networks for fixed-line VoIP calling, RCR said. The company held its first public demonstration of xMax technology for media and investors in November in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. In that demonstration, an xMax-equipped transmitter broadcast a 3.67 megabit-per-second signal more than 18 miles using only 35 milliwatts of RF output power. In February, xG hired the London office of Credit Suisse as a strategic adviser for the company's technology launch. Frank Peake, head of sales and marketing at xG, said initial offerings will target fixed-line VoIP users, un-tethering them from their landline connections. BloostonLaw contact: Hal Mordkofsky.

Source: Blooston, Mordkofsky, Dickens, Duffy and Prendergast, LLP

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Dear Members,

Our new website is now up and running at .

Please take a moment to check it out and give me any feedback. over the next few months the website will be developed to provide more value to members.

In the meantime can you provide me with a copy of your logo, a link address to your home page, and any contact details you want to publish. it would be useful if I could have this by close of US business on Monday 16th October.

My thanks to Chris Jones and PageOne for hosting and developing the site for us.

I look forward to your responses.


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On October 19, 2005, in Helsinki, Finland, a new paging association was formed. Successor to WMA (Wireless Messaging Association UK) and EMMA (European Mobile Messaging Association), the new association retained EMMA as its name. Derek Banner, former chairman of WMA was elected chairman of the new EMMA.

You can contact Mr. Banner by calling him on +44 1895 473 551 or e-mailing him at:  left arrow CLICK HERE

Please read the new EMMA whitepaper Radiopaging for Alerting First Responders and Informing the Public during Emergencies.



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Aquis Communications Group Receives UCC Article 9 Notice

PARSIPPANY, N.J., Sept. 29 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — Aquis Communications Group, Inc. ("Aquis" or the "Company") (OTC: AQIS) (BULLETIN BOARD: AQIS) , a full service telecommunications company, today announced that it had received a notice from ComSoft Corporation ("ComSoft") regarding ComSoft's intention to proceed with a UCC Article 9 foreclosure. ComSoft is the Company's senior secured debt holder and majority shareholder. The notice covers substantially all of the Company's assets. After extended deliberation and consultation with its legal and financial advisers, the Board of Directors of Aquis has concluded that an attempt to prevent or delay ComSoft from the Article 9 proceeding would not benefit the Aquis stockholders or its other creditors. Aquis anticipates that the value of its assets will be insufficient to satisfy creditor debt in full, and that no equity will remain for Aquis stockholders at the conclusion of the foreclosure.

Aquis does not anticipate any interruption of service to its customers. Aquis has been notified that ComSoft intends to promptly integrate the Aquis operation and employees with those of ComSoft. ComSoft has also informed Aquis that, once it integrates the Aquis operations with its existing infrastructure, it believes that Aquis customers will have expanded coverage areas, increased customer support and access to additional products and services.

About Aquis Communications

Aquis Communications, Inc., headquartered in Parsippany, NJ, is a leading full-service telecommunications company that provides affordable business and critical communication solutions and wireless product integration. Services and products include voice and data services, wireless messaging, cellular/PCS, telemetry, mobile radios, telecom consulting services and a wide array of customized solutions. Aquis' client list consists of Fortune 500 companies, small to mid-sized companies and government agencies throughout the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions. Additional Aquis Communications offices are located in Freehold, NJ and Tyson's Corner, VA.

For more information on Aquis Communications visit

Certain statements made in the press release may constitute forward- looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Such forward-looking statements are based on management's current expectations and include known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors, many of which the Company is unable to predict or control. That may cause the Company's actual results or performance to materially differ from any future results or performance expressed or implied by such forward- looking statements. These statements involve risks and uncertainties, including without limitation, risks and uncertainties regarding the Company's substantial leverage, capital constraints, significant shareholder, liquidity and competition. These risks and uncertainties are in addition to other factors detailed from time to time in the Company's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.


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Wherify Wireless Expands Online Distribution with

October 10, 2006

REDWOOD SHORES, Calif. —Business Wire— Wherify Wireless, Inc. (OTCBB:WFYW), a leading developer of wireless location products and services, today announced that its breakthrough Wherifone® GPS Locator Phone is initially available at , the electronic commerce site of the documentary and education programming leader Discovery Channel. The Wherifone is the world's first GSM/GPS locator cell phone designed for children and seniors. The two-way cell phone has built-in Aided-GPS location and "managed dial" features that give on-the-go parents the peace of mind of being able to quickly locate and communicate with their young children and elderly relatives, while also controlling who they can call and how much it will cost.

"We're very pleased to work with the Discovery Channel to make the Wherifone available through its e-commerce site," said Timothy Neher, CEO and Founder of Wherify Wireless. "The Discovery Channel provides top of the line programming and products to one of our key demographics, families with pre-teen children. Working with Discovery Channel, we'll be able to bring those families the safety and peace of mind benefits of the Wherifone service."

The Wherifone GPS Locator Phone will retail for $99.95, and fixed-usage Wherify Family Locator Service plans that include both voice and location services start at just $19.95 per month. The competitively priced, all-inclusive service plans are straightforward and easy to understand, and there are no hidden costs for additional required services, so parents always know exactly what to expect. A Rate Protection Plan is also available to help save money when actual usage exceeds the current service plan's limit. Under the Rate Protection Plan, when a subscriber goes over their basic monthly limit their plan automatically adjusts itself to the most cost-effective service plan rather than blindly racking up overage charges. Their service plan then automatically resets back to the basic plan at the beginning of each month. Visit for more information.

About The Wherifone

The Wherifone is the world's first GSM/GPS locator cell phone designed for children and seniors. The two-way cell phone has built-in Aided-GPS location and "managed dial" features that give on-the-go parents the peace of mind of being able to quickly locate and communicate with their young children and elderly relatives, while also controlling who they can call and how much it will cost. Wherify's Aided-GPS performance will vary, but often provides location results in places where conventional GPS solutions may have performance issues, such as in many types of wood frame buildings and vehicles, and under dense foliage. The Wherifone's patented Aided-GPS location solution is supported by the Wherify Global Location Service Center, which maintains information on all the GPS satellites in space through a series of GPS Reference Receivers, and applies location information into Wherify's mapping and location management system to let users see a device's position displayed on a map or aerial photograph.

About Wherify Wireless, Inc

Wherify Wireless, Inc. (WFYW:OTCBB) is a pioneering developer of personal location products and services, as recognized by the Smithsonian Institution Museum's adoption of Wherify Wireless' groundbreaking first product, the Child Locator, into permanent display as the world's first commercial personal GPS tracking device. With three U. S. patents granted in the areas of personal location and position tracking and four more patents pending in the area of GPS locator phones, Wherify Wireless continues to be a leader in location technology development by integrating Aided-GPS location into a GSM cellular platform that has been demonstrated on over 100 GSM networks world-wide. Wherify Wireless' expertise in GPS technology for wireless devices and its patented back-end location service engine enable customers to obtain real-time location information on individuals and property directly through the Internet or any phone. Wherify Wireless was founded in 1998, and is located in Redwood Shores, California. Visit for more information.

Note Regarding Forward Looking Statements

Any statements that are not statements of historical fact (including statements containing the words "believes," "plans," "anticipates," "expects," "estimates" and similar expressions) should be considered to be forward-looking statements. There are a number of factors that could cause actual results or events to differ materially from those indicated by such forward-looking statements, including general conditions in the relevant industries and markets, the impact of competitive products, intellectual property issues and the other factors described in Wherify Wireless' periodic filings with the SEC. The company disclaims any intention or obligation to update any forward-looking statements as a result of developments occurring after the date of this press release.

Wherify, Wherify Wireless and FACES are registered trademarks of Wherify Wireless, Inc. Wherifone is a trademark of Wherify Wireless, Inc. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

Source: TMCnet

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Nighthawk Systems Inc. manufactures low cost and reliable remote control products for fire house alerting, volunteer alerting, activation of warning signs and sirens, and a number of applications for public safety.  The Company manufactures the EA1 and the FAS-8 which have been designed specifically for these applications.  Both products are paging based and will work with any public or private paging network.  They are available in all VHF, UHF, and 900 MHz paging frequencies.  The products can serve as the primary notification system or an excellent, low-cost backup to existing systems.

Public Emergency Notification & Volunteer Alerting

The EA1 is the solution for remotely activating public warning signage.  Examples include tornado sirens, flash flood warnings, fire danger, Amber Alert, icy roads, etc.  The EA1 can also send text messages to scrolling signs.  This can occur in conjunction with the activation of audible alarms and visual strobes.  This is ideal for public notification in buildings, schools, hotels, factories, etc. The group call feature allows for any number of signs or flashing lights to be activated at the same time over a wide geographic area.  In addition, the EA1 Emergency Alert is the perfect solution for low cost yet highly effective alerting of volunteer fire fighters in their home.  When activated the EA1 will emit an audible alarm and activate the power outlet on the units faceplate.  A common setup is to simply place the EA1 on a table and plug a lamp into the faceplate.  When paged from dispatch or any touch tone phone the EA1 will awaken the fire fighter to a lit room.  As an option the EA1 can be ordered with a serial cable, allowing for attachment of a serial printer.  When paged the alphanumeric message will be printed out at the same time the alarm sounds and the outlet is activated.  The EA1 is an ideal complement to alphanumeric belt pagers common to volunteers.

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Firehouse Automation

The FAS-8 is designed for activating one or more relays in a firehouse and if desired, printing the alphanumeric message to a serial printer.  For this application the FAS-8 is set to activate upon receiving the proper paging cap code sent from 911 dispatch.  Up to eight different devices can be activated all with individual time functions.  The most common devices to turn on include the PA amplifier, audible wake up alarm, and house lights.  The most common device turned off is the stove.  The FAS-8 can accept up to 8 different cap codes and have separate relay and time functions per cap code.  This allows for different alerting to be accomplished at the same physical location depending upon which cap code is sent.  This can be very helpful when fire crews and medical crews are housed in the same building.



Put the innovative technology of Nighthawk to work for you. For more information on any of our products or services, please contact us.

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Display-IT, the latest addition to the InfoRad Wireless product line, is a scrolling LED sign with a built-in paging receiver which allows it to wirelessly accept messages to be instantly displayed. Wireless LED signs are very "attention getting" and the perfect solution for emergency notification or any situation where high visibility and readability are a necessity.

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  • Uses InfoRad Software for message dispatch - no proprietary software needed!

Display-IT comes in two different sizes, either two or four feet in length, both with highly readable 4.75" high LED characters. Your wireless sign can be programmed to use your local paging carrier for message updates, or simply attach InfoRad's TX125-EN transmitter / encoder to your computer via your serial port for onsite messaging to the wireless LED signs.

With the TX125 transmitter you can be dispatching messages to your InfoRad wireless LED signs from your PC running the AlphaPage® First Responder software in a matter of minutes!

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TAPS—Texas Association of Paging Services is looking for partners on 152.480 MHz. Our association currently uses Echostar, formerly Spacecom, for distribution of our data and a large percentage of our members use the satellite to key their TXs. We have a CommOneSystems Gateway at the uplink in Chicago with a back-up running 24/7. Our paging coverage area on 152.480 MHz currently encompasses Texas, Oklahoma, New Mexico, Louisiana, and Kansas. The TAPS paging coverage is available to members of our Network on 152.480 MHz for $.005 a transmitter (per capcode per month), broken down by state or regions of states and members receive a credit towards their bill for each transmitter which they provide to our coverage. Members are able to use the satellite for their own use If you are on 152.480 MHz or just need a satellite for keying your own TXs on your frequency we have the solution for you.

TAPS will provide the gateways in Chicago, with Internet backbone and bandwidth on our satellite channel for $ 500.00 (for your system) a month.

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BPL Orders Exceed FCC's Jurisdiction and Authority, League Court Filing Says

NEWINGTON, CT, Oct 12, 2006 — The ARRL this week notified the US District Court of Appeals — DC Circuit that it's appealing certain aspects of the FCC's Part 15 rules governing broadband over power line (BPL) systems. The ARRL Executive Committee ratified plans to go forward with the Petition for Review when it met October 7. The League is asking the court to review the FCC's October 2004 Report and Order (R&O) establishing Part 15 rules to govern BPL systems as well as its August 2006 Memorandum Opinion and Order (MO&O) that dealt with various petitions for reconsideration of the 2004 R&O, including one from the ARRL.

"ARRL seeks review of the orders on the ground that they exceed the Commission's jurisdiction and authority; are contrary to the Communications Act of 1934; and are arbitrary, capricious, an abuse of discretion, and otherwise not in accordance with law," the League said in its petition. "ARRL requests that this court hold unlawful, vacate, enjoin and set aside the orders."

A court filing that details the League's specific objections regarding the two orders is pending. Although the petition will argue a number of points, two specific aspects of the FCC's BPL orders precipitated the League's appeal. One is a new rule, only revealed after the FCC made the MO&O public, that limits the extent to which an unlicensed, unintentional radiator must protect a licensed mobile station.

The new rule, §15.611(c)(1)(iii), provides that BPL operators only have to reduce emission levels below established FCC permissible limits by 20 dB below 30 MHz and by 10 dB above 30 MHz -- even if that's not enough to resolve harmful interference complaints. The FCC called these levels "modestly above the noise level."

ARRL CEO David Sumner, K1ZZ, contends the rule change in the MO&O regarding mobile stations contravenes the International Radio Regulations and the Communications Act of 1934. "The FCC has, in effect, tried to redefine harmful interference," he said. "It can't do that. The Commission doesn't have the authority to do that, and we're going to demonstrate that to the Court of Appeals."

ARRL Laboratory Manager Ed Hare, W1RFI, has said the levels applicable to mobiles would be some 25 dB higher than the median values for man-made noise in residential areas and up to 40 dB higher than the minimum values hams use for reliable communication.

The Commission also declined to adjust the 40 dB per decade "extrapolation factor" applied to measurements performed at distances from power lines other than those specified in Part 15. Sumner says this is an important technical point because the existing Part 15 rule underestimates actual field strength.

In their petitions for reconsideration, the ARRL and others demonstrated that the 40 dB per decade extrapolation factor was wrong and that a figure closer to 20 dB per decade was appropriate. Sumner called the Commission's stand on the 40 dB per decade rule "clearly, demonstrably and inarguably wrong."

Sumner said the League decided to go forward with its appeal only after considering the effect on licensed spectrum users of letting the BPL rules stand. He addressed a number of ARRL's concerns with the FCC's BPL rules in his "It Seems to Us . . ." editorial in October QST.

The firm of Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP of Washington, DC, is handling the ARRL's Petition for Review in conjunction with ARRL General Counsel Chris Imlay, W3KD.

Source: ARRL


On Oct 10, 2006, at 7:16 AM, Schofield & Partner wrote:

Good day Mr. Dye and associates,

Please excuse this disturbance, but I would like to kindly ask for your help to answer a technical question regarding the terms: “Alerting” vs. “Alarming.”

As a translation agency with contracts to translate technical documentation for such firms as Swissphone Telecommunications, we are constantly confronted with this word choice. Your pages such as: use predominantly "Alerting", whereas the manufacturers use a mix of “Alerting” and “Alarming”:

Which, in your opinion, is the correct term to use in connection with pagers?

With best regards,

David Schofield

Schofield & Partner
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From: "Brad Dye" <>
To: "Schofield & Partner" <>
Sent: Tuesday, October 10, 2006 3:31 PM
Subject: Re: from the newsletter

Dear Mr. Schofield,

In the context of “paging” the common American usage of the term “alarming” is generally limited to situations where an automated device is monitoring some parameter on a home or business security system. As such, an “alarm” would be an indication sent directly to a pager (without human intervention) that a smoke detector has been triggered, or a door has been opened when it shouldn't have been, or a window has been broken. These are security alarms. This is a relatively uncommon usage in paging.

The term “alerting” is the more common one, referring to all other types of paging — like the action of one person communicating with another via a pager and alerting them to an action that needs to be taken.

I hope that this helps.

Best regards,

Brad Dye
Wireless Messaging Consultant
P.O. Box 266
Fairfield, IL 62837 USA
Mobile: +1-618-599-4356
Skype: braddye

From: "Schofield & Partner" <>
Date: October 10, 2006 8:39:38 AM CDT
To: "Brad Dye" <>
Subject: Re: from the newsletter
Reply-To: "Schofield & Partner" <>

Hello Mr. Dye,

Thank you ever so much for the quick and extensive answer to my question. Please let me know if you ever need a hand with foreign language queries and I'll try to return the favor.

With best regards from a cooling Rhineland,

David Schofield

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From: "Michael L. Higgs Jr." <>
Date: October 6, 2006 9:04:07 PM CDT
To: "'Brad Dye'" <>
Subject: RE: Wireless Messaging Newsletter for Michael Higgs
Reply-To: <>

Howdy Brad,

Just in case you did not catch this one from the Digest today, a nice victory for paging carriers came down courtesy of David Balsick's Mountain Communications. Mr. Balsick waged this battle against Qwest against tremendous odds, and all of his selfless persistence has finally paid off with a well deserved victory.

Thanks for all the great work on the newsletter,

Michael L. Higgs Jr.
Higgs Law Group, LLC
Ph. (301) 762-8992
Fax (301) 762-8993

MOUNTAIN COMMUNICATIONS, INC. V. QWEST COMMUNICATIONS INTERNATIONAL, INC.. Granted Mountain's claim that Qwest's charges for transporting traffic to Mountain from Qwest's own customers are unlawful. Action by: By the Commission. Adopted: 10/05/2006 by Order on Remand. (FCC No. 06-147). EB FCC-06-147A1.doc FCC-06-147A1.pdf FCC-06-147A1.txt

Source: FCC Daily Digest October 6, 2006

Subject: Used Paging Equipment
Date: October 9, 2006 12:13:03 PM CDT


We are currently in need of the following refurbished equipment:

Manufacturer - Glenayre
1 - Paging Terminal - Model GL3000 – Capacity 300 or 500 k users
100 – Transmitters: 500 Watt model GLT8500 or 250 Watt model GLT8250


Manufacturer – Motorola
1 - Paging Terminal - Model CNET - Capacity 300 or 500 k users
100 – Transmitters: 400 Watt model Nucleus or 250 Watt Model Nucleus II

Frequency – 900 MHz

Kind regards,


Russell "Rusty" O'Bryan
Executive Director
Tel.: + 1.703.635.6092

Subject: Podcast Feedback
Date: October 9, 2006 1:11:01 PM CDT

Brad - the podcasts were great! Very professional, clean and enjoyable. I listen to a lot of podcasts each week and I think yours are at the same level as the others. I hope you can continue with these.

Alan Carle
NE Paging


Please listen to the Podcasts and let me know if I should continue. So far, I have received only one e-mail about the podcasts. (above) Fortunately, it was positive.

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