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FRIDAY - JANUARY 19, 2007 - ISSUE NO. 245

Dear friends of Wireless Messaging,

I hope everyone in the Northern Hemisphere is keeping warm. It is cold here in Illinois USA.

We have a big newsletter this week. I hope you enjoy it. I have actually been going down my list of e-mails to answer this week, and got several done. If you haven't heard from me yet, please send me a reminder as some e-mails go to the SPAM trash and I never see them.

I am very grateful for all the positive comments that I have received about the newsletter—it makes all the hard work worthwhile. I am also very grateful for the advertising support and the donations—they help pay the electric bill. I have just finished several upgrades to my computer and recording equipment so that I can get restarted with the podcast supplements to the newsletter. I started one podcast wishing everyone a happy new year, along with my colleague Ron Mercer, but still haven't finished it. My life operates much like a computer program — “Interrupt Driven” — oh well — Attention Deficit Disorder means you never get bored.

If you want a good laugh and have a fast Internet connection, check out this video making fun of the Cingular name change to AT&T. [ Thanks to W9FM]

Now on to more news and views.

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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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HAPPY 2007!

Mark your calendars to attend the premier paging event of the year!

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

The Wireless Forum continues to be the best networking conference on the east coast for the wireless industry. In 2007, participants will enjoy perusing the outstanding vendor exhibits and learning about cutting-edge technologies offering ideas to expand your business. In addition, vendors will host dedicated training sessions and the Paging Technical Committee will meet during this event.

The Marriott Resort at Grande Dunes provides an excellent venue for informal networking opportunities during the conference. With the numerous hotel amenities, coupled with the golfing, shopping, and other attractions in Myrtle Beach, attendees feel this is more like a “mini-vacation” than work.

We need to know what you want to hear!
We are currently looking for session ideas and/or speakers for the upcoming Wireless Forum. If you know of an inspirational speaker or have a particular session in mind, please contact Linda at and we will work to make it happen.


Thank you to those members who have already paid their 2007 membership fees. Your continued support and participation is greatly appreciated. You should have already received your 2007 invoice. If you did not receive yours, please contact Linda at


Thank you to our Gold Vendor member!

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Thanks to our Silver Vendors!
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Thanks to our Bronze Vendors!
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  • Motorola Inc.
  • Nighthawk Systems, Inc.
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  • Zetron, Inc.


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Advertiser Index

AAPC—American Association of Paging Carriers   Nighthawk Systems, Inc.
Advanced RF Communications   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   Swissphone
GTES LLC   Texas Association of Paging Services
Hark Systems   TH Communications
Heartland Communications   UCOM Paging
HMCE, Inc.   Unication USA
InfoRad, Inc.     USA Mobility, Systems Application Division
Ira Wiesenfeld   WiPath Communications
Minilec Service, Inc.   Zetron Inc.

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AT&T/BellSouth Merger Commitments Will Save Paging Carriers Money!

January 12, 2006

Exclusive to the Wireless Messaging Newsletter

By Vic Jackson, Interconnection Services, Inc.

As most of you are probably aware, the FCC approved the AT&T/BellSouth Merger on Friday December 29, 2006. This transaction, which created the largest telephone utility in the USA since the breakup of the old AT&T system in 1983, has considerable significance for any paging carrier doing business in any of the 22 BellSouth or AT&T (formerly SBC) operating states. There was some substantial pressure to accomplish the merger prior to the end of 2006 for various business reasons including taxes considerations, but two of the Commissioners initially balked at approving the agreement and one Commissioner refused to participate in the approval process because of prior work with an association that was an objector to the merger. As part of the negotiation process with the FCC, AT&T agreed to some merger commitments and made some significant concessions of its prior positions on various subjects including Internet neutrality, Unbundled Network Elements (UNE’s), broadband deployment and interconnection agreements.

Of most significance to paging carriers, on page three of the Merger Commitments document, ATT agreed to allow adoption of any existing AT&T or BellSouth interconnection agreement by any telecommunications carrier, in all AT&T and BellSouth operating states.

With respect to AT&T, I am aware of at least three existing agreements between AT&T and paging carriers that provide for delivery of all ATT traffic to the paging carrier POI without charge of any kind to the paging carrier. It therefore seems reasonable that AT&T must now allow adoption of any one of these existing no-cost paging carrier agreements by any paging carrier in the AT&T/BellSouth states. Considering that AT&T has required payment for interconnection facilities that carry so-called “transit” traffic and inter-MTA traffic in most of their existing paging carrier agreements, a request to adopt one of the no-cost agreements could save a paging carrier whatever they are paying now for these LEC facilities. All paging carriers would do well to review their existing interconnection agreements in light of the AT&T/BellSouth Merger commitments.

The AT&T/BellSouth Merger was approved and effective on Friday December 29, 2006 as Docket No. 06-74. The Appendix to the FCC approval document includes the following Commitments on page 3. (The entire Merger document is available on the FCC website.)

“Reducing Transaction Costs Associated with Interconnection Agreements

1 . The AT&T/BellSouth ILECs-shall make available to any requesting telecommunications carrier any entire effective interconnection agreement, whether negotiated or arbitrated, that an AT&T/BellSouth ILEC entered into in any state in the AT&T/BellSouth 22-state ILEC operating territory, subject to state-specific pricing and performance plans and technical feasibility, and provided, further, that an AT&T/BellSouth ILEC shall not be obligated to provide pursuant to this commitment any interconnection arrangement or UNE unless it is feasible to provide, given the technical, network, and OSS attributes and limitations in, and is consistent with the laws and regulatory requirements of, the state for which the request is made.

2. The AT&T/BellSouth ILECs shall not refuse a request by a telecommunications carrier to opt into an agreement on the ground that the agreement has not been amended to reflect changes of law, provided the requesting telecommunications carrier agrees to negotiate in good faith an amendment regarding such change of law immediately after it has opted into the agreement.

3. The AT&T/BellSouth ILECs shall allow a requesting telecommunications carrier to use its pre-existing interconnection agreement as the starting point for negotiating a new agreement.

4. The AT&T/BellSouth ILECs shall permit a requesting telecommunications carrier to extend its current interconnection agreement, regardless of whether its initial term has expired, for a period of up to three years, subject to amendment to reflect prior and future changes of law. During this period, the interconnection agreement may be terminated only via the carrier’s request unless terminated pursuant to the agreement's "default" provisions.”

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Personal storm warning devices may soon be available

Thursday, January 18, 2007

By Edward Husar
Herald-Whig Staff Writer

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H-W Photo/Michael Kipley A storm warning device like the one shown above at right is considered a voluntary alternative to existing warning systems. Quincy Fire Chief Scott Walker said the device, used inside a home, can be configured to trigger lights or other visual warnings, as well as auditory warnings.

Quincy residents who can't hear the city's storm sirens from inside their homes may soon have another option for being alerted if a tornado warning is issued.

The city plans to seek proposals from vendors wanting to sell personal electronic warning devices that can alert people in their homes whenever the city's storm warning system is activated.

Fire Chief Scott Walker said the city plans to put out a request for proposals within the next few weeks. The vendor with the winning proposal will be awarded a special paging frequency needed to activate the individual warning units. The activation would be performed by the Quincy/Adams County 911 center, which also can activate the outdoor warning system whenever a tornado is reported.

"My hope is to have the system available, set up and good to go by this next spring's storm season," Walker said.

Residents must decide for themselves whether they want to buy one of the devices, which would be sold locally and are expected to cost between $200 and $400 each, Walker said.

In addition to the hardware, the homeowner also would need some type of annual service contract for the paging service. Walker said the cost might range from $50 to $75 a year. "That's a guesstimate," he said.

Walker said the individual warning devices are viewed as a voluntary alternative to the existing storm warning system, which not only uses outdoor warning sirens, but also relies on local TV and radio stations to broadcast tornado warnings.

Walker said the warning sirens were designed to notify people who happen to be outdoors when a tornado warning is issued. While many people living close to the sirens can hear the warnings from inside their homes, many others can't.

Walker said the individual warning devices would be beneficial to people who are hard of hearing. The devices can be configured to trigger lights or other visual warnings, as well as auditory warnings, he said.

The devices also would be beneficial if a tornado warning is issued in the middle of the night, when people are sleeping, or at other times when homeowners are not watching TV or listening to radio.

Walker feels the existing outdoor warning system is working adequately for its intended purpose. However, "hearing is very much a subjective thing," he added. "What I might be able to hear and what my neighbor might be able to hear may be two entirely different things."

He said the individual warning devices might provide some peace of mind for anyone concerned they might not hear a tornado warning while inside their home.

Source: (Quincy, Illinois)

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noaa storm warning Jan. 16, 2007 — The NOAA National Weather Service will introduce this fall storm-based warnings for tornadoes, severe thunderstorms, flash floods and marine hazards that are more geographically specific for these short-duration weather events. Currently, such warnings are issued county wide. (Click NOAA image for larger view of NOAA Storm-based Warnings by county versus the more geographically specific locations due to take effect in October 2007. Please credit “NOAA.”)

"Weather doesn't follow geopolitical boundaries," said retired Air Force Brig. Gen. David L. Johnson, director of the NOAA National Weather Service. "Storm-based warnings provide the public with more specific information about the location of severe weather and the direction it is expected to move. Seconds count during tornadoes and flash floods. We want to provide the public with the most accurate description of what's happening in their neighborhood. We also want to avoid warning non-threatened portions of the county."

When issuing a warning, the NOAA National Weather Service will specify areas within a county and refer to commonly known landmarks such as highways or rivers.

noaa storm warning "This is a fundamental change in our warning procedures and a major enhancement in our service capability," said Johnson. "Storm-based warnings will drastically improve graphical displays and empower the private sector to easily distribute the information through Web-enabled PDAs, cell phone alerts, pagers and other technologies. Communicating severe weather threats in this way is imperative in today's digital world." (Click NOAA image for larger view of the improved NOAA Storm-based Warnings due to take effect in October 2007. Please credit “NOAA.”)

The new warnings will take effect October 1, 2007.

NOAA, an agency of the U.S. Commerce Department, is celebrating 200 years of science and service to the nation. From the establishment of the Survey of the Coast in 1807 by Thomas Jefferson to the formation of the Weather Bureau and the Bureau of Commercial Fisheries in the 1870s, much of America's scientific heritage is rooted in NOAA. NOAA is dedicated to enhancing economic security and national safety through the prediction and research of weather and climate-related events and information service delivery for transportation, and by providing environmental stewardship of the nation's coastal and marine resources. Through the emerging Global Earth Observation System of Systems (GEOSS), NOAA is working with its federal partners, more than 60 countries and the European Commission to develop a global monitoring network that is as integrated as the planet it observes, predicts and protects.

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BloostonLaw Telecom Update
Vol. 10, No. 3
January 17, 2007

CALEA Monitoring Report For VoIP and Broadband Services Due February 12

Every facilities-based broadband Internet access service provider and interconnected voice over Internet protocol (VoIP) service provider is required to file an FCC Form 445 “CALEA Monitoring Report for Broadband and VoIP Services” with the FCC by February 12, 2007.

Looked at from a more positive viewpoint, the Monitoring Report constitutes a device to focus broadband providers and their equipment vendors on the approaching May 14, 2007 CALEA broadband compliance deadline, and to give the FCC and the FBI information regarding the current status of carrier compliance efforts.

Looked at more cynically, one could argue that the Monitoring Report is a device designed to pressure broadband providers into pestering their equipment vendors for CALEA software solutions, and to drive them into the arms of “Trusted Third Parties” (i.e., compliance contractors) if such software solutions are not quickly forthcoming. Although the Monitoring Report must be filed, it has minimal legal significance because compliance plans and circumstances may change between February 12 and the May 14 compliance deadline, and because noncompliance violations and penalties will not become ripe until the May 14 deadline.

We are available to assist clients in preparing the Form 445 Monitoring Report. To do so, we will need information with respect to current and prospective compliance plans and efforts. Generally, there are three ways to comply:

1. Broadband providers will eventually be able to purchase CALEA software for their routers or other relevant broadband equipment. Such software would not appear to be very complex or beyond the state of current technology (for example, the FBI’s Carnivore program was allegedly capable of identifying and reading certain packets several years ago). However, it is our understanding that industry standards have been slow to develop, and that (with the exception of a couple of rumored, but unsubstantiated, instances) little or no off-the-shelf (non-customized) CALEA software appears to be available at this time. Given the substantial demand for a CALEA software solution, it is possible (although far from certain) that this may change during the next four months. Clients who desire to employ this compliance option should contact their router, DSLAM and other broadband equipment vendors, and obtain letters, brochures and/or notes setting forth the vendor name, generic, characteristics, cost and likely receipt date of any proposed or promised CALEA software solution which they presently desire or plan to deploy. In addition to employing this information to prepare the FCC Form 445 Monitoring Report, clients should exert due diligence by following up this initial contact at reasonable intervals until the CALEA software is received and deployed, or until it is clear that such CALEA software will not be available before May 14.

2. Some Internet backbone providers are planning to offer CALEA surveillance services for Internet service providers (ISPs) and other broadband providers served by their backbones. Clients who desire to employ this compliance option should contact their backbone provider, and obtain literature or take notes regarding the characteristics, costs and availability of any proposed CALEA compliance services or facilities. To the extent that broadband traffic originating and terminating within a client’s service area may not traverse the backbone provider’s facilities, an important question will be whether and how the backbone provider’s services can intercept such local traffic.

3. At least some Trusted Third Parties (TTPs) appear to have convinced the FCC and the FBI that they can implement and provide electronic surveillance for substantial numbers of carriers. Whereas some TTPs are rumored to have substantial setup costs and recurring charges, there appear to be emerging some increased competition and some lower-cost proposals. Clients should keep in mind that reliability may be as important as cost, for service providers (not TTPs) will be responsible for CALEA compliance. Clients who desire to employ this option should identify their prospective TTP in their FCC 445 Monitoring Report, and proceed to finalize the necessary contractual and facilities arrangements. One way to test the TTP’s confidence in its own reliability and capabilities is to request a contract provision requiring the TTP to indemnify the broadband provider against liability for CALEA violations.

In the past, the present shortage or absence of commercially available CALEA software would be likely to result in an eleventh-hour FCC extension of the May 14 deadline. However, the current unholy mix of politics, war and terrorist fears in Washington makes it unlikely that the FCC will risk being blamed for an attack that someone might later claim was preventable if broadband CALEA requirements had been in place. The path of least resistance is for the FCC to hold firm to the May 14 deadline, and force broadband providers to sign up with TTPs if software and/or backbone solutions do not become available in time.

One potentially viable response is to persuade the FCC and Congress that an inflexible May 14 CALEA deadline will result in significant suspensions of broadband services in rural areas until less expensive CALEA solutions become commercially available. Carriers faced with CATV or other imminent broadband competition may not want to pursue this avenue. Clients that do not have broadband competition and that do not have significant numbers of law enforcement surveillance requests during recent years should contact us about this response option.

If a couple hundred carriers state in their FCC Form 445 Monitoring Reports that they are considering the suspension of certain broadband services if reasonably-priced CALEA solutions are not available by May 14, there might be some relief from the FCC or Congress. We would note that a client’s good faith consideration of the suspension option as of February 12 would not preclude a subsequent decision to sign up with a TTP if acceptable software or backbone solutions did not become available as the May 14 deadline approached. Any client interested in this approach should email Gerry Duffy at on or before Friday, January 26. We will compile an email list of interested clients, and if there is enough interest to make the strategy viable, we will provide suggested language and file the reports with the FCC and key members of Congress.

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

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Paging prayer: technology sends thoughts to ill

Advocate staff writer
Published: Jan 13, 2007

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The Rev. Ginny Allen, left, minister of missions and spiritual growth for Broadmoor United Methodist Church, says technology meets spirituality in a new ministry of the church. When the prayer pager vibrates, Jerry Wilcox, a cancer patient, and his wife, Marlene, know someone is praying for them.

Jerry Wilcox, though a retired engineer, gets paged routinely.

The pages don’t signal a need at work, but rather come to offer encouragement.

Each time the pager vibrates, Wilcox, who is being treated for lung cancer, knows someone is praying for him.

Technology meets spirituality in this new ministry at Broadmoor United Methodist Church, explained the Rev. Ginny Allen, minister of missions and spiritual growth.

Allen, who oversees the new prayer pager ministry, took part in a similar ministry two years ago at a church in Jackson, Miss.

There the first recipient of the prayer pager was a young man injured in a car wreck on his way back to college.

“I was with his parents when the neurosurgeon said he would be paralyzed,” Allen said. “That young man is walking today with just a crutch on his left side and his mother is still wearing the pager.”

Wilcox, who has been wearing the Broadmoor pager since Thanksgiving, said it has been “a thrill.”

“It gives you the knowledge that there is somebody praying for you and taking the time to let you know about it.”

After the pager buzzes, Wilcox said, he, in turn, says a prayer for the person who has paged him.

The pager doesn't show a phone number, but rather a zip code to indicate where the page has come from.

Marlene Wilcox said she removed the zip code page out of the phone book so her husband can handily trace the region from which the prayer page came.

After 20 years of activity in their church’s ministries, they know that friends from the Prime of Life group, Sunday school, the weekly men’s Bible study group, and the United Methodist Women are routine pagers. Add friends and former co-workers who have heard about his illness and the pager, and the pager can be quite active at times, he said.

The buzz signals support that Jerry Wilcox said he knew he had, but the page is a gentle reminder.

He leaves it on from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., taking it off and clearing it when he goes to bed.

He takes note of “the regulars.”

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Prayer Pager tips for churches interested in the ministry:

  • Make sure the pager has a toll-free number. Tell the provider you will be expecting a high volume of calls and do not want to pay by the call. Talk about any options available to you after explaining how you want the pager to operate.
  • Make several copies of the instruction manual to distribute to each person given the pager. Some recipients might not be familiar with the operation of a pager.
  • When sending e-mails to notify congregation members of the pager number, be sure to include specific instructions about how to call the toll-free number, such as waiting for the beeps and putting in your zip code. “Press the # key and hang-up.”
  • Include a sample prayer in the e-mail.

For information, contact the Rev. Ginny Allen. E-mail is Phone (225) 924-6269, Ext. 212.




A Global Wireless Messaging Association

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 Dear EMMA Members and Friends,

While we would like to reiterate our warmest wishes for a Successful New Year, we also also want to invite you to EMMA's next Conference. It will be held on April 25-26 at the Hilton Hotel in Malta.

Malta, a full member of the EU, is one of the faithful adopters of paging in Europe, thanks to its network operator Telepage — a venture established in the 1990s between Maltacom and Mtel/SkyTel and a founding member of EPPA and EMMA. Malta is also a beautiful and hospitable island, a land of inspiration. And this is exactly the quest today for every professional in wireless communications. inspiration.

As we kick off 2007 we all realize that, in spite of the ongoing convergence between technologies, the existing high  market penetration in mobiles is making growth increasingly challenging. At the same time, the bargaining power of users has also strengthened. It is therefore more imperative than ever before for network operators and manufacturers to protect their respective markets by enhancing their skills to master loyalty among their customers. Technological innovation is important, but customer-focused strategies confer even greater weight to competitiveness.

The objective of the next Conference is, therefore, to tap into the experience and new ideas of those members of our industry who have successfully developed such strategies, and get inspiration from leaders in other sectors, whose know-how can be transposed to address the concerns of the paging world. Speakers from EMEA, the Americas and Australasia will bring insight to the event and create opportunities for further synergies and business cross-fertilization.

We would also like to encourage participation of corporate and government end-users of paging, as well as solution developers — they, after all, are key stakeholders in our industry  —  so please feel free to circulate this invitation widely among your contacts,

Attached you will find the program of the Conference and registration forms.

We are confident that you will support this event with your presence and usual enthusiasm. 

Best regards,

Derek Banner          Jacques N. Couvas 

The European Mobile Messaging Association

Has the pleasure of inviting you to attend the Industry’s

First Semi-Annual Conference and
Round Table Meeting, 2007

Putting the Customer First:
Getting More Value Out Of Established Relationships

April 25-26, 2007

Portomaso, St Julian’s, Malta

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DAY 1, Wednesday, April 25, 2007

13:00 Registration of the Delegates
13:30 Get-together Coffee
14:15 Session 1
15:30 Session 2
17:30 END OF DAY 1
19:00 Social Event
20:00 Gala Dinner
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DAY 2, Thursday, April 26, 2007

09:00 Session 3
10:30 Coffee Break
10:45 Session 4
12:30 Lunch

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Registration Fee:
The attendance fee is Euro 99 per delegate. The fee includes access to all sessions, soft drinks during the sessions, coffee breaks, plus: Organized visit to Maltacom/SkyTel, Social event and Gala Dinner on Day 1; lunch on Day 2; and copies of the presentations in electronic format distributed after the conference.

Registration Form:
Please fill the attached registration form and e-mail it to as soon as possible to enable the Secretariat run logistics smoothly.

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Hotel Reservations:
You will receive information about hotel accommodation together with the confirmation of your registration to the conference. The EMMA special rate for this event in Deluxe rooms at the Malta Hilton is Lm 66 per night (approximately € 150/UK£ 103) for Single occupancy, inclusive of service, VAT and full buffet breakfast. We have negotiated a special rate also for Double occupancy at Lm. 88 per night, inclusive of the referenced services. Malta has plenty of cultural events and opportunities for one-day historical visits and excursions on the main island or the other islands of the Maltese archipelago — Gozo and Comino — in April, therefore we wish to encourage delegates bring their companion or family. Depending upon spouse attendance, EMMA reserves the option to organize a Spouses’ Activities program.

Cancellation Policy
In case of impediment to attend after registration, you may be replaced by another member of your company without penalty.

Cancellations received at the Secretariat up to April 5 will result in a charge of Euro 25 per person.

Cancellations received at the Secretariat on or after April 6, and no-show, will give no right to refund, as EMMA is liable to the hotel for the number of delegates confirmed three weeks before the event.


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President Expresses Appreciation to Amateur Radio Operators

president george bush NEWINGTON, CT, Jan 16, 2007 — President George W. Bush has written the ARRL to recognize the just-ended Hello Amateur Radio public relations campaign and to extend "greetings to all those celebrating 100 years of voices over the airwaves." The president said the centennial of Reginald Fessenden's landmark Christmas Eve 1906 voice broadcast "opened the door for technological advances" that improved the lives of people around the world.

"I appreciate all who work in radio, and I am grateful to the Amateur Radio operators who provide emergency communications that help make our country safer and more secure," President Bush wrote. "Your good work strengthens our society and represents the American spirit."

ARRL Media and Public Relations Manager Allen Pitts, W1AGP, conceived and developed the Hello campaign. He says that while that initiative is formally over, ARRL public information coordinators and officers will take advantage in the new year of the momentum it generated.

"As we begin launching the new Emergency Communications campaign, the friendships and goodwill developed in Hello will aid in future promotions of Amateur Radio," Pitts commented. "For 100 years, radio in its many forms has saved lives and aided in crises. We have a great legacy and a bright future."

The grand finale of the Hello campaign December 29-30 involved special event operations from W1AW, W1F at Brant Rock, Massachusetts, and GB1FVT in Scotland.

The theme of the ARRL's 2007 public relations initiative is "Ham Radio . . . Getting the Message Through for your Family and Community." It will focus on Amateur Radio's capability to provide reliable emergency communication when traditional systems fail or become overloaded.

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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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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.



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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.

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Lady Needs Help

On Jan 18, 2007, at 2:41 PM, Terri Hulse wrote:


I have a question that I am trying to research and am not having much luck. I am writing in the hopes that you can assist me. I need to determine the power usage (in dollars or kw) of a PURC 5000 150 watt paging transmitter. I am trying to determine what the power costs would be at a facility if we placed our transmitter on site. Any assistance that you could provide would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you in advance for your time and attention.
Terri Hulse
Technical Supervisor
MAXIMUM Communications, Inc.
513-489-3414 ext 111

Hi Terri,

If it's OK with you, I will put your message in my newsletter and see if someone who has a maintenance manual for the PURC 5000 and can do the calculation. Of course the amount of paging traffic on the channel will have a direct effect on the power consumption. To be accurate, we need to know what percentage of the total time, the PURC will be actually transmitting traffic. The rest of the time it will be in the standby mode and the power consumption will be much less. Can you estimate this?

Best regards,

Brad Dye


That is certainly fine with me. I appreciate any assistance that you (or your audience) can offer. I would estimate that our transmitter is keyed up approximately 75% of the time. That should give us a close enough estimate for our current purposes.

Thank you again for your assistance in this matter.

Terri Hulse

Can you help with this? If you have a 150-watt PURC that you can measure the AC current or if you have a manual that you can look up the spec, this lady would appreciate your help.

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Date: December 11, 2006 10:52:43 AM CST
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Subject: letter to editor

Hi Brad,

Happy Holidays.  I was wondering if you could publish the following "want-ad" in your next newsletter?

Motorola Nucleus and/or Nucleus II 900 MHz 300 watt C-Net controlled base stations. Looking to make bulk purchases. Will also purchase GOOD (tested) Nucleus 900 MHz 300 watt power amplifiers.

Also looking for the matching outdoor antenna unit for the Motorola GPS receiver which connects to the C-Net controller chassis.

Thanks for the great newsletter every week.



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Subject: Ancient Communications

After having dug to a depth of 1000 meters last year, Scottish scientists found traces of copper wire dating back 1000 years and came to the conclusion that their ancestors already had a telephone network more than 1000 years ago.

Not to be outdone by the Scots, in the weeks that followed, English scientists dug to a depth of 2000 meters and shortly after headlines in the UK newspapers read: "English archaeologists have found traces of 2000 year old fibre-optic cable and have concluded that their ancestors already had an advanced high-tech digital communications network a thousand years earlier than the Scots."

One week later, Irish newspapers reported the following: "After digging as deep as 5000 meters in a County Mayo bog, Irish scientists have found absolutely nothing. They, therefore, have concluded that 5000 years ago, Ireland's inhabitants were already using wireless technology."

Date: January 17, 2007 10:04:13 AM CST
Subject: Question about advanced control

Hi Brad,

My name is Bryan KC8LMI. I am a ham radio operator and play with repeaters quite a bit. I have a friend that uses a PURC-5000 225 UHF model paging transmitter for his repeater transmitter. It is the unit with the frequency agile advanced control tray. I recently bought a MSF-5000 advanced control tray, complete with ACB, pslib boards. My question is, if the MSF-5000 tray can be swapped with the PURC advanced control?? In other words, can I unplug the current advanced control tray and put in the MSF-5000 tray?? (to the PURC transmitter) Or is there no compatibility?? Any info is greatly appreciated.

Thank you,

Bryan KC8LMI left arrow To help Brian, click here, I don't have any experience with the MSF-5000.


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