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Friday — June 23, 2017 — Issue No. 761

Welcome Back To
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Well, I had a pretty stressful week. My computer died and I had to buy a new one. Fortunately I had a backup of all my files.

Actually I had two backups. A friend of mine who was a Navy Seal told me that they are taught a rule about critical equipment on important missions:

“One is none — two is one.”

This sort of says that one of whatever you have is bound to to fail, so you should always have two.

So one of my backup systems duplicates everything on my main hard drive at 2:30 AM every day. This is good but it can't help you find a file that you deleted.

The other backup system creates a small file every hour or so — of whatever was changed since the previous backup. It's called Time Machine, and you can usually go back in time and find a file that you previously deleted.

The big feature article this week is from Rick McMichael of Preferred Wireless, announcing that he will be closing his business by July 31st.

This is very important since Rick has one of the largest stocks of paging equipment in the world. This may be the last chance to obtain replacement or spare paging systems infrastructure.

Remember: “One is none — two is one.”

Now on to more news and views.

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Marty Cooper, inventor of the cellphone: The next step is implantables

David Pogue
June 20, 2017
Yahoo! Finance

Marty Cooper is not nearly as famous as he should be.

He’s the former Motorola engineer we can thank for advances in liquid-crystal displays, two-way radios, WiFi, and pagers.

And—oh yeah. He invented the cellphone.*

He’s also funny and sharp, and, at 88, still inventing. Last month, I had the chance to chat with him in Silicon Valley.

POGUE: You are the father of, of course, the cellphone, and the pager, and MIMO Wi-Fi.

What am I missing?

COOPER: Well, you know. I’ve been in the same industry for like 100 years! Actually, only 60. So I’ve had lots of opportunities.

POGUE: Well, brag a little. What else?

COOPER: Well, some of these things you wouldn’t know about. The first radio traffic control happened in the 1950s. I built the first electronic device for ringing the telephone in a car—before there was cellular, before there were even cellphones—well, before there were any kind of phones. So you hang around long enough, and you can do a lot of stuff.

POGUE: When you’re working on this stuff, do you have any idea where it’s going to go?

COOPER: Well, you’ve got to be a good dreamer. And that’s what I do. I’m not that great an engineer, but I’m a very good dreamer. POGUE: You’re not that great an engineer!? COOPER: Well, you know, if you’re going to dream realities, you have to know what you’re dreaming about. The skill is ignoring reality and thinking about what really could be.

POGUE: So when you’re working on something like a pager or the first mobile phone, are there naysayers?

COOPER: Everybody’s a naysayer. Especially the bean counters. If you can’t point to getting profits and revenues in a reasonable amount of time, then they’re negative, regardless of how great the story is. But even when we had proved the cellular concept, and we were ready to go public, I had a guy from London tell me: “We think that the total market for portable phones in London is 12,000.” And it’s more like 12 million now.

POGUE: Where is that guy today?

COOPER: Yeah, exactly.

POGUE: And I’m sorry to ask this question for the thousandth time in your life, but you made the first cellphone call. Do you remember what you said?

COOPER: The first public call.

POGUE: The first public call?

COOPER: Yeah, because we weren’t going to show something to the public that wasn’t tested in a lab!

POGUE: Oh, I see.

COOPER: No, serendipitously, I was with a reporter, we were walking down the street, because that’s how I like to demonstrate mobility. People are mobile, right? That’s my mantra. And I wanted to make a phone call, and I thought, you know, I’m going to call Joel Engel, who is my counterpart at the Bell System. And the Bell System were our enemy. You know, they’re a monopoly, and we believe in competition. So I dialed the number, and remarkably, he answered the phone himself. And I said, “Joel?” He says, “Marty! Hi, Marty.” “I’m calling you from a cellphone.” “What, a real cellphone?” “A handheld, personal, portable, cellphone.” Silence at the other end of the line. You know that I’m not above rubbing things in, but … To this day, Joel doesn’t remember that call. I guess I don’t blame him.

POGUE: I’m sure Verizon’s got a record of it somewhere.

COOPER: Yeah, yeah, no doubt. No doubt.

POGUE: Your work launched one of the biggest, most life changing, societally changing technologies the world has ever known. How do you not have this massive ego?

COOPER: Well, there are a couple of issues. First of all, I hope you know that I didn’t do it all by myself. It was thousands of other people that participated. I happened to be the first one to think about actually building one like that. But I don’t live in the past. You know, if you’re dreaming about the past, it’s not very interesting. So I still think a lot about the future. And I’ve got more time on my hands now, so I think of more things than I ever did in the past. And it’s very exciting.

POGUE: What will the future bring?

COOPER: Well, we don’t have enough time. But I think with the cellphone industry is still in its infant period. We are just barely getting started. In fact, the whole concept of computers, memory — these are all awkward. So what I see in the future is good technology. Good technology is invisible. You don’t even know it’s there, but it serves you. And that’s what the cellphone ought to do, that’s what a computer ought to do. And so I think we are going to meld our minds with the machines.

Everybody keeps talking about they’re scared about the robots? Not really. If you think about the person of the future, his mind will be offloading the trivial things like remembering things. Computers do that so much better. And the focus for a human being will be abstracting, thinking.

But, on the other hand, when you need the memory, when you need the processing, it’s all part of your mind. No keyboards in between. And, if you could imagine a world like that, we are much, much more powerful as individuals. And then, when you add into that that we’re all connected, well, there is no problem in the world that will not be solved.

POGUE: Are you talking about implantable technology?

COOPER: Of course.

POGUE: You are? You’re a believer?

COOPER: Well, ultimately. But, you know, it’s going to happen gradually. But just think about the idea of — [grabs a phone] Does this look like a practical device? I mean, it’s flat. My face is curved. And I’m in this awkward position. So when I envision a cellphone as being a bunch of optimum devices … this does a whole bunch of suboptimal things. And so, one of them, as an example, is talking and listening. We’re never going to stop talking, especially guys like you and me. And the optimum place to put a telephone, for somebody that’s talking and listening, is let’s stick it, say, right behind your ear, right?

And have a powerful computer in it, and if I want to talk to David, I say, “Get David on the phone for me.” And they say, “Well, you want your cousin David in Pittsburgh, or David Pogue?” And I say, “No, get Pogue on the phone.” And, the next thing you know, I’m talking to you. That’s, to me, an optimum phone. You don’t have to think about it, you know, it’s just there.

And the next stuff after that, well, wait a second, now we’ve got a charging problem with this gadget behind you ear. What does your body do? Your body takes food in and it creates energy. Well, why don’t we implant this phone under your skin behind your ear? I mean, you know, ladies puncture their ears all the time. And, once you do that, you use the chemistry of the body to keep the thing going. Now, it’s a real engineering solution. Never think about it, it’s there when you need it. When you don’t need it, it’s not there. That’s my ideal.

POGUE: You really are an imaginative, forward thinker. I mean —

COOPER: Nice of you to say that. What is that you want? Every time you compliment me, I worry about that.

POGUE: A selfie, that’s all I want. I mean, I think you should wallow in what you’ve created. You and your team. I mean, the world is transformed by cellular technology. COOPER: Yeah, there’s no question about that. The part that really inspires me is what’s going on in the emerging countries. In a place where the real advantage of connectivity is, in Africa… The fact that they can now move money around… Well, the best example is: you’ve got to a village in India. Micro-financing. A poor woman buys a cellphone. She rents time on the cellphone for the farmers around there. So the farmers, now, can call the neighboring villages, find out where the market is. Their efficiency goes up. So she’s making money, the farmers are making money, micro lenders are making money. You know, win win win.

POGUE: That’s amazing. All because of some Motorola engineer a few years ago.

COOPER: There you go. Engineers do good things on occasion. They’re a little awkward from time to time, but we love them.

POGUE: We’ll take it. Thank you, Marty.

COOPER: It’s always a pleasure, David.

Source: Yahoo! Finance  

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Supreme Court Rules Sex Offenders Can't Be Barred from Social Media

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In a unanimous decision today, the Supreme Court struck down a North Carolina law that prevents sex offenders from posting on social media where children might be present, saying it “impermissibly restricts lawful speech.” In doing so, the Supreme Court asserted what we all know to be true: Posting is essential to the survival of the republic.

The court ruled that to “foreclose access to social media altogether is to prevent the user from engaging in the legitimate exercise of First Amendment rights.” The court correctly noted that “one of the most important places to exchange views is cyberspace.”

In 2002, when the petitioner, Lester Gerard Packingham was 21 he was convicted of having sex with a 13-year-old girl. In 2010, Packingham posted a Facebook update: “Man God is Good! How about I got so much favor they dismissed the ticket before court even started? No fine, no court cost, no nothing spent. . . Praise be to GOD, WOW! Thanks JESUS!”

That post led to a charge and conviction under the state’s law making it a felony for sex offenders to access social networking sites that allow children to create accounts.

That law was ruled to be overly broad, barring “access to what for many are the principal sources for knowing current events, checking ads for employment, speaking and listening in the modern public square, and otherwise exploring the vast realms of human thought and knowledge.”

Justice Kennedy wrote movingly about the societal value of posting, saying:

While we now may be coming to the realization that the Cyber Age is a revolution of historic proportions, we cannot appreciate yet its full dimensions and vast potential to alter how we think, express ourselves, and define who we want to be.


On Twitter, users can petition their elected representatives and otherwise engage with them in a direct manner.

Quite right.

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Paging system designs in the United States typically use a voice radio-style infrastructure. These systems are primarily designed for outdoor mobile coverage with modest indoor coverage. Before Narrowbanding, coverage wasn’t good, but what they have now is not acceptable! The high power, high tower approach also makes the system vulnerable. If one base station fails, a large area loses their paging service immediately!

Almost every technology went from analog to digital except fire paging. So it’s time to think about digital paging! The Disaster-Proven Paging Solution (DiCal) from Swissphone offers improved coverage, higher reliability and flexibility beyond anything that traditional analog or digital paging systems can provide. 

Swissphone is the No. 1 supplier for digital paging solutions worldwide. The Swiss company has built paging networks for public safety organizations all over the world. Swissphone has more than 1 million pagers in the field running for years and years due to their renowned high quality.

DiCal is the digital paging system developed and manufactured by Swissphone. It is designed to meet the specific needs of public safety organizations. Fire and EMS rely on these types of networks to improve incident response time. DiCal systems are designed and engineered to provide maximum indoor paging coverage across an entire county. In a disaster situation, when one or several connections in a simulcast solution are disrupted or interrupted, the radio network automatically switches to fall back operating mode. Full functionality is preserved at all times. This new system is the next level of what we know as “Simulcast Paging” here in the U.S.

Swissphone offers high-quality pagers, very robust and waterproof. Swissphone offers the best sensitivity in the industry, and battery autonomy of up to three months. First responder may choose between a smart s.QUAD pager, which is able to connect with a smartphone and the Hurricane DUO pager, the only digital pager who offers text-to-voice functionality.

Bluetooth technology makes it possible to connect the s.QUAD with a compatible smartphone, and ultimately with various s.ONE software solutions from Swissphone. Thanks to Bluetooth pairing, the s.QUAD combines the reliability of an independent paging system with the benefits of commercial cellular network. Dispatched team members can respond back to the call, directly from the pager. The alert message is sent to the pager via paging and cellular at the same time. This hybrid solution makes the alert faster and more secure. Paging ensures alerting even if the commercial network fails or is overloaded.

Swissphone sets new standards in paging:

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Preferred Wireless


June 22, 2017

Dear Fellow Paging System Owners, Operators, Managers, and Friends,

If someone would have told me back in 1982 when I was fresh out of technician school, and hired by Quintron as a Final Test Technician — that I would be working to sell their equipment until 2017 — I would have thought, “who is Quintron?” Well, I found out and have not been disappointed.

I have worked, in one aspect or another, in the paging industry for a total of 35 years. First I was hired as a technician at Quintron, then I moved into the training department and finally into the sales department, as an assistant, then as a sales representative. I have gotten to meet and work with some great people along the way. Many of them have retired a long time ago and many are still working in the business.

This equipment reselling business was started in response to a program Glenayre ran 18 years ago. They took a trade-in of some Motorola equipment to offset the cost of new Glenayre equipment. Instead of scrapping it, they elected to have my partner and me (at the time, Bill McManus) refurbish it and then sell it. The program ended after a few years but we continued to purchase as much as we could to supply parts and used equipment worldwide.

My reason for this letter is to tell you that I have decided to close the business and pursue some other interests outside of paging. But I still have quite a bit of equipment left that I need to move, and all of it is priced at “garage sale” prices. So, if anyone needs something on my list please contact me. I prefer to see it go to someone who can use it rather than the alternative.

I Thank all my customers and friends for the success of this business, and will miss working with you all. My scheduled date to close up is July 31st.

Thank you.

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8 Motorola HSO - UHF, High Stab Osc. - TLF1650A HSO out of PURC 5000 UHF transmitter
15 Motorola RF Tray, PURC 5000, UHF  
30 Motorola 5 MHz Oscillator - KXN1173AA  
6 Motorola UHF VCO - TTE1472B UHF VCO Module - used inside RF Tray
5 Motorola Nucleus Link Receiver, VHF, 150-174 MHz 150-174 MHz
6 Motorola Nucleus Link Receiver, Midband  72-76 MHz
11 Motorola Nucleus GPS Reference Receivers PTRN1013
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6 Motorola Nucleus 900 MHz PA 900 MHz Final PA 
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1 DX Radio Midband Exciter - Synthesized Model T70AM Midband Exciter
16 Motorola PURC 5000 Link Receiver, Midband  
1 Motorola Link Transmitter, C35JZB6101, 900 MHz 10W 900 MHz Link TX
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1 Motorola Link Transmitter, C35JZB6106, 900 MHz 10W 900 MHz Link TX
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9 Glenayre QT-4201, 25W, Midband, Link Transmitter 25W Midband Link
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10 Motorola Nucleus, VHF, 125W, CNET  
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1 Zetron Zetron DAPT 1000 Paging Terminal Includes 2 dual trunk cards
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4 Zetron Multiport 702-9191  
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Monday, June 23, 2017

Volume 5 | Issue 123

Infrastructure Plan Includes Rural Broadband, Trump Confirms

Wireless stakeholders have been hoping and now President Donald Trump has confirmed that expanded access to broadband internet service in rural areas will be part of the $1 trillion infrastructure proposal he will send to Congress. “You’ll be seeing it very shortly,” he said Wednesday evening in Cedar Rapids, IA.

His plan to use $200 billion in federal funds to prompt investment in national infrastructure has spurred rural groups to seek broadband inclusion, Inside Towers reported. Previous administrations ensured rural areas were electrified and received water upgrade projects to bring them in line with their suburban and urban peers, noted lawmakers at a House Communications Subcommittee hearing on rural broadband earlier this week. Their point was rural America should have access to high-speed internet too.

The White House has been holding meetings this week with tech company executives, including those from AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile and Verizon about infrastructure, IoT, 5G and drones, to name a few topics. FCC Commissioner Ajit Pai said he participated in meetings about 5G and IoT yesterday morning before the agency’s monthly open meeting.

Pai told reporters after the Commission meeting, he’s excited about what the administration’s plan could mean. “There are a lot of Americans on the wrong side of the digital divide and I think the President’s announcement and the willingness of other agencies to work together could go a long way towards solving that problem.” The White House and Congress will structure the plan and the FCC “will dutifully administer it,” he said, adding he hopes any funding would be channeled through existing FCC mechanisms.

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A Problem

The Motorola Nucleus II Paging Base Station is a great paging transmitter. The Nucleus I, however, had some problems.

One of the best features of this product was its modular construction. Most of the Nucleus' component parts were in plug-in modules that were field replaceable making maintenance much easier.

One issue was (and still is) that two of the modules had to always be kept together. They are called the “matched pair.”

Motorola used some tricks to keep people in the field from trying to match unmatched pairs, and force them to send SCM and Exciter modules back to the factory for calibrating them with precision laboratory equipment.

The serial numbers have to match in the Nucleus programing software or you can't transmit . Specifically the 4-level alignment ID parameter contained in the SCM has to match the Exciter ID parameter.

Even if someone could modify the programing software to “fudge” these parameters, that would not let them use unmatched modules effectively without recalibrating them to exact factory specifications.

So now that there is no longer a Motorola factory laboratory to send them to, what do we do?

I hope someone can help us resolve this serious problem for users of the Nucleus paging transmitter.

Please let me know if you can help. [click here]

[Thanks to Tom Harger Chief Engineer at Contact Wireless for the correction above in ]


BloostonLaw Newsletter

Selected portions [sometimes more — sometimes less] of the BloostonLaw Telecom Update and/or the BloostonLaw Private Users Update — newsletters from the Law Offices of Blooston, Mordkofsky, Dickens, Duffy & Prendergast, LLP — are reproduced in this section of The Wireless Messaging News with the firm’s permission. Contact information is included at the end of the newsletter.

BloostonLaw Private Users Update Vol. 18, SPECIAL EDITION June 15, 2017

FCC Filing Window for Grandfathered 3.65-3.7 GHz Protection Zones Closes August 7

The FCC has established a filing window for incumbent licensees in the 3.65-3.7 GHz band to file supplemental information to define their Grandfathered Wireless Protection Zone within the framework for deployment of the Citizens Broadband Radio Service (CBRS). This filing is necessary for incumbent 3.65-3.7 GHz licensees to enjoy interference protection from new CBRS operations. The deadline for filing any application in the FCC’s Universal Licensing System (ULS) to be afforded protection is August 7, 2017. Clients with 3.65 GHz licenses should contact us promptly if they would like help protecting their existing operations.


As we previously reported, in 2015, the FCC established a new CBRS service in the 3.55-3.70 GHz service, which encompassed spectrum in the 3.65-3.7 GHz band. At that time, the FCC adopted rules in order to protect existing licensees’ registered base stations in the 3.65-3.7 GHz band from harmful interference from CBRS users for a fixed transition period of five years, until April 17, 2020 or for the remainder of the license term — whichever is longer (with the exception that Part 90 incumbents licensed after January 8, 2013 will be limited to a protection period of five years). In order to be able to seek protection, the station must (a) have been registered in the FCC’s Universal Licensing System (ULS) on or before April 17, 2015 and (b) constructed and placed in service as of 1 year later or by April 17, 2016.

What is the Grandfathered Wireless Protection Zone?

The FCC has established a two pronged approach which defines the Grandfathered Wireless Protection Zone around each registered base station, as follows: (a) for sectors encompassing unregistered customer premise equipment (CPE), a 5.3 km radius sector from each registered base station based on the azimuth and beam width registered for that base station and (b) for sectors encompassing registered CPE, a sector centered on each base station with the registered azimuth and beam width covering all registered subscriber stations within that sector.

What Must be Filed?

The following information must be included in any filing in order to establish the Grandfathered Wireless Protection Zone:

  1. Identify the relevant base stations that were registered in ULS as of April 17, 2015 that will be used to define the Grandfathered Wireless Protection Zone
  2. Certify that the stations were constructed and operational as required by the Commission’s Rules as of April 17, 2016
  3. Identify whether unregistered and/or registered CPE is being used with that base station
  4. If registered CPE is being used, specify the distance to the furthest registered CPE from that base station

Special Instructions for Point to Point Operations

If the 3.65-3.70 GHz equipment is being used for point-to-point operations, the licensee will be required to register each end of the point-to-point links separately as a base station and identify the receive location for that end of the point-to-point link as the furthest registered CPE.


It is important to note that the filing of supplemental information does not guaranty that the FCC will grant you protected status. Rather, those applications that pass all validation criteria in ULS will automatically be accepted. If any responses require explanation, or the application does not pass the automatic validation, ULS will change the application status from “saved” to “submitted” at which time the application will be reviewed by the FCC’s staff. A base station will only be entitled to grandfathered protection if the protection zone application has been accepted by the FCC. If further information is needed by the FCC, such information must be submitted in the form of an amendment no later than the August 7, 2017 filing deadline.

BloostonLaw Contacts: John Prendergast and Richard Rubino

This newsletter is not intended to provide legal advice. Those interested in more information should contact the firm.


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FCC proposes record fine for man in robocall scheme

June 22, 2017, 3:28 PM

Federal regulators have proposed an unprecedented $120 million fine against a Florida man who allegedly perpetrated a massive telephone "spoofing" scam in order to peddle timeshare services and other products.

The financial penalty — which if approved in court would be the biggest ever against an individual — was warranted based on the massive scope and damage caused by the illegal robocalling and phone number spoofing scam masterminded by Adrian Abramovich of Miami, Florida, the Federal Communications Commission said Thursday.

FCC plans to crack down on robocalls

Faking local numbers that mimicked the same area code and first three digits of the victim's phone number, Abramovich's marketing companies made 96 million illegal robocalls in a mere three-month stretch, the agency said. This form of "neighbor spoofing" is believed to increase the chance that even skeptical consumers will pick up the line, believing that the robocaller is actually a friend or neighbor.

When consumers did pick up, they were often urged to press a number on their telephone keypad to hear about "exclusive" vacation deals supposedly offered by major companies such as Hilton, Marriott, TripAdvisor and Expedia. In reality, the calls directed consumers to "travel agencies" that served as front operations for a group of timeshare companies operating in Mexico. The Mexican company has not been charged, but investigations continue.

Over the course of several years, Abramovich's companies disrupted emergency services, bilked vulnerable consumers out of thousands of dollars and hurt legitimate businesses, the FCC contends.

FCC "strike force" losing war against robocalls?

Indeed, the agency had help in uncovering Abramovich's operation from two companies directly impacted by the scam, according to documents filed by the FCC. Spok, a Virginia-based medical paging service, contacted the FCC in 2015 when a flood of robocalls disrupted its emergency paging service. From information provided by Spok, the FCC determined that Abramovich and his companies were the source of the disruptive phone calls.

Meanwhile, Trip Advisor was deluged by consumer complaints about robocalls that the company had not initiated or authorized. After conducting an internal investigation, the online travel company determined that the offending phone calls were linked to a Mexican hotel and resort chain that had contracted with Abramovich for advertising services.

The robocalls, most of which were made to cell phones, violate a number of telecommunications laws, according to the FCC. The Truth in Caller ID Act, for instance, prohibits callers from deliberately falsifying caller ID information to disguise their identity with the intent to harm or defraud consumers.

The FCC subpoenaed Abramovich's call records for the three-month period from October 1, 2016, to December 31, 2016, and found that Abramovich's companies made 96,758,223 calls — or more than a million calls a day — during this three-month period. Reviewing a 80,000-call sample, the agency found that all the calls were spoofed, with each using a calling number that matched the area code (first three digits) and central office code (second three digits) of the called number.

A court must approve the agency's propose fine.

Abramovich could not be reached for comment.

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