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                      THE CGC COMMUNICATOR

                            CGC #406

                     Monday, August 14, 2000

                 Robert F. Gonsett, W6VR, Editor

     Copyright 2000, Communications General Corporation (CGC)

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  FCC ISSUES REPORT ON THE AVAILABILITY OF HIGH-SPEED
  AND ADVANCED TELECOMMUNICATIONS SERVICES

  Relatively few individuals have high-speed/advanced telecom
services installed at home.  While over-the-air broadcasting as
we know it is "safe" from direct competition for now, things
are changing rapidly.

http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Common_Carrier/News_Releases/2000/nrcc0040.html 

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  FCC RELEASES FIFTH ANNUAL REPORT ON STATE OF WIRELESS
  INDUSTRY - HIGH SPEED PORTABLE/MOBILE INTERNET IS COMING

  The groundwork for tomorrow's mobile broadcasting platform
is being laid today.  Although this document never uses the
words broadcast or broadcasting, you don't have to read deep
between the lines to figure out what is happening.  Broadband.
Digital.  3G.

http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Wireless/News_Releases/2000/nrwl0026.html 

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  WHAT DO FCC FIELD INSPECTORS LIKE AND DISLIKE?

  This short and easy to read document which tells what some
FCC Field Inspectors like and dislike about their jobs.  One
concern is the issue of personal safety when responding to
interference complaints or unauthorized transmissions.  This
issue was especially significant in the Detroit District Office
when dealing with "militia entities."

http://www.fcc.gov/Daily_Releases/Daily_Business/2000/db0809/civilmonetary-ltr.txt 

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  MORE ON FIELD INSPECTORS

  The likes and dislikes of FCC Field Inspectors are explained
in detail in this seven page report.

  The complaints cover a wide spectrum of topics such as:
being sued by pirate radio station operators; aging electronic
equipment and an understaffed FCC calibration lab; the poor
quality of FCC broadcast databases.  "(FCC) staff reported that
some commercial web sites (ex. radiostations.com) provide better
information about Commission licensees than Commission databases."

http://www.fcc.gov/Daily_Releases/Daily_Business/2000/db0809/fy99fieldinspection.doc 

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                           JOB SHOPPE
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  TELEPHONE SYSTEMS DESIGN ENGINEER NEEDED

  I am looking for an independent consultant with current
knowledge of telephone long distance and local networks to do
systems design work.  If there are any questions about exactly
what is needed, please do not hesitate to call or write.  I
can be reached at (619) 468-3809 or by e-mail as shown below.

  Bob Haggerty, robert@haggerty.com 

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           LETTER TO THE EDITOR    (NINE LINE LIMIT)
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  COMMENTS ON THE PHARTRONICS PRESSURE SENSOR

  Re the Phartronics "pressure sensor interface" mentioned in
CGC #405, we have sold several dozen in our area and many more
were sold in our other eight RF Specialties offices throughout
the country without any units returned, as far as I know.

  Sam Lane, RFSCA@aol.com 

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  INTUITIVE TOXICOLOGY

  The public often interprets scientific evidence far differently
from scientists, and instead practices what is called "intuitive
toxicology."  For example, the so called risks of electromagnetic
fields are soon forgotten if a favored appliance like a toaster or
electric shaver is used.  Unsightly outdoor power lines or radio
communications towers over which an individual has no control,
however, seem destined to fall into the "gotta be dangerous"
category.

  To read more about intuitive toxicology and the logical
pitfalls that plague public perception, see IEEE Spectrum,
August 2000, p.25.

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           FCC ITEMS  (ONLY ONE LOCAL ITEM THIS WEEK)
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  EXPERIMENTAL ACTION

  WB2XIK     ARRAYCOMM, INC.    0006-EX-PL-2000

  New experimental authorization to operate in 2300 - 2305 MHz
  to test, develop and perform a market study for a wireless
  Internet access system.  Fixed:  San Diego and vicinity, CA

http://www.fcc.gov/Daily_Releases/Daily_Business/2000/db0809/pnet0008.txt 

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  SAN FRANCISCO IBOC:  AM STATION APPLICATION FOR EXPERIMENTAL
  STATION ACCEPTED FOR FILING

  BPEX-20000728ABM    NEW   124967   LUCENT DIGITAL RADIO, INC.
                    1700 KHZ             SAN FRANCISCO, CA

  To conduct IBOC AM DEMO during NAB Radio Convention on 1700 kHz.

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