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Title: FCC to shut down tomorrow
Post by: Don Boomer on January 02, 2019, 02:39:40 pm
This is interesting

https://www.theverge.com/2019/1/1/18164361/fcc-suspension-partial-federal-government-shutdown
Title: Re: FCC to shut down tomorrow
Post by: Nathan Riddle on January 02, 2019, 03:08:42 pm
This is interesting

https://www.theverge.com/2019/1/1/18164361/fcc-suspension-partial-federal-government-shutdown

Very.

Does this mean I can operate my old 700/800mhz mics again?  ;D
Title: Re: FCC to shut down tomorrow
Post by: Taylor Hall on January 02, 2019, 03:23:02 pm
Very.

Does this mean I can operate my old 700/800mhz mics again?  ;D
While the cats are away...
Title: Re: FCC to shut down tomorrow
Post by: Dave Garoutte on January 02, 2019, 04:05:33 pm
Very.

Does this mean I can operate my old 700/800mhz mics again?  ;D

My thoughts exactly!
Title: Re: FCC to shut down tomorrow
Post by: Tim McCulloch on January 02, 2019, 07:36:55 pm
I'm sooo gonna set up a big spark-gap transmitter. ;)
Title: Re: FCC to shut down tomorrow
Post by: Rob Spence on January 02, 2019, 08:21:38 pm
I'm sooo gonna set up a big spark-gap transmitter. ;)

Oh boy!



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Title: Re: FCC to shut down tomorrow
Post by: brian maddox on January 02, 2019, 08:44:49 pm
I'm sooo gonna set up a big spark-gap transmitter. ;)

Great.  Then there will be 100 posts on here about how "my console is popping..  is it the Cat5 i'm using?"...

Nope.  Just Tim making a REALLY BIG spark!
Title: Re: FCC to shut down tomorrow
Post by: Henry Cohen on January 02, 2019, 09:09:39 pm
I'm sooo gonna set up a big spark-gap transmitter. ;)

Tim's gonna go all Marconi on us.
Title: Re: FCC to shut down tomorrow
Post by: Henry Cohen on January 02, 2019, 09:10:52 pm
Does this mean I can operate my old 700/800mhz mics again?  ;D

Life-safety enforcement folk will remain operational.
Title: Re: FCC to shut down tomorrow
Post by: Steve M Smith on January 03, 2019, 03:07:56 am
Tim's gonna go all Marconi on us.

Tesla actually.  Marconi copied his patents.


Steve.
Title: Re: FCC to shut down tomorrow
Post by: Lyle Williams on January 03, 2019, 03:44:58 am
I read that Marconi may have overclaimed some of his early acomplishments with spark-gap transmitters. 

But he got the money to ultimately make things work.
Title: Re: FCC to shut down tomorrow
Post by: Daniel Levi on January 03, 2019, 10:13:30 am
Marconi basically saw what everyone else had done and combined it into a useable product.
A bit like cooking in a way, combining ingredients to make something greater than the sum of it's parts.
Title: Re: FCC to shut down tomorrow
Post by: Jerome Malsack on January 03, 2019, 03:44:39 pm
Roughly 1920  Navy Radio Hill Arlington VA.  building is building 1 and held the spark gap transmitter. 
Title: Re: FCC to shut down tomorrow
Post by: Jerome Malsack on January 03, 2019, 03:52:27 pm
The Arlington station of United States Naval Radio Service is described in detail. The towers, large antenna, ground, power supply, 100 kilowatt spark set, receiving room, 5 kilowatt spark set, small antenna, and 100 kilowatt arc set are fully considered as to design and operation. The traffic statistics of Arlington are given. The question of Pan-American radio communication is considered and a comprehensive zone system is proposed and explained. The routing of a typical message is followed out. The new high power stations at San Diego, Pearl Harbor, Cavite, and Guam are considered, with some details as to their equipment. A series of illustrations of the Naval radio stations follow.
Title: Re: FCC to shut down tomorrow
Post by: Jerome Malsack on January 03, 2019, 03:54:24 pm
I have been in building one in the past and it still stands today. 
Title: Re: FCC to shut down tomorrow
Post by: Don Boomer on January 06, 2019, 12:15:31 pm
Update:  https://www.fcc.gov/document/impact-potential-lapse-funding-commission-operations
Title: Re: FCC to shut down tomorrow
Post by: Andrew Broughton on January 06, 2019, 06:11:02 pm
Stop everything except selling off spectrum. Heaven forbid they stop anything that relates to selling off spectrum!
Title: Re: FCC to shut down tomorrow
Post by: Tim McCulloch on January 07, 2019, 03:07:24 pm
Stop everything except selling off spectrum. Heaven forbid they stop anything that relates to selling off spectrum!

The auctions were completed last year.  This is about having the 2 Es - engineering and enforcement - to make sure the TV repack happens on schedule and that T Mobile and others get timely access to the spectrum they paid for.

I'd say "blame Congress" but you're Canadian... 8)
Title: Re: FCC to shut down tomorrow
Post by: Steven A. White on January 07, 2019, 07:23:12 pm
The man:

(https://i.imgur.com/z4RyS0r.jpg)

Title: Re: FCC to shut down tomorrow
Post by: Henry Cohen on January 07, 2019, 08:03:18 pm
The auctions were completed last year.

There are more things in heaven and FCC auctions, Tim Mc, than are dreamt of in your philosophy. Auction 101 (https://auctiondata.fcc.gov/) (28GHz for "5G" applications) is currently in full swing
Title: Re: FCC to shut down tomorrow
Post by: Henry Cohen on January 07, 2019, 08:05:32 pm
Tesla actually.  Marconi copied his patents.

Actually, Marconi built upon Heinrich Hertz's work with spark gap generators. Tesla had far bigger fish (dogs, humans, Edison) to fry.
Title: Re: FCC to shut down tomorrow
Post by: Steve M Smith on January 08, 2019, 01:51:23 am
Actually, Marconi built upon Heinrich Hertz's work with spark gap generators. Tesla had far bigger fish (dogs, humans, Edison) to fry.


https://www.pbs.org/tesla/ll/ll_whoradio.html (https://www.pbs.org/tesla/ll/ll_whoradio.html)
Title: Re: FCC to shut down tomorrow
Post by: Tim McCulloch on January 08, 2019, 12:19:01 pm
There are more things in heaven and FCC auctions, Tim Mc, than are dreamt of in your philosophy. Auction 101 (https://auctiondata.fcc.gov/) (28GHz for "5G" applications) is currently in full swing

28GHz?  My hearing doesn't go that far up.  Who is using it now?

I was referring to the 600MHz auctions that still seem to stump some entertainment/HoW users...