Crosby's Blog

In his blog, EWA Chief Strategy Officer Mark Crosby addressed topics of concern to the land mobile radio industry. Unleashed and unvarnished, Mark takes on speculators, exposes the practices of those who prey upon unknowing licensees, and comments on spectrum policy at large.
  • Rants . . .

    September 13, 2023

    I became aware recently of a member’s concern that my blog had regressed to a series of rants and that it was not an effective way of responding to those who advocate a different opinion. To be clear, I appreciate the feedback, but my blogs tend to focus on the outlandish, misleading, and sometimes dishonest claims from policy adversaries.

  • Probabilistic… Easy For You to Say

    August 30, 2023

    I’ve written about this think tank before, the Open Technology Institute at New America (OTI), covering their numerous FCC filings touting, virtually to the point of hysteria, the unbelievable, unfathomable benefits that will be unleashed should the FCC authorize Very Low Power (VLP) devices and higher power for indoor-only (LPI) devices at 6 GHz.

  • Another Country Heard From

    August 10, 2023

    On August 3, a group of organizations acting under the misleading name of the “Public Interest Spectrum Coalition” (PISC) reported meeting with the offices of all Federal Communications Commission Commissioners to call upon them to finalize the rules in the 6 GHz proceeding.

  • Hissy Fit …

    August 3, 2023

    Geez!!!  NCTA – The Internet and Television Association has thrown a hissy fit in response to First Energy and other 6 GHz incumbent advocacy efforts to ensure that there are realistic protocols to protect incumbent operations from interference when the predicted hundreds of thousands of unlicensed devices penetrate the band and mingle with thousands of microwave systems.

  • Opining …

    July 7, 2023

    If you meet with FCC personnel to present your point of view regarding a live Commission proceeding, say like 6 GHz, you have an obligation to alert others who share or do not share your point of view of your meeting and the content of your discussions in an ex parte letter. It’s a mandatory obligation and the letter is placed on public record for all to see.

  • St. Peter Will Be Waiting

    June 8, 2023

    To further bamboozle FCC licensees who may be too busy to recognize paper malware when they see it, Federal Licensing’s “Publication Division” distributes its nefarious propaganda through the USPS now with a bold red stamp marked “Important – FCC license Info Enclosed.” (The data is public information btw.) Even if the FCC had a Publication Division (they don’t), do they honestly think that the

  • A Dose of Reality

    May 14, 2023

    I think it may be about time to form a public safety association just to counter the Public Safety Spectrum Alliance’s (PSSA) goofy narrative, maybe something like the “Public Safety Reality Association” (PSRA) that would provide unbiased information. Making stuff up under the premise that the 4.9 GHz band is in dire need of preservation for public safety interests is blatantly nuts.

  • A Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing

    April 25, 2023

    One would hope that folks who genuinely care about the future of the 4.9 GHz band are not so naïve to believe the rhetoric proffered by the Public Safety Spectrum Alliance (PSSA), an organization created and backed by those who want to ensure that the 4.9 GHz band falls within FirstNet’s (AT&T’s) spectrum sphere.

  • Federal Licensing, Inc. – Foul Misinformation

    January 13, 2023

    Always looking for an excuse to bamboozle unsuspecting FCC licensees, the folks located down the street from the FCC in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania have again cranked up the tired warning from their “Publication Division” that it is crucial that licensees have in their possession a copy of the FCC’s rules governing Part 90 operations.

  • The 4 GHz Opportunity

    December 15, 2022

    The 4.9 GHz band is a critical resource for the public safety community, and it should be as well for others who contribute significantly to the public welfare. Under what historic eligibility designations entities may or may not be provided access to the band are necessary discussions but are best left for another day.