Wireless Works

A company that provides emergency monitoring services began experiencing “dark periods” during which it lost contact with the many units it monitors. EWA was requested to investigate possible sources of interference, and identified a large energy company, located four miles away, operating a properly licensed trunked system on an adjacent channel at 250 watts effective radiated power (ERP).  The two companies had coexisted for years with no interference issues before this time.  However, the energy company had recently changed to digital equipment.

The FCC is going green and no longer sends paper copies of licenses. The FCC expects that contact email addresses on file are correct and does not conduct data verification outreach to ensure that contact information and related administrative information is current. Keeping official license contact information current is not difficult, and requires only the licensee’s FCC Registration Number (FRN) and access to the Universal Licensing System (ULS). No fees are required. Contact EWA if you have any questions.

In response to user requests, EWA has introduced several enhancements to Cevo®, the frequency coordination online portal, including improvements to how results of frequency coordination details are displayed. To make it easier for Cevo Pro users to analyze the incumbent environment and select the best frequencies for their requirements, detailed results display by frequency in ascending order, along with the distance. In addition, if a call sign has multiple emission designators, they will be grouped together, and each emission designator appears on a separate line. 

EWA will exhibit and participate in the 2017 International Wireless Communications Expo (IWCE), March 27-31 at the Las Vegas Convention Center.

Make plans now to visit EWA in booth 772 to discuss your next spectrum project and learn about new services and products recently launched by EWA.

EWA salutes Executive Director, Spectrum Solutions, William (Bill) Sterner who retired from “active duty” after a nearly 40-year career in the wireless industry. His career began in the Navy where, at the end of his tour in 1997, he was Satellite Scheduling Contact for the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Contingency Support Division. In 1998, he joined the Licensing Assistance Office (LAO), which was acquired by EWA in 2007. 

During large, complex special entertainment events, more than one EWA member may provide communications support. Such was the case when two members supported the Desert Trip Festival at the Empire Polo Club in Indio, California. The show featured Bob Dylan, the Rolling Stones, Paul McCartney, and other iconic acts from the 1960s. The festival drew 70,000 attendees.

Wireless Works is a monthly newsletter that celebrates the success of EWA members in finding spectrum solutions, focusing on the ways that EWA has supported that success. In addition, it provides news about the private land mobile radio industry, including best practices and tips for using EWA tools, such as Cevo®.