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ISSUE DATE NEWSLETTER HEADLINES
992 January 7, 2022

Headlines

  • Audio Channels: How Many Do You Need for a Home Theater?
    • What Do 2.1, 5.1, or 7.1.4 Mean?
    • Stereo: 2.0 and 2.1 Systems
    • Surround Sound: 5.1, 7.2, and 9.1
    • Dolby Atmos and DTS:X 5.1.4 and Beyond
  • Americans fed up with robocalls; complaints jump 25%
  • This iOS malware fakes an iPhone shutdown to avoid death
  • Apple CEO Tim Cook Earned $98.7M in Stock and Salary in 2021
    • I don't believe anyone is worth this much pay.
    • Possibly the most detrimental effect of large CEO incentive packages is . . .
  • Messages could still send your contacts read receipts even if you disabled them
  • Inside Towers
    • Under the Hood at CES 2022: A 5G Chipset
  • BloostonLaw Telecom Update
    • REMINDER: Form 855 HAC Compliance Certification Due Jan. 31
    • President Biden Renominates Sohn for FCC
    • Annual HUBB Filing Due March 1
    • FCC Issues Additional Waiver, Guidance on Affordable Connectivity Program
    • Comments on Report on the Future of USF Proceeding Due February 17
    • Comments on SIP Code Usage Due January 31
    • COVID-19 Lifeline Waivers Extended to March 31
    • NTIA Releases ACCESS BROADBAND Report
    • NTIA Broadband Availability Map Reaches 40 Participating States and Territories
    • FCC Releases August 2021 WEA Test Report
    • Deadlines
    • BloostonLaw Contacts
    • Calendar At-a-Glance
  • BloostonLaw Private Users Update
    • Senate Confirms Rosenworcel to Permanent Term as FCC Chairwoman
    • FCC Extends Reply Comment Deadline for 4.9 GHz Further Notice of Proposed Rule Making to January 11, 2022
    • FCC Decommissions Fee Filer for Payment of Filing Fees; Replaced with New Payment Module in CORES
    • Failure to Deliver 911 Calls Costs Telecommunications Carriers $6 Million
    • FCC Opens Next Generation 911 Docket; Seeks Comment on Petition for Rulemaking
    • FCC Completes Annual Update to Monetary Penalties to Reflect Inflation – New Rates Effective January 15, 2022
    • uAvionix Corporation Agrees to $13K Settlement for Violations of FCC Marketing Rules — Federal Government Use Exception Not Applicable to Government Contractors
  • TECHNICIAN'S CORNER
    • 5 Things You Need to Enjoy Dolby Atmos Spatial Audio.
  • THIS WEEK'S MUSIC VIDEO
    • “Queen Bee” is a soulful single from Taj Mahal’s 1997 studio album, Señor Blues, which won a GRAMMY for Best Contemporary Blues Album. Enjoy this Song Around The World version, featuring Ben Harper, Rosanne Cash, Paula Fuga and over 20 musicians from six countries.

993

January 14, 2022

Headlines

  • Please note the new advertisement from InfoRad about their Wireless Campus System. I am posting this as a free sample since I believe this is an important new product. If there are responses to this ad maybe it will motivate InfoRad to continue as an advertiser.
  • InfoRad Wireless Campus System
  • “Reliability is Everything”: J Roy Pottle
  • Google Maps Alternative Announces Major New Feature for Personalized Navigation
  • Mac continued to grow faster in 2021 than any Windows brand
  • A BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF TWO-WAY PAGING
  • IOS MALWARE FAKES IPHONE SHUT DOWN, KEEPS ON SPYING YOU THROUGH CAMERA AND MICROPHONE
  • 800 MHz 12.5 kHz Channels Release?
    • Enterprise Wireless Alliance
  • Inside Towers
    • Fiber Infrastructure Expands on All Fronts
  • BloostonLaw Telecom Update
    • Reminder: Supply Chain Reimbursement Filing Window Closes January 14
    • FCC Announces Tentative Agenda for January Open Meeting
    • Chairwoman Rosenworcel Releases Draft ACP Rules
    • Consumers’ Research Challenges Q1 USF Contribution Factor in Fifth Circuit
    • FCC Announces New Procedures for Current CDBS Filings
    • USDA Offers ReConnect Program Application Workshops
    • Deadlines
    • BloostonLaw Contacts
    • Calendar At-a-Glance
  • LETTERS TO THE EDITOR
    • Bill Reid
  • TECHNICIAN'S CORNER
    • The K7RA Solar Update
  • THIS WEEK'S MUSIC VIDEO
    • “Total Eclipse of the Heart”
    • Bonnie Tyler — (Official Lyric Video)

994

January 21, 2022

Headlines

  • Apple Watch Charging Bug Fixed in watchOS 8.4 Release Candidate
  • Making the Case: Why Pagers and Smartphones Should Wed
  • I bought the $19 Apple Polishing Cloth so you don't have to
  • MAKING SENSE OF NEW TV FEATURES IN 2022
  • Why you should think hard about where you mount that new TV
  • The inventor of the World Wide Web says his creation has been abused for too long
  • Inside Towers
    • 5G Not a Problem for European Airlines, N’est-ce pas?
  • BloostonLaw Telecom Update
    • Commissioner Carr Criticizes New Broadband Infrastructure Investment Rules
    • FCC Adopts Rules Formally Implementing Affordable Connectivity Program
    • Chairwoman Rosenworcel Circulates New Data Breach Reporting Requirements
    • FCC Announces Winning Bidders in 3.45 GHz Auction
    • Additional Rural Digital Opportunity Fund Support Authorized
    • FCC Publishes 2021 Annual USF Monitoring Report
    • CC Announces Membership of Telecommunications Workforce Working Group
    • FCC Announces Membership of Communications Equity and Diversity Council
    • Deadlines
    • BloostonLaw Contacts
    • Calendar At-a-Glance
  • LETTERS TO THE EDITOR
    • Reader needs help to find donated paging infrastructure.
  • TECHNICIAN'S CORNER
    • Understanding SACD and DSD
  • THIS WEEK'S MUSIC VIDEO
    • “Georgia Grind”
    • Tuba Skinny with Maria Muldaur

995

January 28, 2022

Headlines

  • One secret to the success of pagers. (The answer might surprise you.)
  • A woman put an AirTag in one of her boxes and caught her mover lying about his location
  • Motorola Frontier 22: Leak reveals 200 MP camera, 144 Hz P-OLED, Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 Plus, other incredible specs of July-bound flagship
  • The New York Times has an inside look at the spyware that’s changing cyberwar.
  • LMCC Changes Name to the National Wireless Communications Council
  • How Mayht, a small startup, is taking on the world of speaker goliaths
  • After Million-Mile Journey, James Webb Telescope Reaches Destination
  • Inside Towers
    • FCC Appoints Industry Experts to its Technological Advisory Council
    • FCC Votes to Modernize Equipment Authorization Rules
    • Tower Fatality in Ontario, Canada
  • BloostonLaw Telecom Update
    • FCC Urges Carriers to Review Cybersecurity Practices
    • Comment Sought on RF Standards
    • FCC to Consider MTE Broadband Rules
    • FCC Releases Affordable Connectivity Order
    • 700 MHz Guard Band Licensee and Band Manager Annual Reports Due March 1
    • Comment Sought on Safeguards for Network Outage/DIRS Data Sharing
    • Comment Sought on Neutrality of Local Number Portability Administrator
    • FCC Announces Final Group of Telehealth Program Awards
    • Deadlines
    • BloostonLaw Contacts
    • Calendar At-a-Glance
  • LETTERS TO THE EDITOR
    • Clay Amb
    • Chris Baldwin
  • TECHNICIAN'S CORNER
    • Basics of Capacitor Leakage
  • THIS WEEK'S MUSIC VIDEO
    • “Playing For Change”

996

February 4, 2022

Headlines

  • (video) How to speed up a slow Wi-Fi signal
  • FCC proposal would prevent spam callers from leaving ringless voicemails on your cellphone
  • I Thought I Hated Texting, but I Was Just Doing It Wrong
  • KNOW AUDIO: A MESS OF CABLES
    • Brad's notes
  • Microsoft reminds everyone how advanced a Mac trojan can be with new security report
  • Apple Watch saves man's life after fall in freezing temperatures
  • Japan's Ministry of Communications supports ham radio
  • Inside Towers
    • 3M Issues "Stop Use and Inspect" Notice for Protecta Self-Retracting Lifelines
  • BloostonLaw Telecom Update
    • Gigi Sohn’s Nomination Pulled from Confirmation Vote
    • FCC Announces Rural Broadband Accountability Plan, More Audits of USF Recipients
    • FCC Announces Tentative Agenda for February Open Meeting
    • Ninth Circuit Denies Preliminary Injunction of California Net Neutrality Law
    • Comment Sought on Point-of-Sale Broadband Labels
    • FCC Eliminates White Space Push Requirement, Seeks Comment on Re-Check Interval
    • FCC Upholds Fine for Jammer Use to Block Employee’s Cell Phones
    • FCC Formally Revokes China Unicom Americas’ Section 214 Authority
    • FCC Announces Next Round of RDOF Funding
    • Video Recording of October 2021 Virtual Field Hearing on Communications Resiliency Now Available
    • Deadlines
  • BloostonLaw Private Users Update
    • Manufacturers, Critical Infrastructure Providers and Carriers Should Review Cybersecurity Practices
    • FCC Seeks Comment on RF Standards
    • Chairwoman Rosenworcel Circulates New Data Breach Reporting Proposal
    • President Biden Renominates Sohn for FCC
    • NWCC Raising Concerns About LPTV Station Interference to Private Land Mobile Operations
    • FCC Affirms $22,000 Fine for Illegal Use of Signal Jamming Equipment
    • FCC Orders Land Owners to Dismantle Tower They Don’t Own
    • BloostonLaw Contacts
    • Calendar At-a-Glance
  • TECHNICIAN'S CORNER
    • The LONGEST Certified HDMI 2.1 Cable I've (by Vincent Teoh) Tested to Pass 4K@120Hz (48Gbps)
  • THIS WEEK'S MUSIC VIDEO
    • “Over The Hill”
    • John Hiatt

997

February 11, 2022

Headlines

  • Don't miss the LETTER TO THE EDITOR from Jim Nelson announcing that CMA-America and CMA-Europe will merge. There are some important revisions to his original letter published last week.
  • Our feature article this week is about surveillance and data-mining business practices by Rex M. Lee who is a privacy and data security consultant and Blackops Partners senior analyst and researcher. I know Rex personally and have the highest level of confidence in his work.
  • If you have information of interest to the Paging and Wireless Messaging Communities please contribute it to the Paging Information web site and this newsletter. Don't take it to the grave with you.
  • Feature article by Rex Lee
    • Google CEO Sundar Pichai testifies during a House Judiciary Committee hearing
  • Motorola Solutions Retracts CEO’s Statements on Huawei
  • Next-Generation iPhone XR Said to Feature 4x4 MIMO Antenna Design Enabling Faster Data Speeds
  • InsideTowers
    • FCC Order Easing Buildout Regs Upheld By Tenth Circuit Court Ruling
  • BloostonLaw Newsletter;
    • FCC Shutdown Continues
    • CAF Oversight Bill Introduced in House of Representatives
    • Deadlines
    • Calendar At-a-Glance
  • LETTERS TO THE EDITOR
    • Jim Nelson
      • CMA-America and CMA-Europe will merge
    • Mike Meehan
    • Michael P. Mollet
  • THOUGHTS FOR THE WEEK
    • My Latest Workshop Project
    • It's a Work of Art
    • But not designed by me
  • VIDEO OF THE WEEK
    • “Mas, que Nada” Live in Brazil
    • Playing For Change

998

February 18, 2022

Headlines

  • Apple’s changes seek to make it harder for criminals to track you using AirTags
  • Super Bowl LVI: Kickoff time, teams, how to watch and halftime show
  • Seven Steps to Effective Emergency Communication and Response
  • TV News: Ham radio emergency communications
  • Dolby Presents: The World Of Sound
  • How much Internet speed do you actually need for your home broadband connection?
  • Federal Engineering Selected to Help Georgia County Upgrade Radio System
  • Inside Towers
    • Mexico OK’s America Movil's Telcel to Offer 5G Services
  • BloostonLaw Telecom Update
    • REMINDER: Annual CPNI, Form 477, and HUBB Deployment Reports are Due March 1
    • FCC Issues Enforcement Advisory, Threatens Big Fines if CPNI Certifications Not Filed by March 1
    • FCC Issues Update on Clean Water Act Permits
    • Senate (Finally) Holds Second Confirmation Hearing for Sohn
    • Comments on Broadband Consumer Label NPRM Due March 9
    • Comments on EAS NPRM Due March 11, EAS NOI Due April 11
    • Chairwoman Rosenworcel to Serve as Chair of Interagency Cybersecurity Forum
    • FCC Announces Grant of 900 MHz Segment Applications
    • Deadlines
    • BloostonLaw Contacts
    • Calendar At-a-Glance
  • TECHNICIAN'S CORNER
    • The EASIEST Way to Upgrade HDMI Cable Through Your Attic
  • THIS WEEK'S MUSIC VIDEO
    • John Hiatt with The Jerry Douglas Band “Mississippi Phone Booth”

999

February 25, 2022

Headlines

  • Startup’s planned 5G Blackberry revival is officially dead
  • Apple's AR headset rumored to ship with M1 chip, micro OLED
  • FCC: Amateur Service Licensees May Not Use Their Radios to Commit Criminal Acts
  • Amateur Radio in Ukraine Ordered Off the Air in State of Emergency
  • Llano County to get $1.2M grant for emergency communications
  • FCC goes easy on a robocaller by proposing slap-on-the-wrist fine of $45 million
  • It Takes a Village: Solving the Broadband Adoption Problem in Rural America
  • Inside Towers
    • FCC Strives to Resolve Pole Attachment Fights
  • BloostonLaw Telecom Update
    • AT&T Begins Shut Down of its 3G Network
    • FCC Announces Initial Broadband Data Collection Filing Date of September 1, 2022
    • Chairwoman Rosenworcel Proposes Plan for NG911
    • FCC Finds Vonage, Bandwidth Failed to Fully Implement STIR/SHAKEN
    • RUS Extends ReConnect Application Window to March 9
    • Emergency Connectivity Fund Delivery Date Extended to June 30, 2023
    • Comments on World Radiocommunications Conference Recommendations Due March 4
    • FCC Proposes Largest TCPA Fine Ever Against Robocaller
    • FCC Proposes $100k Fine for Failure to Timely File Form 499
    • Small Company Coalition Urges FCC to Require Big Tech to Contribute to USF
    • FCC Commits $86 Million in Emergency Connectivity Funding; Exceeds $4.6 Billion Total
    • Deadlines
    • BloostonLaw Contacts
    • Calendar At-a-Glance
  • LETTERS TO THE EDITOR
    • Chris Baldwin
      • Unipage Terminals
  • TECHNICIAN'S CORNER
    • Quick Tip: What is a connector saver?
  • THIS WEEK'S MUSIC VIDEO
    • “Playing For Change”

1,000

March 4, 2022

Headlines

  • Startup’s planned 5G Blackberry revival is officially dead
  • Apple's AR headset rumored to ship with M1 chip, micro OLED
  • FCC: Amateur Service Licensees May Not Use Their Radios to Commit Criminal Acts
  • Amateur Radio in Ukraine Ordered Off the Air in State of Emergency
  • Llano County to get $1.2M grant for emergency communications
  • FCC goes easy on a robocaller by proposing slap-on-the-wrist fine of $45 million
  • It Takes a Village: Solving the Broadband Adoption Problem in Rural America
  • Inside Towers
    • FCC Strives to Resolve Pole Attachment Fights
  • BloostonLaw Telecom Update
    • AT&T Begins Shut Down of its 3G Network
    • FCC Announces Initial Broadband Data Collection Filing Date of September 1, 2022
    • Chairwoman Rosenworcel Proposes Plan for NG911
    • FCC Finds Vonage, Bandwidth Failed to Fully Implement STIR/SHAKEN
    • RUS Extends ReConnect Application Window to March 9
    • Emergency Connectivity Fund Delivery Date Extended to June 30, 2023
    • Comments on World Radiocommunications Conference Recommendations Due March 4
    • FCC Proposes Largest TCPA Fine Ever Against Robocaller
    • FCC Proposes $100k Fine for Failure to Timely File Form 499
    • Small Company Coalition Urges FCC to Require Big Tech to Contribute to USF
    • FCC Commits $86 Million in Emergency Connectivity Funding; Exceeds $4.6 Billion Total
    • Deadlines
    • BloostonLaw Contacts
    • Calendar At-a-Glance
  • LETTERS TO THE EDITOR
    • Chris Baldwin
      • Unipage Terminals
  • TECHNICIAN'S CORNER
    • Quick Tip: What is a connector saver?
  • THIS WEEK'S MUSIC VIDEO
    • “Playing For Change”

1,001

March 11, 2022

Headlines

  • To help Ukraine, Google rolls out “Air Raid Alerts” system for Android
  • Why You Shouldn't Swerve Around Deer (or Other Animals) in the Road
  • Apple Releasing macOS 12.3 Next Week With Universal Control and More
  • Google’s latest Chrome for Mac update is faster than Safari–for now
  • Harvesting Energy From the Air: Metasurface-Based Antenna Turns Ambient Radio Waves Into Electric Power
  • Police in Minnesota can launch tracking device from their vehicles onto stolen cars
  • Inside Towers
    • USTelecom’s Spalter: Double-Dipping for Broadband Funds is Wrong
  • BloostonLaw Telecom Update
    • REMINDER: First Quarter Speed Testing Must Be Completed by March 31; Uploaded by April 7
    • FCC Publishes Data Specifications for Broadband Data Collection
    • FCC Reminds 6 GHz Microwave Licensees to Verify Accuracy of Universal Licensing System Database
    • Senate Committee Advances Sohn Nomination
    • Broadcaster Pays $250,000, Forfeits Licenses to Settle Investigation
    • FCC Proposes $100,000 Forfeiture for Failure to File Form 499-A
    • FCC Proposes $16,000 Forfeiture for Unauthorized Transfer of Control
    • Responses to Inmate Calling Services Third Mandatory Data Collection Due June 30
    • FCC Extends Rural Healthcare 2022 Funding Year Application to June 1
    • Precision Agriculture Task Force Meeting Scheduled for March 21
    • FCC Announces $64 Million in Emergency Connectivity Fund Support for Schools and Libraries
    • Deadlines
    • BloostonLaw Contacts
    • Calendar At-a-Glance
  • LETTERS TO THE EDITOR
    • Ed Cummings
    • Robert L. “Bob” Burchett
      • ASC 1500 for sale
  • TECHNICIAN'S CORNER
    • New Mac Studio and Studio Display
  • THIS WEEK'S MUSIC VIDEO
    • “Grandpa Elliott RIP”

1,002

March 18, 2022

Headlines

  • Workbench
    • Repairing an ice-damaged antenna
  • Apple is getting serious about smart rings
  • Summit Preview: PBS North Carolina CTO Fred Engel Discusses ATSC 3.0-Based First Responder Pager System
  • From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
    • ATSC 3.0
  • From contact center agent to airline pilot
    • Joe Fidanque
  • OWNING A SHORTWAVE RADIO IS ONCE AGAIN A SUBVERSIVE ACTIVITY
  • The Difference Between the Dark Web and the Deep Web
    • You might use "dark web" and "deep web" interchangeably, but you shouldn't.
  • FCC revokes U.S. authorization of Chinese telecom firm Pacific Networks
  • Inside Towers
    • Switch Continues Expansion of Its Top-Rated Data Centers
  • BloostonLaw Telecom Update
    • REMINDER: Form 499-A, Accessibility Certifications Due April 1
    • FCC Publishes Additional Data Specifications for Broadband Data Collection
    • FCC Inspector General Issues Advisory on Deceptive Lifeline, EBB/ACP Practices
    • ReConnect Applications Available for Review and Challenge
    • FCC Reminds Carriers of Ongoing Obligation to Ensure Federal Tariffs are Lawful
    • Comments on Secure Internet Routing NOI Due April 11
    • Omnibus FY Appropriations Bill Passes House, Includes $550 Million for Broadband
    • FCC Proposes 23.8% USF Contribution Factor for Q2 2022
    • FCC Releases Voice Telephone Service, Internet Access Service Status Reports
    • FCC Announces $640 Million in RDOF Funding Ready for Authorization
    • Deadlines
    • BloostonLaw Contacts
    • Calendar At-a-Glance
  • LETTERS TO THE EDITOR
    • Chris Baldwin
      • Pager Crystals
    • Robert L. “Bob” Burchett
      • ASC-1500 For Sale
  • TECHNICIAN'S CORNER
    • Quick Tip: Cheap source of test sockets wire and for your projects and component test needs
  • THIS WEEK'S MUSIC VIDEO
    • “Peace Through Music”
    • 200+ Artists Unite to Save Our Planet

1,003

March 25, 2022

Headlines

  • CISA, FBI warn of threats to US satellite networks after Viasat cyberattack
  • Zoom agrees privacy conditions, gets low-risk rating from Netherlands
  • Why The Controversy Over 5G Home Broadband Isn't Going Away
  • If a huge solar storm hits Earth, THIS is how terrifying it will be
  • Astronomers see massive debris cloud in space after 2 objects collide
  • A PRIVATE COMPANY JUST MADE A HUGE BREAKTHROUGH IN NUCLEAR FUSION
  • You’ve probably never heard of terahertz waves, but they could change your life
  • Inside Towers
    • Iridium Adds Ultra-Low Bandwidth Video Over Satellite Broadband Connections
  • BloostonLaw Telecom Update
    • New Wireless Application Fees Effective April 19
    • 2.5 GHz Auction to Start July 29; Short-Form Applications Due May
    • Comment Sought on Pole Replacement Dispute Process
    • FCC Initiates Digital Discrimination Rulemaking; Comments Due May 16
    • Windstream Seeks Permission to Exceed 25% Foreign Ownership Benchmark
    • FCC Revokes Pacific Networks’ and ComNet’s Authority to Provide Telecom Services in US
    • FCC Extends Eligible Locations Adjustment Process Registration Deadline to May 13
    • California Privacy Agency to hold Public Meetings Regarding Privacy Protection Act
    • FCC Sends Additional Robocall Cease-and-Desist Letters
    • Deadlines
    • BloostonLaw Contacts
    • Calendar At-a-Glance
  • TECHNICIAN'S CORNER
    • What Is a Class-D Amplifier, and What Are They Useful For?
  • THIS WEEK'S MUSIC VIDEO
    • Tuba Skinny New Orleans

1,004

April 1, 2022

Headlines

  • Messenger gets new shortcuts that let you send silent replies
  • U.S. privately warned about Russia's Kaspersky software
  • SOLAR HARVESTING IS BETTER WITH BIG CAPACITORS
  • Erie amateur radio operator faces more charges of airing bomb, other threats
  • Intel’s unlocked Core i9-12900KS processor claims to be the ‘world’s fastest desktop processor’ with 5.5GHz speeds
  • 'Cannibal' coronal mass ejection will hit Earth at nearly 2 million mph, scientists say
  • Why People Are Acting So Weird [Link to]
  • Inside Towers
    • Huawei Sales Nosedive for Surprising Reasons
  • BloostonLaw Telecom Update
    • REMINDER: First Quarter 2022 Speed Testing Must Uploaded by April 7
    • COVID-19 Lifeline Waivers Extended through June 2022
    • Third Application Window for Emergency Connectivity Fund Announced
    • List of Communications Equipment Posing a Threat to National Security Expanded
    • Comment Sought on AT&T Petition for Waiver of Affordable Connectivity Program Rules
    • Chairwoman Rosenworcel Announces Additions to Robocall Investigation Partnerships
    • Dash Cam Company Fined $75,000 For Violating Equipment Marketing Rules
    • FCC Grants Slamming Complaint
    • NEW EMAIL THREAT: Scammers Sending Virus Messages Using Legit Email Strings
    • FCC Announces $313 Million in RDOF Funding Ready for Authorization; Denies Petition for Waiver
    • Deadlines
    • BloostonLaw Contacts
    • Calendar At-a-Glance
  • BloostonLaw Private Users Update
    • New FCC Application Fee Schedule will be Effective April 19, 2022
    • FCC Reminds 6 GHz Microwave Licensees to Verify Accuracy of Universal Licensing System Database
    • Senate Committee Advances Sohn Nomination
    • FCC Updates List of TV Stations to be Protected in the UHF T- Band
    • FCC Sets Comment Deadlines for its Proposed RF Standards
    • FCC Seeks Comment on its Requirement for Posting of Certain Aviation-Related Licenses
  • Who Is BloostonLaw
  • TECHNICIAN'S CORNER
    • Power & Electrical for Home Theater
  • THIS WEEK'S MUSIC VIDEO
    • BEST PERFORMANCE OF MY LIFE
    • Gloria Gaynor — “I Will Survive” Allie Sherlock & Fabulous Fabio cover

1,005

April 8, 2022

Headlines

  • General Radiotelephone Operator License Test Preparation Course
    • By Ira Wiesenfeld, P.E.
  • FCC Opens T-Band to New Entrants
    • By Enterprise Wireless Alliance
  • New FCC Application Fee Will Not Apply to Amateur Radio License Upgrades
    • ARRL
  • How to minimize the effects of time-delay interference
    • By Ira Wiesenfeld, P.E., et al
  • HOW DID DOLBY DIGITAL SOUND WORK ON FILM?
  • Do 5G providers need to own a fiber network too?
  • Google Maps is getting toll pricing and other route details
  • Inside Towers
    • House Gives Bipartisan Support to Two Telecom Bills
  • BloostonLaw Telecom Update
    • Form 481 Filing System Now Open; Limited Waiver of July 1 Filing Deadline Adopted
    • FCC Announces Tentative Agenda for April Open Meeting
    • FCC Opens Up the 470-512 MHz T-Band to New Applicants
    • USAC Automates the Lifeline Continued Eligibility Process
    • Comment Sought on Petition for Waiver of Affordable Connectivity Program Rules
    • Tracfone Enters Into $13.4 Million Settlement over Lifeline Investigation
    • Windstream Settles Investigation of Rural Healthcare Program Violations for $1.2 Million
    • House Members Express Concern Over RUS ReConnect Program
    • USAC Announces National Verifier Transition to NV.FCC.GOV; Adjusted Lifeline Income Qualifications
    • Ligado Networks to Launch 1526-1536 MHz Band Operations in September
    • Deadlines
    • BloostonLaw Contacts
    • Calendar At-a-Glance
  • Who Is BloostonLaw
  • LETTERS TO THE EDITOR
    • Barry Kanne
    • Allan Angus
  • TECHNICIAN'S CORNER
    • Analysts think copper is likely to linger in US despite fiber frenzy
  • THIS WEEK'S MUSIC VIDEO
    • “Dixie”
    • Louis Armstrong
    • “How to Listen to Music and Find Meaning in it” by Jordan B Peterson (Link)

1,006

April 15, 2022

Headlines

  • The Mental Health Risks of Emergency Communications
  • Fearing GPS Jamming By China, US Air Force Wants To Send Extra Layer Of Satellites To The Geostationary Orbit
  • Solar storm: Blackout risk as NASA warns of 'direct hit' on Earth – impact time predicted
  • New Amateur Radio License Applications Fee To Become Effective April 19, 2022
  • Why we shout during video calls if the image gets blurry
  • Scientists Shatter Record for the Amount of Energy Produced During a Controlled, Sustained Fusion Reaction
  • Inside Towers
    • Deutsche Telekom Buys More T-Mobile US Shares for $2.4 Billion
  • BloostonLaw Telecom Update
    • Deadline Approaches to File Suit over Misrepresentations on A-CAM II 477 Data
    • CAF II Auction Deployment Data Available; Responses to Non-Deployment Letters Due May 9
    • White House Releases Infrastructure Law “Rural Playbook” on Upcoming Funding Opportunities
    • FCC Issues Warning on Security Threat from Use of Uninterruptible Power Supply Devices
    • Federal Government Transition from DUNS to Unique Entity Identifier Effective April 4
    • FCC Announces Pricing Changes for Reassigned Numbers Database; Guidance on Safe Harbor
    • Broadband Data Collection Mobile Technical Requirements Order Effective May 11
    • Spectrum Mapping, Maternal Health Data Bills Pass House
    • Verizon Indicates Failure to Comply with Unlocking Obligations in TracFone Transfer Order
    • FCC Activates DIRS in Puerto Rico due to Power Outage; 18.6% of Cell Sites Down
    • Deadlines
    • BloostonLaw Contacts
    • Calendar At-a-Glance
  • Who Is BloostonLaw
  • TECHNICIAN'S CORNER
    • Installing a Low Voltage Mounting Bracket
  • THIS WEEK'S MUSIC VIDEO
    • “Chan Chan”
    • (Compay Segundo)

1,007

April 22, 2022

Headlines

  • Police, Republicans, Even a Democrat Pile On Biden FCC Pick
  • Apple could be forced to give iPhones USB-C ports if new law passes
  • ITU Celebrates 2022 World Amateur Radio Day
  • When will your Mac desktop computer become obsolete?
  • Microsoft Just Issued This Urgent Warning for All Windows Users
  • The FCC GMRS license fee has finally dropped!
  • Inside Towers
    • Chipmaker Warns Shortage Could Extend into Next Year
    • Owners Must Keep Tower Lighting Updated Until Structure is Dismantled
  • BloostonLaw Telecom Update
    • FCC Reminds RDOF Recipients of Obligations
    • FCC Issues Order on 2021 Access Tariff Filings
    • Form 481 Filing System Open for 2022 Filing; New Deadline Not Yet Announced
    • FCC Announces Access to Preliminary Serviceable Location Fabric Data
    • FCC Updates Inventory for Flexible-Use Licenses in 2.5GHz Band for Upcoming Auction 108
    • FCC Grants Affordable Care Program Waivers
    • FCC Issues Guidance on State, Local, and Tribal Filing Verification for Broadband Availability Data
    • FCC Issues Small Entity Compliance Guide for Broadband in MTEs
    • FCC Authorizes RDOF Support for an Additional 1,345 Winning Bids
    • Chairwoman Rosenworcel Supports Job Reclassification of 911 Professionals
    • Deadlines
    • BloostonLaw Contacts
    • Calendar At-a-Glance
  • Who Is BloostonLaw
  • TECHNICIAN'S CORNER
    • How to Repair Damaged Romex Wires Without Junction Box
  • THIS WEEK'S MUSIC VIDEO
    • “San”
    • (Tuba Skinny on Royal Street)

1,008

April 29, 2022

Headlines

  • Cork city business power couple Dan and Linda Kiely named Digital Heroes at prestigious awards
  • Spok Reports First Quarter 2022 Results
  • FCC to vote on new plan to curb robocalls
  • FCC Looks at Strengthening Emergency Alerts Through Performance Reporting
  • A cautionary tale
  • HDMI Cable Types: Everything You Need to Know
  • Cover Your Wall in MIT's New Paper Thin Speakers to Turn Your Bedroom Into a Noise Cancelling Oasis
  • INSIDE TOWERS
    • American Tower Sees Accelerating Global Expansion
  • BLOOSTONLAW TELECOM UPDATE
    • REMINDER: Eligible Locations Adjustment Process Registration Deadline is May 13
    • FTC Files Suit Against VoIP Provider for Facilitating Transmission of Illegal Robocalls
    • Senators Outline Broadband Priorities, Urge NTIA to Delay Infrastructure Funding Awards
    • FCC Initiates Proceeding on RF Receiver Performance
    • FCC Proposes Incorporation of Public Reporting on WEA Tests
    • USAC Files Annual Report with FCC and Congress
    • Deadlines
    • BloostonLaw Contacts
    • Calendar At-a-Glance
  • BLOOSTONLAW PRIVATE USERS UPDATE
    • Failure to Accurately Disclose Foreign Ownership Results in Proposed $660K Fine
    • San Jose Water Company SCADA System Interferes with T-Mobile 700 MHz System
    • Comment Sought on Request for Partial Waiver of Industrial Signal Booster Equipment Labeling Rules
    • FCC Seeks Comment on Proposal to Bolster Effectiveness of Wireless Emergency Alerts
    • FCC Initiates Proceeding on RF Receiver Performance
    • FCC Urges Communications Companies that Use Uninterruptible Power Supply Devices to Guard Against Security Threats
    • Virginia State Police Obtain Waiver to Increase Power on its Part 22 Licenses
    • Chairwoman Rosenworcel Supports Job Reclassification of 911 Professionals
    • Is Private LTE the Wave of the Future for Utilities and Critical Infrastructure?
    • Who Is BloostonLaw
  • LETTERS TO THE EDITOR
    • Dietmar Gollnick for the Critical Messaging Association
    • Happy 80th Birthday
  • TECHNICIAN'S CORNER
    • STOP Connecting Stranded Wire Like an Animal Do it LIKE A PRO!
  • THIS WEEK'S MUSIC VIDEO
    • “I'm Gonna Sit Right Down and Write Myself A Letter”
    • Featuring the mother of Shaye Cohn of Tuba Skinny fame.
    • A new song; a sneek peek just out this week: Tim Raybon Band's single, “Sally Johnson.” It’s a fiddle-driven bluegrass tune that is very fast-paced. RELEASE DATE: 05/05/2022

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May 6, 2022

Headlines

  • Overpaid and underperforming: Meet the bosses of US telecom
  • Microsoft 365 update delivers a feature we've all been waiting for
  • FCC Grants Experimental License to AST SpaceMobile for BlueWalker 3 Satellite Direct-to-Cell Phone Connectivity
  • TIA Begins Updating Tower, Antenna Standard with Focus on Drone Inspections
  • AI researchers at Mayo Clinic use the Apple Watch to detect silent, weakening heart disease
  • A new YouTube video was released this week, "Two Teens, a Ham Radio, and Operation Deep Freeze."
  • Electronics can grow on trees thanks to nanocellulose paper semiconductors
  • INSIDE TOWERS
    • DISH Finally Rolls the 5G Dice in Vegas
  • BLOOSTONLAW TELECOM UPDATE
    • Tentative Agenda for May Open Meeting Announced
    • FCC Releases Draft NPRM on “Enhanced A-CAM” Program
    • Sens. Capito, Klobuchar Introduce Rural Broadband Protection Act
    • Spectrum Innovation Act Introduced in House, Senate
    • FCC Proposes $100,000 Forfeiture for Violation of RDOF Prohibited Communications Rule
    • Comments on Pole Replacement FNPRM Due June 27
    • 988 Geolocation Forum Scheduled for May 24
    • FCC Opens Third Filing Window for Emergency Connectivity Fund
    • FCC Grants 3.45 GHz Licenses
    • Deadlines
    • BloostonLaw Contacts
    • Calendar At-a-Glance
  • LETTERS TO THE EDITOR
    • Dietmar Gollnick for the Critical Messaging Association
  • TECHNICIAN'S CORNER
    • Ethernet Splitter vs. Switch: What’s the Difference?
  • THIS WEEK'S MUSIC VIDEO
    • “Too Much Competition”
    • Tuba Skinny

1,010

May 13, 2022

Headlines

  • Clinical texting is a 'double-edged sword,' Regenstrief study finds
  • How to Preserve Your Digital Legacy (and Why You Should)
  • Explosive Fiber Broadband Expansion Drives Need for Fiber Technician Training Programs
  • Get To 2022 Dayton Hamvention® — May 20-22
  • White House agreement sees ISPs cap broadband prices for low-income households
  • Cisco warns of premature DIMM failures (What is a DIMM?)
  • NapBot for Apple Watch now provides Sleep Apnea analysis in new update
  • IN Chiefs Look to Update Paging System
  • INSIDE TOWERS
    • Revolutionary Technology Catapults Satellites into Space
  • BLOOSTONLAW TELECOM UPDATE
    • FCC Releases Tariff Review Plans for 2022 Annual Access Charge Tariff Filing
    • FCC Waives Budget Control Mechanism for ’22-’23 Tariff Year
    • FCC Declines Revision of Auction 108 Inventory; Reminds Participants of Due Diligence Requirements
    • White House Announces Commitments from Internet Providers to Cut Prices, Increase Speeds
    • Parties Agree to Dismiss California Net Neutrality Challenge
    • FCC Reminds ILECs of New Tariff Filing Fees and Payment System
    • AT&T Announces Location-Based 911 Routing
    • FCC Commits $38 Million in Emergency Broadband Connectivity Fund Support
    • Deadlines
    • BloostonLaw Contacts
    • Calendar At-a-Glance
  • TECHNICIAN'S CORNER
    • How to solder wires together — pro tips for waterproof connections
  • THIS WEEK'S MUSIC VIDEO
    • “The Man Who Can't Be Moved” — Allie Sherlock cover

1,011

May 20, 2022

Headlines

  • Government and Public Safety Community Developing New N.C. Digital Statewide Paging System with NextGen TV
  • English offers a pathway to prosperity throughout Latin America
  • Old Pieces Of Technology That Still Work Today
  • This hidden iPhone feature stops spam text messages — try it now
  • FCC Crusade to End Robocalls May Get a New Boost
  • Tips for enhancing the FaceTime call experience on iPhone, iPad, and Mac
  • Boost vocal clarity on iPhone, iPad and Mac calls with this hidden setting
  • Cedar County paging tower toppled; Coleridge firefighters activated via text
  • INSIDE TOWERS
    • Carr Wants Mandatory Network Disaster Resilience Rules for Wireless Carriers
  • BLOOSTONLAW TELECOM UPDATE
    • NTIA Releases NOFOs for BEAD, Middle Mile, and Digital Equity Act Programs
    • NTIA Issues NOFO for Middle Mile Infrastructure Program
    • Commissioner Carr Calls for Mandatory Wireless Resiliency Framework
    • FCC Seeks Comment on BDC Certified Professional Engineer Certification Waiver Petition
    • White House Announces Permitting Action Plan for Bipartisan Infrastructure Law Projects
    • 988 Texts May Be Routed Without Translation to Suicide Prevention Lifeline’s Number
    • NET Act, FAIR Contributions Act Pass Senate Commerce Committee
    • Reps. Matsui and Guthrie Urge Further Funding for Rip and Replace Program
    • NTIA 2021 Internet Use Survey Shows Improved Uptake in Traditionally Less-Connected Communities
    • Deadlines
    • BloostonLaw Contacts
    • Calendar At-a-Glance
  • TECHNICIAN'S CORNER
    • PL259 install RG8 - LMR400 - RG213
  • THIS WEEK'S MUSIC VIDEO
    • “ Sweet Dreams”
    • Allie Sherlock & The3buskteers cover

1,012

May 27, 2022

Headlines

  • Space Data Spectrum Sales Ascend To The Stratosphere
  • Satellite antennas could be 3D printed in space to massively reduce launch costs
  • Out Of Order Apple warning: Millions of iPhone owners warned about bizarre iMessage bug that BLOCKS your texts
  • Generator Used To Alert Volunteer Firefighters Of Emergencies Stolen In Douro-Dummer, Canada
  • Your iPhone, iPad and Mac have a secret setting to massively boost call quality
  • FCC To Consider Franken-FM Status and Whether To Expand Radio Service On Channel 6
  • Knowing Your Place: The Implications of GPS Spoofing and Jamming
  • EDITORIAL
    • Emergency Digital Paging over Public Television
  • INSIDE TOWERS
    • View From the Top Panel Discusses Strengths, Weaknesses of Towers
  • BLOOSTONLAW TELECOM UPDATE
    • REMINDER: Form 481 Filing System Now Open; July 1 Filing Deadline Temporarily Waived
    • NTIA Announces Broadband Funding Opportunity of $41.6 Billion
    • FCC Announces Tentative Agenda for June Open Meeting
    • Comments on Certified Professional Engineer Requirement for Broadband Data Maps Due June 8
    • FCC Opens Docket on DISH AWS Buildout Compliance
    • Comments on Wireless Emergency Alert FNPRM due June 21
    • Comment Sought on Video Content Vendor Diversity Report Petition
    • NTIA Announces 34 States and Territories Have Signed Up for BEAD
    • Deadlines
    • BloostonLaw Contacts
    • Calendar At-a-Glance
    • Who Is BloostonLaw?
  • TECHNICIAN'S CORNER
    • Bursted noise on my bench from my under-shelf lighting strip!
  • THIS WEEK'S MUSIC VIDEO
    • “The Real Revolution”
    • Playing For Change Band

1,013

June 3, 2022

Headlines

  • Always Do This Before Letting Someone Borrow Your Phone
  • Canadian Government Announces Intention to Ban Huawei, ZTE Equipment
  • Apple Aiming to Make iPad More Mac-Like With iPadOS 16 Multitasking Changes
  • Goodbye Pagers, Hello Clinical Texting ― How to Make the Transition Painless
  • Is Apple about to launch its very own search engine?
  • NASA to Test GPS-Like Navigation System at the Moon for the First Time
  • Microsoft’s grand plan for the future Windows is basically an M1 Mac mini
  • AST SpaceMobile gets OK from FCC to test sat-to-phone tech with AT&T in U.S.
  • INSIDE TOWERS
    • GAO: National Broadband Strategy Needed
  • BLOOSTONLAW TELECOM UPDATE
    • Elon Musk Draws Fire from Dish for Misleading Tweets about Starlink Service
    • Remaining COVID-19 Lifeline Waivers In Effect Through June 30, 2022
    • FCC Launches Online Help Center for Broadband Data Collection
    • FCC to Retire Legacy CORES on July 15, Despite Lower Adoption Rate for CORES2 System
    • FCC Announces Over $2.8 Billion in Final ECF Funding Requests
    • Comment Dates Set for FCC Proceeding on RF Receiver Performance
    • Lifeline Program Compliance Reminder: Obtaining Consent and Consumer Certifications
    • Commissioner Carr Makes Visits to South Dakota and Wyoming
    • Deadlines
    • BloostonLaw Contacts
    • Calendar At-a-Glance
  • BLOOSTONLAW PRIVATE USERS UPDATE
    • FCC to Retire Legacy CORES on July 15, Despite Lower Adoption Rate for CORES2 System (Duplicate)
    • Comments on Wireless Emergency Alert FNPRM due June 21
    • FirstNet Approves Investment to Extend In-Building Coverage
    • Who Is BloostonLaw?
  • TECHNICIAN'S CORNER
    • Bursted noise on my bench from my under-shelf lighting strip!
  • THIS WEEK'S MUSIC VIDEO
    • “The Real Revolution”
    • Playing For Change Band

1,014

June 10, 2022

Headlines

  • Hands-On With macOS Ventura
  • Apple Mail modernizes with several new features in macOS Ventura and iOS 16
  • WWDC 2022
  • Protect Your Confidential Business & Personal Information!
    • Learn How to Secure Apps, Smartphones, Connected Products & PCs
  • Apple Maps Copying Google Maps Isn’t a Bad Thing
  • FCC Proposes to Fine Ham for Firefighting Interference
  • HDMI cables are about to get a big upgrade to make your life easier
    • HDMI Cable Power promises stronger transmission over longer distances without external power
  • FCC to Accept Applications for 800 MHz 12.5 kHz Channels Starting July 7
  • INSIDE TOWERS
    • Stop Use Recall on Select 3M Lanyards Immediate Action Required
  • BLOOSTONLAW TELECOM UPDATE
    • Comment Window on BDC Engineer Certification Requirement Closes June 15
    • FCC to Consider ACAM Extension Proposal and Other Targeted USF Changes
    • Proposed Data Privacy Bill Stands a Shot at Becoming First Comprehensive Federal Privacy Law
    • FCC to Open Filing Window for 800 MHz Interstitial Applications on July 7
    • Wireless Carrier Agrees to Pay $48k to Settle Network Outage Reporting Errors
    • EAS Providers May Need to Update Handset Displays by July 31
    • FCC Releases Notice of Proposed Rulemaking for FY2022 Regulatory Fees
    • Sohn Nomination Stalled; No End in Sight for Partisan Deadlock at the FCC
    • Deadlines
    • BloostonLaw Contacts
    • Calendar At-a-Glance
    • Who Is BloostonLaw?
  • TECHNICIAN'S CORNER
    • Analyzing Every Second of the Classic Dial-Up Modem Sound
  • THIS WEEK'S MUSIC VIDEO
    • “Daddy Sang Bass”
    • The French Family Band

1,015

June 17, 2022

Headlines

  • PAINFUL INFLATION
    • It's Time to Help
  • Unjammable GPS system successfully tested on DeltaQuad VTOL UAV
  • Live coverage: SpaceX launches 53 more Starlink Internet satellites
  • Photoshop’s stunning new tool instantly restores your old family photos
  • The James Webb Space Telescope: Prepare for a New Way To See the Universe
  • watchOS 9 is Apple Watch’s greatest update in years thanks to Series 3 being discontinued
  • Adobe plans to make Photoshop on the web free to everyone
  • INSIDE TOWERS
    • FAA Urges Airlines to Retrofit Altimeters Ahead of 5G Signal Increase
  • BLOOSTONLAW TELECOM UPDATE
    • Non-Facilities Based Small Voice Providers Must Implement STIR/SHAKEN by June 30
    • US Treasury Announces First State Awards under Coronavirus Capital Projects Fund
    • Comment Sought on ACP Data Transparency Rules and Information Collection
    • FCC Seeks to Refresh Record on Location-Based Routing for Wireless 911; Due July 11
    • FCC Announces Status of Auction 108 Applications; Upfront Payment Due June 23
    • TV Broadcaster Relocation Fund Invoices due September 6
    • FCC Proposes 33% USF Contribution Factor for Q3 2022
    • FCC Grants Informal Complaint Against Verizon for Accessibility Violation
    • FCC Announces Support Authorization for 513 RDOF Bids; Latest Default Bids
    • Deadlines
    • BloostonLaw Contacts
    • Calendar At-a-Glance
    • Who Is BloostonLaw?
  • LETTERS TO THE EDITOR
    • Dietmar Gollnick
    • Barry Kanne
      • Nursing Alumna’s Family Gifts Community Caregivers
  • TECHNICIAN'S CORNER
    • Back to Basics: the Emitter Follower, or Common-Collector Amplifier
  • THIS WEEK'S MUSIC VIDEO
    • “In My Life”
    • Allie Sherlock — Lennon-McCartney

1,016

June 24, 2022

Headlines

  • Fayette County 911 Board commits nearly $623K to radio, paging upgrades
  • Lyon Co. approves funding for radio updates
  • Outstanding Service Earns Award of Excellence
  • House Subcommittee Approves Bill Allocating $40M for Next-Generation Warning System
  • ET Docket 18-295, GN Docket 17-183 Ex Parte Letter
  • NWCC Supports APCO/EEI 6 GHz Initiatives
  • Intel-Mac models can't upgrade to macOS Ventura
  • INSIDE TOWERS
    • SpaceX Ratchets Up 12 GHz Battle With DISH
  • BLOOSTONLAW TELECOM UPDATE
    • REMINDER: Form 481 Filing System Now Open; July 1 Filing Deadline Temporarily Waived
    • Comments on Enhanced A-CAM NPRM Due July 18
    • Chairwoman Rosenworcel Circulates Wireless Resilience Rules
    • FEMA Says No Nationwide EAS Test in 2022
    • Broadband Data Task Force Announces BDC Webinar; Issues Enforcement Advisory
    • DISH and T-Mo Expand Network Services Partnership
    • Verizon and AT&T Agree to Delay Some 5G Deployment Due to FAA Concerns
    • Court of Appeals Upholds Stripping of AWS-3 Bid Credits from DISH and its Auction Partners
    • Deadlines
    • BloostonLaw Contacts
    • Calendar At-a-Glance
    • Who Is BloostonLaw?
  • LETTERS TO THE EDITOR
    • Dietmar Gollnick
      • Reminder #CMASummit22 “Safety by 2nd Infrastructure”
  • TECHNICIAN'S CORNER
    • Learn how to NOT electrocute yourself while doing DIY electrical work.
  • THIS WEEK'S MUSIC VIDEO
    • “Feeling Good”
    • Allie Sherlock — Michael Buble (Nina Simone) cover

 

 

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