Wireless Spectrum Finder: Telecommunications, Government, and Scientific Radio Frequency Allocations in the U.S., 30 MHz-300 GHz

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McGraw-Hill, 2001 - Technology & Engineering - 497 pages
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ALL THE DATA YOU NEED FOR SPECTRUM PLANNING -- IN ONE SOURCE Instead of poring through records of proceedings, federal code, and technical publications, quickly access essential information on that prime but invisible expanse of real estate, the public airwaves. In Wireless Spectrum Finder, veteran industry reporter Bennett Z. Kobb brings you impeccably researched, plain-English data and analysis of the regulatory, business, legal, and technical factors affecting each of more than 350 bands in the U.S. spectrum, including:

*Commentary helpful to anyone looking to exploit, change, or influence FCC rule-making
*Scientific definitions and allowable uses for each band
*Types of licenses and their geographic areas and business ventures
*Pointers to all original sources for regulations and proceedings
*Up-to-date FCC terminology and definitions
*Regulatory trends, including FCC deliberations on the use of ultra wide band (UWB), software-defined radio (SDR), and secondary markets in spectrum
*Effects of congressional legislation
*Explanations and insights on FCC rules and regulatory powers, including official footnotes

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Bennett Z. Kobb is a Washington, D.C.-based technology writer and consultant.

As a trade journalist, he has covered policy and regulation at the Federal Communications Commission since 1983. He founded Federal Communications TechNews (now TR Wireless) and was editor of Cellular Radio News and Personal Communications Magazine, the first periodicals for the cellular phone industry.

He co-founded (with Apple Computer) and served as the first executive director of the Wireless Information Networks Forum, a trade association of telephone and computer manufacturers.

He is a member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, a licensed radio amateur, and a contributor to Communications World on the Voice of America.

Bennett received a master's degree in telecommunications from the University of Colorado and a bachelor's degree in radio-television-film from the University of Texas.

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