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Wow

It's too bad some investors are going to get hurt, but they sure should have known better than to try putting high-powered transmitters so close to a satellite downlink band.

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KD5XB in DM84

Thanks

Wow! Thanks.

Rest in Peace Lightsquared. And quit threatened our beloved GPS bands ... both public and military.

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Garmin i5, 260W, 1450LMT, 2460LMT, iPhone Viago

Lightsquared

I agree! Especially troubling was the military security threat.

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an94

I Wonder..

an94 wrote:

I agree! Especially troubling was the military security threat.

I wonder if that aspect of it had a lot more to do with its demise than the public sector did? confused

Nuvi1300WTGPS

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I'm not really lost.... just temporarily misplaced!

M

LSQ ran out of bribe money.

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1490LMT 1450LMT 295w

Bravo

I guess no political comments are welcomed, but the Federal govt does control spectrum & it's usually a quid pro quo.

Fred

Next few days...

The next few days will tell if they're going to go down without more of a fight or not.

While Federal Bankruptcy courts have a lot of power, I don't think they have the power to tell the FCC to let someone operate a high-power terrestrial service in the middle of a band designated for low-power satellite downlinks.

LightSquared had an interesting idea, and the wrong band.

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2008 Mini Cooper S, Nuvi 2460, 680, DATUM Tymserve 2100, Trimble Thunderbolt, Ham radio, Macintosh, Linux, Windows

Lightsquared

Let's hope no one else tries to follow their plan.

Agreed

k6rtm wrote:

LightSquared had an interesting idea, and the wrong band.

Talk about the cart before the horse.... Should have been "Get the band, build the network."

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Striving to make the NYC Metro area project the best.

good riddance

it was a bad idea, with technology conflicts = fail

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___________________ Garmin 2455, 855, Oregon 550t

actually Bob

camerabob wrote:
k6rtm wrote:

LightSquared had an interesting idea, and the wrong band.

Talk about the cart before the horse.... Should have been "Get the band, build the network."

They did just that. They hold the licenses for more than 20 MHz of spectrum in the L Band and the precedent that high powered terrestrial stations could be built. Their problem was the number of stations and the fact their spectrum was closer to the GPS frequencies than the other. Their other problem was also that one of their bigger customers for precision data happened to be using a downlink from their satellites which was in between their two blocks. That precision customer also relied on the L1 signals from the GPS birds so their receivers spanned one of their proposed blocks.

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"Too often we enjoy the comfort of opinion without the discomfort of thought." -- John F. Kennedy, 35th U.S. president

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