Friday, December 21, 2007

Sirius Requests Experimental License to Test in WCS Bands

Now Sirius is requesting an experimental license to operate equipment in the WCS bands in order to research the impact of WCS transmission on satellite radio. The request is in response to the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking and the Second Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking in the Docket pertaining the repeaters for satellite radio (95-91). Sirius is requesting expedited approval in light of the short commenting period.

Upon approval, Sirius intends to test at the six sites listed below:

1. Sirius Satellite Radio Facility, 989 Lenox Drive, Lawrenceville, NJ, 08648
o 40-17-17.0 N, 74-42-33.5 W (10 km radius)

2. Prospertown Lake, Rt. 537, Ocean County, NJ
o 40-8-6.7 N, 74-27-30.0 W

3. Manasquan Reservoir, Windeler Road, Howell, NJ
o 40-10-16.6 N, 74-12-10.2 W

4. XM Satellite Radio Facility, 3161 SW 10th St, Deerfield Beach, FL 33442
o 26-18-15.2 N, 80-8-47.6 W (5 km radius)

5. 24 Vernon Crossing Road, Vernon, NJ
o 74-29-37.2W, 41-12-46.7N

6. Highway US441, Palm Beach County, FL (10 km radius)
o 26-42-36.0 N, 80-25-12.0 W

Frequency Bands: 2305-2320 MHz: 2345-2360 MHz

Tests will be conducted in 5 MHz channels of the WCS A, B, C and D blocks

Each test channel is 5 MHz wide. Specifically the channelization is:

A: 2305-2310 MHz, 2350-2355 MHz
B: 2310-2315 MHz, 2355-2360 MHz
C: 2315-2320 MHz
D: 2345-2350 MHz

In case any of you missed it, you can find the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking and the Second Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking here.

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