[RFI] Mobile phone expansion could disrupt key weather satellites

EDWARDS, EDDIE J eedwards at oppd.com
Thu Jul 14 14:41:36 EDT 2016

Another utility iDEN system out there is or was in Ohio/Indiana area what was Cinergy now Duke Energy.  Recently heard from their radio engineer who said they were replacing it very soon.  

Sprint/Nextel has spent hundreds of millions on 800Mhz rebanding over the last 15 years.  

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From: RFI [mailto:rfi-bounces at contesting.com] On Behalf Of Mike - W5JR
Both Sprint and SouthernLinc have repurposed the rebranded spectrum for LTE and possibly a smattering of CDMA. The border with Mexico is as yet to begin/complete rebanding (removing the interleaving). 

> On Jul 14, 2016, at 10:05 AM, Peter Laws <plaws0 at gmail.com> wrote:
>> On Thu, Jul 14, 2016 at 7:55 AM, EDWARDS, EDDIE J <eedwards at oppd.com> wrote:
>> 1. Nextel iDEN on interlaced 800MHz SMR channels interfering with public safety users.
> Nextel got bailed out (I guess) by Sprint and they wasted NO time in
> getting rid of the iDEN based system.  
> So what happened to that network?  I've seen a Retired In Place Nextel
> site (the heliax was hack-sawed off at the container and the container
> left in place, sadly locked) but is anyone actually using that
> spectrum now?  I know there was another IDEN based system in the
> Southeast (run by an electric utility?).  Is that still up?

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