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#LightSquared asks to share @NOAA weather-balloon spectrum for its #LTE network #GPS #ATC

The carrier would give up part of the spectrum where GPS interference led the FCC to shoot down its LTE plans Stephen Lawson September 28, 2012 (IDG News Service) lightsquared.spectrum4 (Photo credit: sam_churchill ) Embattled satellite carrier LightSquared proposed on Friday that the government let it share spectrum with federal uses such as weather balloons so it can get enough spectrum to launch its proposed national LTE mobile network. LightSquared would give up on deploying LTE in one band of spectrum that it had been planning to use for that network before the U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) moved to kill its plans over interference with GPS receivers. In the proposal it.......... ...............What LightSquared wants to do is take one 5MHz band that it already uses for its satellite service (at 1670-1675MHz) and combine that with the next band up (1675-1680MHz), which is used for federal purposes including National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Admini

#09-30-2012 - ComFish News Roundup

Fairbanks, Alaska: GCI and at&t await more iPhone 5 shipments - ACS still not carrying newsminer.com/view/full_stor… — Hauling Gear #Alaska (@haulinggear) September 30, 2012 GOP presses EPA on Alaska mine review By Zack Colman - 09/30/12 09:30 AM ET Oversight Republicans in the House are pressing the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) about a mine review in Alaska that they argue could spook energy investors nationwide.Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.), chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, and panel member Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) are demanding a briefing on EPA’s watershed impact tests for a proposed mine in Bristol Bay, Alaska.... http://thehill.com/blogs/e2-wire/e2-wire/259311-gop-presses-epa-on-alaska-mine-review Restoring Twelvemile Creek for Wild Salmon The restoration of a Tongass National Forest salmon stream is underway GardenNews.biz - Sep 30,2012 - Restoring Twelvemile Creek for Wild Salmon The restoration of a Tongass National For

#09-29-2012 - ComFish News Roundup

Pod cod fishing dismal  September 28th 3:28 pm | Jim Paulin The Pacific cod fishing in the Bering Sea has been slow enough to make some pot-cod boats quit and wait for red king crab to open next month. "It was pretty bad. I've never given up on a cod season before, and I've given up on this one," said Bob Perkey, captain of the fishing vessel Ramblin' Rose. "It's not worth it financially to keep fishing." Early results were only briefly promising, said deckhand Geno Holmes. "We were getting 40 to 70, and then it just dropped off cold. We were getting two, three, four fish in a pot," Holmes said, adding that his boat was earning 29 cents per pound of cod. Pot cod boats use the same giant pots for both cod and crab, since a pot cod boat is a crab boat targeting finfish in..... http://www.thebristolbaytimes.com/article/1239pod_cod_fishing_dismal Bycatch control going nowhere without good data as a start  COMPASS: Other points of view by D

Wired West: TERRA-NW Update: Village tower construction continues on schedule at Shaktoolik and Unalakleet (photos)

Source: terra.gci.com

Alaska: Public Information Assist Team Targets First Responders

Posted by PA3 Jonathan Klingenberg, Friday, September 28, 2012 Coast Guard personnel and other first responders received important training from the Public Information Assist Team upon completion of the team’s scheduled Alaskan training missions Friday. Personnel that attended the seminar included both American and foreign responders including: The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Western Canada Marine Response Corporation, the Alaska Marine Highway System, Princess Cruise Lines and Coast Guard Auxiliary. PIAT, an element of the National Strike Force, co-located with the National Strike Force Coordination Center in Elizabeth City, North Carolina, conducted training in Juneau, Anchorage and Ketchikan.  The last time PIAT was in Alaska was in 2004, when the motor vessel Selendang Ayu ran aground and a Coast Guard MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crashed due to a rogue wave hitting the aircraft while the crew was attempting to recover survivors from the stranded vessel.

#09-28-2012 - ComFish News Roundup

Five CDQ groups challenge reopening allocation issue Posted 09/28/2012 by - Margaret Bauman Feisty and outspoken as always on fisheries issues, Clem Tillion tells it like it is when it comes to the history of Alaska's community development quota allocations. The CDQ allocations were not based on population, but on the odds of people actually going to sea, said Tillion, of Halibut Cove, whose passion for and participation in Alaska's commercial fisheries industry stretches back over more than four decades. A veteran commercial fisherman, Tillion has served nine terms as a state legislator, as a charter member and chairman of the North Pacific Fishery Management Council, and on numerous state and federal councils and committees dealing with Alaskans issues. He was also the state's fisheries czar who advised the administration of Gov. Walter J. Hickel on the CDQ legislation. "I wanted the people of the Bering Sea to own the Bering Sea and.... http://www.thecordovatimes

Alaska Wireless... Heating Up - #LTE #iPhone5 #HSPA+ #Alaska

Added mid-morning tweet re: new AT&T phone .. Dang! HG AT&T to roll out Galaxy Rugby Pro #LTE waterproof 3' 4 30min. shock-resistantpush-to-talk phone #WiredWheelhouse allthingsd.com/20120928/att-r… — Hauling Gear #Alaska (@haulinggear) September 28, 2012 AJOC: ACS closer to launch 4G LTE in Southcentral, Fairbanks & Juneau - HSPA+ Mat-Su, Kenia Pen. , Sitka & Ketchikan alaskajournal.com/Alaska-Journal… — Hauling Gear #Alaska (@haulinggear) September 28, 2012 #iphone GCI to Offer iPhone 5 in Alaska on September 28: ANCHORAGE, Alaska, Sept. 27, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Gener... yhoo.it/V3yyyM — appleupdater (@appleupdater) September 28, 2012 GCI makes it to @ techcrunch ! #iPhone5 techcrunch.com/2012/09/28/app… — Hauling Gear #Alaska (@haulinggear) September 28, 2012

AlaskaTech: iPhone 5 vs. OneX vs. Galaxy S3 Camera Shoot Out! (video)

#09-27-2012 - ComFish News Roundup

faa.gov False Pass Alaska False Pass could be the first town in the country to be powered by ocean currents kucb.org/news/article/f… — Hauling Gear #Alaska (@haulinggear) September 27, 2012 Chieftain seeks Chinese financing to open Tulsequah mine by KTOO News Department September 26, 2012 4:41 am A China-based engineering company and its Canadian subsidiary will acquire 30 percent of the Tulsequah Chief Mine in British Columbia at the headwaters of the Taku River. Mine owner Chieftain Metals says is has a non-binding agreement with China CAMC Engineering Company – or CAMCE — and Procon Holdings of Alberta to build and..... http://www.ktoonews.org/2012/09/26/chieftain-seeks-chinese-financing-to-open-tulsequah-mine/ Majority of Bristol Bay residents oppose Pebble mine By Ralph Andersen, Kimberly Williams and Jason Metrokin - 09/26/12 The Bristol Bay region is one of Alaska’s most varied and beautiful. Situated 150 miles southwest of Anchorage it is 40 million acres of i

#09-26-2012 - ComFish News Roundup

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 25, 2012 Deckboss: UFA's internal debate United Fishermen of Alaska, the state's top commercial fishing group, has been looking since July for a new executive director. Naturally, we're all wondering how the search is going. Deckboss can provide a little insight in the form of a "confidential" email that came his way today. The email is "inside baseball," to some degree, but I expect most readers can follow it. So here it is: Subject: UFA Exective Director selection process and list of applicants--draft memo Date: Mon, 17 Sep 2012 10:39:31 -0800 From: Roland Maw To: Undisclosed Recipients Confidential: Draft: UFA Board:... http://deckboss.blogspot.com/2012/09/united-fishermen-of-alaska-states-top.html TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 25, 2012 Dear Jane (Lubchenco) #NOAA Last month, three independent experts sharply criticized a federal "biological opinion" on the Steller sea lion. The National Marine Fisheries Service had use

#09-25-2012 - ComFish News Roundup

Wild Alaska salmon harvests at nearly 121 million fish Posted 09/25/2012 by - Margaret Bauman A persistent commercial fleet caught nearly another two and a half million wild Alaska salmon in the second week of September, boosting the preliminary season harvest total to nearly 121 million fish. While short of the 132 million fish forecast, it still ranks as a substantial harvest, including 65,660,000 humpies, 35,317,000 sockeye, 17,042,000 chum, 2,624,000 coho and 290,000 king salmon. Fish aficionados in the Anchorage area still.... http://www.thecordovatimes.com/article/1239wild-alaska-salmon-harvests-at-nearly-121 Fishery Disaster Declaration Requested for Nelson Lagoon  09/24/12 The Borough Assembly for the Aleutians East Borough has officially requested both a state and federal fishery disaster declaration for the Nelson Lagoon area. KDLG's Mike Mason has the details. (1:21)..... http://www.kdlg.org/news/archive.php?id=2215 Panelists to review science surrounding Pebble