September 24, 2021

Friday, September 24, 2021 1PM: NASA Spectrum Planning & Pre-coordination: Lunar Missions
Featuring Catherine C. Sham, Spectrum Manager, NASA Johnson Space Center

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June 08, 2021

NSMA 2021 Online – Video Recordings Now Available

NSMA 2021 Conference Online

May 18, 2021

2021 NSMA Conference -Online!

Updated Agenda 

May 18, 2021

Register for the annual NSMA Conference, this year online, May 18-19.
View Agenda here: 2021 NSMA Conference Agenda


November 30, 2020

November 30, 2020 Webinar -The Slide Rule!: Its History, How it works, and Its Lessons for Today’s Spectrum Management

Featuring Mitchell Lazarus

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September 28, 2020


-Taught by Trey Hanbury

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August 31, 2020

August 31, 2020: Spectrum Management Principles: Get the Basics, Learn the Latest

– Taught by Mark Gibson, International Spectrum Management Expert, National Spectrum Management Association (NSMA) Member

  • What are the elements of Spectrum Management and why are they necessary to plan, launch and operate any wireless network?
  • Recent examples: Mid-Band Spectrum, 5G etc.

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June 29, 2020

6GHz Webinar: “Deploying Unlicensed 6GHz RLANs While Protecting the Fixed Service.”

Taught by George Kizer, Former President, National Spectrum Management Association (NSMA)

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April 15, 2020

The FCC provided NSMA with listening opportunities to review the 6GHz proceeding with the Chairman, many of the Commissioners’ offices and at the Office of Engineering & Technology (OET).

NSMA outlined data on the need to conduct live, peer-reviewed tests of the potential impact of the proposed introduction of over 900 million unlicensed devices into bands housing incumbent mission-critical transport, backbone and backhaul systems. A federally-managed spectrum test bed was suggested. NSMA also identified key technical matters such as setting certain duty cycle limits, and altering the inability of certain unlicensed systems to ‘hear’ and thus not transmit into sensitive infrastructure systems, etc.

April 02, 2020

FCC Report & Order and Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking” regarding making 1,200 megahertz of spectrum available for unlicensed equipment usage (WIFI and other standards) in the 5.925-7.125 GHz (6 GHz) band. This item may undergo changes prior to, or even after, the scheduled vote at the 10:30 a.m., Thursday, April 23, 2020 FCC Open Meeting.

There are over 100,000 fixed wireless microwave network backbone, backhaul and transport links in the 6GHz band. It appears that over 90% of those links support mission-critical systems such as mobile network infrastructure, utility systems (that support water, electricity, gas line and other core services), and emergency services (Virginia State Police, New Jersey Turnpike Authority, etc.). NSMA is seeking transparent ‘real-conditions’ testing be conducted at a federal test bed prior to millions of unlicensed units being approved for launch in any bands that house the mission critical systems.

Click here to view the FCC Face Sheet on Unlicensed Use of the 6 GHz Band.

March 12, 2020

Due to travel and other restrictions related to the Coronavirus, the NSMA May 11-13, 2020 Conference in Rosslyn, Virginia is cancelled. Stay tuned for information about the May 2021 Conference.

February 15, 2020

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