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Feb 06, 2009

Is GPS better for golf than 911?

While flipping through the Golf Channel, I constantly see infomercials regarding the latest and greatest in GPS rangefinders. Through the miracle of....More
Jan 30, 2009

DTV delay still an issue for public safety

Yesterday, media outlets throughout the country trumpeted stories that the U.S. House of Representatives on Wednesday “killed” legislation calling....More
Jan 28, 2009

McEwen should be left in the game

I’m really not a football fan. It is much too violent and barbaric a game for my tastes. I prefer baseball, a tough, yet civilized, contest. (If you....More
Jan 27, 2009

DTV delay is ridiculous

So, the Senate has approved a delay of the DTV transition until June. What I’d like to know is, why? I understand their rationale. Too many people....More
Jan 20, 2009

Beltway awaits expected FCC transition

Today, FCC Chairman Kevin Martin’s resignation becomes effective after serving on the commission for eight years. Traditionally, FCC chairmen have....More
Jan 14, 2009

Hoping for change

I listened to President George W. Bush’s final press conference on Monday, and I have to say I felt bad for him. Reporters hit him with questions....More
Jan 12, 2009

UCAN completes rebanding—almost

Believe it or not, it’s been almost three years since the Utah Communications Agency Network (UCAN) was announced as the first public-safety entity....More
Dec 19, 2008

Where’s FDR when you need him?

I was glued to History Channel last weekend, as it broadcast back-to-back documentaries on Franklin Delano Roosevelt, the first covering how....More
Nov 13, 2008

Motorola’s noise suppression technology shows promise

I spent some time in Motorola’s booth this week during the International Association of Chiefs of Police annual conference in San Diego. I was most....More
Nov 12, 2008

A piece of the pie

A lot of readers worry about how to fund new communication systems or pay for large-scale educational programs to prepare communities for the....More
Nov 07, 2008

What’s in a name? At times, confusion

Over the past several weeks, I’ve received many e-mails regarding Tyco Electronics Wireless Systems, better known in the wireless industry as M/A-COM....More
Nov 05, 2008

What’s good for me isn’t for first responders

Last week I received a check from my bank, a refund from the escrow account from which the bank pays my property taxes. It was a significant amount....More
Nov 03, 2008

A birthday that’s worth noting

I’ve never understood why people make such a fuss about birthdays. The first one, well, I can see why people get excited about that—the day one comes....More
Aug 05, 2005

Motorola to diversify in a new direction

Whether you love or loathe Motorola, it's hard to not be amazed at the depth and diversity of its product portfolio that includes almost every....More

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Donny Jackson is editor of Urgent Communications magazine. Before joining UC in 2002, he covered telecommunications for four years as a freelance writer and as news editor for Telephony magazine....
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