Kestrel Signal Processing, Inc.


Status: Grant Expired Due to New License


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antenna SketchImages2008-07-06
Application Form:
OET Special Temporary Authority Report

Applicant Name
Name of Applicant:  Kestrel Signal Processing, Inc.

Attention: David Burgess
Street Address: 2253 Fox Glen Dr.
P.O. Box:
City: Fairfield
State: CA
Zip Code: 94534
E-Mail Address: [email protected]

Best Contact
Give the following information of person who can best handle inquiries pertaining to this application:  
Last Name: Burgess
First Name: David
Title: President
Phone Number: 707 208 2622

Please explain in the area below why an STA is necessary:
We are testing experimental GSM cellular equipment. In order to assure compatibility with standard GSM handsets we must test in a standard GSM band. In the US, those bands are GSM850 cellular and PCS1900. Because these are licensed bands, we require an STA.

Purpose of Operation
Please explain the purpose of operation:  Performing on-the-air testing of an experimental GSM base station using realistic test loads. The purpose of the test will be to verify correct operation of an experimental GSM basestation design in an open-air test range with realistic service loads from a set of about 100 test users. These users will be allowed to place calls to each other through the system under test (BTS + local PBX) for one week while on-site engineers observe the operation of the system. The specific site and time of this test correspond to the Burning Man festival, a gathering of about 50,000 people in temporary city constructed a remote area of the Black Rock Desert. This festival affords a unique opportunity to have a realistic population of test users, realistic usage patterns and realistic suburban propagation conditions in an area that otherwise lacks any cellular coverage. This is an engineering test, not a service rollout. Test users will be preselected and informed in writing that they are participants in an experiment, not normal cellular subscribers, and that the operator of the test system is not a telephone carrier. Test users will not pay or be paid for their participation. At the end of the Burning Man festival, the system will be dismantled and removed.

Callsign: WD9XKN
Class of Station: FX
Nature of Service: Experimental

Requested Period of Operation
Operation Start Date: 08/24/2008
Operation End Date: 08/31/2008

List below transmitting equipment to be installed (if experimental, so state) if additional rows are required, please submit equipment list as an exhibit:  
Manufacturer Model Number No. Of Units Experimental
Open BTS Project 1 1 Yes

Neither the applicant nor any other party to the application is subject to a denial of Federal benefits that includes FCC benefits pursuant to Section 5301 of the Anti-Drug Abuse Act of 1988, 21 U.S.C. Section 862, because of a conviction for possession or distribution of a controlled substance. The applicant hereby waives any claim to the use of any particular frequency or electromagnetic spectrum as against the regulatory power of the United States because of the prvious use of the same, whether by license or otherwise, and requests authorization in accordance with this application. (See Section 304 of the Communications Act of 1934, as amended.) The applicant acknowledges that all statements made in this application and attached exhibits are considered material representations, and that all the exhibits part hereof and are incorporated herein as if set out in full in this application; undersigned certifies that all statements in this application are true, complete and correct to the best of his/her knowledge and belief and are made in good faith. Applicant certifies that construction of the station would NOT be an action which is likely to have a significant environmental effect. See the Commission's Rules, 47 CFR1.1301-1.1319.
Signature of Applicant (Authorized person filing form): David A. Burgess
Title of Applicant (if any):
Date: 2008-07-06 00:00:00.0

Station Location
City State Latitude Longitude Mobile Radius of Operation
Gerlach Nevada North  40  46  9 West  119  13  12 3.00
Datum:  NAD 83
Is a directional antenna (other than radar) used?   No
Exhibit submitted:   No
(a) Width of beam in degrees at the half-power point:  
(b) Orientation in horizontal plane:  
(c) Orientation in vertical plane:  
Will the antenna extend more than 6 meters above the ground, or if mounted on an existing building, will it extend more than 6 meters above the building, or will the proposed antenna be mounted on an existing structure other than a building?   Yes
(a) Overall height above ground to tip of antenna in meters:   15.00
(b) Elevation of ground at antenna site above mean sea level in meters:   1190.00
(c) Distance to nearest aircraft landing area in kilometers:   2.00
(d) List any natural formations of existing man-made structures (hills, trees, water tanks, towers, etc.) which, in the opinion of the applicant, would tend to shield the antenna from aircraft: There are several structures of comparable height in the immediate area, including a 50' lighted sculpture.
Action Frequency Station Class Output Power/ERP Mean Peak Frequency Tolerance (+/-) Emission Designator Modulating Signal
New 869.00000000-894.00000000 MHz FX 2.000000 W 8.000000 W M 1.0E-7 % 270KGXW GSM mobile telelphony
Action Frequency Station Class Output Power/ERP Mean Peak Frequency Tolerance (+/-) Emission Designator Modulating Signal
New 1930.00000000-1945.00000000 MHz FX 2.000000 W 8.000000 W M 0.00000100 % 270KGXW GSM mobile telelphony


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