Register a GVAR receiver

7 March 1995

The NOAA/NESDIS Frequency Allocation Manager, Dave McGinnis, sent me a form to fill out in order to officially register a GOES GVAR reciever, so that there is an official position from which to protest RF interference at the GVAR downlink frequency, 1685 MHz.

McGinnis writes:

"I have enclosed a list of system parameters required to properly enter the GSFC station in the national registry. Upon receipt, I will pass the parameter list to the Department of Commerce radio frequency assigner, Richard Schlapia. He in turn will coordinate with NASA's Frequency Assignment Subcommittee representative, Hank Schuett, for registering your station in the Government Master File."
The form is plain typewritten text on a page, and looks like this:
_____________________________________________________________________
        INFORMATION REQUIRED TO REGISTER GOES GROUND RECEIVER

FROM SATELLITE:

        Frequency
        Bandwidth Emission
        Power

FROM EARTH STATION:

        State
        City
        Latitude
        Longitude
        Antenna:
                Gain
                Type
                Azimuth
                Elevation
                Height (meters)
        Average Mean Sea Level of site (meters)
        Reciever Noise Temperature (Kelvin)
        Receiver Manufacturer/Government built
_____________________________________________________________________

Mail or fax your form to:
David F. McGinnis, Jr.
DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/OSD1
Washington, DC 20233

vox 301-457-5125
fax 301-420-0932