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Chris Hardy

Chris Hardy

Chris Hardy is general manager of Comsearch and president of Comsearch Government Solutions LLC. Chris has been involved in many aspects of the commercial and federal government spectrum management arena since 1981 when he first joined the company. He is a past president of the National Spectrum Managers Association (NSMA) and currently holds the honorary title of fellow. Chris was also vice president and served on the board of directors of Shenandoah Transvideo and Shenandoah County Broadcasting Corporation, a cable TV and a broadcast radio station. Chris holds a bachelor of science degree from Old Dominion University.

Coordinating With Incumbents Critical to AWS-3 Spectrum Success

Posted by Chris Hardy on February 3, 2015
The AWS-3 spectrum auction in the US has finally come to a close. Now it is imperative for winning bidders to implement an effective transition strategy for their new spectrum. A lot of questions need to be answered, though. Chris Hardy lists them in today’s blog post, which will help those running behind in planning to jump start their strategy.

AWS-3 Band Will Be a Coordination Minefield

Posted by Chris Hardy on August 4, 2014
As outlined in the July 18 joint public notice by the FCC and NTIA, commercial deployment in the AWS-3 bands is not going to be a simple or straightforward process. Navigating the coordination minefield will require an intimate knowledge of the coordination and relocation process, familiarity with both commercial and government systems, understanding of the various interference mechanisms involved and the ability to effectively negotiate interference rights. Chris Hardy explains more in today’s blog post.

More Planning Needed for the Rapidly Approaching US Spectrum Auction

Posted by Chris Hardy on July 7, 2014
The US Federal Communications Commission’s AWS -3 Auction is only months away, but there’s still plenty of work to be done. Comsearch Vice President Chris Hardy reviews valuable lessons learned from the AWS-1 Auction in 2008 to help improve the AWS-3 Auction process, summarizing the current status as well.

No Network? Check the Fridge and the Light

Posted by Chris Hardy on November 7, 2013
If you are having trouble getting a good wireless signal at home or work, you might want to check the appliances. A refrigerator in Australia and a light fixture in Texas each have been interfering with surrounding wireless networks. Chris Hardy highlights these stories as examples about why Comsearch’s spectrum management and RF interference troubleshooting services are valuable to customers.

NTIA and Spectrum Sharing—What’s Ahead?

Posted by Chris Hardy on April 2, 2012
The US National Telecommunications and Information Administration finally released the much anticipated report to determine the viability of accommodating commercial wireless broadband in the 1755-1850 MHz band. Where do you stand on this spectrum sharing issue?

When Duty Calls

Posted by Chris Hardy on June 28, 2011
Comsearch’s Mark Gibson, has been appointed by the U.S. Secretary of Commerce to a two-year term to the Commerce Spectrum Management Advisory Committee (CSMAC). The group assists in developing and maintaining spectrum management policies that enable the United States to maintain or strengthen its global leadership role in the introduction of communications technology and services.