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Associations, professional organizations, and societies

The following crystal-related or frequency control organization links and resources address current wireless communication, public safety, telecommunications, electronics and more.

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Antenna & Tower Organizations

Antenna Measurement Techniques Association (AMTA)
The AMTA was formed in 1979, open to individuals with an interest in antenna measurements. Areas of interest include: measurement facilities, unique or innovative measurement techniques, test instrumentation and systems, RCS measurements, compact range design and evaluation, near-field techniques and their applications, and the practical aspects of measurement problems and their solutions.

IEEE Antenna and Propagation Society
Society strives to disemminate information on experimental and theoretical advances in antennas including design and development, and in the propagation of electromagnetic waves including scattering, diffraction and interaction with continuous media; and applications pertinent to antennas and propagation, such as remote sensing, applied optics, and millimeter and submillimeter wave techniques.

National Association of Tower Erectors (NATE)
NATE provides its members with uniform safety standards, improved communications, and a unified voice to help shape the future of the tower industry.



Computer and Communications Industry Association (CCIA)
The Computer and Communications Industry Association (CCIA) Members include information technology, telecommunications and networking equipment manufacturers, as well as software, Internet, telecommunications and financial service providers, re-sellers, integrators and others. Site includes analysis of legal and regulatory issues impacting the industry.

Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)
Members can access a wealth of information including market research and other data. Products categories include audio products, video products, communications, wireless, and mobile electronics.

Electronic Components Assemblies, and Materials Association (ECA)
The Electronic Components, Assemblies, and Materials Association (ECA) represents the electronics industry sector comprised of manufacturers and suppliers of passive and active electronic components, component arrays and assemblies, and commercial and industrial electronic equipment and supplies.

Electronic Industries Foundation (EIF)
EIF is dedicated to developing future technology leaders by introducing young people to the innovation and excitement of the electronic industries. Through programs and partnerships with businesses, leading universities and non-profit organizations, EIF offers educational opportunities that help young people develop science and technology skills.

Government Electronics & Information Technology Association (GEIA)
GEIA represents the "high-tech" industry doing business with government. Members include companies that provide the government with electronics and information technology (IT) solutions.

IEEE Communications Society (COMSOC)
COMSOC promotes the theory and use of systems involving all types of terminals, computers, and information processors; all pertinent systems and operations that facilitate transfer; all transmission media; switched and unswitched networks; and network layouts, protocols, architectures, and implementations.

Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE)
The IEEE (Eye-triple-E) is a non-profit, technical professional association of nearly 400,000 individual members in 150 countries.

Solid State Technology Association
The JEDEC Solid State Technology Association (Once known as the Joint Electron Device Engineering Council) is the semiconductor engineering standardization body of the Electronic Industries Alliance (EIA), a trade association that represents all areas of the electronics industry.

Ultrasonics, Ferroelectrics, and Frequency Control Society (UFFC)
Subgroup of the IEEE, the UFFC is primarily interested in Ultrasonics, Ferroelectrics, and Frequency Control.



Institute of Navigation (ION)
The Institute of Navigation is a non-profit professional society dedicated to the advancement of the art and science of navigation. It serves a diverse community including those interested in air, space, marine, land navigation, and position determination. Corporate members include corporations, civil and military government agencies, private scientific and technical institutions, universities and training academies, and consulting firms.

International Loran Association (ILA)
The ILA was formed to provide an organization to foster and preserve the art of Loran, to promote the exchange of ideas and information in the field of Loran, to recognize the advances and contributions to Loran, to and document the history of Loran, and to commemorate fittingly the memory of fellow members. Its membership represents many interests including those of planners, promoters, designers, and users of loran equipment throughout the world.

Radio Technical Commission for Maritime Services (RTCM)
Scientific and educational organization, focusing on all aspects of maritime radio communications, radio navigation, and related technology.


Public Safety

Association of Public Safety Communications Officials International (APCO)
The Association of Public-Safety Communications Officials - International, Inc. - APCO International - is the world's oldest and largest professional organization dedicated to the enhancement of public safety communications. APCO International exists to serve the people who manage, operate, maintain, and supply the communications systems used to safeguard the lives and property of citizens everywhere.

National Emergency Equipment Dealers Association (NEEDA)
Members include fire, rescue, emergency medical service, public safety dealers and distributors.


Satellite Associations

Mobile Satellite Users Association (MSUA)
MSUA was established to promote the interests of users of mobile satellite communications worldwide. It fosters effective communication among Mobile Satellite Services (MSS) users, suppliers of equipment and services, operators of the satellite systems, and the various governmental entities that may affect the future of the industry

Satellite Broadcasting and Communications Association (SBCA)
The SBCA is the national trade organization representing all segments of the satellite consumer services industry. The Association is committed to expanding the utilization of satellite technology for the delivery of video, data, voice, interactive and broadband services. The SBCA is composed of DBS, C-band, broadband, and other satellite service providers, as well as programmers, equipment manufacturers, distributors, retailers, encryption vendors, and national and regional distribution companies.


Telecommunications Associations

American Mobile Telecommunications Association (AMTA)
AMTA Represents SMR and specialized mobile communications operators on the 800 MHz, 900 MHz, 450 MHz, and 220 MHz bands, as well as product and service providers for the specialized mobile industry. Site includes industry news and products information.

Cellular Telecommunications Industry Association (CTIA)
Members include organizations involved in cellular radiotelephone communications. Site includes industry reports and current industry news.

Forest Industries Telecommunications (FIT)
FIT is a FCC Certified Frequency Coordinator for the PLMRS Industrial/Business frequency pool. FIT coordinates frequencies in the 29-469 MHz Private Land Mobile Radio Service bands using state-of-the-art facilities and employing a staff of experienced coordinators and licensing specialists.

Industrial Telecommunications Association (ITA)
This national trade association strives to preserve spectrum rights and access for private wireless licensees. As the national advocate and service organization for private wireless licensees and radio dealer providers, ITA represents the private wireless industry’s business interests on frequency assignments between 30-900 MHz before the FCC and Congress.

Institute for Telecommunications Sciences (ITS)
The Institute for Telecommunication Sciences is the chief research and engineering arm of the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA). ITS supports such NTIA telecommunications objectives as promotion of advanced telecommunications and information infrastructure development in the United States, enhancement of domestic competitiveness, improvement of foreign trade opportunities for U.S. telecommunications firms, and facilitation of more efficient and effective use of the radio spectrum. It has a great Telecommunications Glossary.

National Association of Radio and Telecommunications Engineers (NARTE)
NARTE certifies qualified engineers and technicians in the fields of Telecommunications, Electromagnetic Compatibility/Interference (EMC/EMI), Electrostatic Discharge control (ESD) and Wireless Systems Installation.

National Association of Tower Erectors (NATE)
NATE provides its members with uniform safety standards, improved communications, and a unified voice to help shape the future of the tower industry.

National Cable and Telecommunications Association (NCTA)
The National Cable and Telecommunications Association, formerly the National Cable Television Association, is the principal trade association of the cable television industry in the United States.

Society of Cable Telecommunications Engineers (SCTE)
The Society of Cable Telecommunications Engineers is a nonprofit professional association dedicated to advancing the careers and serving the industry of telecommunications professionals by providing technical training, certification and standards.

Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA)
TIA represents providers of communications and information technology products and services in standards development, domestic and international advocacy, as well as market development and trade promotion programs.

United Telecom Council (UTC)
UTC is the telecommunications and information technology association for utility, energy, and other critical infrastructure companies. Site has lots of industry and regulatory information.



Canadian Wireless Telecommunications Association (CWTA)
The Canadian Wireless Telecommunications Association (CWTA) is the authority on wireless issues, developments and trends in Canada. CWTA represents cellular, PCS, messaging, mobile radio, fixed wireless and mobile satellite carriers as well as companies that develop and produce products and services for the industry.

Communications Marketing Association (CMA)
Members include wireless communications manufacturers representatives, distributors and manufacturers. Site includes contact information on members, an industry newsletter, and a contact board.

International Wireless Packaging Association
The Consortium is a pro-active organization of Wireless And RF Product OEMs and their suppliers.

Manufacturers Radio Frequency Advisory Committee (MFRAC)
MRFAC concerns itself with the structure of rules, regulations and philosophy which governs the growth and use of radio frequencies for the nation's manufacturers and private sector land mobile radio interests.

Veteran Wireless Operators Association
Organization of radiotelegraph and radiotelephone commercial communications operators.

Wireless Communications Association (WCA)
The WCA is a business league for companies and organizations dealing with wireless technologies.

Wireless Communications Association International (WCAI)
The Wireless Communications Association International (WCA) is a major trade association representing the wireless broadband industry. WCA products provided by member companies include wireless high-speed connectivity for data, voice, video and broadband Internet access services employing systems utilizing spectrum in licensed and unlicensed bands as well as Free Space Optics (FSO).



Material Research Society (MRS)
The Materials Research Society is an organization that brings together scientists, engineers and research managers from industry, government, academia and research laboratories to share findings in the research and development of new materials of technological importance. Site provides an electronic library.


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