IEEE 802.11 Working Group

Letter Ballot #34 for Coexistence

IEEE 802.11 Letter Ballot #34 is a vote to submit the contents of document

IEEE P802-15-2/D5 [01000D05P802-15-2_Draft_Recommended_Practice.pdf] to Sponsor Ballot.


OPENING OF BALLOT: Friday March 22, at 1800 EST
CLOSING OF BALLOT: Wednesday, May 1, 2002, at 2300 EDT*

*Note: Coordinated Universal Time -5 hours; Daylight Saving Time.




  • The following HTML Page will provide you with the necessary Balloting Tools to process the 802.11 Letter Ballot #34.  We have agreed to use the 802.15 Balloting Tools (see below) vs. the 802.11 Balloting Tools i.e., MS Word Instructions Document and MS Excel Workbook Comment Resolution Document.

  • Follow the instructions! Failure to follow the instructions may result in your vote being discarded as an invalid vote at the discretion of the WG Chairs. Letter ballots are an enormous amount of work for the chairperson due to the large size of the 2 groups. The only way to get it processed accurately is for people to cooperate and follow the instructions. 

  • IEEE 802.11 Voting members have an obligation to vote. Not returning two valid ballots in a sequence of 3 letter ballots will automatically terminate voting rights.

  • "No" votes require the submission of detailed comments as defined in the IEEE rules for Sponsor Ballots to be counted as valid.  Abstentions are only counted as valid if they are based on "lack of expertise".

  • To view and download from the 802.15 private area you will only have to enter your normally attended IEEE 802.11 Working Group "Members Only -Username/Password". 



Please read and follow these step by step instructions to complete and submit your vote on IEEE 802.11 WG Letter Ballot #34. 

  1. Download and read a copy of the IEEE P802.15.2 Draft D5.

    Draft IEEE P802.15.2/D05, in Adobe PDF (899KB) (WG Password Required, Members Only).

  2. Understand your Voting Options



    ___ DO NOT APPROVE (At least 1 Technical Required COMMENT must be submitted.)

    ___ ABSTAIN, Lack of Expertise

  3. Understand how to classify your comments as Editorial (E), Technical (T), or Technical Required (TR).

(E) Editorial comments reflect recommended changes in the text which have no bearing on the functionality of the Standard.

(T) Technical comments reflect recommended changes in the text which affect the functionality and/or intent of the Standard. The voter does not require the recommended changes to be implemented to approve the Draft.

(TR) Technical Required comments reflect recommended changes in the text which affect the functionality and/or intent of the Standard. The voter requires the recommended changes be implemented or resolved to the satisfaction of the voter  to approve the Draft.

  1. Select a Voting Method

    OPTION 1. The ASCII Text based Ballot and Comment Form is a manual method ideally suited for voters who intend to submit very few or no comments. Step by step instructions for voting and commenting with this method are imbedded in the form. Download the form, follow the instructions and submit it via email to fulfill your voting obligation. (If you choose to use this method, please ignore the rest of the instructions.)  D5 Working Group Ballot and Comment ASCII Text FORM (1KB).

    OPTION 2. The Ballot and Comment Formatting Tool for Windows is a program specifically designed to facilitate the formatting of your ballot vote and comments. It is very useful for anyone intending to submit numerous comments. 

    1. Download  D5 Working Group Ballot and Comment TOOL for Windows (2374KB).  In accordance with the FileMaker Developer License Agreement, use of this software is governed by a License Agreement. Please read it before you download the software.  Finally, and if necessary we have provided an installation help page; please review before calling.

    2. Unzip the archive in a new directory off your root directory e.g., C:\LB34Tool\

    3. Run the program file named, P802-15-2_D5 Solution.EXE. and follow the instructions.  This program will create a data file containing your vote and comments.

    4. Vote and if required Comment on the Draft.

    5. Locate the data file containing your vote and comments. The data file is named P802-15-2_D5_<ballot>.csv, and will be located in the new directory you created for the program files.

    6. Email the P802-15-2_D5_<ballot>.csv data file containing your vote & comments per the instructions provided within the Ballot and Comment Tool program. Resend if not acknowledged within 2 business days.



Subject: LB34-{last name}-{first name}-{yes, no, abstain}

(for example: LB34-Kerry-Stuart-abstain)

  1. If you have any questions on how to submit your ballot contact Harry Worstel at:




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