Tuesday, May 15, 2012

More Band Plans and Comments

The ARRL just released a draft of their proposed 13cm (2.3/2.4 GHz) band plan.

They have been soliciting planned and projected uses of the amateur bands between 902 MHz and 3.5 GHz.

I applaud the effort, as this is long over-due.

You only have a few days left to comment on FCC proceeding number 12-91.

The FCC is asking for input on a number of items, including regulations governing data transmission that inhibit public service/emergency communications by Amateur Radio:

"Commission Seeks Comment on Emergency Communications by Amateur Radio and Impediments to Amateur Radio Communications" Dated April 12, 2012:

Submit comments here by May 18th:

To look at what others have submitted, search for proceeding number 12-91 http://apps.fcc.gov/ecfs/comment_search/input.action?z=a5tml

If you don't plan to comment, then I at least encourage you to read what others have commented. Pay special attention to anything submitted from anyone in a leadership role (division director, frequency coordinators, club presidents, etc). These folks are supposed to be speaking on behalf of the amateur community.

Don't forget to thank them if they have done their part, or remind them if they haven't. Remember, things work better with input.

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