ARRL General Bulletin ARLB012 (1995)

ARLB012 Allocations at 2400 MHz
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ARRL Bulletin 12  ARLB012
>From ARRL Headquarters
Newington CT  February 7, 1995
To all radio amateurs 
ARLB012 Allocations at 2400 MHz
Allocations at 2400 MHz
The FCC has reallocated 50 MHz of spectrum, including 2390 to 2400
and 2402 to 2417 MHz, from government use.  The Commission made
these segments available for unlicensed, low-power devices including
wireless LANs.  At the same time, the FCC elevated  Amateur Radio's
status in those segments from secondary to primary.  This means that
amateurs will not have to protect any other user of those bands, and
amateur stations are entitled to protection against interference.
The Commission made available 2390 to 2400 MHz for use by unlicensed
Personal Communications Services (PCS), and provided for continued
use of 2402 to 2417 MHz by traditional unlicensed ''Part 15''
electronic devices.
The unlicensed PCS devices, which include wireless networking and
data transfer devices, will be governed by the same rules that apply
to PCS devices operating in the 1910 to 1920 MHz band.
The FCC said it believes these allocations will provide for the
continued development and implementation of a new generation of
advanced communication devices and services, including a new ''on
ramp'' to the information superhighway.
The remainder of the 50 MHz of allocated spectrum is at 4660 to 4685
MHz, to fixed and mobile services, an allocation not directly
affecting amateurs.  (Action in ET Docket 94-32.)