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ARRL General Bulletin ARLB023 (2003)

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ARLB023 FCC makes housekeeping changes in Amateur Service rules

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ARRL Bulletin 23  ARLB023
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ARLB023 FCC makes housekeeping changes in Amateur Service rules

The FCC made some minor changes in the Part 97 Amateur Service rules
as a result of decisions at past World Radiocommunication
Conferences. In a wide-ranging Report and Order released March 3
that affects several radio services, the FCC has removed 97.401(b)
and international footnote 5.120 from the Amateur Service rules.

The section references International Telecommunication Union (ITU)
Resolution 640, which invited administrations to provide for the
needs of international disaster communications and for the needs of
emergency communications within their national regulations using
certain amateur bands. Resolution 640 was deleted at WRC-97, and
footnote 5.120 at WRC-2000.

"We do not think this will have an impact on the Amateur Service
emergency communications because Sections 97.111(a)(1) and 97.101(c)
of our Rules allow amateur stations to communicate with foreign
stations in disaster areas, making the provisions based on the
former ITU Resolution No. 640 unnecessary," the FCC said in the
RO&O in ET Docket 02-16.

Those sections permit transmissions necessary to exchange messages
with other stations in the amateur service, unless an administration
objects and require control operators at all times and on all
frequencies to give priority to stations providing emergency
communications.
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<BR><FONT SIZE=3D2>ARRL Bulletin 23&nbsp; ARLB023</FONT>

<BR><FONT SIZE=3D2>From ARRL Headquarters&nbsp; </FONT>

<BR><FONT SIZE=3D2>Newington CT&nbsp; March 6, 2003</FONT>

<BR><FONT SIZE=3D2>To all radio amateurs </FONT>
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<P><FONT SIZE=3D2>SB QST ARL ARLB023</FONT>

<BR><FONT SIZE=3D2>ARLB023 FCC makes housekeeping changes in Amateur =
Service rules</FONT>
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<P><FONT SIZE=3D2>The FCC made some minor changes in the Part 97 Amateur =
Service rules</FONT>

<BR><FONT SIZE=3D2>as a result of decisions at past World =
Radiocommunication</FONT>

<BR><FONT SIZE=3D2>Conferences. In a wide-ranging Report and Order =
released March 3</FONT>

<BR><FONT SIZE=3D2>that affects several radio services, the FCC has =
removed 97.401(b)</FONT>

<BR><FONT SIZE=3D2>and international footnote 5.120 from the Amateur =
Service rules.</FONT>
</P>

<P><FONT SIZE=3D2>The section references International Telecommunication =
Union (ITU)</FONT>

<BR><FONT SIZE=3D2>Resolution 640, which invited administrations to =
provide for the</FONT>

<BR><FONT SIZE=3D2>needs of international disaster communications and =
for the needs of</FONT>

<BR><FONT SIZE=3D2>emergency communications within their national =
regulations using</FONT>

<BR><FONT SIZE=3D2>certain amateur bands. Resolution 640 was deleted at =
WRC-97, and</FONT>

<BR><FONT SIZE=3D2>footnote 5.120 at WRC-2000.</FONT>
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<P><FONT SIZE=3D2>&quot;We do not think this will have an impact on the =
Amateur Service</FONT>

<BR><FONT SIZE=3D2>emergency communications because Sections =
97.111(a)(1) and 97.101(c)</FONT>

<BR><FONT SIZE=3D2>of our Rules allow amateur stations to communicate =
with foreign</FONT>

<BR><FONT SIZE=3D2>stations in disaster areas, making the provisions =
based on the</FONT>

<BR><FONT SIZE=3D2>former ITU Resolution No. 640 unnecessary,&quot; the =
FCC said in the</FONT>

<BR><FONT SIZE=3D2>RO&amp;O in ET Docket 02-16.</FONT>
</P>

<P><FONT SIZE=3D2>Those sections permit transmissions necessary to =
exchange messages</FONT>

<BR><FONT SIZE=3D2>with other stations in the amateur service, unless an =
administration</FONT>

<BR><FONT SIZE=3D2>objects and require control operators at all times =
and on all</FONT>

<BR><FONT SIZE=3D2>frequencies to give priority to stations providing =
emergency</FONT>

<BR><FONT SIZE=3D2>communications.</FONT>

<BR><FONT SIZE=3D2>NNNN</FONT>

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