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ARRL General Bulletin ARLB044 (1995)

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ARLB044 New band available
 
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ARRL Bulletin 44  ARLB044
>From ARRL Headquarters
Newington CT  April 25, 1995
To all radio amateurs 
 
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ARLB044 New band available
 
New band available
 
On April 26, 1995, amateurs will gain secondary status access to 219
to 220 MHz.  Amateur operation is limited to forwarding stations in
point-to-point fixed digital message forwarding systems--including
intercity packet backbone networks--only.
 
All amateur stations are required to notify ARRL (in its
FCC-designated role as contact point) at least 30 days before
operating in this band, and amateur stations within 80 km of an
Automated Maritime Telecommunications Systems coast station must
obtain written permission from the AMTS licensee before operating.
 
Amateur stations between 80 km and 640 km of an AMTS coast station
must notify the AMTS licensee.
 
A Form 219A kit, available from ARRL Headquarters, includes a cover
letter of explanation, a Form 219A for the required notification to
ARRL (one is required for each transmitter planned), and a copy of
the 219 to 220 MHz band plan.
 
May 1993 QST (page 9) and May 1995 QST (pages 9 and 93) have more
information.
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