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ARRL General Bulletin ARLB045 (2001)

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ARLB045 ARRL to FCC: No Commercial Users at 2390-2400 MHz!

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ARRL Bulletin 45  ARLB045
From ARRL Headquarters  
Newington CT  October 24, 2001
To all radio amateurs 

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ARLB045 ARRL to FCC: No Commercial Users at 2390-2400 MHz.

The ARRL has urged the FCC ''in the strongest possible terms'' to make
no commercial allocations in the Amateur Service 2390 to 2400 MHz
primary allocation. The League tentatively suggested, however, that
hams might be willing to share the band with compatible government
services that are displaced to make room for advanced wireless
systems.

The ARRL told the FCC that advanced wireless systems ''are
fundamentally incompatible with continued amateur access to the
band.''

The ARRL said the federal government ''has historically been a
compatible sharing partner'' and that government uses would offer
''the least disruptive opportunities for sharing'' in the band. Such
sharing, the League made clear, should happen only ''if it is
absolutely necessary to reaccommodate some displaced users'' and
would be ''subject to compatibility studies.''

The ARRL commented this week in four separate proceedings dealing
with allocations for advanced and third-generation wireless systems,
the mobile satellite service and the Unlicensed Personal
Communications Service (U-PCS).

The ARRL further asked the FCC to retain the non-government primary
Amateur Service allocation at 2390-2400 MHz.

The ARRL's comments noted that amateur allocations in the vicinity
of 2 GHz ''have been steadily eroded'' through encroachment by other
services.
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