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ARRL UHF/Microwave Band Plan Committee Seeks Comments on Draft 5 and 10 GHz National Band Plans


Last year, the ARRL UHF/Microwave Band Plan Committee prepared -- and the ARRL Board of Directors approved -- updated national band plans for the amateur bands between 902 MHz and 3.5 GHz after receiving extensive and helpful input from the user community. Last year, after the ARRL Executive Committee extended the Committee’s charter to include the 5 and 10 GHz bands, it solicited additional input concerning usage on those two bands.

The Committee has prepared draft band plans for 5 centimeters (5.650-5.925 GHz) and 3 centimeters (10-10.500 GHz). Please look over the drafts (see below) and let the Committee know if you have any major concerns. Please submit your comments via e-mail by April 30, 2013.

As a reminder, the purpose of these band plans is twofold: To share information about how our bands are being used, and to suggest compatible frequency ranges for various types of applications. The Committee recognizes that local conditions or needs may necessitate deviations from a band plan, and regional frequency coordinating bodies may recommend alternatives for use in their respective regions.

We appreciate the active participation of the user community as we work to complete our update of these band plans.

Rick Roderick, K5UR
Chairman, ARRL UHF/Microwave Band Plan Committee



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