Glen E. Zook Part 97 Proposal | FCC.gov


Glen E. Zook Part 97 Proposal | FCC.gov.

Amateur Radio operators in the United States will not be getting access to the 4-meter band (70 MHz) anytime soon. The FCC has rejected a petition to create a 4-meter Amateur Radio band, saying Glen E. Zook’s proposal is based on a “faulty premise” that Amateur Radio use between 70.0-70.5 MHz won’t have a deleterious affect on current users of that frequency, which includes three full-time TV stations, 110 low power TV stations, and several TV translator stations. All of these current users are assigned Channel 4, which occupies 66 MHz to 72 MHz. The FCC states that this band will eventually be auctioned off for use in broadband internet and mobile phone applications. There have been a few experimental 70 MHz stations licensed to amateur radio operators for propagation studies and experiments, but no permanent or shared allocations are forecast for amateur radio operators in the 70 MHz band.
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Aloha es 73 de Russ (KH6JRM).

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