We are under attack again!! (fwd)

David V. Rogers dvrogers@seas.gwu.edu
Sat, 9 May 1998 10:27:51 -0400 (EDT)

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Subject: We are under attack again!!

The following message was received and hams are under attack again.
Please pass this to everyone for action and dissemination.

Frank Mackey - K4EC

Bob Cecil, WB3S
Virginia Ham Radio Supply, Inc.
2208 Childress Road
Christiansburg, Va 24073-7254
Phone:  1-540-382-3690

Forwarded Message:


This one is serious boys.  Time to band together or lose one of our most

valuable bands.

The FCC has put on notice for public comment a petition filed by the
Mobile Communications Council (LMCC) seeking, among other things,
mmediate....reallocation of 420-430 MHz, paired with 440-450 MHz, from
Federal use to PMRS [Private Mobile Radio Service]".

The petition notes that land mobile already has access to 420-430 MHz in

three cities along the Canadian border (the result of a move by Canada
the time of WARC-79 to reallocate that part of the band from amateur to
mobile). The petition makes brief reference to expected "reduction in
military use of this band" and to Wind Profiler use of 449 MHz, which
according to LMCC "should be discouraged or at least minimized, in favor

higher frequency operation (e.g. 915 MHz), if reallocation to PMRS is

The petition notes that "The band is generally popular with radio
currently on a secondary basis, with repeater use in 440-450 MHz and
satellite links and amateur television in 430-440 MHz" and says,
applications in the 420-430/440-450 MHz should remain secondary to

The LMCC is a loose affiliation of organizations with interests in
private) land mobile communications.

The comment deadline is June 1. Again, this is only a petition; the FCC
itself has taken no position on the matter.


THIS is something to file comments on!!!!
73.   Steve Mendelsohn, W2ML
ARRL First Vice President

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