FYI RF spectrum bidding wars

Bob Bruhns bbruhns at
Mon Apr 23 18:30:53 CDT 2007

Look what happened to AIS (sort of shipboard IFF).  US authorities sold the spectrum for one of the channels (161.975 MHz), and
it was in a block that some common carrier bought, and they wouldn't return it.  As a result, an international issue was
created, because now everybody in the world has to pay more for AIS transponders, because they have to protect the telecom
company around US territory, and the utility of AIS around the US coast is reduced.  Whoop de doo!!!

  Bob, WA3WDR

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From: "hal feinstein" <hfeinstein at>
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Sent: Monday, April 23, 2007 7:15 PM
Subject: FYI RF spectrum bidding wars

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