Railroads ready to occupy the 220MHz band
W4KRL at arrl.net
Wed Mar 10 22:12:36 CST 2010
Here's what Wikipedia says:
"In 1988, over the objections of the amateur radio community, the FCC adopted the 220 MHz Allocation Order, which reallocated 220–222 MHz to private and Federal Government land mobile use while leaving 222–225 MHz exclusively for amateur use. The reallocation proceeding took so long, however, that UPS eventually pursued other means of meeting their communications needs. UPS entered into agreements with GTE, McCall, Southwestern Bell, and Pac-Tel to use cellular telephone frequencies to build a wireless data network. With the 220–222 MHz band now left unused, the FCC issued parts of the band to other private commercial interests via a lottery in hopes that it would spark development of super-narrowband technologies, which would help them gain acceptance in the marketplace."
From: lstoskopf at cox.net [mailto:lstoskopf at cox.net]
Sent: Wednesday, March 10, 2010 3:55 PM
To: W4KRL at arrl.net; 'Tacos'
Subject: Re: Railroads ready to occupy the 220MHz band
With this size market, equipment will be no problem. Whatever happened to UPS and 220? N0UU
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