October 7th, 2020: Amateur Newsline Report

FCC Meeting

Hams have been waiting on the outcome of the FCC meeting that discussed whether to eliminate amateur radio access on the 3.4 GHz band. The ARRC has used the FFC to preserve hams secondary status on the 3.4 GHz band rather than proceed with the proposal to remove amateur activity. During a recent phone call with FCC staff, the ARRL took back the argument it had made earlier this year in formal comments filed with the commission. The ARRL has maintained that preserving secondary use by radio amateurs will have no negative impact on any primary licenses in the future.


Including those providing 5G services. The FCC was to meet on Wednesday, September 3oth on the matter. There was no indication on when that decision was to be made public. Stay tuned for further updates.

Hams & Hospitals

When it comes to planning for an emergency coverage, hams and hospitals go hand in hand. With the help of a local hospital, hams in Callum…

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