Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Texas Ham to Experiment With HF Spread-Spectrum

The FCC has given Special Temporary Authority (STA) and an experimental call sign to ham in Texas for the purpose of experimenting with spread-spectrum communications in the HF and low-VHF bands. Currently, amateurs are permitted to use S/S only at 222 MHz and above. "Newsline" reports that Philip Williams, KA1GMN, of Euless, Texas, has been given six months to experiment with using S/S on 160 through 2 meters, using signals no wider than 2.5 kHz and the experimental callsign WF9XJD. No word on who he'll be able to contact.