Friday, December 21, 2012

ARRL Asks FCC for Ham Band at 472 kHz

Rather than waiting five years for the FCC to follow up on the actions of the 2012 World Radiocommunication Conference (WRC-12), as has been the case with WRC-07, the ARRL has filed a Petition for Rule Making requesting the establishment of a domestic amateur radio allocation at 472-479 kHz. The NPRM calls for a power limit of 5 watts EIRP (effective isotropic radiated power), with only 1 watt to be permitted in certain locations. The FCC had not responded to the League's petition as of this posting.