The FCC has turned away a petition
to allow Technician Class hams to use 10-meter FM repeaters. The Toledo Mobile
Radio Association had asked the FCC in June to allow Techs to transmit between
29.5 and 29.7 MHz, the repeater subband, in addition to current privileges from
In an unusually-quick response, the FCC said no, noting that
Techs may already use VHF or UHF inputs that are linked to many 10-meter
repeaters, and that Technicians who really want to use 10-meter repeaters may
easily upgrade to General Class by taking only a 35-question written exam.