Monday, June 10, 2019

FCC Re-Charters Technical Advisory Council; 2 Hams Among Members

The FCC has renewed the mandate of its Technical Advisory Council (TAC) for another two years, and at least two hams will continue to serve as members. 

According to the ARRL Letter, the League will be represented on the panel by Greg Lapin, N9GL; and ARRL Hudson Division Director Ria Jairam, N2RJ, reports that Ted Rappaport, N9NB, a professor of computer science and radiology, and director of NYU Wireless at New York University, will also remain on the committee. 

The TAC is comprised of a diverse group of technology experts who provide guidance to the FCC on a range of matters, including 5G wireless technology, spectrum needs of drone aircraft and the use of artificial intelligence in telecommunication networks.