[VHFcontesting] ARRL UHF Contest Cancelled

Tom Holmes tholmes at woh.rr.com
Sat Mar 12 18:43:23 EST 2016

The micro cells I have seen were being tested for Verizon at 900 and 2.2

The new 5G scheme will be at 30 and 60 GHz.

Tom Holmes, N8ZM

-----Original Message-----
From: VHFcontesting [mailto:vhfcontesting-bounces at contesting.com] On Behalf
Of Steve Tripp (K1IIG)
Sent: Saturday, March 12, 2016 7:32 AM
To: vhfcontesting at contesting.com
Subject: Re: [VHFcontesting] ARRL UHF Contest Cancelled

 Another concern we should be aware of is our UHF frequencies comingunder 
attack by Cellular Carriers. I heard that there is movement to use the 5ghz 
band. Verizon and maybe others are building Micro Cells on Telephone Poles. 
In CT Verizon is now building 35 of these pole mounted sites and one might 
be in your backyard causing RFI. Now it is not likely that 10ghz is in their

sites but one never knows what they are proposing.
If 10ghz contesting goes away or is diminished, what's next. We need to 
encourage more activity on the upper UHF frequencies and discontinuing this 
contest might discourage participation. I would suggest we let this upcoming

contest continue as scheduled and going forward open up more discussion on 
this topic.

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