[VHFcontesting] We're about to lose 3456 MHz band entirely

John Geiger af5cc2 at gmail.com
Sun Nov 24 23:17:42 EST 2019

Hi Wayne (and list members),

Thanks for letting us know about this.  What can we do to stop it?

73 John W5TD

On Sun, Nov 24, 2019 at 10:08 PM Wayne Overbeck via VHFcontesting <
vhfcontesting at contesting.com> wrote:

> A proposal that is on the agenda for the FCC's Dec. 12 meeting would
> remove amateur radio from the 9 cm. band entirely.  As mandated by Congress
> in the MOBILE NOW Act, the FCC is proposing to entirely eliminate our
> allocation in the 3.3-3.55 GHz band as part of a plan to make much more
> spectrum available for 5G mobile phone systems.
> The Notice of Proposed Rule Making is WT Docket 19-348.
> If enacted as proposed, this would be catastrophic for the weak signal
> community that is now on 3456 MHz.  I alone have nearly $10,000 worth of
> equipment for 3456 MHz--with receipts to prove it.  That includes
> transverters, amplifiers and antennas.  Each transverter cost me between
> $500 and $800 (U.S.) and I have seventeen (17) 3456 transverters
> manufactured by either DB6NT or DEMI.
> Where was ARRL when the "MOBILE NOW" Act was approved?   Why haven't we
> heard a lot more about this before now?  I've searched ARRL.org and can't
> find any reference to "MOBILE NOW" there.  I just bought another 3456
> transverter after the MOBILE NOW Act was signed into law (after being
> amended into another bill).  I wish I'd known that we're about to lose this
> band before spending still more money on equipment for 3456.
> I know about this now only because of Brennan Price's message on the "My
> ARRL Voice" section of Facebook.  In a comment on Brennan's posting, ARRL
> Director Ria Jairam confirmed that this docket does indeed propose to
> remove our 9 cm. allocation entirely.
> It sounds as if the sky is falling.  Can someone tell me that the sky
> ISN'T falling?
> -Wayne Overbeck, N6NB
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