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Re: Rumored band auction



John and group,

What does all this mean?  Did we lose our amateur allocation?  What is
LMS?  Is it low power telemetry which must coexist with existing
allocations?

If somebody can give an analysis, I'd be appreciative.  

Did anybody see this coming?  Did the ARRL warn us of this auction? 
What impact will it have on amateur activity in this band?

Thanks,  Mike

 
> Today the Commission's Location and Monitoring Service (LMS) auction, which
> began on February 23, 1999, closed after 54 rounds, raising a total net
> revenue of $3,438,294.00. The auctioned spectrum is located in the 904.000 -
> 928.000 MHz Band.
> 
> A total of 528 multilateration LMS licenses were simultaneously auctioned.
> One license for each of the three spectrum blocks in each designated
> Economic Area (EA) was auctioned: Block A has a total bandwidth of 6.00 MHz;
> Block B has a total bandwidth of 2.25 MHz; and, Block C has a bandwidth of
> 5.75 MHz. 289 licenses, representing 84.8 % of the population were sold in
> the auction.

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