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Re: new potential band threat



hmm now this deal can work for us we just might be able to purchase/bid on
more bandwidth


> I know a few commercial entities that would buy and sell their own mothers
> given the chance, let alone a ham license, but I agree, better they buy
and
> sell their own spectrum than ours. Maybe this will take some of the
alleged
> heat off of 440. Frankly, given the time and apparent thought the FCC has
> put into the new licensing structure, I don't see much of a threat to the
> ham bands at all at the present time. I see many improvements between the
> way things were 20 years ago and how they are now with the exception of 40
> meters being rendered useless and I don't hear VOA (i.e. FCC) in there
> anywhere. The new enforcement push is a considerable and very welcome
> improvement over what I remember which was close to a free-for-all that
made
> ham radio look like a waste of time and spectrum. If they didn't care,
they
> would have given ham radio enough rope to hang itself (i.e. more levels,
not
> fewer) and be done with it.
>
> 73...Mark - KB3CWS
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-AMSAT-BB@AMSAT.Org [mailto:owner-AMSAT-BB@AMSAT.Org]On
> Behalf Of Jon Ogden
> Sent: Tuesday, March 14, 2000 12:17 AM
> To: ke6qis@juno.com; amsat-bb@AMSAT.Org
> Subject: Re: [amsat-bb] new potential band threat
>
>
> on 3/13/00 6:59 PM, ke6qis@juno.com at ke6qis@juno.com wrote:
>
> > Federal Communications Commission (FCC) officials say they are working
on
> > rules that would create a trading system in which telecommunications
> > companies could bid on frequencies that are owned by other companies but
> > are underused.
> >
> > FCC Chairman Bill Kennard has laid out a series of steps to better
> > utilize existing portions of the airwaves. For example, license holders
> > that aren't using all of their frequencies could post that availability
> > on a website for other interested companies.
> >
> > Last week, the FCC created a new class of commercial licensees called
> > "guard band managers." They will receive their licenses through the
> > normal bidding process. But then the managers could turn around and
lease
> > slices of the airwaves to commercial service providers or third parties.
>
> I don't find this worrisome at all.  It applies to the commercial market
> place and commercial license holders.  If I as a commercial entity hold a
> license, what this is doing is allowing me to sell an unused license to
> someone else and make money on it.  Sounds good to me.
>
> However, the FCC is NOT just selling underutilized spectrum.  From what I
> read it is the individual license holders.
>
> Since Amateur radio is a non-commercial, non-moneymaking service and no
ham
> is licensed for a specific frequency, I don't think any ham is going to be
> putting his license up for auction.  Nor do I see any way as to how a
> commercial interest would be able to bid on it.
>
> 73,
>
> Jon
> KE9NA
>
>
> -------------------------------------
> Jon Ogden
> KE9NA
>
> Member:  ARRL, AMSAT, DXCC, NRA
>
> http://www.qsl.net/ke9na
>
> "A life lived in fear is a life half lived."
>
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