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Re: FCC Part 97 Report and Order - ISS



Looks like a restructuring of most of the HF amateur radio service to me....

Anyone seen a "new" permissible frequency operating chart per license class
yet?

Roger
WA1KAT

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Trevor" <m5aka@yahoo.co.uk>
To: "AMSAT BB" <amsat-bb@amsat.org>
Sent: Wednesday, October 11, 2006 6:29 PM
Subject: [amsat-bb] FCC Part 97 Report and Order - ISS


> The recent FCC Report and Order (R&O) has a couple of changes relating to
> Amateur Radio and the ISS.
> ----
>
> The FCC has issued a Report and Order (R&O) to amend Part 97 of the
Amateur
> Radio Service rules, see
>
> http://hraunfoss.fcc.gov/edocs_public/attachmatch/FCC-06-149A1.doc
>
> The changes to the Amateur Radio Service rules are:
>
> . revise the operating privileges  of amateur radio operators to allow
more
> spectrum in four currently-authorized amateur service HF bands to be used
for
> voice communications;
>
> . permit auxiliary stations  to transmit on additional amateur service
bands;
>
> . permit amateur stations to transmit spread spectrum communications on
the
> 1.25 meter (m) band;
>
> . permit amateur stations to retransmit communications from the
International
> Space Station;
>
> . permit amateur service licensees to designate the amateur radio club to
> receive their call sign in memoriam;
>
> . prohibit an applicant from filing more than one application for a
specific
> vanity call sign;
>
> . eliminate certain restrictions on equipment manufacturers that are no
longer
> necessary;
>
> . permit amateur radio stations operating in Alaska and surrounding waters
more
> flexibility in providing emergency communications; and
>
> . remove certain restrictions in the amateur service license examination
system
> that are no longer necessary.
> ----
>
> 73 Trevor M5AKA
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