Brian, N5ZGT wrote:
<< Keep sending those letters & E-Mails! This thing isn't over till the big
WRC meeting in `97. Let's keep up the heat, but be civil about it.
Well, maybe. Read on:
<< In the first processing round, the Commission licensed three Little
LEO systems to serve the United States, FCC spokesperson Meribeth
McCarrick told Newsbytes.
McCarrick said the Notice proposes and seeks comments on the
licensing of one to three applicants to provide service in certain
spectrum blocks, limiting participation in the second processing
round to "new" applicants, and holding an auction if there are
mutually exclusive applicants.
"The proposed technical rules reflect extensive cooperative efforts
among the Commission and the Executive Branch to make room for
additional private satellite systems by creating opportunities for
sharing spectrum among private and government users," the
The Commission expects to issue a final order on licensing rules in
early 1997 and proceed to licensing immediately thereafter. Comments
to this Notice are due November 29, 1996.>>
Sorry for the non-QRP band width, (at least for those that don't do qrp on 2M
Sure looks to me like the FCC isn't waiting for any WARC conference. With
three licenses already granted, those companies are probably into heavy $$$
My 2 cents.
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