ARRL Releases Executive Committee Minutes

The ARRL Executive Committee minutes for the meeting held on 21st April 2018 are now available for download

The EC discussed the FCC’s recent Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) regarding the deployment of “small satellites” by colleges, universities, and commercial entities using experimental licenses on Amateur Radio spectrum. The EC was told that the International Amateur Radio Union (IARU) has changed its previous policy regarding the coordination of small satellites (CubeSats), and that FCC policy is overly restrictive in some respects and insufficiently protective against commercial exploitation of amateur spectrum in other respects. AMSAT has requested ARRL’s input.

The EC asked Imlay to share with the National Telecommunications and Information Agency (NTIA) ARRL’s concerns regarding an NTIA study to use 3450–3550 MHz for mobile wireless applications. That includes a portion of the 9-millimeter Amateur Radio band. The EC also instructed Imlay to prepare and circulate for review comments regarding ARRL policy on a plan to make spectrum above 95 GHz more readily accessible for new innovative services and technologies. This could impact primary Amateur Radio allocations of 134–136 GHz and 248–250 GHz. Comments would include a request for prior coordination of experimental licenses in the millimeter wave bands with ARRL.

Meeting Minutes -