Re: ITU Region 1 wants to kill 2m

Paul Butzi (W7PFB)

There’s a lot of emcomm infrastructure in the US that consists of 2m fm repeaters.  A lot of them get light use, or virtually no use at all.

The folks who want the spectrum have a lot of money.  It makes perfect sense for them to look at amateur allocations and wonder if they could get it for cell phones, M2M, etc.

To be honest the allocation I see most at risk is 1.25m, which is used almost not at all.  I’ve been vaguely considering buying a 1.25m repeater and putting it up at my place, simply to help the band get some use.

Writing to your elected representatives is never a bad plan.  Writing to the FCC is a good plan.

This stuff is part of why I choose to be an ARRL member.  I suppose I should shovel some money in the direction of their Spectrum Defense Fund, which handles this stuff directly.

-p W7PFB
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On Jul 2, 2019, at 10:47 AM, Lou Giliberto (KD7HCW) via Groups.Io <louis.giliberto@...> wrote:

Yup. The best thing we can do is to use that band so they can't claim it's unnecessary for us to have. I try to put my call out on repeaters at least once a day for that reason (easy to do mobile during my commute) 

Related, I'm cynical by nature, and there is an fcc petition to expand tech privileges on HF. I'm actually for giving tech a bit more hf, however when I put on my tinfoil hat I wonder if it's a move to say that we don't need vhf because tech has hf and uhf+ now. 

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On Jul 1, 2019, 9:30 PM, Robin Amundson < wa7cpa@...> wrote:

It’s not a money thing. It is a regulatory thing. Executive branch.

On Jul 1, 2019, at 8:40 PM, "dale_smith@..." <dale_smith@...> wrote:

Yes, but Congress holds the purse strings.  It's one of the reasins we should pressure her.

Dale Smith

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From: Robin Amundson
Date: Mon, Jul 1, 2019 7:35 PM
Subject:Re: [snovarc] ITU Region 1 wants to kill 2m

It is FCC. Your senators don’t make rules or negotiate spectrum with the international body. ARRL is our representative to FCC.


On Jul 1, 2019, at 7:06 PM, Dale Smith <dale_smith@...> wrote:

Maybe we should contact Murray and Cantwell …



Dale Smith





From: <> On Behalf Of Lou Giliberto (KD7HCW) via Groups.Io
Sent: Sunday, June 30, 2019 9:15 PM
Subject: [snovarc] ITU Region 1 wants to kill 2m

So, how will this affect Satellite / EME, APRS, etc.?  Not in any good way.


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