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[aprssig] 420-440 MHz (Low End of UHF Band) Under Attack Again

r gilson rgilson14215 at yahoo.com
Fri Mar 11 00:54:58 UTC 2011

Depending on location the 420 to 430 was re-allocated to Public Safety about 20 years ago.  This happened adjacent to Canada and some metropolitan areas. Also the 450 to 512 is Public Safety and business radio. With digital TV there is a lot of unused spectrum available for every one.  With cell phones, business radio is being phased out!  If Public Safety goes exclusively to 700/800, then this allocation of 420 to 440 should revert back to the amateurs on a secondary basis, as it is at the present time.  There is some concern that the money which some agencies have already spent to comply with the 12.5khz channels (2013 mandate) will be wasted, but some hams might be able to find bargains at Ham Fests?

--- On Thu, 3/10/11, Stephen H. Smith <wa8lmf2 at aol.com> wrote:

From: Stephen H. Smith <wa8lmf2 at aol.com>
Subject: [aprssig] 420-440 MHz (Low End of UHF Band) Under Attack Again
To: "TAPR APRS Mailing List" <aprssig at tapr.org>
Date: Thursday, March 10, 2011, 5:13 PM


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