December 3, 2023

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Via the ARRL: Commercial Interests Petition FCC for High Power Allocation on Shortwave Spectrum

The ad hoc group “Shortwave Modernization Coalition” petitioned the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to allow data communications on multiple bands within the HF 2 – 25 MHz range with up to 20 KW, including in bands immediately adjacent to spectrum allocated to the Amateur Radio Service. This group appears to represent high-speed stock trading interests. The FCC has assigned it RM-11953. Comments are due by July 31, 2023, and reply comments by August 15. While the petitioners exclude the amateur bands, high power operations on immediately adjacent bands are proposed. ARRL  The National Association for Amateur Radio® is reviewing the petition. A copy of the petition is at: https://www.fcc.gov/ecfs/document/1042840187330/1 (PDF).

Read more – via American Radio Relay League | Ham Radio Association and Resources http://www.arrl.org/news/view/commercial-interests-petition-fcc-for-high-power-allocation-on-shortwave-spectrum