The balloon was launched from Fort Sumner, New Mexico and moved east, reaching just northwest of Littlefield by 8 p.m., according to the National Weather Service in Lubbock.
The Chief of the FCC’s Office of Engineering and Technology has released an Order denying a petition for rulemaking filed by Glen E. Zook proposing the commission add a 4-meter radio band (70.0-70.5 MHz) to the list of bands available to amateur radio operations in the U.S. and areas under the FCC’s control.
I had a chance to visit the American Radio Relay League (ARRL) headquarters in Newington, CT. The ARRL is the national organization of radio amateurs in the U.S., and provides training, resources and representation of radio amateurs in Washington, D.C. and internationally during world radio spectrum management conferences.
The action concerns a request filed in November 2012 by Way Media for a minor change to FM translator W218CR, Central City, Ky. Way Media sought to change the station?s frequency (output channel) from Channel 218 to Channel 279 and move its transmitter to a new site in Tell City, Ind., at which the station?s 60 dB” contour would not overlap with the 60 dB” contour of the existing facilities.
Sean Kutzko is media and public relations manager for the American Radio Relay League, the national association for amateur radio operations. He spoke to the Trib about the resurgence of ham radio operators in America.
It does not appear that US radio amateurs will gain a new band at 70 MHz anytime soon. The FCC has denied a Petition for Rule Making filed earlier this year by Glen E. Zook, K9STH, of Richardson, Texas, seeking to add a 4 meter band to Amateur Radio?s inventory of VHF allocations. Zook had floated the proposal in 2010, and his petition was dated January 27, 2010, but the FCC said it did not receive it until last May.
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Do you find yourself obsessing over the latest tech? Does owning the newest model smartphone or tablet feel like a need more than a desire? Well, as you can see in this comic strip from 1919, your anxiety about having the Latest New Thing is actually nothing new. In fact, you’re continuing a long tradition of nerds obsessing over tech obsolescence.